David Adler is a feckless, bisexual grad student in 1980s Cleveland who goes somewhere he shouldn’t and ends up in 1941, where he freaks out, works hard, joins the Army Air Corps, and reconnects with his Jewish roots. He also falls in love with both flying and Jim Wysynski, a guy he describes as “the prototype for the ideal American military hero: gee-whiz naif...secretlyDavid Adler is a feckless, bisexual grad student in 1980s Cleveland who goes somewhere he shouldn’t and ends up in 1941, where he freaks out, works hard, joins the Army Air Corps, and reconnects with his Jewish roots. He also falls in love with both flying and Jim Wysynski, a guy he describes as “the prototype for the ideal American military hero: gee-whiz naif...secretly brilliant; strong, tall, blond, blue-eyed.” Liberator is a queer historical romance, with a twist of time-travel thrown in. Set largely during WWII, it has a healthy mix of history, fantasy, and adventure, plus all the romance you could want....
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WW2 time-travel gay romance! Whee! Several of my favorite genres are combined together into one very nice romance novel. The characters are compelling and the author clearly did a lot of research on WW2 and airplanes. This is the first book in a trilogy and I'm excited to see where the rest of it goes (and what happens to Jim and David in the future); I will definitely be picking up the rest.
Excellently written and an intriguing idea. I love the WW2 era, and unlike a lot of books set in that time, this read true to the time period, and not at all forced or inadequately researched.The characters were wonderful, too. David, who carries most of the story, was great, but I totally fell for Jim, who we see from varying ages starting at 19 on through to his 60s. He was a complete delight, and every time we had the story from his POV (no matter the time period), I was always happy to find it, and sorry when it ended. (But glad to get back to the rest of the story, too.)My only complaint is that the ending was so abrupt. There are so many mysteries left at the end of this book that the ending didn't feel like an ending, so much as it did just a pause. I would have liked the book to end on a more hopeful, positive note, instead of feeling just like the conclusion of a chapter. I paged all the way to the end, hoping to find at least something, a preview of the next book, or at least reassurance that there was a next book, but apart from half a sentence in the author's bio, there wasn't anything. Believe me, I'll be anxious to read it.
Really sweet WW2 (well, mostly; there's time travel) love story. Lots of lovingly-researched detail, on both 1940s Cleveland and training to be a pilot in WW2. The love story is nicely timed, slow build, not instalove, and the end is satisfying as a stopping point, even if the story is not complete (it's one story spread over the three books; only the first volume is currently available but all three have been written so hopefully will be out soon!). Very nice, can't wait to read the others!
I couldn't leave the characters behind when I finished, and I am eagerly awaiting the next book. ❤
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I really liked the attention to historical detail, especially gay culture in the various periods, and I liked that the author didn't try to make her heroes have the correct opinions out of period. There were a lot of moments that were just lovely and fitting. This is especially impressive given the author is juggling the '40s, the '50s and the '80s at various points, and running an alternate history plotline as well.The growing romance between David and Jim was also very well done, and David having an edge in that he knew Jim was gay before Jim did made his moves seem reasonable instead of pushy. It was a lovely slow burn romance with good tension.It's also about 1/3rd of a book, with a very abrupt ending, and none of the three running plots tied up in any way shape or form. I guess the price is right, but it was pretty frustrating for me. Especially since I found the '80s section very slow, rather too long, and most of the characters unsympathetic (fortunately time travel miraculously improved David). Will probably check out the rest of the series to find out what happens, but would very much rather have had the whole story at once.
Very Good ReadI really enjoyed reading Liberator, Book 1 in the Flights of Love Series. The series continues on about David and Jim. Very good read.