The Layover: A Book Review
This week I have another guest author, Kristin Mauro. She is a book lover who likes to review books before they are published and has her own blogging page. This week she is discussing The Layover by Lacie Waldon that was released on June 15th, 2021.
This is Lacie's debut novel and as I understand it the next novel is already in the works. All the photos come from Lacie's web page or Instagram feed.
June 15, 2021
Source: EARC from NetGalley
Synopsis from Goodreads:
After ten years as a flight attendant, Ava Greene is poised to hang up her wings and finally put down roots. She's got one trip left before she bids her old life farewell, and she plans to enjoy every second of it. But then she discovers that former pilot Jack Stone -- the absurdly gorgeous, ridiculously cocky man she's held a secret grudge against for years -- is on her flight. And he has the nerve to flirt with her as if he doesn't remember the role he played in the most humiliating night of her life. Good thing she never has to see him again after they land.... But when their plane encounters mechanical problems, what should have been a quick stop at the Belize airport suddenly becomes a weekend layover. Getting stuck on a three-hour flight with her nemesis was bad enough. Being stranded with him at a luxury resort in paradise? Even with the sultry breeze and white sand to distract her, it will take all the rum punch in the country to drown out his larger-than-life presence. Yet the more time Ava spends with him under the hot Caribbean sun, the more she begins to second-guess everything she thought she knew about him... and everything she thought she wanted from her life. And all too soon, she might have to choose between keeping her feet on the ground and her head in the clouds.... An unexpected tropical layover with her nemesis turns a flight attendant's life upside down in this witty, breezy debut romantic comedy about life -- and love -- 30,000 feet above the ground.
I loved this book and am excited to say that I met Lacie through an engagement group on Instagram which allowed me the pleasure of interviewing her. She is smart, witty, and an absolute delight to chat with.
Now about the book. This book was a fun, quick read full of dynamic characters and one fun trip to Belize. The characters are well developed and likable. As I read the book, I envisioned Lacie narrating it and felt her personality come out. Ava, Gen, and Jack were real and relatable, I felt like I was right there with them on this adventure. The story is told from Ava’s point of view and the excursions were hilarious. I found myself laughing out loud because I could see myself in Ava too. I also really like how the book ended. The story concluded on a positive note with all the details beautifully connected. I also liked that they all became friends in the end.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good Rom-Com with characters that go from disliking one another to falling in love. This book will be one I buy for my family and friends. I cannot wait to read her next book!
Overall Rating 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟