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Publisher's Summary

Commander Berkley Levine is content with her life as a Top Gun instructor in Fallon, Nevada, flying F-18s for the Navy and trying to get over the death of her sister. A change of government and a new equality initiative place Captain Aidan Sullivan at the helm of the Navy's newest carrier, the USS Jefferson. Her first mission could have serious international consequences if she fails. Aidan's orders are to destroy two sites housing the nuclear program of an unfriendly nation, and she can think of only one person she trusts enough to get the job done: her old lover Berkley. 

Blue Skies will take you from Fallon, Nevada, to the Sea of Japan and beyond, as Berkley leads an elite group of pilots over enemy territory. As they embark on this adventure, Berkley and Aidan try to rediscover what they gave up for family, duty, and country.

©2009 Ali Vali (P)2018 Bold Strokes Books, Inc
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Wow! Just wow!

I read this book several years ago and absolutely loved it but I must say the audiobook took it to another level. The narrator (Paige McKinney) did an amazing job bringing this action packed military romance to life. I loved the chemistry between Berkeley and Aidan. This is a must read (listen) for any “elite operatives” fans-strong women kicking butts!!

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Abandon Ship!

I almost abandoned the audio book half way through but stuck it out, to no satisfaction. Cringe worthy narration. Unbelievably poorly researched military portrayal. Captain Aidan Sullivan had about as much military barring as a Disney princess, and I mean even the ones that don’t wear ball gowns. I loved Ali’s writing in the Devil series, so what the devil happened with this story I haven’t a clue. Shallow waters!

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For any female that has served her country in uniform…

I had high hopes for this book. But, I’m certain my military career has tainted me against the reader and the story. I find it extremely difficult to believe that the future captain of a new aircraft carrier would sound and act like a teenage girl with more on her mind then the awesome responsibility that has bestowed her. Yes, I know this is a romance story, but, at least have the decency to sound like a military officer. The smirky, sarcastic voice ruined it for me.

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A must

This was so gripping that I stayed up all night to finish the book. And to start the next one. I had to extract myself to do enough work and take the rest of the day off to start the next book! Seriously, wow, Ali Vali you’re my hero from jumping to book like Calumet to a book like this in writing that just blew me out of the water!! Ali Vali definitely favorite author all around! Thank God I like the narrator so as not to ruin such a great book!

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Falling in Love...

Ali has done it again. I so enjoyed this book. Wonderfully written. Amazing characters. Also like the way she connects characters from her other books.

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A waste of my time and money

Ali’s not best effort. I like the romance stories that go beyond the romance and tell a good story. Completely unrealistic scenario. A little research into Carrier and flight ops, at least enough to know what the “pointy” end of the ship is would have produced a better result. I could only get part of the way through the story.

And what happened Paige? A high schooler could have done better.

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Expertly written; Narration was superb varying voices, tones, etc to identify each character.

Having served in the military (although not the Navy) this plot drew my attention. From the turmoil of 911, to the hunt and death of Bin Laden, to the current day COVID pandemic, the world as I knew it has changed more than our ancestors would probably dream of. This plot and the characters portrayed could easily be a premonition of what our future may hold. Ms. Vali has developed each character with the necessary backbone, military bearing, and romantic civility to create an outstanding story. I would have enjoyed Captain Sullivan have a deeper voice but that would have been my personal military preference. The world is changing, enjoy “Blue Skies” and pray our military and leaders don’t.

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Disappointing

Such a Let down. She gave in to soon. Why don't you authors stop letting your lesbians be like little boys
that can't keep it in their pants. I had to forward faster. Have to send this one back. I forward faster on the love scenes
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The worst!

I don't think I have ever struggled to get through a book before. Only made it to Chapter 3. I couldn't even rate it. that's how bad it was

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i love ali vali book's

I'm a huge fan of the author I love her Cain Casey series it's one of my favorite series and I'm still waiting for the rest of them from that series to be put on auto this book was really enjoyable for me as well I would love for the second in a book to be put on auto I know the second book just dropped but I'm waiting for you to come on auto so can listen.
to it.
I like to listen to it better than reading it I find it more enjoyable for me and plus I can still listen to my book and do my other activities that I have going on in my life but yeah I'm a big fan of the writer and I'm waiting for a new. cain Casey book as well

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  • Sky ;)
  • 09-25-20

Sweet I want next one 😋

I really enjoyed this book, it was full of action and always kept you wondering how they were gonna get out of the mess. The book was with drama and romance and I seriously love the all about this book story characters and all whats going on in this book. Yes there may be some little things that may be like no way the manage bout hey this is a book a really good one and you just need to relax and let it take you in and enjoy it the way I definitely did . Narrator was really good .

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  • TomL
  • 08-31-19

good yarn

enjoyed this storyline. with the intrigues military action and mostly un-PC dialogue I found it entertaining and can't wait to get the rest instalment.