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Book Review: The Layover by Lacie Waldon


After ten years as a flight attendant, Ava Greene is poised to hang up her wings and finally put down roots. Unfortunately, she’s working her last trip with Jack Stone – the absurdly gorgeous, ridiculously cocky man she’s held a secret grudge against for years.

When their plane encounters mechanical problems, what should have been a quick stop in Belize suddenly becomes a weekend layover. Getting stuck on a flight with her nemesis was bad enough. Being stranded with him at a luxury resort in paradise? Even with the sultry breeze and white sand to distract her, it will take all the rum punch in the country to drown out his larger-than-life presence.

Yet the more time Ava spends with him under the hot Caribbean sun, the more she begins to second-guess everything she thought she knew. Soon, she might have to choose between keeping her feet on the ground or her head in the clouds . . .


The Layover is the perfect sizzling summer read.  I picked it up with only two weeks to go until Christmas, which seems an unusual choice when everyone else is reading snowy winter reads.  However, after two weeks of almost solid rain and flooding in England it is the perfect escapism and I absolutely devoured it.  This book ticked all the boxes for me, delicious slow burn enemies-to-lovers romance, brilliant characters, fun adventures and an absolutely gorgeous tropical sun-drenched setting.  I was thoroughly entertained following Ava on her escapades and her interesting and eye-opening life as a flight attendant. The writing is good, it’s light and easy to follow whilst also being descriptive, humorous and well paced.

I really enjoyed the strong chemistry Ava and Jack shared and I adored their teasing banter and love/hate relationship.  Their constant light-hearted bickering for one-upmanship is hilarious.  I loved Jack with his cocky flirtatiousness, but he’s also grounded and deeply caring.  

The epilogue is lovely and the perfect happy ending for all.  The Layover is brilliant debut novel, it’s romantic, compelling and guaranteed to have you dreaming of far away places.  I look forward to seeing what the author comes up with next. 

Publisher: Piatkus 
Publication Date (UK):  15 June 2021
Format:  Paperback  
Page Count: 320
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy 
Rating:  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thank you so much to the publisher for the gifted advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

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