Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: October 9, 2018
Format: ARC, 288 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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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....
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
In Review: My Thoughts
Fight or Flight ended up being less fluffy romance and more emotional than I anticipated, but I loved that about it. Don’t get me wrong, there are swoons and sexy times and a few laughs… but there are also some very real feels. Personally, I loved the combination.
Caleb wasn’t the easiest nut to crack. In fact, he was a jerk in the beginning. I wasn’t sure I would warm up to him. But oh, did I ever. There was so much more to him than met the eye. I absolutely adored Ava from the beginning. She was so very relatable. Their hate-to-love struck all the right chords with me. Their chemistry sizzled from the very start and their banter was A+. But it was really once things started getting deeper and more emotional, when truths from their pasts were revealed, that Fight or Flight became something special. Oh, the feels. (And yes, tears.)
I have high hopes we’ll see Caleb and Ava again in another book. I’d love to see more from this world and from the secondary characters. This book was satisfying, but as is often the case, I want more. Yes, I’m a greedy reader. 😉
“I don’t know how I’m going to win. I just know I’m not going to lose.”
“Why are you staring at me like that?”
“Nothing else is worth looking at when you’re in the room.”
“We’re all afraid of something, sweetheart. It’s up to us whether we stay and fight that fear… or whether we run and hide from it. I’m glad you’re not going to hide anymore. You have to promise not to hide anymore.”
What’s your favorite Samantha Young book?