Mile High by Liz Tomforde Book Review
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Zanders: Chicago hockey isn’t complete without me—everyone’s favorite player to hate. I know my role, and I play it well. In fact, I thoroughly enjoy spending the majority of my game time in the penalty box before leaving the arena with a new girl on my arm each night.
What I don’t like is the new flight attendant on our team’s private plane. She works for me, not the other way around. But I’ll be sure to remind her of that, and I can guarantee, by the end of the season, she’ll be begging to quit her job.
But every road trip blurs the lines, and I can’t quite figure out if I keep pushing that flight attendant call button in order to push her buttons or if it’s more than that.
Stevie: I’ve been a flight attendant for years. I thought I’d see it all, but when my new job lands me onboard working for the most egotistical and self-righteous diva in the NHL, I start to second guess everything. Including the promise I made to myself of never hooking up with an athlete again . . . no matter how annoyingly tempting he may be.
Zanders is unfiltered, unapologetic, and too attractive for his own good. He loves his image, but I hate everything about it.
Everything but him.
Contains mature themes.
Here is the potentially sensitive content that I observed while reading this book:
- Body shaming/Fatphobia
- Emotional abuse
- Mental Health
- Panic attacks
- Sexually Explicit Scenes
- Toxic friendship
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There are possible **SPOILERS** beyond this point!
I love Mile High so much! I originally did not like Zanders whatsoever, but grew to be absolutely obsessed with this man. I love how he was so obsessed with Stevie. And I just loved how strong Stevie was as a female main character.
This story did feel long, but I enjoyed the fact that this was a little bit on the long side because I wanted to spend as much time as possible with this couple. It was super spicy, and there was a lot of great mental health rep, and I love the fact that there’s a lot of body positivity in the story as well. There was also a lot of really great banter as Stevie and Evan really got to know each other. Their chemistry is undeniable.
The writing was just beautiful and Evan Zanders is my man. This was my first book from this author, but it definitely won’t be my last, and I’m looking forward to reading more from this series. I highly recommend!
There are many open door scenes and sexual language throughout.
Genre & Tropes
- He falls first
- Forbidden romance
- Opposites Attract
- Close proximity
- Man Obsessed
“You following me?”
“If I can’t stand you… then why has my only thought of every minute of every day for the last week been me wondering what it would feel like to fuck you?”
“Such dirty words come out of that pretty mouth of yours… Are you ready to show me what else that mouth can do?”
“I needed that.”
“No, you needed me,”
“I don’t see you the way you see yourself. I think you’re good, and sweet, and hilarious, and fucking stunning, Vee. And I just want a chance… You want to be chosen first? Well, so do I. So, choose me.”
“You have no idea how much I needed you, Stevie.”
“I think it’s probably the most attractive thing about you, your openness towards your mental health.”
“Sweetheart, death by pussy is the only way I plan on going, so get over here. If I don’t make you come at least twice before my game tonight, I don’t think we’ll win.”
“wearing your hand around my throat like a necklace is my favorite piece of jewelry.”
“You’re my personal version of heaven, Stevie girl.”
“But I think you may have created a monster… A bougie monster.”
“My favorite kind.”
“You don’t have to love your body every single day. That’s unrealistic to expect, but I’ll be here loving it for the days you can’t.”
“You can’t look at us and say we don’t fit in. We go together perfectly.”
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