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On Broken Wings

(Wild Aces #3)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  1,177 ratings  ·  271 reviews
The author of Into the Blue and Fly with Me returns with the third high-flying Wild Aces romance...

A year after losing her husband, Joker, the squadron commander of the Wild Aces, Dani Peterson gets an offer from his best friend, Alex "Easy" Rogers, to help fix up her house. Dani accepts, and their friendship grows--along with an undeniable attraction.

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Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published January 3rd 2017 by Berkley
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Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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'On Broken Wings' is without a doubt, Chanel Cleeton’s best book to date. She really outdid herself with this equally heartwarming and heartbreaking third installment, installment that sucked me in from the beginning, because trust me when I say, I couldn’t put it down for one minute. Poignant and emotional, Alex 'Easy' and Dani’s story was everything I hoped it will be. Every single aspect of the story was fantastically done, Chanel delivering a wonderful written story that I’m sure will move m

5 Stars

*happy dance*

Two things attracted me to this book:

#1 Love me some fighter pilots. And marines. And Navy SEALS. And Black Ops. Any kind of uniform will do.

#2 I’ve read several military romances where the hero falls for his best friend’s girlfriend/wife. And I loved them all. There’s just something about loving-my-best-friend’s-girl-from-afar that does it for me. I know it's wrong and twisted. But I never claimed I was sane.

I didn’t expect (too) much from this book. I’d never read this au
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I could drop a bomb without breaking a sweat, had been to war, nearly died more times than I could count, but she was the scariest thing I’d ever faced, my feelings for her sending me into a spin.

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I’ve been seeing reviews of Chanel Cleeton books for some time on Goodreads and my curiosity was certainly piqued. I now understand why so many of her books have received such high ratings. Normally it takes me a few days to read a book of this
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"But I knew. I knew.
Hadn’t I always known we hurtled toward this?
That at some point the bill would come due, and eventually he’d go up in the air and
the sky wouldn’t give him back."

Jesus H. I have the worst book hangover...

I have loved this group of fighter pilots from the start. Burn was the level headed guy, Thor the silent and deep water, Easy the...well...easy going one, a big kid with a quick smile and
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾

I could drop a bomb without breaking a sweat, had been to war, nearly died more times than I could count, but she was the scariest thing I’d ever faced, my feelings for her sending me into a spin.

Do you know that feeling when you meet a secondary character in a series that steals your attention from the second he appears on the pages? That was Alex "Easy" Rogers for this girl. Now it's no secret that I have a weak spot for the unrepentant manwhores, but there was also somethi


If you’re already a fan of Chanel Cleeton’s Wild Aces series, then you know Easy needs no introduction. From the moment he was mentioned in the first novel, Fly with Me, myself and I’m sure everyone else included was sure he would next up for the CC treatment. It’s simply genius the way our frenzy was fed with Chanel’s decision to delay our gratification.

At this stage I have to point out the fantastic flow of this series. The onus of the first novel was the red hot passion between Noah a
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Dani and Easy's story wasn't a simple one, and they had a lot of obstacles they needed to hurdle. Dani is still trying to move on from the death of her husband, Easy friend, and trying to figure out what to do with her life now. Easy is still trying his damnedest to move past the feelings he has for his friends wife, but he's finding it harder than he thought it would be. Especially when Dani starts reaching out to him, in need of a friend.

Easy stole my hear
Jan 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars

I've made no secret of my love for the Wild Aces series so far, but On Broken Wings is the one that has stolen it for me. I’ve loved Alex “Easy” Rogers from the moment we met him in Fly With Me, and his harboured feelings for Dani Peterson plus all she has gone through, has seriously pulled on my heartstrings; all the build-up to their story was worth it.


My heart actually hurt reading this, for both Easy and Dani: for the fact that he is fighting his feelings towards the widow o

Title: On Broken Wings
Series: Wild Aces #3
Author: Chanel Cleeton
Release date: January 3, 2017
Cliffhanger: No

On Broken Wings in the most fitting title for Alex "Easy" Rogers and Dani's book. Dani has been completely broken by the unexpected loss of her husband a year ago. The Air Force squadron commander was lost during a training flight, and she's been quietly trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered heart ever since. Throughout this series, we've been introduced to her as the devoted and
5 **easy** STARS

Not going to lie, I was scared shitless going into this book. That’s usually the case for me when characters I already love to pieces get their own book. You never know if the author will live up to your own expectations, or if your favourite character ends up butchered. Well, I’m happy to report Chanel Cleeton delivered, and boy did she knock it out of the park. I loved this book, I loved Easy’s story and I loved him even more with Dani.

A perfect book to start the year off.

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5 INTENSE stars

Everyone knows how much I love Chanel's books! This one wasn't an exception, it was another fantastic story! I adored Dani and Easy's story and I wanted their HEA! Chanel delivers an emotional, intense, heartbreaking story with a strong romance!


Dani's husband died and now she is devastated and struggles with everything. Easy was one of his friends and there for her. But what she doesn't know is that Easy has loved her for a long time.

Their relationship was built slowly. Both 9f
Geri Reads
Jan 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's only the second day of 2017 and I already have my first 5 star read! Amazing!

Okay, now that that is out of the way, on my review!

In all honesty, I was a bit worried about the theme of this book going in. While I do like the dead ex trope, most of the books I’ve read and enjoyed, it was the hero who needed to get over the loss of a wife or a girlfriend or fiancée and not the other way around. I always find it harder to read when the heroine is the one who lost the love of her life because I
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⭐⭐⭐ 4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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“ I’m happiest with my feet planted on the ground. But my heart- it flies”.

I’m seriously smacking myself so hard right now for not getting on board with this series earlier!! What is wrong with me?! This book completely took me by surprise and it left me with a dangerous craving of wanting more. And you know what happens when you give in to those kinds of cravings don’t you? You indulge.

It’s been a rough year for Dani. Still grieving the loss of her husband, she’s le
Wil Loves Books!
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, on-kindle, favorites
OMG, this book was everything I was expecting it to be and so much more. Totally all the feels! This is such a great series overall but this book is definitely my favorite so far. This was beautiful, sad and romantic at the same time. I loved everything about it.

“Some women slid under your skin so deep, you couldn't carve them out no matter how hard you tried.”

I will say that although all the books in the series could be read as standalones, I totally recommend you read the previous ones, es
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

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Heartwarming. Poignant. Devastatingly beautiful. These are a few words that comes to mind when describing Chanel Cleeton’s latest new release, On Broken Wings. It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of the author as Cleeton continues to soar high with her sizzling romance that packs a punch when it comes to the matters of the heart.


To say that she is flying high is an understatement because Cleeton once again delivers a love story th
Feb 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.85 -Easy- Stars

I was able to jump into this book without reading the other books in this series and had no problems at all in getting to know all the characters :) This was pretty a slow burn but was very easy to read. I don't have anything bad to say bout this book cos there was really nothing bad about it at all. It was just... Easy :)

Told in dual POV with a HFN ending that also borderlined as a HEA (if that makes sense). Standalone story in a series that has sparked my interests in this aut
Dec 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, romance
4.5 Stars

On Broken Wings
was an emotional story of both finding love after loss, and of unrequited love. I’ve been waiting for Easy’s story for a while since witnessing his yearning for the one woman he couldn’t have from the beginning of this series, and I was not disappointed!

Easy’s been in love with Dani ever since he laid eyes on her not knowing at first that she was the wife of his squadron commander, Joker. Upon finding that out Easy resigned himself to loving Dani from afar, knowing he’d
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***4.75 Stars***

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I don't even know where to begin my review for this book!

It brought me out of a serious 6 month book slump.

Yeah, I've head some really good 4 star reads...but damn did I miss the feeling of being unable to put a book down. I’ve spent most of the year floating in a 3 star raft, looking for a 5 star to pull me to shore. I’ve missed those days...where all you think about is the story and characters. Where putting the book down leaves you feeling sad and empty until you can get bac
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’d had it bad for her since the first moment I saw her, but as guilty as I’d felt wanting my friend’s wife, the desire inside me now for his widow was infinitely worse.
I would have given everything I had to trade places with him, so he could have come back for her.

Alex “Easy” Rogers met the woman of his dreams two years ago. But unlucky for him she was the wife of his squadron commander, Joker, a good man who was a very good friend. Knowing nothing could ever come from loving Dani,

~Stéphanie's Journal~
Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
On Broken Wings was probably my most anticipated read of the year ever since I read Fly with me, first book in the Wild Aces series. I knew all along Easy's story would be one of the toughest to read. First because I had really high expectations and also because I knew it would be emotional.

It's safe to say Fly with me did a number on me. If you asked me now I could say that it's still my favorite book of the year after reading more than 130 books in 2016. That book was everything in one. And e
Liv ☾
Mar 03, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 STARS!

☾This book just hit me right in the feels. hard. I've read books like this before, ones where a significant other has died leaving the other to dive back into the dating scene. I've never really enjoyed these books because it's hard for me to connect with them and understand if what their feeling is realistic. Obviously, this is because I have never lost a significant other - therefore reading about it seems foreign. I was surprised in the best way possible when reading this because
Oct 04, 2016 added it
I think I set a record for acquiring the book to read (via NG) starting it and finishing it. To be honest, I'm still a little emotionally raw from this book, but it hurts so good.

I stayed up way late to finish this one, I had to have Easy and Dani's story, I had to have their HEA. I laughed, cried and swooned and I know I'm going to read this one again, just as I have the books the before this one. I'd gladly pick it up and re-read it immediately if I weren't a bit emotionally spent.

This is suc
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️

I must admit I entered into reading this book just a little like this...

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I was fearful this book was going to fail me due the risk of my super high expectations. I am so thankful it didn't. Easy is, bar none, my favorite fighter pilot in the Wild Aces. He hooked my heart early on with his silent, sweet love for his best friend, Joker's wife. I mean, what an awful secrete to live- afraid your feelings will be exposed, right alongside the guilt of knowing your heart is attached to the one pers
Unrequited love is tough and it’s heartbreaking. Watching Easy and his love for Dani through two books has been difficult. That man loves and hides it so well in front of her. His friends see right through him.
On Broken Wings Easy finally gets his HEA but it took its time. I appreciated that it took time cause Dani was grieving for her dead husband, Easy’s close friend Joker. I enjoyed how Dani and Easy slowly found each other and how Dani came to see Easy as more and in a different light. They
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing

4.5 ‘everything we wanted’ stars

“We got this, okay?”

We’ve both loved this series. From book one to On Broken Wings, Chanel Cleeton has ensured we’ve been completely invested in her characters, readily taking them into our hearts and eagerly devouring their stories. Every book has been a winner. We’ve laughed, cried and swooned all the way through, and this was the one we had longed for, the one we were desperate to read. Whilst the Wild Aces series can be read as standalone’s, we’
h o l l i s
There will be spoilers from the previous books in this series mentioned in this review so read this write up at your own peril.

Hello my name is Hollis and I am a wreck.

"I hated when everyone told me I would be 'happy'. They meant well, hoped I'd find solace in their words, but if anything, the promise of 'happy' -- the lie of it -- almost made things worse. Grief didn't allow for 'happy,' instead it yanked the rug from under your feet and knocked you on your ass until you were drowning in quicks
Bookphenomena (Micky)
This book has been one of my most anticipated reads of 2016/17. Easy and Dani were introduced in book one of the series and I have wanted to read their story ever since. These two have had something special about their characters that has captured the attention of many fans of the series. I literally devoured this book during a 12 hour period.

There's been a theme running between these two of unrequited love for years. A strong friendship, a close bond but no romance. To appreciate the journey t
5 stars - Contemporary Romance

I’ve been eager for tortured Easy’s story since the first book in the series, but I was nervous, too. I’m not usually a fan of romances with one of the main characters mourning the love of their life because I want the H/h to be that for each other and to be the focus of the story. I wasn’t sure how the author would handle Dani’s grief and still give her and Easy the romance and HEA they deserved.

But this book was everything I hoped it would be and more! I loved it
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
Oh, my heart. Dani and Easy were seriously so sweet! So happy I finally finished their story. Review to come!

Thanks to the publisher for generously providing me an ARC to review.
Jan 09, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars!
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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, When We Left Cuba, The Last Train to Key West, and The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba.

Originally from Florida, Chanel grew up on stories of her family's exodus from Cuba following the events of the Cuban Revolution. Her passion for politics and history continued during her y

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