Friday, 28 February 2014

Private Air - by Billy Bates

Original Cover
My own copy
The blurb:

When Sienna Harris joined the Australian Air Force as a flight attendant for the Prime Minister, she thought she’d hit the glam-job jackpot. But three years of weapons training, outback destinations, and a cheating fighter pilot fiancĂ©, and she’s realized it’s not so fabulous after all. Time to embark on a new adventure, this time to the prestigious world of international VIP aviation.
Sienna and her best friend leave behind their small-town lives for a glitzy career flight attending on a Saudi prince’s private jet. Money, parties, designer clothes, and exotic locations fill the job description, while the sexy pilot, Ted, makes it hard for Sienna to obey the “no fraternizing” rule.
But even the most opulent of journeys can hit turbulence. Sienna’s boss, the appearance-obsessed chief stewardess, issues diuretics and Botox with the uniforms and catering orders, and the prince is a man who’s never told no. Underneath its lush appearance, could this desert oasis be more of a muddy puddle?
The Devil Wears Prada meets Pan Am in this fun frolic to the glamorous side of air travel, inspired by the author’s own experience as a VIP flight attendant in Saudi Arabia and Europe.

My Opinion:

*Book provided by publisher on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Reading about flight attendants and this whole thing combined into a chick-lit novel attracted my interest immediately.

Sienna and also Kendi however seemed to be difficult characters for me to relate to. I found myself questioning their behaviour several times.
Reading about glamorous jobs and places is always exciting and special. Everything about their job was just over the top for me and I made some bad experiences with Arabs, so I was a little caught back.
That changed soon though, mostly because of the sexy lead male character Ted. He is the pilot and the way Sienna and Ted met was just so funny and entertaining. Their scenes were my favourites in the book, with lots of love, emotions and passion.

The writing was really refreshing and vivid, the perfect chick-lit and summer book on a relaxing sunny day.

Some things happening in the book came a bit abrupt and there was a time when too much was happening for my taste.

I was a little surprised about the ending, in fact it wasn’t a real ending for me. I wanted to story to go on and I hope we’ll hear more about Sienna and especially Ted.

All in all, an average book with funny scenes and moments.


My possible cast:

Sienna: Emma Roberts

Ted: Patrick Dempsey

Billie Bates on Twitter: @BillieBates1


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