The Layover

Lacie Waldon. Putnam, $15.99 trade paper (320p) ISBN 978-0-593-32825-5
Waldon debuts with a breezy enemies-to-lovers romp with just enough heart to keep it grounded. After almost a decade as a flight attendant, Ava Greene relies on her fiancé, Alexander, to add some much-needed stability to her life. Having agreed to leave her job once they’re married, Ava prepares for her final flight and the coveted 24-hour layover in Belize that’s sure to make it memorable. But Ava’s vision of a perfect last trip is ruined by the presence of playboy flight attendant Jack Stone, with whom Ava butts heads at every turn. Their squabbling is delightful—and when Ava decides to play matchmaker for two of her coworkers, she reluctantly enlists Jack’s help. Over the course of the trip, Ava’s reminded of how much she loves her job and realizes she’s not ready to give it up, leading to a heartbreaking call that ends her relationship with Alexander. Meanwhile, a maintenance delay adds an extra day to the tropical layover, giving Ava and Jack even more time to bond as Ava discovers that he’s not the bad guy she thought he was. Though the conclusion’s slightly rushed, the couple’s sparkling chemistry and flirtatious fighting make this sing. Readers craving an armchair getaway need look no further. Agent: Claire Friedman, InkWell Management. (June)
Reviewed on : 03/11/2021
Release date: 06/15/2021
Genre: Romance/Erotica
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