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Seat 2A

3.42  ·  Rating details ·  209 ratings  ·  70 reviews
When Jessie Evans, a Georgia Southern University cheerleader, leaves for her best friend’s wedding the last thing she expects is for the seat next to her to be taken. After all, she’d only canceled Seat 2A hours prior after catching her boyfriend cheating.

Kendal Vargas, son of a Spanish emigrant fashion guru, is on his way to Whistler for a “mancation”. Running to buy a n
Paperback, 340 pages
Published March 27th 2017 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Cristina | CristiinaReads
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-books
➳Dela not only brings a new contemporary romance to dive in for, but she also brings messages of second changes and how powerful they can when you meet your one true love in this magnificent love story of Jessie and Kendall…

➳Meeting as a form of destiny and fate is what Jessie and Kendall experience. Their encounters are ones that you really do not see so often, but yet again this is a fictional story after all. However, the plot twists and different view points are what make this story beyond
Kate's Corner

Gonna be honest here

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Major Spoilers & a Major Rant.
The book takes place over a seven-year time span which is okay no problems there on my part. The blurb though in my opinion is misleading it implies and this is what I understood that they spent the night together I thought I must have missed their one night of passion but I kept reading and still nothing happened.
Maybe she is the Mary and the Holy Spirit visited her but alas that also was not the case. The result was a little girl tha
Tania's Book Blog
Mar 24, 2017 rated it liked it
I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy of this book.

Where do I start. This book started out really good. The way Kendal and Jessie meet is really nice and how they kept running into each other was cute. One thing I liked was that they didn't rush anything and tried to get to know each other. Something happens and they lose touch.

Seven years later they see each other again and this is where my rating started dropping. I found the characters to be a bit immature and childish for certain situat
Paula  Phillips
Apr 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
What if coincidences were fate and destiny at play? What if it was trying to tell you something, but you missed all the signs? Would you hold on to the "one-day" thought or would you just let that moment pass you by and in the future view it as a missed opportunity - the one that got away? Jessie had her friend's wedding planned and was going to attend it with her boyfriend, that was until she caught him cheating just before the flight was to depart. Now prepared for an empty seat next to her, J ...more
Anne OK
Apr 02, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-reads
Don’t really know what to say about this book. It wasn’t anything like I imagined. In some ways, I really liked the author’s plot ideas. But the road she took was just plagued with wrong turns. A ton of repetitive language annoyed the heck out of me. It was extremely hard to follow with a huge mix of cheesiness that I didn’t really find entertaining. The story covered a seven-year time line which would have been okay - but very slow paced and frequent bouts of OTT overkill. The first meeting bet ...more
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
This was one of those books that started out great and then sort of lost it's lustre.

The premise was a great one.
When this couple first meet...perfect.
When their paths keep crossing...perfect.
After that...meh.

Cheryl O'Harney
Mar 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
*This book was reviewed for Summer's Eve Reads*

Title: Seat 2A
Author: Dela
Genre: Contemporary
Rating: 2.5/5

This is a story of what happens when your past collides with your present.

When I started reading this book I'll be honest it took me a while to actually get into it as I found it to be quite slow paced which was a theme that continued throughout, I know you need to be aware of the how's and why's of how things were the they were but really a lot could've been cut however I persevere
Melanie (mells_view)
DNF @ 43%!

I gave this story 2 stars because the first 20% was really good and promising. After the time jump the repetition and hinky timeline got to me a little. I kept going though. I was going to finish this book. This author seems very very sweet, and I've read some good reviews for her other book. Unfortunately I could not get past some of the happenings. They were just a little too OTT for me. When it got gross, I was out.

This will probably work for someone who is looking for a VERY silly
☾☆ Nikki. ✿
Apr 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I picked this book out randomly and it wasn't on my reading list. I'm glad I read it because it was an enjoyable read.
I liked how they met and then all these years later they are reunited.
There was quite a few funny scenes which made me laugh.
I thought the story flowed lovely although I did find it slow nearer the middle.
I would of liked a longer epilogue but at the end of the book it has a small chapter of Kendal starting his story? So does that mean another book! I hope so! 💛

I will for sure
Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Kendal literally runs into Jessie at the airport, upending her purse and just walks away as he's late for his flight. She's grumbly (yes, that's a word.. now) about the whole situation but somehow still notices how cute Kendal is. They end up sitting next to each other on the flight and get stuck on a layover toward their final destination, allowing them time to get to know each other as clearly a mutual attraction has sparked. Seeing each other periodically over their short stint in Whistler, t ...more
Yamina -Women Who Stare at Books
Full review to come
Kathleen R.
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Title: Seat 2A
Author: Dela

4 unexpected stars

What a beautiful, unexpected and hilarious story by Dela! Being the first time that I read a novel by this author (it is the first time I hear about her, honestly), I was almost reluctant to start reading this book, but the blurb drew me in little by little. And boy a I ever happy that I started those first pages because it swallowed me in faster than I could have ever imagined! Jessie and Kendal's start starts off 7 years ago on a chance meeting wh
Shannon Youngblood
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Stars (Zero to Bitch in 2.1 Seconds)
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3.5 Stars upgraded to 4.

So, I really enjoyed the premise of this book and what it could be. The first 1/3 of the book I was hooked and I didn't want to put it down. After the time jump it got a little too wordy for me, with just a hint too much description and filler that wasn't truly needed. BUT, with that being said, I loved the characters and the banter between them. I loved the storyline and the plot, and I loved the references to their past on the pla
Mar 27, 2017 rated it liked it
**Review 3.75**

Dela is a new to me Author with Seat 2A being my first read. I was intrigued when i read the blurb for this book looking like when your past catches up to your present with a lost love.
I loved the start of this book i thought the chemistry between the Jessie and Kendal was amazing. The chance meeting at the airport with flirty banter had me hooked.
But when they went their separate ways only to meet up 7 years later. I found myself getting slightly brassed off with the push pull
Steph's Romance Book Talk
WTF!!! I don't usually get to write a review right after I finish reading but I actually do for this one....I must say I am a bit confused about what I just read, so let me just give you the stages in which I have journeyed the last few days.

1) Boredom - almost DFNed this bad boy, the way the story jumped back in the timeline when the voice changed was frustrating. That got better as the book progressed because the jump backs were not that far.
2) Intrigue and Joy - Kendal and Jessie's antics w
Amber Stewart
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First off can I just say how much I love the cover of this book? The hot pink words with the black and white photo of the hot guy on the airplane definitely had me intrigued. Seat 2A is an easy romantic quick read that I couldn't put down that would be the perfect beach read. The characters are charming, the writing is witty, and there's just enough steamy scenes that leave you wanting more. I finished it honestly without complaints. I love the banter between the characters, the fun nicknames, t ...more
Mile High KINK
Mar 27, 2017 rated it liked it
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Jesse and Kendal's friendly skies
Mar 17, 2017 rated it liked it
*Received an ARC for honest review.*

I thought this book was cute. I tend to lean towards spicier, steamier books nowadays but this one was a nice reprieve from that. The main character was a little annoying, but it was nice and different to read a story about something other than a secret baby, a ménage, or sports. 3.5 stars.
Stephanie  Mae
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book had me going crazy. I loved how they met, I love the way the book flowed, and even when I wanted to shake Jessie for not doing what I wanted her to and making poor choices I was hoping things would work out for her and that she'd find happiness (especially with Kendal). It's a story of missed connections and shows that people, no matter how brief they were in your life, can make a huge impact. There were a lot of really funny moments and odd interactions that had me literally laughing ...more
Chelsea Girard
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After a hard break up with Jessie Evans and her boyfriend, she is boarding a plane to her friends wedding but what she doesn’t know that she may be sitting next to the person who would change her life. Seat 2A.
After Jessie meets Kendal by accident, sparks fly between the two strangers only to leave them wanting more but leaving it alone to die off. Two years later, Jessie has a boyfriend named Colby, and well Kendal, is still striving for love. When the two come into contact over an awkward din
Feb 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Just finished reading Seat 2A by the incredible @dela_author. First, let me clarify by stating I do not read romance novels (or bodice-rippers, as my mother used to call them). This novel was technically called a "contemporary romance", which is way out of my normal comfort zone, but I enjoyed reading it. Dela had a unique writing style, by switching the story's POV from Jessie's to Kendal's. This made this type of book more interesting to me.
To keep me involved in this type of literature, Dela
Reckless Readers
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow I'm amazed at home easy to get lost in this novel is. I love Jessie and Kendall's story, even if you get your heart broken along the way. This is so worth it. They have the unconditional love that grows over a lifetime. For a moment I wondered if happily ever after was not going to be in the cards for these two. It's like life just keeps coming in between their relationship and saying do not pass go and do not collect your other half! It's definitely one of the busiest rollercoaster of emoti ...more
Busy Bees
Mar 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Star Rating - ***

Having never read a Dela book before I was unsure what to expect from the author. Telling the story of 2 seat mates on a plane ride to Vancouver and their accidental reunion 7 years later. Feisty 2B is heartbroken and heading to her best friends wedding when a stranger in the airport knocks her over, still reeling from her boyfriends betrayal being knocked over is the last straw. Especially when she finds out her seat mate 2A on the plane is the man who knocked her over. Cocky 2
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rating: 4-4.75

This was an unexpected great find, although the blurb was slightly misleading. I went into this expecting there to be a hook up that led a unplanned pregnancy with Kendal finding out later. Not what happens at all. However I did enjoy the story. But I was unsure if I wanted to continue especially since some of the reviews had me on the fence, but I really enjoyed this book. In. The. Worst. Way. (Have to read it to get the reference)😉

These two (Kendal and Jessie) had me on the edge
Tracy- OMGReads
A chance encounter brings us Seat 2A. A seat that was supposed to be empty is filled with possibilities when Jessie and Kendal are thrown together.

Kendal is mysterious. He has secrets. Jessie does too. The two of them continue on, perfectly happy with how they met and what they are keeping from each other. Unforeseen circumstances tear them apart, and the story picks back up, years later.

Seat 2A is exciting, fun, and suspenseful. The will they, won't they, is addictive and I didn't want to stop
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
One seat change, one cookie shared, leads to promises!

I would like to think that Fate brought Kendal and Jessie together, but changed her mind shortly afterwards. Why would Fate do that!? I'll tell you why! Kendal was not ready to commit to being a boyfriend, and certainly not ready to be a husband! Jessie wanted what her friend Regina had! A loving relationship, stability, and a ring on her finger! Soo.. I think Fate decided that the couple needed some time and space apart.

Life carries on, but
Amy  Crull
Mar 26, 2017 rated it liked it
So this book was a disappointment. I had such high hopes but it fell flat for me. They had a great meeting at first but things went weird after that. It was super cute way to meet, I'll admit but I think to much time had passed and you just didn't feel the attraction anymore.
Kendal has serious commitment issues and I thought Jessie would change that. It took a long time before that happened. She had another boyfriend who I knew wasn't going to work out. He handles the breakup very childish and
Summer  -SSBR-
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book! I could have seen this story line going a few different ways but I never thought going into this book that the blurb would catch my eye then disappoint me but it did. The blurb had me hooked going into this book but the book will make you laugh and at the same time you will get frustrated with the characters at times and be like dude get over your commitment issues already and commit to the girl! With that said this was a good read not great, I think that the author has some room to g ...more
sonia esperanza
May 04, 2017 rated it it was ok
This one started off great and then there were things that are such a turn off for me. The book span, seven years to be exact, not my cup of tea. There was mention of a (sex) slave !! When will romance authors quit putting this into writing, it's not a joke nor is it cute or funny. Besides that the characters were pretty cute and the storyline kept me entertained.
Laura Brunn
The main female character got on my nerves (Jessie) she is the type that has double standards. She is supposed to be an adult but at times I think she acted like a teenager. It started off good but ended eh.
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