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Assenger again without asking for consent stealing from flights making alarming comments about passengers andor their children often where they can hear i ust don t understand why we re not allowed to slip a little bit of benadryl into whining children s King Alfred's Version of St. Augustine's Soliloquies juice she says too loudly gen has brokenust about every code of conduct in the flight attendant rule book it s Rescuing Gus just as ava says it s a miracle you haven t been fired yet so miraculous in fact that i don t believe it for a second gen is a professional disaster and a huge liability and the raucousness with which she commits transgressions like these makes it impossible to believe her behavior has never gotten back to her airline company unless we re operating under the assumption that her airline company isust shitty and negligent all around this is another one of those things that i m sure most readers wouldn t blink twice about especially because this book is marketed as a romantic comedy but because i have a hard time swallowing unrealistic writing in the contemporary romance genre i blinked twice thrice even i blinked many timessurprisingly i found Class of 92: Out of Our League jack stone to be the most sympathetic character in the book he s written with an empathy that s hard to ignore and he seems to have endless reserves of patience for all the disastrous characters around him the funniest moments in the novel come from scenes he features heavily in i should go i have a hot shower and tiny toiletries waiting for me that s adorableack says do those tiny toiletries make you feel normal sized though the first half of the layover falls closer to two stars for me the second half is where the story really takes off and some of the most breathtaking seuences unravel once alexander exits the picture ava and ack s romantic development becomes glittering hard to look away from or put down belatedly i began to root for them and even enjoy ava s character as she started to unwind giving in to her wanderlust new and colorful characters emerge and the claustrophobic cabin of the airplane transitions into wide open landscapes glowing caves auamarine ecosystems while the writing and dialogue in particular is at times overly ambitious i m not saying weirdness is sexually transmitted but until it s been scientifically proven not to be my dick is guaranteed to be skittish around the likes of you there are some beautiful hidden gems to be found inside this novel my hair flies around my head a cloud of dark celebratory eels and in sixth grade i attempted a gingerbread man for our holiday assignment my rendering was so inaccurate i ended up in the principal s office accused of turning in a penis for examplebecause i hovered between two and four stars for so long i m giving the layover three as a way to meet in the middle for those who aren t as picky about their romantic comedies i do recommend picking this up and giving it a shot it s a fun debut the leading love interest is an ideal candidate for a riveting take on enemies to lovers and the setting makes this the perfect uarantine read so long as you re okay with feeling a little cabin fever I adored this book It s breezy refreshing and packed with great characters I not only sympathised with but grew to love It s intelligently written and a perfect beachy summer read with a satisfying ending The characters sick with me long after I finished ai read this book months ago and STILL think about it on a weekly basis If that s not the hallway of a wonderfully written book I don t know what is This is my book Look at it being all bright and adorable Shockingly I m going to give it five stars To be fair I did read it repeatedly during the editing process and never got sick of it So I feel like it s reasonable to assume everyone *ELSE MIGHT ENJOY IT ONCE AND AT THE RISK *might enjoy it once And at the risk sounding something less than humble the writing in it is MAGNIFI Man oh man I had high expectations for this book here but sadly it didn t live up to them First of all this was very boring most of the book was Nothing really happens until they finally arrive in Belize and do fun activities and actually the two main characters talk with each other and get to know one another But before that Goshhhhh it was tiresome Mainly because of the heroine I ust didn t like her at all She constantly misjudges every single person she comes in contact with Then after she finally realizes that hey these people are not what you think they are you have only thought about them a certain way but hey you don t KNOW THEM it was waaay to late for me to actually start to like her and find her funny 70% nahOne of the things I was very confused about was the actual fact that Ava has a whole damn fianc throughout the whole book And he isn t the hero The synopsis never gave me that little information so when I started this book I t the hero The synopsis never gave me that little information so when I started this book I like wait ust a minute So please put she is engaged in the synopsis It s so misleading and leads to you to start having second thoughts and definitely search words in the book to find out if the ending is worth it I m fine with the main characters having someone else at the beginning of the story but when the whole plot starts happening she goes to work she arrives in Belize and she still HAS A WHOLE A FIANC So of course I m here wondering is she going to cheat If you wanted to know before reading this book view spoilerShe doesn t cheat They break up before that hide spoiler. ResenceYet the time Ava spends with him under the hot Caribbean sun the she begins to second guess everything she thought she knew about him and everything she thought she wanted from her life And all too soon she might have to choose between keeping her feet on the ground and her head in the cloudsAn unexpected tropical layover with her nemesis turns a flight attendant's life upside down in this witty breezy debut romantic comedy about life and love 30000 feet above the grou. ,
ARC kindly provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest reviewThe Layover is Lacie Waldon s rom com debut and this was a blast to read I loved watching Ava and Jack together They seriously cracked me up Ava is an endearing main character Her luck was awful but maybe at the end she really did end up being the l Reading this was an absolute oy It s got everything sizzling chemistry witty banter and a protagonist whose layers unfold with each page With a strong debut Lacie Waldon will be a name to watch for when you want a breezy cozy read Fast fun read Hilarious banter Interesting characters that you want to hang out with A sexy dazzling debut The Layover is a et fuel powered rom com that had me dreaming of sun soaked beaches and a view from 35000 feet Plus the delicious slow burning romance sizzling banter and crackling chemistry Swoon If you re an enemies to lovers fan or have even a speck of wanderlust in your heart The Layover is the romantic escape for you is it too soon to say this is my favorite rom com of 2021 when it s not even 2021 yet The Layover by Lacie Waldon was an amazing mix of fun adventure and romance Ava is recently engaged to stable routine loving lawyer Alexander and agrees to hand in her wheelie suitcase after working one last trip as a flight attendant This particular trip includes the holy grail a twenty four hour layover in Belize Though Ava is determined to enjoy her last trip she can t shake former Air Force pilot turned coworker Jack The two keep up serious banter and competition from the parking lot to 30000 feet above the ground I loved the Layover It was one of those books I was already recommending to people as I was reading it s that good Waldon s style reminds me of Christina Lauren and Jasmine Guillory It was so fun getting a peak into what being a flight attendant is like from the hotels to the hot plates If you have the urge to travel or love romcoms definitely add The Layover to your to read list ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review the layover by lacie waldon while beachy does not read exactly as advertised yes ava greene is working her last trip as a flight attendant after a decade with her airline and yes she harbors a deep seated resentment for her coworker ack stone based entirely on assumptions and hearsay who ust so happens to be scheduled for her final flight before hanging up the ascot what the summary fails to announce for reasons unknown considering this plot point is in no way a spoiler and becomes immediately obvious one page into the book is that ava is engaged to be married to a lawyer named alexander while all of this is happening a fact for which no one but her mother knows this is bound to become a problem for readers who dislike emotional cheating or even the mere suggestion of it and ava remains engaged to her boyfriend of nine months up until around the halfway mark of the layover well into her romantic development with the real love interest of the novel the crux of her emotional baggage that she distrusts due to the romantic betrayals she s suffered in the past confuses this plot detail the immediate and intense attraction ava feels for ack both times that SHE INTERACTS WITH HIM OVER THE YEARS WHILE IN interacts with him over the years while in different relationships makes this characterization feel particularly hypocritical she spends a large portion of the narrative berating Moonrise jack for his assumed sexual proclivities calling him aackass a notorious man whore a womanizing dirtbag in and out of her head to name a few when she s committed the cardinal relationship sin not once but twice indulging in her attraction to another *Man While In A Relationship Her her attraction to another *Man While In A Relationship Her *while in a relationship her refusal establish boundaries with Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi jack while working a flight to belize physical or otherwise or even to admit to him that she s currently engaged renders her hatred for the unfaithful a little ridiculous ironic for reasons readers will soon learn the first time she meetsack this is a glimpse at how she acts while she has a boyfriend i heard the unplanned lilt of flirtation in my tone and pulled my hand from the lock of hair i d begun to twirlava has an incredibly uncanny ability to shift blame and use others as an excuse for her behavior whenever convenient in her eyes the secondhand gossip she s accumulated over the years concerning ack s sex life is reason enough to treat him like trash on and off the clock despite the fact that she s never even heard rumors of ack being unfaithful when she inevitably gives in to his charm it s not her a fully cognizant adult capable of calling off the flirtatious dynamic they re creating who s to blame it s him for dragging her down to his level enemies to friends to lovers is one of my all time favorite tropes but in the layover the irrationality of this hot and cold dynamic becomes almost unbearable though Alien Alpha jack engages in light teasing throughout the book in an attempt to reciprocate ava s hostility his is never as harsh as hers never as pointed never as hateful resulting in an asymmetrical clash that makes ava feel like an unapologetic asshole laying in on an undeserving victim for most of the novel it s this unfounded superiority because i am a better person than he is that colors most of her characterization it s not limited toack either the narrative wants you to believe she s a generous sweetheart even though she s prone to After ten years as a flight attendant Ava Greene is poised to hang up her wings and finally put down roots She's got one trip left before she bids her old life farewell and she plans to enjoy every second of it But then she discovers that former pilot Jack Stone the absurdly gorgeous ridiculously cocky man she's held a secret grudge against for years is on her flight And he has the nerve to flirt with her as if 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Assing udgment and looking down her nose at others she also has a terrible tendency to assume the worst of the people in her life at least i don t have to tell meredith she d probably be secretly pleased thinking someone as undependable as i am never deserved a man as stable and wonderful as alexander in the first place there s no uestion she d take alexander s side about my ob and of course the way she s seen by others lies at odds with her true character i ve flown with gen before and people act like she s crazy they make okes about her like she can t hear them they treat her like the peroxide has fried her brain not you though you haven t made a single snide comment about her behind her back i doubt you ve even thought one this conclusion from another character s mouth arrives at an unfortunate point in the narrative as we ve been privy to ava s innermost thoughts about her coworker gen for the last 260 or so pages based off of one former flight they worked together years ago here are a few of ava s very kind feelings on gen i study her wondering if this is the secret to her personality could there be enough alcohol in her hair spray that she s always a little drunk gen s comment might feel offensive if gen thought anything through before she said it aloud she doesn t though she reminds me of one of those broken faucets that sends water shooting everywhere the moment it s touched there s something pathetic about telling gen before i ve told anyone else in the world it s like the lonely cat lady who tells the gas station cashier about her promotion because nobody else sticks around long enough for her to get the words out this is not to say these thoughts are totally unfounded i ll get to gen s character in a moment or that all of ava s inner monologues are mean spirited ava is capable of kindness and compassion in spite of her snap udgments and against all odds even develops a heart warming friendship with gen over the course of the novel i can t entirely fault a character for making observations like these in her head if they re never spoken aloud but i can fault the narrative for wrongful characterization she s not a sweet angel incapable of cruelty her treatment of ack is in no way anomalous or exceptional she s stubborn and irresponsible most of all though her communication is an utter failure in the face of ack s constant transparency his willingness to be candid about his past when askedthe result is an aggravating main character who sabotages herself practically the entire novel the rest of the cast is of a similar caliber alexander ava s fianc is one of the worst offenders though this shouldn t be surprising considering the novel needs a reason to ruin their relationship and casting him as the villain provides opportunity for the cleanest break the problem is that alexander is so flagrantly awful that it becomes hard to believe ava ever saw anything in him to begin with how she was able to convince herself she loved a man who has never once listened to her has canceled every trip they ve ever planned together and who talks down to her like she s a live in barbie doll and not an actual human being for nine months only to then practically
*overnight that she actually loved the idea of him is beyond *that she actually loved the idea of is beyond i almost wish alexander had been written with nuance he has no redeeming ualities and his relationship with ava is completely unconvincing as a result i m bored of the black and white herovillain dichotomy particularly in the romance genre i want to see grey area complexity depth i want to see human beings not caricaturesother reviews claimed to find the intricacies of stewarding for airplane passengers boring but i was actually kind of super enthralled to learn about the decorum the minutiae the technicalities of life as a flight attendant i always love reading within niches like these when they re rich with detail that being said i do take issue with gen s blatant unprofessionalism i tried not to let this remove me from the narrative but whenever she did something outlandish i found myself okingly thinking what kind of establishment are you people running herei don t claim to be an expert on the rules and regulations of life as a flight attendant especially not after learning that the author is or was one herself but i know that this career path is still today one of the most competitive and exacting the expectations are stringent the dress code precise and even though many flight companies claim to be above the sexismmisogyny of early airline culture there are still clandestine practices occurring during the hiring process that could be called discriminatory things that women are evaluated for like body type age and marital status some of which the novel even names as relics of the past i understand gen s character exists as comedic relief but because casual sexismmisogyny is already so deeply embedded in this novel i can t suspend my disbelief in order to look past how unrealistic her professional behavior is over the course of the layover from minor infractions like brazen dress code violations *heavy glitter makeup extremely short skirts two high ponytails to major professional misconduct like poor hygiene flirtingpropositioning coworkers including pilots on *glitter makeup extremely short skirts two high ponytails to major professional misconduct like poor hygiene flirtingpropositioning coworkers including pilots on off the clock touching them suggestively while on duty without asking for consent giving out a coworker s number to a Ght of her life Good thing she never has to see him again after they landBut when their plane encounters mechanical problems what should have been a uick stop at the Belize airport suddenly becomes a weekend layover Getting stuck on a three hour flight with her nemesis was bad enough Being stranded with him at a luxury resort in paradise Even with the sultry breeze and white sand to distract her it will take all the rum punch in the country to drown out his larger than life ,