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Into the Blue

(Wild Aces #2)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  1,026 ratings  ·  220 reviews
Eric Jansen—call sign Thor—loves nothing more than pushing his F-16 to the limit. Returning home to South Carolina after a tragic loss, he hopes to fix the mistake he made long ago, when he chose the Air Force over his fiancée.

Becca Madison isn’t quick to welcome Thor back. She can’t forget how he shattered her heart. But Thor won’t give up once he’s set his sights on wha
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published July 5th 2016 by Berkley
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Oct 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!!


If you love military men and second chance romances, then this is the perfect book for you. Chanel Cleeton’s second installment in her newest series was as good as the first one if not better. 'Into the Blue' was “the perfect” second chance romance – with no overwhelming angst and drama, endearing characters that will steal your heart from the beginning and a wonderful love story that will make you swoon.

“It seemed like my entire adult life had been spent either running from or
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It seemed like my entire adult life had been spent either running from or to this one girl.

Confession time: I'm an angst addict. OK, so that's probably not that big a secret, but I'm going somewhere with this so bear with me. Now if I told you this was a sweet and sexy second chance romance that had no stupid misunderstandings, miscommunication, and light on the angst and yet I still read it in one sitting; would you believe me? Because that's exactly what happened with Into T
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5 "Need to Fix This" Stars

Chanel Cleeton, where have you been all my life? I was fortunate to have the second of this amazing series waiting for me after finishing Fly With Me, thanks to the author gifting me an ARC.

Military men are a league of their own. They own every little bit of confidence, cockiness and arrogance but also loyalty and love for whatever they deem worthy. This is why
Jan 09, 2017 rated it really liked it

Having adored, Fly With Me, the first in Chanel Cleeton’s Wild Aces series, I couldn’t wait to acquaint myself with Eric “Thor” Jansen.

”…it was the force of Eric. Six-feet-two-inches of Eric.”

Following the tragedy that unfolded in the first book, Eric finds himself taking time away from base, returning home to South Carolina determined to lay old ghosts to rest. Ten years previously he left, determined to become a successful fighter pilot, but in his wake he left a devast

Title: Into the Blue
Series: Wild Aces
Author: Chanel Cleeton
Release date: July 5, 2016
Cliffhanger: No
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After reading (and loving) Fly With Me, I knew I'd be faithfully following this series. Not only did I love the main characters in the first, but the secondary characters were built well enough to hook me easily into wanting to know more about them. This book is about Eric (Thor), Noah's friend and fly buddy in the Wild Aces military aviation squadron.

If you'
Aug 30, 2015 rated it really liked it

I'm certain I've said this before but it bears repeating, Chanel Cleeton is a woman well versed in the art of creating sexual tension! After the sizzling sensation that is Fly with me, Chanel changes gears with this slow burn love affair. Into the Blue is an emotion-filled second chance romance, with the wildness and anticipation of first love.

Eric ‘Thor’ Jansen is a filter pilot whose squadron has recently suffered a personal loss. With more than his work performance being affected, he decides
4 **second chance** STARS

What can I say? I adore this series. Chanel Cleeton is a relatively new author to me, but after loving Fly With Me and now getting to enjoy this second book in the Wild Aces series she is making her way on my must-read-author list. Ms.Cleeton has a way of spinning compelling, swoon-worthy and super hot love stories. Just the kind of thing this girl likes to read every once in awhile.

Into the Blue is the second book in the Wild Aces series, a second chance military theme
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Another beautiful story by Chanel!Chanel surprises me each time because I don't know what to expect, this story is different from the first book yet so good.This is a second chance romance between Eric and Becca.These two were in love when they were young but they wanted different things and they tear apart.Now after years they meet again.The electric chemistry is still there but can they give another chance to each other?


Eric and Becc
Nov 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Second chance romances aren't my favorite but I couldn't pass this book after reading Fly with Me and falling in love with all the characters. Eric, aka Thor, hasn't been the same since losing his friend in a tragic accident and he can't get his head straight while flying. To clear his head and hopefully heal he goes back home to where he grew up and to the only girl he's ever loved. But he broke Becca's heart once and she doesn't want to give him the chance to do it again. So he'll just have to ...more
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So I think it’s pretty obvious that I am addicted to Chanel Cleeton and if you didn’t get that message, I am here now to tell you that I am. Anything that Chanel writes, I practically inhale in one sitting. And so it wouldn’t come as a surprise as to how much I love Into the Blue.

If you read the first book of the Wild Aces Series, you will be like me thinking you are going to get smoking wild hot steamy scenes but it turns out
Geri Reads
Jul 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
I discovered and fell in love with Chanel Cleeton's writing when I read her Capital Confessions series. Her stories are a perfect mix of sweet with a touch of angst thrown in.

Into the Blue perfectly represents what makes this author work for me.

Becca Madison and Eric Jansen are two people who are in love with each other but are being pulled in different directions by their ambition and their quest to find themselves. They went from being in love and engaged to nothing. Eric walked away to beco
Dec 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Into the Blue was soooo good, even better than Fly With Me! A second chance romance at its best!

Becca's hurt and resentment touched my heart, she was so broken hearted! No one ever came close to holding the same position in her heart after him, and so seeing him ten years later came as quite a shock.

Eric regretted his decision to leave Becca all those years ago. One of the reasons he's never returned home is the fear of running into her. Eric doesn't know that she'd ever forgive him. There's n
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4.5 Second-chance Stars!

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Into the Blue is the second book in the Wild Aces series and probably shouldn't be read as a standalone as it contains spoilers for book one, Fly with Me. Okay, with that bit of housekeeping out of the way, this is Eric (call sign Thor) and Becca's book. A second-chance romance between the F-16 pilot and the small town prosecuting attorney. Once engaged, Thor had to choose between his life in the military versus his love for Becca. Both their careers couldn't mesh so
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Jun 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

After reading Fly with me I was so high I had to start Into the Blue right away. Chanel just blew me away with how intense her first story was I wanted to see how she could write a different story. And believe me Into the Blue is very different than the first book in the Wild Aces series. And rest assured it's in a good way.


I adored discovering a new universe with the fighter pilot crew. I wasn't expecting to be so interested in what it entails to be a fighter pilot. I admire people who give the
Ivy Deluca
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-Flying Aces is, well...aces: This series based on a squadron of Air Force fighter pilots, has been a great introduction to Ms. Cleeton’s writing for me. This is the second book in the series, and while it’s very different in tone from the first, it’s no less satisfying to read.

-Kind of a standalone: It’s not necessary to read the first book to enjoy this one, but it does spoil major events in that book, so be forewarned if you're OC
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***4 Stars***

It seemed like my entire adult life had been spent either running from or to this one girl.

Chanel Cleeton does it again!! SERIOUSLY, WHY HAS IT TAKEN ME THIS LONG TO READ HER?!?!

I'll keep this brief (and kind of quote heavy because I think I highlighted damn near half the book), but it'll be spoiler free.

Eric is home trying to put his head back together after the loss the Wild Aces suffered at the end of the previous book. Being home means one thing....Becca. Becca is h
Lacey (laceybooklovers)

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I loved loved LOVED THIS BOOK!!! Into the Blue was the PERFECT second chance romance/military romance for me. I’m usually a bit picky about these two tropes, and put them together? I was terrified about how it would play out, but holy hell, did I adore Eric and Becca’s second chance at love. I couldn’t have imagined a better story for these two characters. And omg Eric – can you say SWOON!? He was utter perfection as a hero. Seriously, I loved this book so
Wil Loves Books!
Jul 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, priority-tbr
This series is definitely becoming one of my favorites, and this author is now a must read for me. I loved this book! You know I’m a huge fan of military romances and second chance romances, so once again, I was on book heaven. Just like with Fly With Me, I love that the author has created a military series that is extremely realistic and where the characters actually act like mature adults.

This is book 2 in the Wild Aces series and can be read as a standalone. But I loved book 1 so I recommend
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Wild Aces series keeps on delivering some yummy fighter pilots and terrific stories. This time it’s Eric aka Thor and Becca’s second chance at love.
Eric chose his career over Becca ten years ago and both haven’t gotten over it. His try at a second chance with the love of his life was swoon worthy, cute and filled with all the feels.
I appreciated Becca not opening her heart immediately to Eric. Her trust had been broken and it takes time to gain that back. Eric definitely did all he could to
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

Sometimes you're really just not sure how a romance will possibly find it's way past all the hurdles in its way--a messy decades old breakup, hurt and regret, careers and lives on opposite sides of the country--but when things finally fall into place it's beautiful, touching, and just leaves you smiling.

The quick of it is that when they were young kids just starting out in life Eric and Becca were in love but their lives took them in different directions
Were the choices made years before the right ones? Were they the choices that will lead to two souls finding each other again or will they discover separating was the best that could happen for them both?

Chanel Cleeton brings us another military romance, tears, sighs, anger and all. Into the Blue is a tale of young love, different goals and the dreams that came true while others die a fiery death.

Eric left to fulfill his dream of being the best of the best, an F-16 fighter pilot. He left behind
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Jul 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I dare say this was a damn near perfect second chance romance.

I heart. It's so tender and sore right now. I mean, it's overflowing with all kinds of these happy, bubbly feelings, but the road there was a little ache-y and my heart is still feeling some of those bumps.

But, it hurt so good. I mean, it never felt bitter or angry in the way that second chance romances sometimes do. It never felt like the obstacles they had to overcome were too big, or that their hearts were too closed off
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May 10, 2016 rated it really liked it

‘It seemed like my entire adult life had been spent either running from or to this one girl. She was the compass when I was so lost I couldn’t find my way.’

We feel the need! The need for Easy’s book! We’re really enjoying this series and eagerly dive in to meet each of the Wild Aces crew as they strive to find the love of a woman that gels with their passion for F-16 jets…and it’s not easy! Living a transient Military with a man who risks his life every day, who thrives on danger isn’t for the f
Bookphenomena (Micky)
Reread June 2019

4.5 stars

This is one of the best second chance romances I’ve ever read. It has spark, sass, chemistry and emotion. First time round reading this, I think I was thrown initially by Thor being away from the Wild Aces at the start but I didn’t feel like that this time. What went before with Eric (Thor) and Becca was a tragedy, a situation Becca had never quite got over. When they see one another again, there is so much anger. I think that’s what I appreciated about this read the mo
Maria Rose
Into the Blue is the second book in Chanel Cleeton’s Wild Aces series. Think Top Gun but with a bit of a modern twist. Eric, call sign Thor, is finding things tough after the death of a colleague, which is making him question his decisions, in and out of the air. When he runs into his ex-fiancée Becca at a teammate’s bachelor party, he’s struck with remorse over the way things ended between them. Taking a short leave of absence from his job as an F-16 pilot, he comes back to his home town to sor ...more
May 10, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars, gr2016
It seemed like my entire adult life had been spent either running from or to this one girl. She was the compass when I was so lost I couldn’t find my way.

Ten years ago Becca Maddison and Eric Jansen were very much in love, but they were also so young and wanted different things. She wanted stability and the family she lost when her parents died, and he wanted to make something of himself. So he crushed her dream and her heart, after five years of being together, when he broke their engageme

Apr 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Coffee dates with Into the Blue

First Date: Becca Morgan is a thirty-one year old lawyer who once had her heart-broken by her high school sweetheart when he chose fighter planes over her. Eric “Thor” Jansen regrets his discussion ten years ago, but loves his career. After an incident shatters him, he begins to prioritize his life. A chance encounter with Becca has him hoping he can fix the mistakes of the past and get the girl who owns his heart. I absolutely love second chance romances and E
Jul 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, kindle
***I received an advanced copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. All quotes taken from a pre-published copy may be altered or omitted from the final version. ***

** 4.5 stars **

"I walked into the bar, already feeling about ten years past my prime."

I never knew how much I loved second chance romance until now!

This was my first Chanel Cleeton read and it sure won't be my last! Into the Blue is the second book in the Wild Aces series, but can be read as a standalone as ea
Nov 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 sex voice stars. I was interested in Thor's story because he was really struggling with the tragic loss and I was curious who would work for him. He made me laugh pretty much the entire book because he was just so candid. Becca made me grin and shake my head a lot of the time, as well. I love second chance romances because I think they prove that sometimes we love the right person at the wrong time and when the right time comes around, you can find your way back.

"On our first date. I told you
Sue (Hollywood News Source)
Jul 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: na-or-romance
Sometimes all you need is a good second chance romance to cheer yourself.
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Chanel Cleeton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick Next Year in Havana and When We Left Cuba. Originally from Florida, Chanel grew up on stories of her family's exodus from Cuba following the events of the Cuban Revolution.

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