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Airports, Exes, and Other Things I'm Over

3.14  ·  Rating details ·  515 ratings  ·  137 reviews
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
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published May 15th 2018 by Swoon Reads
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Mar 23, 2018 rated it liked it
I’m not sure about this rating. 3 stars might be too high.

Sari and Zev are interesting characters. She’s driven and he’s nerdy and together their relationship seemed sweet. There are some other characters who were lovely and I wish we would have learned more about them {Fitz and Dylan, I’m looking at you}, but this story is 10000000% The Sari Show.

Plot wise it was a sort of lackluster. The blurb says “cheating” and I was expecting sex, but Sari does walk in on a kiss and her 2 second view of tha
Lilly (Lair Of Books)
*HUGE thanks to Swoon Reads/Macmillan for the early review copy in exchange for my honest opinion

RTC on Lair Of Books (Link is in the bio) this was such a cute fun read with beautiful supportive parents & friendships 😄



I’d like to preface this review by stating that I am a sucker for stories set in airports…it’s my #1 setting of preference for cute rom-coms & so naturally, seeing a book with airport in the title meant I was going
The Candid Cover (Olivia & Lori)
I have read so many books about being stranded at an airport before, but I never seem to get sick of them. Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over follows this trope, and it is just as enjoyable. The story is dramatic, and the characters are so sweet. This is a short and sweet contemporary that is the perfect pick-me-up.

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Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
This was 216 pages of miscommunication and frustration. No, really. That is basically the plot.
After Sari catches her boyfriend cheating, it deals with her back and forth emotions of hurt, pain, and acceptance. I get that, and that's what I would expect from the situation. However, these emotions are really the only thing that is focused on in this story.
There's a weird side plot about her musical career that honestly didn't add much to the story. I think it was meant to make her a lit
Oct 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Swoon Reads has done it again....this book had me laughing out loud in several parts and cringing with discomfort in some parts. Sari is the character that I didn't know I needed and the whole concept of trying to get home, no matter how it is done, continues to entertain me.
Zev is just as adorable as Sari, and I love how he continues to make sure that Sari knows she is a priority to him, no matter how she treats him.
Thanks Swoon for the ARC!
Kathy Martin
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sari Silver is having a bad Spring Break. First she walks into a party to find her boyfriend Zev liplocked with his ex-girlfriend. Then she realizes that they had both planned to head to Florida for Spring Break to visit their grandparents and spend some time together. Now, she doesn't want to be anywhere near him. He keeps texting and calling and saying that he can explain, but she doesn't give him a chance.

She hitches a ride to the airport with her best friend Trina and manages to get on an ea
Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)
This was always going to be a risky book for me to read because it mentions cheating. Cheating is a big no-no for me. I've dealt with it enough in reality that I try to avoid it in fiction. Despite this, I was drawn to this book, though. Admittedly, what I expected was nothing like it turned out. I thought everything would happen on the trip home, as in some big, bad cheating would happen during the holiday. But actually, it all happens before, and it's a kiss. Sari decides to still go on her tr ...more
Samantha (WLABB)
May 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, contemporary, arcs, romance
I was all heart-eyes for Petroff's last book, My New Crush Gave to Me, and was eager to read more of her work. She has a knack for creating a story that is fun, humorous, and heartwarming with just the right amount of drama to keep it interesting, and she has done so once again with Airports, Exes, and Other Things I'm Over.

• Pro: I liked Sari a lot. I didn't necessarily always agree with her avoidance tactics, but when she listened to her heart and her conscience, she made some good choices.

Apr 07, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
200 pages about failure to communicate.
Emily (Obsessed Reader)
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I definitely don’t feel like this book lived up to the first of Petroff’s books that I read, which was My New Crush Gave to Me. However, I still thought this was a very cute contemporary, and it was very fun. I wished that some things had happened differently plot-wise, but of course that’s just my personal opinion that others may not agree with. Overall enjoyable and a very quick read, great for summer and for contemporary lovers!
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I was so excited when I heard about a new book by Shani Petroff .. her stories are simple and almost drama free, this book is no different, it's about a messed up situation where Sira is stuck in a road trip with her cheating ex .. but I was really bored when we reached the half point and nothing was actually happening .. Sira is so annoying and judgmental to no end and I really didn't connect with her at all .. the story could've been better if the ending was different
but overall it was kind o
Jun 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Three stars: A romance with a lot of drama that lacks the light and fluffy.

Sari is thrilled to be seeing her idol at a music concert, even if that means missing the party of the year that her boyfriend is attending. After the amazing concert, Sari and her friend, Trina, decide to pop into the party. At the party, Sari gets a heart shattering surprise. She finds her boyfriend, Zev, kissing his ex girlfriend. She flees in tears, vowing to not speak to Zev again. Their romantic spring break trip t
Karlita | Tale Out Loud
If I ask my eighteen-year-old self and put my own shoes on Sari, I would also feel terrible and cheated. But the rational part of me would kick in to do a gut check before setting the score and make myself swallow in pity or be miserable for a potential breakup.

I understood that Sari was hurt but if only she had listened, plain and simple, everything would turn out differently. She, herself said that she trusts Zev but she instantly jumps into conclusion that he was cheating when she chose that
Mavis Ros
May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
“This isn’t a rom-com, you can’t buy my forgiveness, you can’t play a song outside of my window or do some half-baked gesture and have me fall into your arms.”
“This is bigger than that.”

Another example of a beginner’s guide to relationships. I laughed it off because of how accurate and relatable some problems were in the story. Where are you my Pinoy friends? Quite surprised that this pretty short book turned out to be not that dramatic as it seems. This is one of those stories where it’ll annoy
May 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs, 2018-releases
I think it's more of a 3,5? Still thinking about it.
This book was a quick, fun and fast-paced read for sure and I enjoyed following the main characters' struggles and appreciated the original setting and short time frame of only a couple days, too. I just felt a bit, frustrated because I would have loved to know the characters a little bit more, so many were interesting and had potential, but we only got to know them on the surface.
Still, it was an entertaining read I'd recommend if you're look
Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-review-book
* Thank you Raincoast books for sending me a copy to review in exchange for an honest opinion *

This story follows high school senior Sari, as she deals with heartbreak over her cheating (ex)boyfriend. To make matters worse, she is then stuck with him for hours in the airport after a cancelled flight home from spring break. This quick read was fun and carefree. It was enjoyable, and the characters were easy to follow. Sari's personality was realistic and I liked the touches regarding her passion
Candyce Kirk
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book for a spot on the blog tour! I want to thank the author, publisher and Xpresso Book Tours for that :).

I have read My New Crush Gave to Me and loved it and this one sounded amazing as well. I wasn't disappointed! I read this in one sitting (except for some kitten cuddles in between)! Sari was a fun character, and while this book was predictable (not a bad thing), it went ways I didn't expect. This is a great book to read this summer.

My full review can
Lisa Mandina
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars really. This was one that I really ended up liking a lot! It honestly felt really realistic in how the characters behaved for the most part. It had a lot of humorous bits, and pop culture references, which I really enjoy. For example, it even mentioned Goodreads! I picked it up, and couldn't seem to put it down, it kept me turning pages (digital pages on my Nook, so a lot of tapping on the side of the screen). I like the way the "new/rebound" romance actually ended up going, it seemed ...more
Dec 19, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, netgalley
I am adding this author to my instant buy list. Her books are so good. They're super quick to read (they're hard to put down). They're cute and cheesy but in a good way. I have to admit though after reading this I think I'll avoid the airport for awhile (I haven't flown for probably 4 years so I think I'm safe).

*received a copy through netgalley to review.
Katherine Paschal
**Stop by my blog @ during the tour for a chance to win prizes**

The basis for the book is about heartbreak and stress, but the random bits of humor and lightheartedness were what really made me like the story. It's hard to get too down when your bestie turns your evil ex into Voldemort in your phone because you don't want his name mentioned. Or when said evil ex and your mom have a text relationship with inside jokes you know nothing about. I am a huge fa
Kelly (Wild and Wonderful Reads)
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My favorite thing about Young Adult Contemporary books is how relatable they are! Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over is a quick, cute read that threw me back to young high school love and how shattered the smallest thing could make me feel then.

Shani Petroff is no stranger to authoring well-loved YA Contemporaries — her lineup includes My New Crush Gave to Me and Romeo & What’s Her Name. Her writing is smooth, easy, and enjoyable. Personally, Pet
May 10, 2018 rated it it was ok
Grade: D+
An ARC was provided by Macmillan in exchange for an honest review.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Romances that begin at airports can be great fiction fodder. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is one of my favorite examples of this trope. Unfortunately, where that YA fave succeeds, Airports, Exes, and Other Things I'm Over falters.
From the start, I expected Sari and Fitz to have more of a flirtation and an almost-relationship at the very least. Instead, Sari's romantic
Carolyn Elaine
Oct 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Sari is excited for spring break. A week with her boyfriend, Zev, in Florida at a retirement community. The possibilities are endless...until Sari catches him cheating on her the night before they leave. Distraught, Sari catches an earlier flight the next morning and spends the week moping and hanging out with the new hot boy in her life, Fitz. Then, on the day of her departure, a terrible storm passes through, leaving her stranded at the airport with Fitz...and Zev. After finding an earlier fli ...more
Samantha Hastings
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Like the best song lyrics, this love story is bittersweet. Sari caught her boyfriend, Zev, kissing someone else. She’s heartbroken but still flies to Florida to visit her grandma but because of bad weather, ends up traveling home with her ex and two guys. She has to get home in time to play/sing at the Meta. Fitz, aka Captain America, is a hottie and is friend Dylan is a sweetie, but she still loves Zev. Sari’s emotional journey parallels her physical one as she reaches her ultimate realization ...more
Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Overall, a quick cute summer read! I really liked Zev as a character. He was constantly doing cute things for Sari even though she kept getting mad at him. The cheating scandal with Zev was very predictable and was mostly made to be the issue of the book because of the way Sari reacted, but I don't blame her for not trusting him for a while after. As for Fitz and Dylan, I loved how they were super nice and they added another element to the story. And Trina was such a good friend to Sari! At time ...more
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
AIRPORTS, EXES, AND OTHER THINGS I’M OVER by Shani Petroff is such a delightful YA contemporary romance! The characters are well-developed and relatable and will have readers falling head-over-heels in love with them. The plot is filled with adventure and entertaining escapades (not to mention some wonderfully swoon-worthy moments). This book will have you wanting to chase your dreams and follow your heart!
Megan Houde
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was such a cute, tender read. I love the stranded airport romance. This one on the other hand had the twist with the ex and all the drama. It brought back so many memories for me.. I was actually dumped while on vacation, in Florida of all places, and had to fly back home with him. Awkward! I love the characters and the challenges they go through and the light heartedness of it all.
Laura's Book Addiction
Just not as good as the authors previous book, I still enjoyed it but it didn’t hit me with all the feels!!
May 24, 2021 rated it it was ok
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Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Let me start by saying I really love all of Shani Petroff's books and this didn't disappoint. Sari was planning on spending spring break in Florida with her boyfriend. Until, she walks in on him kissing his ex-girlfriend! I really liked Sari. She handled the situation as well as can be expected. The heartbreak Sari feels is very realistic. Even though Sari is devastated by the events, she manages to find some good throughout her trip. On her way back home, it was the flight from Hades!! Anything ...more
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Shani Petroff is the author of the YA novels Romeo and What's Her Name (Macmillan/Feb. 2017) and My New Crush Gave to Me (Macmillan/Oct. 2017) and the tween series, Bedeviled (Penguin). She is also the co-author of Ash.

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