May 14, 2018

Review & Giveaway: Airports, Exes, and Other Things I'm Over

Aiports, Exes, and Other Things I'm Over by Shani Petroff (May 15, 2018)
Length: 224 pages
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Source: I received a free copy for this blog tour. Thank you Xpresso Book Tours!
Purchase: Barnes & Noble | Amazon | iBooks | Kobo
My Rating:
Goodreads Summary: A bad storm, two canceled flights, stuck in an airport with a hot stranger and the guy who broke her heart... what could go wrong? After Sari caught her boyfriend Zev cheating on her, their romantic Florida vacation was ruined. She can't get back to NYC soon enough. Unfortunately, mother nature may have different plans. A huge storm is brewing in the Northeast, and flights all over the country are getting canceled—including Sari's. She winds up stuck at the airport for hours. With Zev! When another stranded passenger (a hot NYU guy) suggests a connecting flight to Boston, Sari jumps at the chance. But when her mom freaks out about her traveling alone, she has no choice—she has to include Zev, and somehow survive being trapped with the guy who broke her heart!

My Review

Airports, Exes, and Other Things I'm Over in Three Words: Musical. Stressful. Entertaining.

What I Liked
  • I was a big fan of the overall plot of Sari trying to deal with her feelings about her boyfriend's cheating when she just can't seem to get away from him! Her Florida vacation turns into a nightmare as she struggles to get back home before a big storm hits. I loved this story line.
  • Sari's best friend is pretty awesome, but I do wish she was in the book more.
  • Sari's parents are present and aren't just in the background! Their worry for her seemed realistic.
  • Fitz and Zev are both fun and sweet characters. 
  • I was really transported into the various settings. Whether Sari was stuck in the cramped airport or in squeezed in the backseat of a car in the middle of a storm, the descriptions were spot on.
  • The beautiful cover!
What I Didn't Like
  • It was too short! I wasn't able to really connect or get to know Sari or her boyfriend as much as I would have liked, which is kind of a bummer.
  • All the miscommunication. It is one of my least favorite romance tropes. This is a personal preference.
  • Although the drama did remind me of my teenage years, it was a little too annoying to read as an adult.
The Verdict: I think teens will enjoy the entertaining plot, be able to relate to having overly worrying (and sometimes embarrassing) parents, enjoy Sari's passion for music, and like the cute romance.

The Author

Shani Petroff is a writer living in New York City. She’s the author of the “Bedeviled” series, which includes Daddy’s Little Angel, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Dress, Careful What You Wish For, and Love Struck, and is the co-author of the “Destined” series which includes Ash and Ultraviolet. She also writes for television news programs and several other venues. When she’s not locked in her apartment typing away, she spends a whole lot of time on books, boys, TV, daydreaming, and shopping online.

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  1. Thanks for hosting today, Kay! Great review! :)

  2. That does not sound like a fun situation to be in, but reading about others in it can be quite entertaining. :D

  3. Ahh I've been so excited for this one :D

  4. A lot of people don't really like the miscommunication trope but I actually don't mind it too much! I think I've seen it happen too often in real life so I understand it happening in books, as long as it is done well. I like the sound of parents being included as well! It needs to happen more often in books ^.^

    1. I really like the role the parents played. As for the miscommunication trope, I feel like I have to be in the mood. haha *shrugs*

  5. Background characters actually contributing to the story? Awesome.
    Ah! The miscommunication dilemma. Only rarely have a seen this in movies (mostly Hallmark) and I liked it. If it was too much I can see it being a hassle.


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