An 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--30,000 feet above the ground.
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
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 jack stone—based entirely on assumptions and hearsay—who just so happens to be scheduled for her final flight before hanging up the ascot. what the summary fails to announce—for reasons unknown, consid ...more
The 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 lucky one. And Jack is hilarious, sweet, and completely misunderstood. Ava realizes that soon enough.The supporting characters are great,I could really see this b ...more
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 just didn't like her at all. She constantly misjudges every single person she comes in contact with. ...more
I love stories about traveling, airports/planes specifically, so naturally I gravitated towards this. I read a lot of romance and every so often, a gem will pop up and leave me stunned. I was blown away by this book. It ticks all the boxes for me - fresh, smooth writing with perfect pacing and chapter breaks, well-rounded/fully fleshed out characters, believable emotional confli ...more
110% delightful~ from its friends-to-lovers set up, to it's deftly written deeper plot points.
Waldon smartly layers emotional growth, self actualization, and perspectives gained from past experiences (all with some spicy tension that keeps the pages turning too).
This is for anyone who loved Flight or Fight, or are fans of Sally Thorne, or Emily Henry!
We should all treat ourselves to an uplifting read like this!
Galley borrowed from the publisher. ...more
Ava wants stability and routine in her life. Her recent engagement has allowed her to quit her job as a flight attendant and put down the roots she’s dreamed of since she was a child. Ava has one last run to complete and includes an overnight in tropical Belize. She is so excited to be ending her career with such a good route, until she meets her cabin crew.
Jack, a former military pilot who is now a flight attendant, is a m ...more
I do have one minor complaint, and that's only that the blurb listed in NetGalley wasn' ...more
This was a really great, quick read for me. I didn't expec ...more
Jack is a flight attendant and Ava knows that they are bad news after her ex ...more
the best word to describe this book is FUN! it was entertaining, consuming and charming; in some points of my reading, i wanted to punch the mc, BUT!!! overall i loved it and hated how much it turned me into an idiot lol
I appreciated that the author allowed the main character to reflect on her own behavior and thoughts, bringing an ...more
Can I first say that the author’s description of their time in Belize makes me want to travel there RIGHT NOW. Her ability ...more
Waldon's debut novel is delightful. It had everything I wanted in a romance right now - set in December but has nothing to do with Christmas, a steamy enemies to lovers plot (done the best way, with only one party knowing they are enemies), a lead learning to overcome her complicated childhood, a diner scene that was the moment I fell for the story. Can't wait to read what she writes next! ...more
Lacie Waldon’s The Layover is a fun, (mostly) chaste romance with a lot of humor and some hints of steam.
After ten years as a fight attendant, Ava Green is reluctantly about to retire in order to live a more “stable” life. She’s determined to make her last trip count… she just has to get through working with the infuriating Jack Stone. After an unexpected delay on their return gives them an extra 24 hours in Belize, Ava will discover that there’s more to Jack than meets the eye, and t ...more
Ava, a flight attendant is on her last flight after deciding to quit her job post her engagement, finds herself with Jack, an ex-pilot whom she hates due to certain misunderstandings in the past involving her cheating ex. The banter between them is great and with forced proximity, there is more chemistry. In the beginning, there is a lot of detail about her fiancee which felt a tad bit long. I did think it was to ...more
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