Review: Playboy Pilot by Penelope Ward

Friday, October 21
My rating:
3 Stars…

So close! This was so, so close to being 5 stars...


Money or love? Which would you choose?

You probably just answered the question in your head thinking it's an easy decision.

For me, it's not. Did I mention it's a lot of money? A hell of a lot.

I needed to go far away to think it through.

As I embarked on an impulsive trip, I hit a detour when I met sexy Carter in the airport lounge. We struck up a heated conversation.

Then, he left.

I thought I'd never see him again.

But fate had other plans.

Surprise! He was the pilot of my flight.

The bigger surprise was the adventure that followed after the plane landed.

Carter was dangerous and always on the move.

Even though our connection was magnetic, I knew it was only temporary.

He would give me tickets, and I would follow him around the world to exotic places.

A bevy of flight attendant exes and rumors about Carter's reputation were never far behind.

I didn't know what to believe.

But I was addicted. Nothing else mattered anymore. And I was going to get hurt. Because a part of me wanted to be the one to finally ground the playboy pilot.

At the very least, he was taking me on a thrilling ride.

All good things must come to an end, right?

Except our ending was one I didn't see coming.

You and me both, kiddo.

What I loved:

- ♥♥Carter!♥♥ Oh, sweet baby Jebus, I was obsessed with this character!
Honestly. I think he's the best contemporary hero I've ever read. I can see why he was such a whore - who wouldn't want him???
- The old people ♥ Everything about all of them.
- The travel aspect of the story was very cool. I loved all the adventures Carter took Kendall on.
- I liked the quirky little things like the Carter's baby ad, and the Kardashians magazine cover... those little things made me smile.

What I didn’t love:

- Everything about Kendall, really. Characters like her are the reason I DNF. Had Carter not been such a phenomenal character, I would have DNF'd this one. She was just a jealous, gloomy, angsty character that I couldn't relate to at all. The jealousy aspect of the book was so painfully obvious I couldn't believe that Ms Ward would allow her heroine to walk into it, but walk into it she did. Repeatedly. And then when Carter needed her support the most (after all the shit he does for her) she has a bitch fit and abandons him. Man, fuck her.

- The separation was uneccessary. Like, it made me wonder if it would even be possible to be that clueless about the thing that happens to make Kendall lose her shit.

- When they reunited, I just had to suspend all reality for the rest of the book. Everything about the last 20% was so un-buy-able. And the part that sucked the most was that all Carter's pain was for nothing.

- Also, the God stuff... it's not my thing. Neither is the pyschic stuff. I could have done without those.


100 stars for Carter. -100 stars for Kendall. 3 stars because if it wasn't for Kendall & Carter cancelling each other out, I liked the story.
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