Author: Zara Cox
Publisher/Year: CreateSpace Publishing 6/17/14
Series: The Indigo Lounge Series #2
Welcome back to the Indigo Lounge, the scandalously sexy sky-high playground where anything can, and does happen…
Flirty, dirty and utterly delicious, HIGHER is the sizzling conclusion to Zach & Bethany’s love story which began in book one, HIGH.
When Bethany finds herself back on board the Indigo Lounge, this time for work purposes, she knows her life is about to once again slide into free fall.
Zachary Savage has branded himself onto her senses, and despite her attempts to protect her heart she’s pulled right back into his sizzlingly intense orbit of sex, more sex and dark secrets.
But even out of this world sex won’t save Beth’s heart when Zach is finally ready to reveal the truth…
HIGHER. The only way is up, and this time they’re going all the way.
Ahhh, the saga continues – and the roller coaster hasn’t let them off yet. The relationship that we saw develop between Bethany and Zach is far from finished, even though there was so much pushing them apart at the end of book 1. While we know that Bethany had told Zach that she loved him in book 1, we know that he’s got secrets that are going to make it hard for her to admit that again, and even to be together.
Where this 2nd installment takes us is back to the real world, to New York where Bethany has to figure out how to get on with her life and try to live again, while Zach has to figure out a way around telling the secrets that he’s been unable to share for 6 years.
Because we know of the control that Zach needs to have over everything, he sorts out a way to move to New York, set up his office and get the events planning company to work on the launch of the new IL plane. All under the guise of real work while he’s trying to get Bethany back into his good graces. Every time these 2 come together, they practically combust, and it’s hot. There’s so much passion and tension between them that it’s really just a matter of how Zachary can get around the forces keeping him from sharing secrets before they can be happy together.
On a trip around the world, things are slowly revealed, and each time Zach shares something, he’s afraid that Bethany will run away. While she keeps saying that she’ll stay, it’s not easy and it’s quite frequent that we see someone pull away during this saga.
This actually leads to one of the slight downfalls that i see in this 2nd book.
1) – it’s the final installment of this couple’s journey which i feel like was a bit abrupt and maybe a bit shallow. Shallow in the sense that there wasn’t as much depth to the plot as there was in book 1, so when we got to the ending, there was a bit too much of a neat tie-up.
2) The tension from the facts that are revealed was a bit anti-climactic. while we all knew where the story was going to end up, there were moments when i felt that one or the other would have pulled away more and left the other hanging, that really didn’t happen in the way that i envisioned things.
3) There were teasers to things that could be happening or should happen in the future that my mind had set up to be crimps in the story and those things didn’t happen.
All that aside though, we had a really steamy story of our typical CEO alpha male and a ‘naive’ female who wanted to come into her own to be strong, yet needed to rely on her man for happiness. The nice thing though is that there’s a book 3 – and while it’s not the continuation directly of Bethany and Zach, i can only hope that we’ll get to see them continue on in the story somehow since Indigo is Zachary’s love. Onto book 3 i guess- and i hope you enjoyed your flight with this series!