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Thursday, March 20, 2014

CLP Blog Tour for Private Air by Billie Bates [Book Review & Giveaway]



Genre:
Contemporary Fiction,Chick Lit
Publication.Date  December 13th 2013
Pages:192
Published By:  Amazon Digital Services
WebsiteBillie Bates

Private Air Goodreads
My review copy:I received a copy of this book from CLP Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review

                                     Where to get:


When Sienna Harris joined the Australian Air Force as a flight attendant for the Prime Minister, she thought she’d hit the glam-job jackpot. But three years of weapons training, outback destinations, and a cheating fighter pilot fiancé, and she’s realized it’s not so fabulous after all. Time to embark on a new adventure, this time to the prestigious world of international VIP aviation.
Sienna and her best friend leave behind their small-town lives for a glitzy career flight attending on a Saudi prince’s private jet. Money, parties, designer clothes, and exotic locations fill the job description, while the sexy pilot, Ted, makes it hard for Sienna to obey the “no fraternizing” rule.
But even the most opulent of journeys can hit turbulence. Sienna’s boss, the appearance-obsessed chief stewardess, issues diuretics and Botox with the uniforms and catering orders, and the prince is a man who’s never told no. Underneath its lush appearance, could this desert oasis be more of a muddy puddle?
The Devil Wears Prada meets Pan Am in this fun frolic to the glamorous side of air travel, inspired by the author’s own experience as a VIP flight attendant in Saudi Arabia and Europe.


“There's no greater curse in life than mediocrity. If you're going to do something ordinary, sweetheart, do it in the most extraordinary way possible."
“What I really wanted to say was, So you're not getting a lap dance? You're just having your crotch polished and her panties are the Sham wow?"
“I was off like a bullet from a gun. I vomited my entire life story, everything from my fetish for Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, to my mum's famous in-flight escapades. I even shed a tear over Dad, and passionately listed all the reasons diet soda should be illegal."


Flying for an Arab Prince? I think I just might.....

One word to sum up this read would be entertaining. A light and fun read that is completely hilarious and written well. 

Sienna is the lead character in this story. She is portrayed as self-conscious and in my opinion a bit ditsy as well. The decisions she makes are not always good ones, but this is what attracted me to her character. Often times we beat up on books about the main character being flawed. We feel the book could have been written better if the female would have been more likable. What we seem to forget is that in real life, we are all flawed. I for one like it when the characters in women's fiction are given a voice even if they aren't perfect. Life isn't perfect, why should all novels play pretend? 


The places that Sienna and her best friend Kendi got to travel to in this book were so beautifully written, it practically transports you to them. The vivid details, the well written descriptions of the shops, hotel rooms etc was a bonus to the reader. I just loved the fun that these two had in the exotic ports they would fly to. What a great read to escape the mundane and tedious life we lead! 

Sienna and Kendi were tired of their jobs as VIP stewardess's for the Air Force. They were both looking for something more. Sienna was looking for an escape that was immediate and far away. She had just caught her fiance cheating on her. She was ready for something new and fast too. When they are both given the chance to become flight attendants to a prince from Saudi Arabia, they jump at the chance. What could be better? The money was more than they see in a year. The tips were enough to live the high life. They were ready or so they thought? You know that old saying "if it looks to good to be true, it usually is"? Well, Sienna and Kendi would soon find out. 

A fun and flirty read to take to the beach or to lose yourself in while taking a bath. Sweet. Simple. Good.  




About the Author

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Billie Bates grew up in Australia with unquenchable thirst for travel. After exploring the world as a VIP flight attendant for seven years, she finally settled in the quiet Midwest of the USA, where she now lives with her husband and two children.
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