Title: Fight or Flight
Author: Samantha Young
I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book will be released on October 9th.
The universe is conspiring against Ava Breevort. As if flying back to Phoenix to bury a childhood friend wasn’t hell enough, a cloud of volcanic ash traveling from overseas delayed her flight back home to Boston. Her last ditch attempt to salvage the trip was thwarted by an arrogant Scotsman, Caleb Scott, who steals a first class seat out from under her. Then over the course of their journey home, their antagonism somehow lands them in bed for the steamiest layover Ava’s ever had. And that’s all it was–until Caleb shows up on her doorstep.
When pure chance pulls Ava back into Caleb’s orbit, he proposes they enjoy their physical connection while he’s stranded in Boston. Ava agrees, knowing her heart’s in no danger since a) she barely likes Caleb and b) his existence in her life is temporary. Not long thereafter Ava realizes she’s made a terrible error because as it turns out Caleb Scott isn’t quite so unlikeable after all. When his stay in Boston becomes permanent, Ava must decide whether to fight her feelings for him or give into them. But even if she does decide to risk her heart on Caleb, there is no guarantee her stubborn Scot will want to risk his heart on her….
This book is right up my alley – it’s fun, steamy and you can cut the sexual tension with a knife. I was all in from the get-go.
Ava is an interesting mix of sophisticated and casual, wanting to appear sophisticated for her job and her high-end clients, but more casual when she’s off work – at least she becomes more casual as the book progresses. She starts wearing jeans. If that’s not casual, I don’t know what is.
Then we have Caleb Scott – a rugged Scotsman with a body like a Greek God. Oh mama! I will say it was hard not to simply picture Sam Heughan in this role as he is without a doubt my favourite Scotsman on the planet. I did find it funny that Outlander was referenced as I was picturing the actor playing Jamie Fraser from the show. But Caleb is more than just a handsome man – he’s got some issues he needs to deal with, issues that makes him unable to commit to a woman.
Ava is at first completely put off by Caleb’s manners, or lack thereof, but she, and the rest of us reading, can’t deny the heavy sexual tension that brews between her and Caleb. When they first get together during the layover, it’s almost like they’re having hate-sex, but apparently that equals amazing sex.
And in the way they always seem to cross paths, it’s almost like fate is involved, forcing them together. And I’m all for it!
The book is catered to the new adult/adult, but not graphic or explicit enough to be downright erotic, but we are treated to some very steamy scenes throughout.
The pacing was good. It didn’t feel too rushed although it does jump in time a few places, but it’s all good.
Overall, Fight or Flight is a great book if you’re looking for a nice quick read (I finished it within a day) that will leave you wanting more. I know I’m down for a sequel!
This is the first Samantha Young book I’ve read, but if this is an inclination of how the rest of her books are, it’s definitely not my last.
Do I recommend this book?
I do, definitely.
To women over 18 who enjoys a sexy Scotsman and all he has to offer *wink wink*