Book Review: Come Fly With Me by Helen Rolfe

I’m happy to be welcoming Helen Rolfe back to Novel Kicks and the blog tour for her novel, Come Fly With Me.

Take to the skies in this gorgeous and gripping new series, perfect for fans of Jo Bartlett and Cathy Bramley.

A Second Chance…

For Maya, serving as a pilot in the Whistlestop River air ambulance team is a dream come true. And now, with her divorce from her overbearing husband finally complete, flying over the fields of Dorset, and saving lives with the Skylarks, is the centre of her world. If only her ex would accept their separation as readily as she had, life would be perfect…

A fresh start…

Having recently transferred from London to Dorset, paramedic Noah is ready for a new start. But he’s brought with him a lot of baggage, not least his infant niece who he’s been looking after since his sister died unexpectedly earlier that year. Noah adores Eva, but is he really cut out to look after a baby?

A risk worth taking?

When Noah and Maya find themselves on the same rescue team, they’re immediately drawn to each other. Yet, with so many complications in their personal lives, do they have time to open their hearts to someone new?

As their friendship grows, Noah and Maya are both about to discover that life is worth nothing unless you share it with the people you love.


Maya loves her job as a pilot with the Skylarks and the Whistlestop Air Ambulance team. She only wished her private life wasn’t a complete disaster. She’s divorced from her ex-husband but he is far from being out of her life. 

Having recently moved from London to Dorset, Noah is not living the life he imagined. He had not counted becoming the guardian of his niece, Eva. 

When he first meets Maya, it’s not the best of first impressions but can they find their way out the other side? 

I’m very much a big fan of Helen Rolfe’s books so I was pleased to be invited onto the blog tour for her latest novel, Come Fly With Me. 

It’s obvious from the beginning how loyal Maya is to those around her. She’s a kind and relatable character. There is something she is holding back which brings complications to her life but for the sake of her job and her son, she carries on. I also love the inclusion of Whizzy. 

It’s not hard to love Noah. He has risen to what life has thrown at him and wants to do what’s best for his niece, even when that comes to bite him in the bum. It’s easy to feel empathy for him. 

The majority of the supporting cast are brilliant, well, except for Conrad.

I found the relationship between Maya and her father interesting and was pleased to see it develop through the novel. 

This novel has much warmth, humour and a great plot that unfolds well. The setting for this book sounds idyllic and, being from Dorset myself, I don’t care if that does make me bias. This book covers love, family, belief in both yourself and others and how past hurts can affect the present. 

Come Fly With Me is a wonderful escape where you can meet lovely characters and read a compelling story that will leave you happy by the end. Looking for that holiday novel or a book to distract you from real life for a while… then look no further. I loved this story. 

(Thanks to Boldwood Books, Netgalley and Rachel’s Random Resources for the advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review.)



About Helen Rolfe –

Helen Rolfe writes contemporary women’s fiction and romantic fiction. She enjoys weaving stories about family, friendship, secrets, and relationships. Characters often face challenges and must fight to overcome them, but above all, Helen’s stories always have a happy ending.

Helen loves creating village settings or places with a small-town feel and a big sense of community. Location has always been a big part of the adventure in Helen’s books and she enjoys setting stories in different cities and countries around the world. So far, locations have included Melbourne, Sydney, New York, Connecticut, Bath, Paris and the Cotswolds.

Helen has added Dorset to her list of locations with the launch of Come Fly With Me, set in the fictitious town of Whistlestop River. Come Fly With Me is the first book in Helen’s brand new series centred around an air ambulance team, the Skylarks, who take to the skies to save lives.

Born and raised in the UK, Helen graduated from University with a business degree and began working in I.T. This job took her over to Australia where she eventually turned her attentions back to the career she’d dreamt of since she was fourteen. She studied writing and journalism and wrote articles for women’s health and fitness magazines. Helen began writing fiction in 2011 and hasn’t missed the I.T. world one little bit… in fact she may just have found her dream job!

Say hello to Helen on Facebook, X (Twitter), Instagram and Bookbub. Click here to sign up to Helen’s newsletter. 

Come Fly With Me is book one in the Skylarks series and was released by Boldwood Books on 22nd May 2024. Click here to buy on Amazon, Apple Books and Barnes and Noble. Click to buy on Waterstones


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I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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