Sapphire Montrose always felt like a loser in the struggle of life, but when she becomes the airline manager of a run-down airline she starts to believe she is a winner – until she unwittingly propositions her new boss and all her hard work is undone.
In a moment of recklessness air stewardess, Sapphire Montrose throws caution and her dress to the wind by propositioning a handsome stranger in a hotel in Florence, only to find herself waking up alone and embarrassed in her hotel room.
Unfortunately for Sapphire, it turns out that her new boss, Marco Cavarelli, is the man she failed to seduce and she is now fighting for her job and her self-respect when he tells her there is no place in his revamped airline for an alcoholic woman with lascivious tendencies. To make matters worse she is increasingly attracted to him and he seems to be giving out the same vibes. Or is he simply testing her? One wrong move could be the end of her career. But what if he really is offering love – and is he worth the risk?
Book Rating: 8/10
Lighthearted, fun, and romantic!
The Magic of Stars is a charming tale that takes us into the lives of two main characters. Sapphire, a spunky air stewardess who finds herself in a precarious situation when the sexy, Italian hunk she drunkenly propositioned turns out to be her new boss. And Marco, an intelligent, handsome businessman who finds himself not only struggling to revive a failing airline but also fighting the pull of attraction he feels for one of his new employees.
The prose is humorous and fluid. The main characters are hardworking, endearing, and genuine. And the plot sweeps you away into a push-pull storyline filled with tension, chemistry, friendship, heartbreak, romance, as well as a little insight into the pressures and challenges of the airline industry
The Magic of Stars is the second novel in the Blue Skies Airline series and is a delightfully witty, thoroughly entertaining novel with great characterization, beautiful settings, snappy dialogue and a happy-ever-after ending that will make you smile.
About the Author:
Jackie Ladbury was desperate to become a journalist when she left school but was ousted within minutes on the day of the exam at her local rag because she’d forgotten to bring a pen.
Short and sharp lesson learned.
Her budding writing career was not on hold for long, though, as Jackie found herself scribbling love stories of pilots and ‘hosties’ while she flew in aeroplanes of various shapes and sizes as a flight attendant herself.
Fast forward a good few years and, after being short-listed in a couple of prestigious romantic writing competitions, Jackie decided it was time to discard her stilettos, say goodbye to the skies and concentrate on writing romantic novels, where the only given is a guaranteed ‘happy ever after.’
Thank you to Jackie Ladbury and Rachel’s Random Resources for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.
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