ebook received from the author in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: June 26th 2014
When introvert Sarah boards a plane to fly home after an overseas holiday, the last thing she expects is Aiden, the guy sitting next to her who’s never flown anywhere before and refuses to shut up. Hours of random conversation later, they part ways. Sarah can’t stop thinking about Aiden, though, and wondering if she made a terrible mistake letting him go. Should she abandon her safe, predictable life and go in search of him, or would she be chasing a happily ever after that could never exist in real life?
When the author contacted me about this book, I will admit that it took me a while to figure out where I knew the name from and which book I had previously read by her. Finally though, I remembered that it was Forgiven (A Trouble Novella), which I downloaded for free and enjoyed, so once I had that figured out, I couldn't say no to this request.
The Trouble with Flying was one of those books that is perfect for lounging around with in the sun. However, it should come with a warning: DO NOT start it when you plan to go to bed in an hour! This is what I did and it ended up keeping me up for hours because I couldn't stop reading. I did finally admit I needed sleep around 2am so stopped at 70% only to pick it up first thing the next morning because I couldn't wait to find out what happened.
This book was a sweet, engaging read and the best thing about it, is that it's a full book! Unlike the novella (which was still good), I could fall in love with and engage with Aiden and Sarah. In fact I could relate to Sarah well after having to overcome a fear of speaking to people myself. It wasn't as bad as Sarah's but it made the book all the more realistic for me. She was a likable character and I enjoyed the side to her as she figured out that science was not the path she wanted to pursue. As well as this, I liked how Aiden brought out a more confident side to her and how they helped each other move through their problems. Their growth was believable and it was fun to watch it unfold.
Moreover, I liked the unique setting, it made this book a bit different from other romances like this. Although parts of the story did remind my slightly of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight I still found myself turning the pages, hooked on finding out what had happened to the characters and what choices they were going to make. And, especially at the end, I read with a smile on my face at the conversations between Aiden and Sarah.
If there was one thing I wanted more of, it would be that I would have liked a bit more romance. This is a clean NA book, but I do like a bit more kissing and detail sometimes. Without it, the book for me is sweet and fine as it is, it's just a personal preference that there are a few 'hotter' scenes--I'm not meaning x-rated, or sex--in books.
Overall, The Trouble with Flying, was a great summery read that I couldn't put down. I wasn't meant to read this as early as I have, but who cares when a book can put you in a good mood? I'll definitely be looking out for the next book in this series!