Saturday, September 14, 2013

A REASON TO FLY by Aysel Quinn

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Date published: 8-07-2013
ISBN: 978-1-61217-891-2
Contemporary Sweet Romance
Reviewed by Helen

Obtained via publisher

Nate hates his weekly flights from Seattle to SoCal for his job, although he enjoys having every Friday off work. Until the day he buys his gum from a different kiosk at the airport and meets Annabelle. From then on he looks forward to seeing her every Monday before his flight, arriving earlier and earlier to spend more time with her, and engaging in quizzical and philosophical conversations. Then one day she isn’t there anymore.

This is a very sweet romance about two rather shy characters lacking in self-confidence, but who have found a quirky and unusual kind of common ground where they are both comfortable to get to know each other. It’s a fun story, very short, and told only in Nate’s POV, but it works well in tracing the development of the plot.
Readers will enjoy Annabelle and Nate’s discussions, worry about him possibly missing his flight or her potentially losing her job as their time together lengthens, and be ready and expectant for whatever might happen next.

Obviously in such a very short book (40 pages) detailed world building isn’t possible, but readers get a glimpse of the airport and a more in-depth look inside the characters. Although there’s no backstory at all, and it might have been good to have some, in such a short word length it’s not possible and the book functions well without it. We’re invested in the characters and that’s the main point of a romance. A cute story, well worth putting on your cell phone for the next time you’re stuck waiting in line somewhere. It’ll make you smile forget how long you waited.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.


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