Taking Flight by Colleen Young ~ Book Review

Book description:

The trouble with growing up is that you have to figure out who you want to be…

As if moving out of her parents' house and away from her hometown wasn’t scary enough, Cory Sorrano finds herself at Southern Gulf University not knowing a soul on campus. She is chasing her childhood dreams of becoming a female pilot in the male-dominated aviation industry and already feeling the pressure to succeed.

On the first day of class, Cory quite literally bumps into Samson Wallis, a fellow Aviation major who is easy on the eyes but has an equally gorgeous girlfriend back home in Virginia. As the two help each other navigate through the ups and downs of their freshman year in college, people around them can’t help but notice their unmistakable chemistry.

As Cory struggles to understand her magnetic friendship with Samson, she also needs to make sense of her complicated relationship with her dark and mysterious flight instructor, Cole Turner. Will she ever be able to make it as a female pilot with all of these handsome distractions surrounding her?

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About the author:

Colleen graduated from college with a degree in Professional Aviation, giving her an edge and interesting background for her Taking Flight Trilogy. She worked for a few years but decided to nanny her kids when the time was right. Her entire life, she's had a love of writing but didn't realize how strong the urge was until late 2014, when she finally decided to put her ideas down on paper and a whole new world opened up before her eyes.


**** 4 stars

An enjoyable and easy read. At the start of college, Cory develops strong ties with 2 hot-looking and interesting guys in her life, one being a fellow student called Samson, and the other her flight instructor Cole. There is no love triangle and there is no cheating involved, although there is definitely a magnetic friendship with Samson and chemistry with Cole too. This novel differs from many other YA books in the fact that Cory is going to aviation school and for once her roommate is a devout Christian instead of the usual party-going girl. Also the choice of her major is quite original, being a pilot is her lifelong dream. It was really entertaining to read about her first steps in aviation and the procedures of the aviation fraternity. I instantly liked Cory, her no-nonsense attitude, her adorable clumsiness, and the fact that she’s not stuck-up, like Adeline, at all. With two boys vying for her attention, and Cory who feels good with both of them, you can’t be surprised that drama and heartbreak is inevitable. But who’s heart will be broken, will it be Cory’s perhaps? You’ll have to read to find out! I really liked the ending too, it leaves a small window open for possible change in the sequel.

*I received a free copy of this book from GenuineJenn in exchange for my honest opinion*

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