Secrets in the Air by Liz Borino
Series: Secrets, Book 1
Published by: Liz Borino on July 15, 2014
Rating: 4 stars (★★★★☆)
Rhett O’Neil is pleasantly surprised to learn his grandfather is leaving the family business to him. He’s loved flying for as long as he can remember. The idea of continuing their charter flight business leaves him excited. But his grandfather also lets him in a secret. The business has been collaborating with the FBI to assist in their efforts to break up human trafficking rings. And it’s time to bring Rhett into the fold.
Rhett’s more than happy to help with the FBI missions. And he’s even more inspired when he learns his grandfather started doing the missions after the death of Rhett’s twin, Annabelle. It’s a testament to her memory he’s glad to carry. But things go amiss on the first mission. Not only is he forced to cross paths with his estranged mother, but he comes face-to-face with one of the traffickers. And he returns home to his husband, Kaden, more than a little worse for wear.
But Rhett remains determined to bring down the traffickers at whatever the cost. And as he’s soon to find out, the cost may be greater than he’d ever imagined…
Can I just say that I hope no one ever has parents like Rhett’s? Seriously. I was pretty much appalled with them from the beginning. And it all just seems to go downhill from there.
Kaden and Rhett make for an interesting couple. There’s something about their playful banter that helped keep the book light despite some of the heavy plot points. It was so evident how much they care for each other throughout the story.
This book underscores the meaning of family. So many times people talk about the family you choose versus the family you’re born with. And as much as we often thing we’re stuck with the latter, I don’t think we should necessarily feel that way. Family is about love, trust, and caring. If you don’t have that with the people who are supposed to be your family, then go out and find it elsewhere. The people who give you those things because they want to (blood or otherwise)–not with some begrudging attitude–are the ones who you should truly value in your life.