James Thompson has been in New York attending a friend’s wedding. James is a bit of a type A personality, and he’s packed and ready to hit the airport four hours early so he doesn’t miss the plane.
Mika Bailey is in New York on a business trip. He works in marketing and he travels quite often. Mika is quite a bit more relaxed than James. He doesn’t even leave his hotel until an hour and a half before the plane is to take off.
It turns out, James and Mika will be on the same plane…which has been delayed. They start off on the wrong foot because Mika cut off James in the line for the charging station. As the hours pass, the plane is delayed more and more. Soon, James and Mika have some food, some drinks, and some conversation. Thanks to that conversation, one thing leads to another, and the men find themselves in the family restroom, not quite joining the mile high club, but close.
Is there more to their budding truce than meets the eye? After all, they live in the same city, and maybe they’ll be able to see what comes of their hookup.
What a cute little book! When I read the blurb, it seemed like something I might enjoy, but honestly, I liked it a lot more than I imagined I would.
New Heights has a pretty straight forward plot. It’s an opposites attract/enemies to lovers type story where the characters are so cute they melt your heart. While Mika (pronounced Mee-Ka, not MI-Ka. He hates when people get that wrong) is a tad on the ornery side, he’s not a bad guy, and James is a little uptight, but he’s not annoying.
Sparks fly between them immediately…beginning with annoyance and just the right amount of animosity, slowly growing to a begrudging peace treaty. The more James and Mika talked, they more depth was shown. It’s not a long book by any means, but it felt like there was enough time to know their personalities and what made them tick. I found there was a surprising amount of emotion, and I was so pleased. I don’t want to give anything else away, but I will say James and Mika discover things about themselves as they’re discovering things about each other.
When they finally realized there were these growing feelings and passions, they couldn’t get to the restroom fast enough, and the scene was incredibly sexy, with all the fumbling, and laughing, and fun there should be during a couple’s first time. This was the only sex scene in the book, but there didn’t need to be anymore. Even though it’s a pivotal scene, I don’t believe it’s the most important scene.
The end was neat and tidy and oh so sweet. It fit, and it was perfect. I had a smile plastered on my face and it stayed there well after I turned off my Kindle. I have no qualms about recommending this little gem to anyone and everyone. I have checked Quinn Anderson’s Amazon page, and I plan to start reading her other books very soon.