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Fearless Flying

(Vivienne #1)

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating details ·  73 Ratings  ·  36 Reviews
An amazing job, check

An adorable apartment, check

A super supportive best friend, check

There’s only one thing missing from Vivienne Ramsey’s perfect life…

And after ten years of waiting the time is finally right for her to seduce her dream man. Tonight she’s going to wear Danny out in bed until he dies a happy man. But before she can begin her carefully crafted strategy of s
Paperback, 110 pages
Published July 14th 2016 by self-published
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Lori ~ BF Bookies
Aug 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book! Vivienne is a highly-organized control freak who has a crush (a 10-year crush to be exact) on Danny - a guy who has always been there to watch over and take care of her at the request of her father. Well, she’s had enough of that, she’s ready to take control and make him more than her caretaker. But will ‘Mr. Aloof’ Danny allow that to happen?

The author did an excellent job at creating likable characters and telling an interesting story that makes the reader want more
Dec 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
I quite enjoyed reading this one…a story of a girl and the man of her dream. The writing is well structured, it’s short and absorbing. …can’t wait to read its second book in the series- Hi Jack!
Nov 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I love Karen Gordon's books. Her writing is always solid, her characters are always so unique and interesting and as a character driven reader, I find everything I have read from her to be super engaging. Fearless Flying and the Vivienne Series is no different. I really enjoyed this book. Fearless Flying is the first book in a seven book series (and each book is coming out one month after the previous book- how is th
Maha Erwin
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Debut novels often disappoint me. Especially contemporary romance novels. This was not the case for Fearless Flying. The story of the young, independent career woman Vivienne struggling with love (and death) in Savannah, Georgia is sweet yet sad. It made me do the two cliché things readers are supposed to do when we’re riveted: smile and cry.

The author does a fantastic job with the heroine, Vivienne. She is smart at work but naïve in love; a shared truth for most twentysomething career women wit
Vickie Weeks
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Vivienne is an accomplished professional who seems to have everything going her way. Everything that is except for her love life. For the past ten years, she has had a crush on Danny. Well, she was only fifteen when they met and he is a bit older than her. He has always been a good friend and has always looked out for her.

Vivienne wants more than friendship from him and is determined to take things to the next level. Danny suddenly appears cold and distant and seems to have a hidden agenda. Poo
Theresa Wade
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
LOVED IT! This is the first book I have read by the author Karen Gordon. You have become a new author that I want to read. The author's writing style and structure of the book is awesome and smooth. She was able to provide a clear picture in my head of what emotions and actions each character is doing in the story. There isn't any extra blah blah blah sentences where you have to reread it to understand what is going on. The author is precise and clear. I also liked how the chapters were small. I ...more
D.F. Jones
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun & Flirty

Flying Fearless Vivienne is an accomplished professional but lacks the confidence she desires in her social life. She is fun and witty with her best friend but is somewhat at a disadvantage with her old high school man crush she can't seem to get over, Danny.

Danny is friends with her father, and he's left in charge to watch out for Vivey when her Dad remarries and moves away.

Tragedy brings Vivienne and Danny together but life has other plans for them.

This is the first book I've
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
About the book:

Book Title: Fearless Flying
Author: Karen Gordon
Publication Date: 14th July, 2016

Vivienne Ramsey is fearless.

At work and in love she always gives 110%. There is no goal she can’t reach by sheer will and determination.

But life can surprise you, plans change, and all her over-thinking skills can’t bring back the man she loved. She needs a new plan, new dreams and the right people to help her (if she’ll let them).

She’s the uber-smart boss babe who climbs to the top of the private j
Quran Bell
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fearless Flying introduces us to the quirky, fiercely independent and funny character, Vivienne. She's a super assistant extraordinaire (and honestly a tad bit super OCD) who's mastered organizing and keeping her boss and everyone else's life on task but faces her biggest challenge when she attempts to apply these same skills to win over her long time crush Danny.

This was my first read by Karen Gordon and undoubtedly will not be my last. I quickly finished this thanks to it's engaging plot and
Angela Inman Liuzza
Aug 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I so enjoyed my lazy Saturday afternoon getting to know Vivienne and her ten year crush Danny, along with her bff Dom. Vivienne is the epitome of a type A, independent, get what she wants kind of girl. She has taken care of herself and everyone around her since she was a young girl and it works perfectly well in her professional life where she's kicking a** and taking names but Danny is different, he wants to be needed. It's all but impossible for Vivienne to relinquish her need to control every ...more
Aug 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is a must read. The author's character development is stellar, and Gordon again delivers with Vivienne. It's a lesson in understanding "want versus need" and accepting that "what feels right is not always best" to which we can all relate. Watching Vivienne grow up is both exciting and heartbreaking. I really enjoyed peeking inside her independent, capable, confident shell as she confronts her weaknesses and insecurities. She must balance desire and responsibility in order to discover w ...more
Catherine Black
Jun 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Karen Gordon once again treats readers to a real, funny and heart-wrenching trip through her characters lives. This engaging story leaves you wanting more, which is good because there's lots more to come in her series!
Fearless Flying highlights a very type A woman's struggle to survive in a world she can't control. Vivienne is very organized, smart and on-task in her job but obviously can't maintain that in her personal life. The story centers around her forever crush and their hit and miss rel
Susie Steinle
Nov 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A well written, easy to read story which I basically couldn't put down. I read it in one afternoon/evening. This is the first book which I have had the pleasure to read by Karen Gordon and I enjoyed it immensely. I love the strong and determined character of Vivienne and the romance between her and the man she has sought after for a number of years is lovely. I must say however that I was hoping for a little more at the end of the book but, hey, this is the first in the series after all and I'm ...more
Jul 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC for my honest review. Karen has done it again! This book it totally captivating but this time you'll fall in love with Vivey and join her on her struggles through the book. I can't wait for the next one!
Portia Lynn (itsportiasbooks)
Nov 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
This tiny little book held much more in its pages than I expected.

I was easily hooked by Vivienne and Danny. They went through a hell of a lot during this books short timeline. I will definitely be picking up the next book in this series and can't wait to see where things go from here!
Nov 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Thanks to Karen for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, also for reminding me to review the book because I am forgetful. This book is well worth a read, I very much enjoyed it!

The main character is Vivian; a very likeable and very realistic character who is a control freak who tries to anticipate all possibilities. She has had a crush on Danny but despite all of her planning he doesn't seem interested in the slightest. But when a mutual friend does somehow the
Amy Shelton
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibraian – I Dig Good Books
Where to begin with this review.. So, I really wanted to enjoy this book. Its blurb promised to be a great read, intriguing, and a little feisty. Sadly, I really disliked the main character of the story for the first half of the book, which made it really hard to enjoy the story. The way that she talked, portrayed herself, etc. really just grated on my last nerve. I really had some high hopes for her growing into a less annoying characte
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fearless Flying

Viv frustrates me with how stuck on Danny she is. Unfortunately I'm not able to say it isn't realistic since I have watched a few ladies behave in the same way. This is all written from Vivs point of view and I am already moving on to part two so I can see where this goes.
Deb Smith
Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fun, sex, and life lessons all rolled into one concise book. I really enjoyed this novella. It has just enough sass and an interesting storyline. The character of Vivienne is someone I would like to know myself. I lusted with her over Danny, cried over her father’s death, and cringed at some of her OCD ways. But I am hooked and I have already moved on to book 2- Hi-Jack. I can’t wait to continue
Viv’s trek through life. Recommended

Kelly Palmer
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I enjoyed this book about Vivienne a strong independent woman. It has its heartbreak so have tissues read. I'm look forward to book two, HiJack .
Mar 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fearless Flying by Karen Gordon is an entertaining novella. The book and series are about Vivienne Ramsey, a spunky and super-organized young woman. Vivienne is the executive assistant to the lead salesman at JetStream Aerospace, a private jet company. She works very hard and is compensated well for her efforts. She manages her boss's personal and professional life with spot-on accuracy, while lusting after Danny, her father's much younger best friend. Danny works for JetStream as well. When Viv ...more
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fearless Flying

Very entertaining. I couldn't put it down. I want to be super organised like Vivienne. Her crush on Danny reminds me of a crush I had on a guy in high school. Although I did enjoy this book,I wanted more at the end. Felt like I was left hanging. Moving on to the next book... Pam James.
Nov 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Fearless Flying is the second of Karen’s books that I’ve read. Neither has been the type of book I “typically” read. Chick lit and YA/NA are just not my usual fare. But hush, OK? I’m really willing to read just about anything and digging into Karen’s words was well worth the risk. The best thing about her books is her characters. They are so likable, so believable, and could be anyone you know.

Fearless Flying is a quick and absorbing read; I inhaled it on my Kindle app in well under 90 minutes.
Jul 09, 2016 rated it liked it
Shel: Fearless Flying is book one of a monthly serial, ending around the new year with book 7. This first book introduces us to Vivienne, her bestie, and her crush. We get to see Vivienne try her damnedest to control the world around her and while she does an amazing job of it at work, her personal life is a little bit of a mess and beyond her control--which must be maddening for her. It was equal parts funny, frustrating, and sad to see her struggling and adapting to how to manage situations an ...more
Karen Gordon
May 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
If you're looking for a girl boss heroine, a chick in charge, someone who represents all the smart women who are bringing their A game to work, then this is the book (and series) for you.

Vivienne Ramsey has used the fact that she is a quiet introvert to study the game at work and bring more to the table than anyone else. In book one she's already surpassed her own career goals. With only a high school diploma she's risen to the top of the pool of executive secretaries at JetStream Aerospace. He
Nancee Cain
Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Oh my. This story will suck you in and keep you up way too late. And don't read in public unless you have a heart of stone. It made me laugh, it made me cry and it made me want to toss a certain man on his ass. Vivienne is everything I love in a heroine. Feisty, a go-getter and organized. She cares deeply and isn't afraid to show it. Danny is damaged and reminds me of so many real life men I know. He wants to be a caretaker and struggles with asking for help. This is book 1 in a trilogy and I ca ...more
Jun 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Vivienne is an good assistant who does what she is told and more. I can't imagine doing her job - it reminds me of Andy's job in The Devil Wears Prada! She's had this big ole' crush on her dad's best friend - it is super cute. I felt really bad for her because she kept getting rejected but we figure out why. I thought this was cute but short read - I wish it was full on novel instead of a series but it's a cute chick-lit! I will be checking out the rest of the series to see what happens next!
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fearless Flying is the perfect beach read - it's light yet still immensely entertaining! The story is engaging and you find yourself wanting to keep reading to see what happens next. Though it is a short story, I managed to finish the book in one or two sittings. This book is the first of a 7-part series and I look forward to reading about Vivienne's journey in the next installments.

Would highly recommend reading the book for a fun and quick beach read.

Arc provided for honest review.
Nov 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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This is the first book by Ms Gordon that I have had the privilege to read. Fearless Flying introduces you to the funny, independent and shall we say a tad quirky character, Vivienne. This is one of those fun, enjoyable, quick reads that you just can not put down once you turn the first page. I really enjoyed this book and can not wait for the next in this series. To bad I have to wait til January. I Highly Recommend this book. Keep them coming Karen.
Rose Maniscalco
Jan 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this short read more than I thought I would. Vivienne was an interesting character who is over organized and pining away for a man (Danny) for years who doesn't seem interested in her at all. After a personal tragedy, they get together and all is bliss, right....wrong. I don't know how many installments this book will be, but I am hooked and I hope Vivienne gets everything she wants!
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Karen Gordon is an indie author who loves supporting strong and sexy women in fiction and in real life.

Born and raised in St. Charles, Missouri, she found her love of extraordinary stories about ordinary places by finding excitement in mundane suburbia. Although she currently writes romance and chick lit, you never know what she might do next. (You'll never find a woman-hating, bad-boy hero thoug

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