Author: Whitney G.
Publication Date: April 4th, 2016
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Note: Mature Content
This book was not for me. But just because it wasn’t, doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be enjoyable for someone else. Despite my problems with the book, I couldn’t let it go. I had to know what happened, what Jake’s story was, what happened to Gillian, such and such. Whitney G. has an amazing writing style; it was compelling and was quite the page-turner.
First, let me tell you my reasons why this book would be enjoyable for others.
Jake C. Weston. He’s the hot, brooding alpha male star of this book. A rich handsome senior pilot who, after divorcing his wife, is no longer the relationship-type. He’s more of the wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am kind of man. But when he meets Gillian, he can’t seem to get enough of her and he does a lot of things––feels a lot of things––he swore he won’t do or feel again.
Gillian Taylor. She’s sweet girl who snuck her way into Jake’s heart. Unlike Jake, Gillian is very much the relationship-type, and although Jake made it clear what they’re having isn’t a relationship, somehow Gillian became an important person in Jake’s life.
The angst. There’s a lot of angst in the book; on both characters. Jake has a past he just won’t talk about, and Gillian has a family who treats her as the black sheep. There’s also the thing about her past job before she became a flight attendant.
The drama and mystery. What happened to Jake’s family? Who exactly is his family? What happened to Gillian’s old job?
The forbidden romance. There’s a non-fraternization policy in the airline where both Jake and Gillian work.
The sex. Let’s face it. The sex was hot. And Jake and Gillian had a lot of sex. Sex in an unfinished lavatory? Check. Mile High Club? Check. Make-up sex? Check. And there are a lot more in there.
Now, my reasons for why I didn’t enjoy this as much as someone else would.
Like Steph from The Crazy World of a Book Lover said, “if Fifty Shades of Grey and Ugly Love had a baby, it would be this.”. Is that such a bad thing? Well, it is if there’s nothing new to give aside from a few funny scenes here and there.
And the most important? The relationship. This was the biggest turn off for me. Jake and Gillian’s relationship was just too toxic for my taste. From the very start, Jake told Gillian he wasn’t interested in relationships, and that what they had was simply “fucking”. Gillian, like the female leads in both 5SoG and Ugly Love, ignored his warning, and wanted more. For a while, it seemed like the male lead wanted more as well, until his past caught up with him. Am I talking about 50 Shades, Ugly Love, or Turbulence? I’m talking about all three.
Jake pushes Gillian off until she gave up, Jake comes back, begs for another chance, then the cycle goes on. It was just too tiring for me.
So, yes. Although this book wasn’t for me, I’m sure others will enjoy this. If you’re a fan of 50 Shades of Grey and Ugly Love, then you might enjoy Turbulence. I’ve never read any of Whitney’s books before, but I heard they’re witty and well-written. If you’re a fan of hers, I’m sure this book has the same style you loved in her previous books.