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The Trouble with Flying

(The Trouble Series #1)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  1,674 ratings  ·  301 reviews
Sarah doesn’t talk to strangers. Aiden won’t shut up. When they find themselves next to each other on a plane, unexpected sparks begin to fly …
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Sarah doesn’t talk to strangers. It’s awkward, stressful, and there’s the uncontrollable blushing to worry about. When she boards a plane to fly home after an overseas holiday, she plans to stick her nose in a book and ignore e
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Published June 26th 2014 (first published June 20th 2014)
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Sarah Elizabeth
2.5 stars
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"God is real, and perhaps He made me this way so that I wouldn't annoy strangers who don't want to hear what I have to say."

I didn’t enjoy this book. I didn’t like the characters, I didn’t like the story, and I found the whole thing pretty boring really.

I found it very strange that for someone who didn’t like speaking to strangers on a plane Sarah ended up discussing religion and whether there was a God. And I just got so bored with their convers
Norah Una Sumner
Rachel Morgan is the love of my life.

I loved this book.There is so much more to this book than its synopsis suggests-Sarah's flight takes only 10% of the book!I really liked Sarah,she's a great character and she's very brave for confronting her fears and realizing that she's somewhat sabotaging herself with some of her actions.Aiden...


I seriously loved Aiden and his humor,even when he's scared he made me laugh.The story is very interesting and I really liked the side characters,such as Sophie an
Sep 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
That final line of the book summary is what got me to download and read this book.

Light-hearted contemporary romance that does not contain explicit language or sex.

Totally sounded exactly like my kind of book.

The Trouble with Flying was on page one of my Kindle when I finished the book I was reading so I thought I would give it a try. What a cute story! I love when I discover a new book that is a good fit for me.

I enjoyed watching Sarah learn to step out of her comfort zone and thought Aiden wa
Jacob Proffitt
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was ok
I quit a little over half-way. I was tempted to quit around a third in but entered a masochistic cycle of "just one more chapter". The problem is that the book is predictable. Worse, the main character, Sarah, is too simple. She's shy and that's pretty much where it ends. There's some flavor there, with her writing and the love of her home town, but it all feels surface deep and mainly there for plot or emotional services. I think my main problem, though, is how blinkered she is and how that mak ...more
Katie W
Everyone has their challenges in life and I love the way this story shows that you can't look at someone and think his/her life is perfect.

Sarah is painfully introverted and the reader really comes to understand how difficult this shyness is. She is talented, yet she doubts her abilities, and I really enjoyed watching her become comfortable with herself. Throughout the story, Sarah really learns more about herself, what she wants out of life, and she really gains confidence, thanks in part to Ai
~~2.5 Stars~~

This was a bit boring to me. I contemplated DNF'ing it but since I received the second book in this series from Netgalley I told himself to push through it. I think I would have been okay with DNF'ing it and moving on to the next book. I'm going to go into book 2 with an open mind. Hopefully it's better than this one. Wish me luck.
Zøe Haslie
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
· “Fly. Be brave. Take a chance.” ·

This book is currently FREE on Amazon, so hurry up and get your copy!

Random fun fact: “The Trouble with Flying” was my last read of 2019 and my first review of 2020, and it was a great way to close a bookish year. So, hurray!

As a traveller, I was obviously hooked by the very simple fact that Sarah and Aiden meet on a plane! Being from different countries (namely, South Africa ♥ and England ♥) and not knowing they were heading in the same direction, I
Apr 12, 2015 rated it liked it
The Trouble with Flying is a contemporary romance revolving around Sarah and Aiden.

Their journey begins when they are placed next to each other on a plane to South Africa, they start talking and become instantly attached to one another. After they part ways Sarah realises that she need to go back to her usual life and her boyfriend Matt. However she will cross paths with Aiden again and this leads to Sarah questioning her happiness.

I liked this novel but it isn't something that will stick with
Melissa Delport
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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4.5 stars
This is one of those books where you get EXACTLY what you're expecting. A sweet, clean contemporary romance, which is exactly what I needed after a few heavier reads. This book did cement that I would read Rachel/Rochelle Morgan's shopping list, because even though I'd classify it as a light holiday read, Sarah and Aiden's story will stay with me long after similar books have faded. Brilliant characterization and easy reading (I devoured this book in an afternoon.) On to Livi's story!!
Apr 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sarah's worst nightmare, a cute stranger who wants to talk to her, is about to sit beside her on a long flight from England to South Africa in Rachel Morgan's The Trouble with Flying. Oh my goodness, I loved this book. Sarah is so adorably awkward and shy, and I could easily relate to her. Aiden is hot and weird in his own way. I anxiously awaited to see how these two could possibly meet each other again after their flight. Set against the exotic backdrop of South Africa, this story is an endear ...more
2.5 stars

I think the trouble with reading lots of books is I can see the pattern and predict the story by only reading first few chapters. Sometime I'm happy it turns just like what I predict, because it means I pay attention to it. But most of the time I don't like it because it shows how predictable the story is. This is one of predictable story that I can guess right, so right it lost its appeals for me. And not to mention that it's boring.

When I read the blurb, I thought I'll love Sarah, th
Jun 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: a-must-read
OH.MY.GOSH. I absolutely LOVED this book and could not put it down. It was so realistic, unlike those predictable, cliched romances. Rachel Morgan is awesome! Saying that I "Thoroughly enjoyed The Trouble With Flying" is like the understatement of the century! When the shy, awkward introverted Sarah boards a plane in departure to the beautiful South Africa, she is forced to face her biggest fear: Talking to strangers. At the same time, the hunky Aiden has to face his biggest fear: Flight. Sarah ...more
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The Trouble with Flying is an alright book if you don't have that high expectations. I am a bit disappointed with this mainly because I don't think the characters were given enough room & time to grow and all of it just happened so quickly.

Sarah and Aiden attraction was cute and goofy but their development felt rushed. For example, (view spoiler).
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If you follow me closely (either here or on Instagram) by now you know two things:
1) I'm not a huge fantasy fan
2) I was totally obsessed with City of wishes last year (I still have to read the last two books).

Since City of wishes is fantasy and I was loving it so much, I found myself searching for the author. When I found out the author, Rachel Morgan, wrote romances under the pen name Rochelle Morgan, I knew I had to read at least one. Romance is one of my favorite genres and has been my go to
Aeron Trahaearn
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: just-okay, never
This book was an absolute let down!
I went through over 2 hours of trouble to get this elusive book and what do i get?
a not even Mediocre story!!
Wish I hadnt wasted my time on this *sigh*
Jun 21, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 stars, cute read.
Apr 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
It was a story of a shy and introvert girl and was so relatable to me . I enjoyed reading it
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet story!

I got this book for free on Amazon a while ago and decided to read it recently. It was a great book!! I thought the characters were unique and quirky but very likeable, and the setting brought some new insights into South Africa. Definitely some toe-curling romance, but also clean (my favorite!).
May 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review
4.5 stars: I really, really liked this one! It was a breath of fresh air…just an all-around enjoyable, clean contemporary (new adult—they were in college) novel. Some of the spelling/terminology was different since it’s set in South Africa…but it’s basically the British spelling.

I enjoyed Sarah as a character. She’s an extremely introverted person, and since the story is told in first-person narrative, we really get an inside look into how introverted she really is. She was a sweet girl, and I
Apr 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Trouble with Flying was right up my alley! The main character, Sarah, is very relatable. She is not confident in speaking with strangers and avoids it if she can. She breaks her own rule - don't perpetuate conversation with strangers if you can help it - when a cute stranger, also a first time flier - sits next to her on her flight home and starts sprouting nonsense to distract him from the flight. Hours later, they are still talking and before long they arrive at their destination. Sarah's ...more
Nicola Vermaak
Jun 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The best saturdays are waking up, getting coffee, then settling back into bed with a good book. From the first few chapters of "The trouble with flying" I was completely engaged. Then, I had mixed feelings, the story started so well, and I was excited to see what would happen to Sarah and Aiden, but suddenly I was also nervous, what if the rest of the book wasn't as awesome. But I feared for nothing, I couldn't put the book down and finished it in one sitting. The book finished like it started, ...more
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this story! I couldn't wait to finish and find out the ending. I do hope that Rachel intends to make this into a series, as I could easy read and learn more about both Sarah and Aiden!

The story took place mainly in South Africa. I found it to be a nice change of pace from the typical books I read.

The story about both main characters overcoming their fears is very liberating at a reader. It makes me want to face my fears, just as Sarah and Aiden did in the story too.
Katie Goldman
Jun 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Trouble with Flying is yet another amazing story from Rachel Morgan and I loved it just as much as I've loved her other books. It had me laughing and crying at the same time and is definitely one I'm going to re-read. I highly recommend it! Do yourself a favour and start reading it, right now. Drop what you're doing, it's worth it! ...more
Valerie Waters
Dec 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was so cute!! I liked Aiden. Matt was tool! I'm really happy the way everything ended up! ...more
Ruby Rae Reads
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to the lovely author, Rachel, for sending your book my way!

I had a lovely time reading this book. It was super quick and I could relate to the story in many ways. I LOVED that it was set in South Africa, I really enjoyed the banter and the main love interest is great. I had a grand, old time!!

Full review here ->
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Love love love !! This was an amazing read and I truly ADORE Aiden😫
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is so cute
Jan 18, 2020 rated it liked it
This was a cute book, it was a little predictable, but still a really fun read .
Jan 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"... A bird is safe when it’s closed in a cage, but it isn’t living. It isn’t flying. You have beautiful wings desperate to stretch out and catch the wind.” He steps closer to me. “Don’t. Let. Anyone. Stop you.”
“And what happens,” I whisper, “when I fall?”
“Then you have someone waiting to catch you,” he says gently. “That’s the right kind of safe.”

"No one is perfect. And if we keep waiting for that moment when everything in our lives is neatly in place, we may end up missing what’s standi
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Rochelle Morgan is the contemporary romance pen name of author Rachel Morgan. When Rachel isn't writing about fantastical magical worlds like Creepy Hollow, she steps into her contemporary romance shoes and writes about first love, embarrassing moments, cute kisses, and memorable characters figuring out their place in the world. ...more

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“A bird is safe when it’s closed in a cage, but it isn’t living. It isn’t flying. You have beautiful wings desperate to stretch out and catch the wind. Don’t. Let. Anyone. Stop you.”
“And what happens,” I whisper, “when I fall?”
“Then you have someone waiting to catch you. That’s the right kind of safe.”
“it’s weird how so many people talk to a God they don’t even believe exists. But you know what would be even weirder? If he spoke back. Like real, audible words. Just imagine it: A guy is walking down the street and he stops to light a cigarette. He accidentally burns himself and yells, ‘God, that hurt!’ And the clouds part above him and a great, booming voice says, ‘I know, son. You know what else hurts? Dying from lung cancer. This is a sign for you. Stop smoking.” 3 likes
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