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Wings of Love

(Love #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  441 ratings  ·  71 reviews
Devastated after losing his partner of fifteen years to cancer, Dr. Bradford Mitchell tries to escape the emptiness and loss by leaving his life in Seattle behind. Traveling to the Alaskan mountains where he and Jeff often vacationed, Brad reconnects with Mac Cleary, the ruggedly handsome and very straight floatplane pilot who had flown them to Hyline Lake many times in th ...more
Paperback, 1st Edition, 220 pages
Published February 11th 2011 by Dreamspinner Press
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Jan 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh, I just loved this book! No book has ever made me cry within the first 2 pages before. But not in a horrible way to make me put it down. I knew the MC's life partner was going to die, but the depth of his loss was expressed so emotionally that I just lost it. Kudos to Scotty Cade, he got me hooked right away.

I absolutely feel in love with both MCs, Brad and Mac, from the very beginning. There was no insta-love, which is what shifter "mate" stories are for, but their love progressed slowly and
3.5 stars
Brad Mitchell is a 38 year old doctor who loses his partner of 15 years due to cancer. Mac Cleary is a 46 year old pilot who uses to fly Brad (and his partner) to Hyline Like, Alaska in the past. The two bond when Brad decides to stay there, especially because Mac also loses his wife due to cancer. The friendship becomes something more, when both finds they are attacted to one another. Except Mac is straight, he never really looks at men before ... can he deals with the fact that this t
Jacq ~
Mar 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
OMG beautiful... I got a story full of class and Scotty's steadfast Jazz...damn Dinah Freaking Washington's September song, and Im gonna live live,live till I die. I just love the Sammy Davis version. I also got a real Hospital duly noted. My heart went straight to Zoe, and her lasting proud statement.
Scotty OMG auto buy... thank you very much!

Elisa Rolle
Wings of Love was for sure a good romance, but it had also the feeling of being true, not so pink glasses perspective as many other romances I read. First of all the two main characters, Brad and Mac, are not so young, not so old even, but let say they are not new at the love game: Brad has recently lost to cancer his partner of 15 years and Mac is a recent widower. Mac has already had the time to adapt to the loss of his wife while instead Brad’s wound is still fresh; when Brad goes back to Ala ...more
I have read quite a few romances, ranging from m/f, f/m/m, m/f/m, and m/m (yeah that's a lot of /'s). What I have always found fascinating is when I see that a man has written a romance book. Somehow I thought that they would be all butch and about sex, not in depth with discussion with their feelings.

And on the other hand, when I have read female writers writing m/m, I sometimes thought, "how can she really know how it feels to be gay? That character sounds like a chick in a suit."

So enter Sco
Serena Yates
Jan 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay
This was a great story about some very real men coming to terms with emotionally difficult situations. Brad has lost his partner to cancer, and has a hard time dealing with that. Mac is beginning to realize he's very attracted to Brad, which confuses him since he thought he was straight.

I liked the thoughtful pace of the book, the slow development of friendship, deepening attraction and finally love. The setting and descriptions of the Alaskan mountains were beautiful.
Jan 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Loved this story, it is beautifully written and I read the whole thing in one day I couldn't put it down and I can't wait to start the next in the series.

I love to read M/M romance, some how they seem more romantic than most M/F romances out there today or maybe there just different.

Brad and Mac were great together, the beginning was hard to read without crying and I wasn't sure if I wanted to continue I'm glad I did. The story just got better and better as I got further into it. I found it a te
Kendra T
Wow. So this book had me tearing up 2 pages in. We know from the blurb that Brad is mourning the loss of his long term partner, but the emotion and pain for Jeff dying is written so beautifully that I couldn't help but cry. Brad decides he needs to get away from everything so he takes off to Alaska (where he and Jeff used to go often). He finds the pilot that always flew them (and who had become a friend and who had lost his wife a few years earlier) and their friendship grows through their grie ...more
S.J.D. Peterson
Bradford Mitchell’s lover, Jeff succumbs to his long battle with cancer and the devastation sets the tone for Wings of Love. Brad goes to Alaska, a place he and Jeff enjoyed together both loved. It's the one place he feels closer to his lover and can also hide away from concerned freiends and family and try and deal with his grief. Mac Cleary, a pilot and widower, who knows first hand what loss of a loved one is like, becomes fast friends with Brad. Not only do they share the loss of their lover ...more
Feb 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!
This is a story about loss of loved ones and the journey to a happy and fulfilling life.
Grab your tissues readers......

Brad and Mac started their relationship as friends, this friendship developed into something more even though they would not acknowledge this. Mac struggled with his decisions and feelings, as he was traveling into unchartered territory and Brad was more than willing to teach him the ropes. And I must add, Brad is an absolute sweetheart!

I loved traveling this
Mar 17, 2019 marked it as dnf
Shelves: lgbt
Due back at the library, but decided not to renew at 14% complete.

The dialogue was stilted and unnatural to the ear, and the writing even more so. A lot of run-on sentences along the lines of "this happened and this, but unrelated thing no one thought of, he thought that because of this which lead to that, but then the sentence ended abruptly."

Sometimes one has a problem differentiating between characters in a m/m romance due to the ambiguity of pronouns in the English language - not so in this
Gavin Stephenson-Jackman
Love happens, and sometimes in very unexpected quarters as Brad and Mac find out. Brad has just lost the man in his life and in an attempt at recovery flies to his favorite spot in Alaska. Mac lost his wife several years ago but is really still going through the motions of his life when Brad shows up needing a flight into the interior. An unlikely pair in an unlikely situation who find that just maybe they need each other to heal. A very compelling read that keeps you turning the pages from begi ...more
Chris, the Dalek King
This book is bad and stupid and stupid. The dialogue is bad. The characters are two-dimensional. The writing is cliche and cheesy. Oh, and it is a bi-phobic gay-for-you story...which is always such a pleasure to read. At one point I had to put my kindle down so I could literally bang my head against the couch because the story was so over-the-top cringe-worthy cliche.

this book is bad and stupid and not worth your time or money.

.000000000000000001 stars
Nadine Bookaholic
Ok, so I was crying before I even finished the prologue and I knew I was going to be on an emotional roller coaster ride with this story and I was right.
Mac the straight pilot who lost his wife about 6 years ago and Brad the openly gay man that just lost his partner of 15 years to cancer do not seem like they would be the couple in this story but they so are! After Brad lays his partner to rest he decides to go to Alaska where they vacationed to feel closer to him, upon his first day there he st
Christi Snow
Apr 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
My Review:
I bought this book on a high recommendation from a friend. While I enjoyed it, I didn't enjoy it quite as much as she did. The premise is interesting: one guy, Brad, who's gay and his partner of fifteen years just died of cancer; the other guy, Mac, who's in his 40's, been straight his entire life, but can commiserate with Brad because his wife died. They've both suffered catastrophic loss and bond and become friends over that commonality. To the point, where they decide to buy a very
Mar 02, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: darkdivasreviews
Scotty Cade’s Wings of Love story starts off with the death of Bradford Mitchell’s long-time partner, Jeff. Devastated by grief, Brad goes to the place Jeff and he loved – Alaska. Once there he finds friendship with bush pilot Mac Cleary, a widower, whose never really gotten over the loss of his wife 14 years earlier. As the two men grow closer, Mac realizes the feelings he has for Brad aren’t just platonic and they decide to explore their attraction to one another.

Wings of Love is a heartfelt r
Jun 13, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wings of Love has a lot going for it. I loved that the two MC are "older," Mac is 46 and Brad is 38. It's refreshing to read about gay men with a few miles on them. The pace of the story is on the slower end of the spectrum, but it works well and adds to the story. The story takes place in one of my favorite places, Alaska, and living as Brad and Mac did in a small off-the-grid cabin high in the mountains has always been a fantasy of mine. I'm ready to go, but I have to find the guy who's got th ...more
Sep 28, 2011 rated it it was ok
This was more like 2.5 for me. The premise for the story was a good one but the MCs felt flat and the chemistry was not really there...I didn't really feel the heat they were supposed to have. I am all for slow building romances but there was a lot of "telling" rather than developing and that always gets old after a while.

I don't care for it when MCs "weep"(that is the word the author uses), a little weeping goes along way - seems to be a lot of weeping and tears trickling and eyes welling in t
Sep 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this first story in the "Love" series. It's about loss but also about finding love again. I loved Brad and Mac together. I lived in Alaska for three years and it's a beautiful place if you can ever get there. It gets really cold but still beautiful:-)
Jul 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5-4 Stars. I thought the idea behind this book was a good one - as was the story. I think for me the dialogue was just too basic. I like deeper I guess.
Fernanda Parente
Dec 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I want more stars to give to. this book. Loved it so much....can't wait for the next one
Marolyn B
Jan 21, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Can't finish it, not good at all.
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
I tried. I really did. I wanted to like this story, but it tore me to pieces. Not only did the MC's narrate the book and TELL me what was happening, but I also just didn't really like the story. Allow me to explain. This story takes place in Alaska at what is apparently a remote lodge. I may be wrong, but it appears to me (based on this story) that Scotty Cade has never been to Alaska. I live in Alaska. See the problem?

I think when people are intimately familiar with elements that an author is w
Jan 18, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 ⭐ This book starts out and ends very strong. I got choked up when Brad loses his partner. I was intrigued by the premise of an acquaintance to friend to lovers. Mac was such an amazing guy. And he and Brad seem to click, BUT most of the romance has too many details...lots of coffee drinking and making, rubbing feet, lots of wine and bourbon drinking, lots of sunsets and rocking on the porch and talking in detail about repairs to a cabin. This may be sweet and romantic in real’s jus ...more
Skye Blue ☆*~゚ლ(´ڡ`ლ)~*☆
This was okay.
The emotional punch in the beginning was the most powerful.

I know it had been 6 months, before they started to explore a relationship, but it didn't feel like it. It felt like it had only been a couple week after the death of his partner. So that was a little weird for me.

Still, I liked their relationship progress.

I did think that the OMG you almost died, resolution was a bit of a cop worked, it just felt to easy and convenient.

This is not a negative review. It's not glow
JD Crittendon
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finding Love in Unusual Places!

The ‘soap opera-ish’ romance of Brad & Mac! I liked the chemistry between the MCs, the location and the overall story.
3.5 stars
Gerry Burnie
Aug 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
Gerry B's Book Reviews -

The above blurb fairly well covers the outline of Wings of Love by Scotty Cade [Dreamspinner Press, 2011], and so I can get right to my views.

I particularly enjoy wilderness settings, especially in and around Alaska and the Yukon Territory. There is something inherently masculine about them, as well as primitive, and so these make an ideal setting for an M/M story. In this regard the author did not disappoint with his choice of Brad and Mac,
Secretly Reading
Mar 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Originally reviewed for The Book Vixen

In a Nutshell: Highly enjoyable MM romance with two mature leads finding love together in the Alaskan wilderness. Just my kind of book!

Why I Read this Book: The synopsis and cover totally captured my attention. Additionally, I’m searching out MM romance that is written by men as I find them more-story-less-erotica than some female authored MM.

What I Liked: I love both Brad and Mac. They’re both in their forties and have full lives with good and bad life expe
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Scotty Cade left Corporate America and twenty-five years of Marketing and Public Relations behind to buy an Inn & Restaurant on the island of Martha’s Vineyard with his partner of over twenty years. He started writing stories as soon as he could read, but just five years ago for publication. When not at the Inn, you can find him on the bow of his boat writing gay romance novels with his Shetla ...more

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