18 February 2011
Posted by Lynette
LOVE AT FIRST FLIGHT
ISBN #: 978-1402220067
Publisher Name: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Date Released: July 2009
Page Count: 416
Price: ROTFLMAO Amazon has this listed Mass Market Paperback for $999.99
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Chick Lit? I don't know
Book Format: Print
BACK COVER BLURB:
Juliana isn't looking for love . . .
When she meets Michael sitting next to her on the plane, Juliana's been dating Jeremy for ten years. But, he's hedging about marriage, and Michael promised to give her everything she's ever wanted in a relationship.
Michael is supposed to be getting married . . .
But he's drawn to Juliana in a way he never was to his beautiful manipulative fiancée . . .
When they get off the plane he and Juliana can't tear themselves apart. But with desperate ex's who won't let go, love at first sight is tested beyond endurance.
BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. But the cover looks pretty with my blog colors, doesn't it!
I promised myself recently that I would start writing more insightful reviews and I don't know if I can do that in this case.
First off, the above back cover blurb is highly misleading and doesn't reflect what's going on inside the book.
When I first opened LOVE AT FIRST FLIGHT, I was startled at the content but was allowing myself to set aside my preconceived notions and just let myself go with it. However, that changed as I read and I found myself uttering 'REALLY' several times while reading.
Really. The hero and heroine are both in serious relationships at the start of LOVE AT FIRST FLIGHT and I'm supposed to connect with them?
Really. The heroine accepts two proposals from two different men within a couple days of each other.
Really. The hero and the heroine have sex in a hospital bed after she is attacked and nearly raped.
Really. The hero tells his fiancée who he knows was a virgin when they first hooked up that if she is truly pregnant then the baby wasn't his.
Really. The hero's ex who is portrayed as an nice woman who leans to much on her family suddenly turns into Glen Close in Fatal Attraction just because it would be more convenient for the plot and justify the hero's lame butt for dumping her.
Really. The hero ignores his fiancée's phone calls and doesn't try to talk to her and explain why he felt the need to break off their engagement. And he did this for weeks.
Really. The hero who treated his ex abominably accepts the heroine back with open arms after she dumps him and runs back to her ex.
Really. The heroine is shocked when her boyfriend of ten years (who avoids every attempt at the discussion of marriage) admits that he's been thinking of dating other woman.
Really. The heroine and hero immediately fall in love. Why? How? I saw no reasoning behind this.
Really. The heroine can sleep with the hero days after meeting him and declare her love but can run back to her fiancée who didn't value her.
Really. The heroine's boyfriend, who seemed like a realistic guy scared of getting tied down suddenly turned into a prick because it was convenient to the plot.
I have several more really's but I'm going to stop here. LOVE AT FIRST FLIGHT didn't work for me and those are my reasons why, but maybe you will be different and will enjoy it very much.
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