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ARC Review: A Turn in the Air by A.H. Cunningham

A Turn in the Air gave me a RUN for my money. And once you read the book, you'll understand why I was running. In fact, let me stretch so I can be limber enough for Devon, because baybee! Devon and Sal had me feeling out of shape and out of breath with their kinky asses. But it was so... enticing.

ATITA is book 2 in the Wicked Moves series. (Plié is book 1) Now, I will say, when I first saw the cover of this book, it didn't set off the same vibe as book 1. However, once I began to read it, I understood the reason behind the design. It definitely fits based off the prologue alone.

The story is a Marriage of Convenience/Friends to Lovers trope. It revolves around the hero, Devon Reid. He is a dance instructor at Aisha's dance studio. He is a professional dancer who sustained an injury and is going to physical therapy at the top of the book. He is needing an assist to keep him from being deported back to Jamaica. Our heroine, Salome Blackwell... but don't call her by her full first name, is a tech guru and video game designer amongst other things. Right out the gate of the book, she has caught herself up in a dangerous game trying to play 'Captain Save 'Em'. She literally helps save women from trifling ass relationships that have their lives playing Russian Roulette.

Devon proposes a plan to help both him and Sal out of their respective troubles, which should have been easy, cut and dry, right? WRONG. Before they could even get fully past friendship to fake marriage, Sal was already feeling Devon. The problem is, sis was running from her feelings big time. But she has a thing for running anyway. But once they said 'I do', I asking fake marriage where? Those two were hot and heavy once they crossed that threshold of lovers.

They (she) tried so hard to keep this as friends with benefit thing but one thing I know for sure. You can only run from your feelings for so long. And when you meet someone who is willing and able to satisfy even the strangest kink, you hold onto those dreads and ride his ass like a rodeo.

The obstacles this coupling went through caused this book be very suspenseful. Between the family dysfunction (the family dynamic had me like WHOA), violence, stalking and so much more, I was hopping from one emotion to another, holding my breath trying to figure out what was next.

Trigger/Content Warnings include but are not limited to primal kink (look that shit up), forced abortion, and drug dealing. Some of the CW peaked my interest and had my eyebrows rising while others invoked a visceral emotion out of me. There were a couple times I was ready to slap fire out of somebody or help them meet their maker. But that's what makes a book good, right? When you have an emotional pull from it?

While I excited and enjoyed Devon and Sal's story, I will say I wasn't as enthralled as I had been with Aisha and Knox's story. I don't know if it was because A.H. Cunningham was a new to me author with Plié, the trope type, their type of kink or what. All I know is, they say birds of a feather flock together and this whole line up of friends are freaky af. I'm curious to see how the next book in the series will unfold. No matter what, I'm locked in.

I'd like to thank the author for allowing me to receive an advanced copy of this book for an honest review.

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