Marine Colonel Nelson Wainwright hides his neck injury
sustained when a missile hit his copter in Afghanistan
because he fears that revealing it would end his career.
After almost twenty-four years in the service, Nelson still
hopes to retire as a Four-Star General, but knows his
chances remain slim. On top of that he grieves the death
of his brother a Navy Commander, who named him as guardian
to look after his four-year-old nephew Ricky. Nelson hires
Lena Alexander as Ricky's nanny.
Lena notices how often Nelson massages his neck so she
calls her niece Dr. Audrey Powers who tells her aunt to
stop the matchmaking. When Audrey and Nelson meet, sparks
fly and they fall in love, but she wants to help him with
his whiplash problem while he stubbornly thinks in terms of
love vs. his career.
FLYING HIGH is part of a four book miniseries by different
authors. The only book this reviewer read is Gwynne
Forster's terrific tale but if the other novels are
anywhere near the quality of this one, the collection will
be one of the year's best. The story line is a crisp
military relationship drama that emphasizes the characters
while showcasing what our real heroes must do to thrive in
a world where "out of bed" (even when not dodging bullets)
is the norm. The lead couple is a delightful pair and the
support cast (the military brass, the hospital staff, and
his nephew and her aunt), enhance the look inside the lead
pair. This is a strong tale that fans will enjoy, but note
that I am biased because I hold in high esteem Ms.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 4, 2003