Fly with Me by Andie Burke
Published: September 5, 2023
St. Martin’s Griffin
Genre: Romantic Comedy
KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.
Andie Burke writes books with queer kissing and happily ever afters. She was originally an English major who decided to jump into a pediatric nursing career. Her writing is inspired by over a decade spent working in hospitals with patients of all ages. After the last couple years spent in the pandemic ER, she escaped to an outpatient pediatric sedation unit. Andie lives in a blue house in Maryland with an alarming number of books and an embarrassing number of ultra-fine point pens. When she’s not writing, she’s probably feeding snacks to the two small human creatures who live with her or trying not to kill her chaotic houseplants. You can find her on Bookstagram adding to her ever-expanding TBR or letting her ADHD brain happily dissociate while listening to Taylor Swift.
Olive is trying to check things off her brother’s bucket list. He’s been in a coma with little chance of recovery for a while, and this feels like the best way to honor him. Stella is a dedicated and driven pilot, awaiting her opportunity to become captain. She has her eye on the prize- until a medical emergency in the sky thrusts a beautiful stranger into her path.
This was a very slow burn. It took me a while to finish. The writing and storyline were fine, but it felt repetitive and slow until the last five chapters.
I liked the characters; Olive was relatable with her quirks and the light processes. Stella was also relatable as she did not always come across as warm, but she was a good person.
The storyline for this book was multilayered with a lot of emotional weight and handled many situations. From Olive’s depression to Stella’s OCD to prolonging life, this was a tad heavy.
There were good bits of humor and spice to break up the heavier moments. Overall, I enjoyed this romance, and I am happy with the ending.