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Flyght #2

Broken Flyght

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Fallen heiress, ship’s captain, entrepreneur — Vivian will do whatever it takes to restore her family’s empire, even if it means sacrificing her own happiness…

With her ship secure and her old boyfriend back in good graces, Vivian Kawabata only needs one thing to move forward: money. Money, though, is hard to come by when you’re an infamous disgraced heiress. Vivian’s only move is to enlist the help of her matchmaker, Marcelo, and find another wealthy man to add to her relationship network. He not only has to be a master in the bedroom, but he must be a pro with ships, too. Her ship needs a mechanic before they start taking on real clients for Flyght, the lucrative ship-sharing startup.

On their way to Rio to follow the trail of Vivian’s deceitful brother, Marcelo presents Vivian with two eligible bachelors, Sean and Jinzo. The vetting process is rocky from the start; Sean is stand-offish and distant, and Jinzo doesn’t make a good first impression. Despite this setback, Vivian is determined to make something work because if she’s doesn’t, she’s dead in the water.

After their first romantic escape, Vivian is knocked backwards by her feelings for Jinzo (first impressions aren’t everything). But he’s not as eligible as he first seemed to be, and the realization throws her whole world into chaos and a new possible scandal. Every decision Vivian makes puts not only her own future on the line, but that of her crew and her family. Will she play it safe, or risk everything - including her heart?

Broken Flyght is the second book in the Flyght Series of sci-fi reverse harem romance. If you like action-packed space operas and a universe full of twists, then you’ll love S. J. Pajonas’s interstellar adventure.

Note: This is a slow-burn romance series!


Published October 4, 2019

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S.J. Pajonas

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Stephanie (S. J.) is a writer, knitter, Capricorn, Japanophile, and USA Today Best Selling author. She loves summer, downtempo beats, yoga pants, foxes, owls, dogs, sushi, pasta, and black tea. She lives outside NYC with her husband, two great kids, and her dog who always wants to play. When it comes to her work, she writes about everyday women and uncommon worlds. Find her online at https://www.spajonas.com

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1,499 reviews244 followers
August 12, 2021
Re-read review:
I re-read this book in audio and I am so glad I did. This series is amazing and I love it. Broken Flyght was one of my favorite reads the first time I read it and I enjoyed it even more now that I am re-reading it. This book has so much going on and has some awesome scenes. I love getting to see Vivian and Jinzo meet for the first time and how their romance starts. Then there is the chase and the sea monster scene, which is so much fun. And then the ending where you really feel Vivian's connection to the farm. I loved this book and re-reading it was awesome, knowing what's coming, it's fun to spot some foreshadowing as well. The audio was easy to slip into now after listening to book 1 and I really enjoyed listening to this book. The AI narration felt even smoother in this book or maybe that's because I am more used to it and it was pleasant to listen to.

Original review:
I received a free copy of this book from the author and voluntarily reviewed this one.

I really enjoyed First Flyght, the first book in this series and when this one arrived I finished my current read and then dived straight into this one. Broken Flyght was an awesome sequel and I enjoyed it even more than book 1. Now that the stage is set in book 1, this book shows us more of what Vivian is up against, the race to find her brother, the struggle to find suitable consorts, then she has to keep her ship in the air and get a lot of money to get her farm back. Luckily she now has a flyght contract and can ship passengers and goods. This book ups the stakes on everything and it was an amazing read. There are some great twists and turns too and I loved seeing how things developed.

Vivian has a lot to deal with in this book and on top of it all she's also sleeping badly and is dealing with nightmares. I always like these little touches of realism that Pajonas adds to her books. Although at times I just wish I could make sure Vivian got a good night of sleep as she was ragged and I was afraid she would make bad decisions because of it. There were a few times I really wanted to warn her against doing things, but in the end most things turn out okay.

And the romance was awesome in this book. One of my small complaints of book 1 was how low on the romance it was and I wasn't fully sold on Ken and Vivian's romance, I figured this book would change my opinion on that. Strangely enough Ken hardly was in this book and while that might sound weird, it totally worked here and made sense given his job and Vivian's job and how they went in different directions.

So instead of more time with Ken, Vivian meets two new possible candidates for her relationship network in this book. Sean seemed a bit off from the start, but in the end I actually really liked how that plot line got resolved. It sure went in a direction I hadn't expected. Jinzo immediately captured my attention, he was perfect for Vivian and so sweet and caring. I wanted to tell Vivian to not be so paranoid and give him a chance, but ofcourse it makes sense for her to be a bit wary at first. I loved seeing how they grew closer. And even tough Vivian wants to keep her distance, she quickly falls for him. There are some great scenes where Jinzo really show his devotion to her. I loved these two together.

So as far as the reverse harem aspect goes, that's off to a great start now. Although we mostly have seen her with only Ken in book 1 and that relationship only progressed a bit toward the end and in this book we see her relationship with Jinzo develop. Now I am curious to see how things will go when all 3 are together in the next book and how Vivian will juggle having multiple guys around. And I can't help but be curious if she will add more men to her relationship network.

It was great to see more of the world and also the cultures. Like how we meet other women with their husbands and how normal that was in this world. And now that Vivian is expanding her network, you get to see some of the politics and social niceties that are involved, like how you don't steal someone else their guys and also how these relationships work a bit as contracts, but while that makes it sound dry, I also felt like there were lots of feelings involved. It was interesting to read about and I like how the author incorporated the whole reverse harem thing in the world as it made a lot of sense this way.

I also like how Pajonas adds some interesting touches to this sci-fi universe, first we have these two systems with their own planets and lots of travel between them, which makes for an interesting dynamic. It had a bit of that Killjoys vibe, but then with less action, although there is some of that as well. I like the more small scale, how there are different planets, but not a lot. Then there are things like the seeds, that I hope we hear more about in book 3. And the sea monsters! I loved the sea monsters. Most of these worlds seem pretty normal, but then those touches like the cities and the jungle and the sea monsters really add some flavor to these worlds.

I have to admit that at times I have trouble keeping track of which planet is in which system, where certain things are located and where other people are and where they are going. I would love to have a map of sorts with the two systems and the planets and the big cities just to keep everything straight. I am pretty bad with names and terms at times and have trouble remembering them. At least I managed to remember her home town city and recognize when they talk about that.

I also liked how we got to hear more about Vivian's love for her farm in this book. It really makes it clear why she's working so hard to get the farm back and how much she loves the land. I feel like we get to learn more about Vivian in this book and seeing how she interacts with everyone shows more about her personality.

This series is also full of great characters. I've grown really fond of Marcelo, Vivian's relationship broker. Ai, the ship's AI is still one of my favorite characters too. I like her personality and it also was fun to see how she communicated with Vivian when Vivian was away from the ship. Speaking of the ship, that slowly is becoming their home and I like the vibe of the ship as home base, but also seeing them spend time in other places. I love Jinzo, he's so sweet and awesome. It also is fun to see more of Carlos, Skylar and Lia in this book.

To summarize: I love this new series by S.J. Pajonas! It was romance, a great plot line with some twists, some well done world building and a fantastic cast of characters. I've already grown quite fond of this world and characters and this sequel was really good. In this book we don't see as much of Ken, but instead the romance focuses on Vivian's developing relationship with Jinzo. I loved Jinzo, he's a great character, so sweet and helpful and he's perfect for Vivian. It's a solid basis for the reverse harem aspect and I am looking forward to see how things go in book 3 when the two guys meet. I also liked learning more about the world and the characters in this book. I really like the world the author has build, even tough I have trouble remembering sometimes what is where and the names of everything. The side characters are great to read about too, this book really has a lively and interesting group of side characters. All in all an amazing read and I can't wait to get my hands on the next book.
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1,467 reviews74 followers
April 23, 2020
This has turned into a shaggy dog story, with random things happening and our girl just barely avoiding being TSTL. Fun if you like that style.

I won't be continuing the series.
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4,455 reviews466 followers
November 4, 2020
After adoring First Flyght, I was eager to see what happened in the second book in the Flyght series. With so much introduced in book one, I had high hopes of what was to come. With Broken Flyght, I fell deeper into the story. This second book offers so much, and I’m super excited to see what comes next.

Broken Flyght continues the multiple storylines introduced in First Flyght, continuing the storylines that had me curious and excited in book one. All the elements get some attention in this one, but there are certain elements that get more focus – and through this, there are more things that I’m interested in. Not only do we get to see more of the storylines we were introduced to in the first book, we get to understand the wider universe more. It’s something I’d been hoping for after the first book, and I was glad of the insight we were given.

Without a doubt, Broken Flyght is a wonderful second book in the series. This one offers us so much – new characters to fall in love with, drama to keep us entertained, and details about the overall storyline that leaves you eager for more. If you enjoyed the first book you need to grab this second – it promises great things for what comes next.
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Author 35 books196 followers
July 31, 2019
Wow! A fantastic follow up to the first book. The book jumps right into the action and Vivian is such a hard ass. I love her! I was lucky enough to beta read this one :)
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Author 16 books245 followers
June 16, 2020
Oh, wow! I raced right from book 1 to book 2 and wasn't disappointed. Just like the 1st book, Broken Flyght is packed with high-intensity action. A real page-turner. What more trouble can descend on Vivian? If it's available, it's hit her and/or her crew. Vivian grows in this book. She starts to listen to her suitors (former boyfriend Ken and a new guy, Jinzo) who calm her down and help her see reason. The 2 men get along remarkably well. But then if you're raised in an environment where women are in the minority and definitely rule. They own the land, enterprises, corporations. They marry (or take consorts) to strengthen their networks. By her expert world building, Author Pajonas makes the reverse harem situation seem reasonable. Can't wait to read what happens next.
4,508 reviews14 followers
May 17, 2020
Loved the book, the story was well written and the characters were intriguing. Once I started I could not get enough, from the start till the end I was engrossed I was even on the edge of my seat with twists and turns, hot and steamy, lust and passion, strength, happiness with a happily ever after. Do yourself a favor and buy the book you want be disappointed.
Thank you for allowing me to review your book.

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Profile Image for Caprice.
84 reviews2 followers
March 25, 2022
In general the book is good, although I think the 1st one was better and more action and emotionally packed.

Unfortunately I've got that problem with books, that I need to be able to relate to MC, otherwise I can't read. So, here is where I'll stop with that series... as I come to conclusion (again) that RH is not something I like..
But because I like the writing style, I'm going to check out other books from this author.
Profile Image for Lorraine Gojara.
13 reviews
April 21, 2020
The adventure of Vivi and her quest to find husbands continues. Her brother is a real piece of work. Still have high hopes for her matchmaker. Looking forward to the next book.
1,068 reviews3 followers
February 15, 2021
Pretty good series but I'm looking for something more right now.
Profile Image for Tamara Hauser.
47 reviews1 follower
February 17, 2020
I like how the story of Vivian continues in Broken Flyght. Vivian has 2 new crew members and possible partners to decide on. Unfortunately one of them is already taken, so Vivian lets him go. With new contracts and her hydroponics set up well under way,Vivian is closer to earning the money to save the family farm.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
4,498 reviews12 followers
February 4, 2020
This is a suspenseful and action packed second book of the series. This is a fun read that keep my attention captive. I really like that the world building has not stopped. This is a fantastic read filled with twists and turns.

I am voluntarily leaving an unbiased, honest review.
Profile Image for Bonny Niswonger.
387 reviews8 followers
January 26, 2020
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. Vivian was trying to find her brother beause he took everything from his family. She is tryig to get the money back so she can get her familys land back. she rans a shipping company to make money. Vivian is also trying to find mats to help her. Now would be the time to get this book. I will be getting more from this author.
Profile Image for Karen Gibbons.
44 reviews
October 5, 2019
Book 3 is Pre-ordered!!!

Vivian is a woman who continues to persevere in her quest to buy back the family farm that her brother put into bankruptcy when he embezzled all its assets. What I learned about her in book two was, from my perspective, that she has a poor self image. What she accomplishes in this book will keep you reading until you finish the book. November 8th is the release date for book three.
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41 reviews1 follower
October 4, 2019
In the 2nd book following Vivian we get to meet new potential connections to her network, follow along with her high stakes adventures, and have all the fun! This book had a ton happening from world hopping, continuous world building, and additional character development from new and old characters. I highly recommend this book/series!!
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51 reviews
October 5, 2019
Imperfect heroine

Some books you read you hate how annoying bad behavior is in a main character. But in this series Vivian's behavior it's more relatable. Shaw is aware of her faults, almost painfully so.
Profile Image for Kirstin Lewry.
184 reviews3 followers
November 5, 2019
Enjoyable read

I really enjoyed this book and this series so far. I love that while the idea of space captain woman has been done many times this still has its own unique spin that has me hooked. If you love space ship sci fi and RH this is definitely for you!
Profile Image for Calm Your Pits.
561 reviews3 followers
January 9, 2020
This story just keeps getting better with each book. Loving the guys and eagerly awaiting more. Also can’t wait to see how she plans to get back the farm.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
345 reviews1 follower
November 4, 2019
Excellent four star!

I just finished the second book and await number three. I enjoyed reading this book, but it is proceeding at a slow pace.The author needs to pick up the pace.
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