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Series: Devil’s Rock at Whiskey River #1
Title: Rebel Pilot, Texas Doctor
Author: Eve Gaddy
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Published: June 14th, 2018
If you’re looking for a fun contemporary romance with well developed characters – including their flaws and all – a sense of community and some surprises along the way, you could read any book by this talented author, including this one. This one is the start of a new series set in the close knit community of Devil’s Rock and is a delightful second chance romance but one with a serious difference as the heroine has a totally understandable fear of anything to do with flying and the hero is a pilot!
In High School, Tobi Robinson and Travis Sullivan had grown up as best friends who secretly became more until circumstances sent them on their separate ways and they lost contact. Now Tobi is returning to work as a Doctor and Travis has already returned after his pro baseball career was scuppered by injury. Now he is a pilot in a charter flight business and teaches others in the associated flight school. They meet again at a community event and Travis recognises her straight away – unlike the other two men who had been part of this quartet in school. The attraction is still there between Tobi and Travis but she is terrified of anything to do with flying. Can Travis discover why she is so fearful and help her overcome her phobia so they can have a future together?
Although this is the start of a series, it is a complete story and there are no cliffhanger endings. It is a lovely story, investigating the events from each other’s past, rekindling their love and overcoming obstacles in the path of their love. The angst is so understandable once you discover what happened to Tobi and how Travis helps is heartwarming. This story has everything I love about small time romances – the setting is brought to life and the secondary characters are well developed so I suspect they’ll feel like friends by the time the series ends. I definitely look forward to learning more about them in future books in the series and have no hesitation in recommending this story to anyone who enjoys contemporary friends to lovers or second chance romances.
I requested and was given a copy of this book, via NetGalley. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.
When Dr. Tobi Robinson returns to Whiskey River, Travis Sullivan is the only person to recognize that the smokin’ hot babe at the gala is actually his high school tomboy buddy. Time away has changed them both. Tobi, the prospective business major, became a doctor, while Travis, his pro baseball career ended by injury, converted his passion for flying into a charter flight business and flight school.
The easy friendship they enjoyed in high school soon deepens into desire and then love. But Tobi didn’t turn to medicine by chance—a horrific accident has left her unable to tolerate even approaching an airplane. As strongly as Travis draws her, Tobi isn’t sure she can ever trust her heart to a pilot. Can Travis convince the woman he’s discovered he can’t live without that their love can conquer every trauma?