ARC Review: Fight or Flight by Samantha Young

Posted October 10, 2018 by Francesca in Reviews / 5 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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ARC Review: Fight or Flight by Samantha Young
Fight or Flight
by Samantha Young

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: October 9th 2018
Published by Berkley Books
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
 

“FIGHT OR FLIGHT is certainly a cute read.”
~ Under the Covers

Oh, but how I hate having unpopular opinions.  Here’s the thing.  Everyone seems to have fallen head over heels for this book.  And while I did enjoy it, don’t get me wrong here, I can’t quite figure out why all that gushing.  Is something wrong with me?

This book is about two people that are trying to get a flight to Boston while there’s some natural disaster causing havoc on flight schedules.  They both want first class seats and the hero rudely steals the last one available from the heroine.  From there, their relationship is all about the animosity and bickering, even when there is an underlying attraction that they do act on while they are stuck waiting for their flight.

Caleb, our hero, is going to be a tough one for some people to swallow.  He’s kind of a rude, self absorbed, jerk.  Surprisingly, that’s not where my lack of enthusiasm for this book stems for.  I actually thought he was incredibly sexy!  It kind of makes you wonder if you should just move to Scotland to find perfectly brooding men quite like him.

Our heroine, Ava, on the other hand, I found a little less appealing.  She’s very career driven and has never considered wanting or needing any kind of serious relationship in her life.  I often struggle with heroines that can come across a bit cold and standoffish and I think Ava had a little of that.  It’s not that I didn’t like her, I just didn’t connect with her and couldn’t care much about what happened with her.  I couldn’t even sympathize with her emotional struggle about what happened in her past.

FIGHT OR FLIGHT is certainly a cute read.  It would probably make a really fun romcom if it ever gets made into movie.  But I lacked the investment to make me fall for the story so it sort fell a bit short of hitting the wow mark for me.  Enjoyed it, didn’t love.

Favorite Quote:

“Never fear, babe. I’m about tae ruin you.”

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About Samantha Young

Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She's been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestseller ON DUBLIN STREET. ON DUBLIN STREET is Samantha's first adult contemporary romance and has sold in twenty-five countries.

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

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I agree! We should all move to Scotland!

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Kathy Valentine

I agree Francesca with your review,it sounds ok but not that interesting! Shared on all my socials!!💖😉

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Monique

Thanks for your review! The quote was very helpful: it tells me precisely why I would not like it.

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Timitra

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it Francesca

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Amy R

Thanks for the review, this one is on my wishlist.