Wednesday, December 5, 2018

REVIEW: Fight or Flight by Samantha Young


Shel: I loved this novel; it was the perfect distraction from the gazillion research papers I need to grade and all of the other responsibilities that my weekends usually require...I mean really, who needs clean laundry or food to eat?!!  

Court: *raises hand* I got on board with that endorsement, and was not disappointed. Samantha Young has been a favorite of ours for a long, long time...and this book is first off fun, sexy and deep and then makes way for people acting like *gasp* adults and going through some heavy stuff but finding their way by navigating with open minds and open communication...most of the time, anyway!

Shel: This novel reminded me of  the first things I ever read of Samantha Young--On Dublin Street --a more grown up, set in America, less tortured soul version. Caleb Scott was the most delicious alpha male (and to be fair had a mild case of tortured soul syndrome but I loved that about him!) and Ava Breevort was the perfect counterpart--strong and unwilling to stand for bullshit; I loved them together. Their enemies to lovers was so much fun to read and I found myself getting caught up in their backstories and their foolish pact, that let's face it, we all knew was bound to blow up. I loved how they ended up together at the end and what it took to get them there and I'm very, very selfishly hoping that this novel turns into the first of many spin-offs! 

Court: How they met was a fairytale...but everything that came after was delightful to read. Secondary characters really helped round out this stories plot and like Shel said...hopefully will make way for more books set in this world. I did tear up (because don't I always) but I think this is a book for everyone because don't we all need to be reminded that we are all beautiful in our own right...and other's don't deserve the opportunity or power to make us think otherwise!


A series of chance encounters leads to a sizzling new romance from the New York Timesbestselling author of the On Dublin Street series. 

The universe is conspiring against Ava Breevort. As if flying back to Phoenix to bury a childhood friend wasn't hell enough, a cloud of volcanic ash traveling from overseas delayed her flight back home to Boston. Her last ditch attempt to salvage the trip was thwarted by an arrogant Scotsman, Caleb Scott, who steals a first class seat out from under her. Then over the course of their journey home, their antagonism somehow lands them in bed for the steamiest layover Ava's ever had. And that's all it was--until Caleb shows up on her doorstep. 

When pure chance pulls Ava back into Caleb's orbit, he proposes they enjoy their physical connection while he's stranded in Boston. Ava agrees, knowing her heart's in no danger since a) she barely likes Caleb and b) his existence in her life is temporary. Not long thereafter Ava realizes she's made a terrible error because as it turns out Caleb Scott isn't quite so unlikeable after all. When his stay in Boston becomes permanent, Ava must decide whether to fight her feelings for him or give into them. But even if she does decide to risk her heart on Caleb, there is no guarantee her stubborn Scot will want to risk his heart on her....

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