A bad storm, two canceled flights, stuck in an airport with a hot stranger and the guy who broke her heart... what could go wrong? After Sari caught her boyfriend Zev cheating on her, their romantic Florida vacation was ruined. She can't get back to NYC soon enough. Unfortunately, mother nature may have different plans. A huge storm is brewing in the Northeast, and flights all over the country are getting canceled—including Sari's. She winds up stuck at the airport for hours. With Zev! When another stranded passenger (a hot NYU guy) suggests a connecting flight to Boston, Sari jumps at the chance. But when her mom freaks out about her traveling alone, she has no choice—she has to include Zev, and somehow survive being trapped with the guy who broke her heart!
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published May 15th 2018 by Swoon Reads
Three stars: A romance with a lot of drama that lacks the light and fluffy.
Sari is thrilled to be seeing her idol at a music concert, even if that means missing the party of the year that her boyfriend is attending. After the amazing concert, Sari and her friend, Trina, decide to pop into the party. At the party, Sari gets a heart shattering surprise. She finds her boyfriend, Zev, kissing his ex girlfriend. She flees in tears, vowing to not speak to Zev again. Their romantic spring break trip to Florida is off. She heads to Florida on her own and spends the week with her grandma. While on her trip, Sari gets the opportunity she has been waiting for, a chance to sing at a popular club. She can’t get back to NYC fast enough, but the weather has other plans. A huge storm may put a kink in her plans, and she soon finds herself stranded with her ex. Will Sari figure it out?
What I Liked:
- Airports, Exes and Other Things I Am Over is fun read even if it did lack the light, fluffy feel good vibe I was craving. Still, I liked the characters and I enjoyed watching the story play out.
- Sari is a driven, headstrong protagonist. I admired her drive and her determination. She is all about her music career, and I liked that she knew what she wanted. Granted, she is stubborn, but I couldn’t help but to respect her firm stance.
- Big props to a great secondary cast. I adored Fitz, Dylan and Trina. Fitz is a potential love interest, and he has a heart of gold. I loved how he was there for Sari and how he picked her up time and time again. Dylan is a sweetheart too. I wish that he had a larger part in the story. Trina, Sari’s best friend, is the kind of best friend we all need. She is willing to drive long distances for her friend and she brings donuts. Loved these characters. I wanted more of all three of them.
- I loved the family support. Sari’s mom and dad were funny, especially her mom. I liked that they were involved in Sari’s life and that they supported her. The conversation that Sari has with her mom at the end is heartfelt and wonderful. Her parents, brother and Grandma are amazing. Big props for an involved, supportive family.
- Zev was a conundrum to me. I didn’t know whether I was supposed to like him or hate him. I will say that he was certainly a good guy and he tried over and over to make things right, even though Sari kept knocking him down. He was incredibly patient and kind. I ended up liking him when it was all said and done.
- The ending was nice. It ends in a good place, no drama or unanswered questions.
And The Not So Much:
- I wasn’t into the romance, probably because there wasn’t much romance. Instead the book is all about Sari being angry over Zev kissing another girl. There is a lot of drama that could have been corrected with a conversation. I wanted more warm and fuzzy, and it just wasn’t there.
- I wasn’t sure who I was supposed to be rooting for as far as the romance. I liked one of the guys way better than the other, and I have to say I was disappointed when things didn’t play out the way I hoped.
- There just isn’t much to this one. It basically is all about drama over a kiss and getting stranded in the airport. It was predictable and a bit boring.
Airports, Exes and Other Things I Am Over is a book I picked up wanting a light, fluffy, feel good romance and instead I got a book that was overly dramatic and a bit boring. I did like the characters, especially the secondary cast of characters. This is a quick read if you want something entertaining, but don’t expect a swoon worthy romance.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own, and I was not compensated for this review.