A rare gem of a legitimately adorable take on romcoms in the world of airports and everyday people's travel.
All in all this was a fairly quick read of short stories. Some being better than others, but almost all of them left me wanting a bit more. Maybe I am just not made for short stories, as I never seem to gain an attachment to the characters in the short amount of time. Without that attachment, I can bring myself to really care what happens in the end.
Denise Williams is a wonderful author and her books are so well written and easy to read. I can't wait to see what future books she writes.
Lots of fun! Well, travel issues are never fun except when it leads to love! I enjoyed the characters and situations in this book. Very enjoyable and believable
This book is a collection of 3 romance novellas based around airports. Each couple meets at the airport and develop their romance from there. From fake-dating to enemies-to-lovers, this books showcases plenty if different tropes and interesting characters.
As someone who loves travelling, I really loved to see the magic of airports and could feel the atmosphere if the airport through the writing, whether it was with Ollie’s little shop or Gia’s business travelling. I also loved the connection between the novellas.
However, I wasn’t a fan of some of the characters and the way they communicated. In the first novella, Ollie and Bennet stood out to me as awkward and I didn’t feel a connection between them that I’m longing for in romance novels. In the last novella (The Sweetest Connection) I felt like there was a lack of communication between the two friends, but I still enjoyed them once they got together!
These novellas were cute, quick, and fun. Sadly, I wasn't absolutely swooning for it, but that may be because these are short stories. These definitely make a good airport read. I gave this 3.5 stars
There are moments that are hard to read, and even harder to overcome, but Ms. Williams keen-eyed ability to deliver a compelling, multi-faceted human tale through her characters is the very reason her books continue to feed my soul. The emotional rollercoaster that she is able to conjure on the page is so vivid, you’ll think she’s writing about you. And through it all, Williams’ writing is simply flawless and unforgettable.
Thank you so much @BerkleyRomance for giving me this ARC in exchange for my honest and unbiased review (Release Date | 14 March 2023)
SYNOPSIS | Three romance novellas set at Atlanta airport
WHAT I LIKED:
- the Atlanta airport setting (fun fact: I actually met my husband there… & yes, it was a meet-cute)
- how they are completely different stories but still managed to be intermingled
- the cameo appearances throughout each of the novellas
- my favourite of the bunch is definitely The Sweetest Connection
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE:
- I didn't actually realize this was a series of novellas until I hit the epilogue of the first one
- sadly none of the romances really made me swoon & I would have preferred more time to really root for the relationships
I love a book with multiple swoony novellas. it made this a very quick and easy read. many different stories made it more enjoyable as apose to reading just one story.
cute, quick and fun!
I absolutely love Denise's writing!!!!!
Thank you soooooo much netgalley, the author and the publisher for the advanced review copy if this book💗
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I was surprised by how much joy I got from these short stories. Denise Williams really takes that fantasy of falling in love in an airport and gives us all the scenarios in which that could possibly happen!
This would be the perfect companion to take with you on your next flight!
I always love books from Denise and listening to this collection of three novellas was such a fun way to enjoy more of her delightful writing. With fun characters, amusing situations, and hot romance these stories were a fun way to indulge in love stories on a warm summer day.
3 short stories collected in one work, all taking place in an airport. I was really looking forward to this one especially because before I started it I had a few trips planned and figured it would put me in the perfect mindset to enjoy the airport. And it’s not that it didn’t do that, I’m not sure what I didn’t like about this one but I just hated it? I tried to read this one for over 3 months and only ever made it through the first short story. And even that one took me 2 months to power through. Idk if I just didn’t like the characters or the writing or just the stories themselves, but I didn’t like this at all. And also keep in mind these opinions are only from the first short story, I never even made it to the second one because once I saw it followed a related character to the first short story I was totally checked out.
I think my biggest issue stems from how unrealistic this first story was? A dog groomer in an airport? The fact that she was able to notice one person consistently week after week, and when she shares that she was obsessed with him it didn’t creep him out? A male romance author that is good and not misogynistic? Also not to mention this was sold as a fake dating story but there was no fake dating? Idk if the author even knows what fake dating is after reading this. Idk. Nothing was believable and I didn’t like any of the characters enough to keep reading about them. DNF 33%
The love connection - 3 stars
The missed connection - 4 stars
The sweetest connection - 3.5 stars
Overall: 3.5 stars
These stories were a lot of fun, and I loved the creativity of having them set mostly in airports. The second book, the missed connection was my favourite. I prefer Denise william’s full length novels but I had a fun time reading this, and would recommend for something quick!
Thank you NetGalley for the e-arc.
This was so funny. I enjoyed every single short story. This book is actually a set of airport rom-com novellas. Yup, you read right: airport rom-coms.
Now, read it.
Three different stories, same place, and they turned out to be all connected. I really enjoyed all of these flight delays and these characters, they were so funny and cute.
1. The Love Connection - 3.5 stars
2. The Missed Connection - 3 stars
3. The Sweetest Connection - 3.5 stars
Everything Williams does is cute! I don’t quite get the obsession with airports and flying but the plot is sweet and so it worked.
Denise Williams has become one of my favorites when it comes to romance, and I was so excited to read this collection of previously published novellas, LOVE AND OTHER FLIGHT DELAYS. It features three different books, The Love Connection, The Missed Connection, and The Sweetest Connection.
I enjoyed how each novella was centered around the setting of an airport and thought they were fun reads,
*many thanks to Berkley and Netgalley for the gifted copy for review
Thanks to Berkley Romance for a free arc of this book!
Love and Other Flight Delays is a set of novellas that are airport/ flight/ travel themed - a perfect vibe for summer. All are dual perspective and overall I really enjoyed. Here are mini reviews of each story!
The Love connection: Hot male romance writer who works in risk management and a cute female love interest who owns a dog grooming business. The side characters felt like they had more personality than our two love interests - I wanted more depth to Ollie especially, though this did get better as the story went on. Bennett was my fave. The last 1/3rd really sold me after the slow start! Rating: 3.5/5, little spicy / partially open door.
The Missed Connection: Ooh okay I love that this keeps characters from the last story because Gia was great. Grumpy sunshine trope!!!! Only one bed trope!!!! I loved this from beginning to end - Gia and Felix both felt like more complex characters, and the plot really pulled me along from beginning to end. 5/5, closed door.
The Sweetest Connection: This one is very playful. Love the best friends pining for each other trope. Very cute despite the predictability. Loved the plot of this as well and them chasing love stories around the airport. This one is also a little spicy and open door. 4.5/5 stars.
Overall I really liked this and would recommend to fans of romance novellas!
"I know life isn't a fairy tale or a rom-com, but imagine there being one person you're meant to be with no matter the obstacles, no matter the cons on the list."
I just loved how this book had three different airport romances going on. I think it's unique for romance to occur in a place where people are on the constant move to "go, go, go," and then there's that one person who appears and makes you "stay, stay, stay." The airport is a representation of fate, because you'll never know who you'll run into, or if you'll ever see them again, especially when you're both travelling. In this book, we have a romance between an airport pet groomer and a constant work traveller, two professionals who travel for a business trip, and two best friends who work at the airport. All three love stories are least expected, as we have a story where the pair dates for romance writing inspiration, another pair that showcases an enemies-to-lovers trope, and lastly, a best friends-to-lovers trope. MEANING, WE GET ALL THE VIBES HERE. From meet-cutes to grand gestures, from enemies to besties. DEFINITELY A MUST READ.
The novellas in this book were super cute! I enjoyed reading them while at the airport and they put a big smile on my face. Thank you for the opportunity to read them early!