Thursday, October 25, 2018

Review 'Fight or Flight' by Samantha Young
A series of chance encounters leads to a sizzling new romance from the New York Times bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series.

The universe is conspiring against Ava Breevort. As if flying back to Phoenix to bury a childhood friend wasn't hell enough, a cloud of volcanic ash traveling from overseas delayed her flight back home to Boston. Her last ditch attempt to salvage the trip was thwarted by an arrogant Scotsman, Caleb Scott, who steals a first class seat out from under her. Then over the course of their journey home, their antagonism somehow lands them in bed for the steamiest layover Ava's ever had. And that's all it was--until Caleb shows up on her doorstep.

When pure chance pulls Ava back into Caleb's orbit, he proposes they enjoy their physical connection while he's stranded in Boston. Ava agrees, knowing her heart's in no danger since a) she barely likes Caleb and b) his existence in her life is temporary. Not long thereafter Ava realizes she's made a terrible error because as it turns out Caleb Scott isn't quite so unlikeable after all. When his stay in Boston becomes permanent, Ava must decide whether to fight her feelings for him or give into them. But even if she does decide to risk her heart on Caleb, there is no guarantee her stubborn Scot will want to risk his heart on her....

The Facts:

Publication Date:
October 9th, 2018
Contemporary Romance
eBook, Paperback
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My Review:

Lately I’ve been addicted to reading Contemporary Romance novels. I just can’t seem to get enough of them! And I love Samantha Young! I read her Hart’s Boardwalk series, and a view of her other books and I just loved them all. So when ‘Fight or Flight’ came up on my Kindle as a buy suggestion I knew I just had to have a copy. And don’t you just love that cover?

In ‘Fight or Flight’ we meet Ava Breevort. Ava is trying to get away from her old hometown as fast as she cans after burying her childhood friend. Unfortunately a cloud of volcanic ash in Europe has made problems for all flights and Ava’s flight is delayed. This wouldn’t be the worst thing ever, but Ava is forced to sit next to a very rude Scotsman Caleb Scott. Ava and Caleb bump heads in everything. But there is a physical attraction between the two of them they both can’t deny. And when fate seems to force them together they find themselves in a passionate affair.. but it’s sex only. They still can’t stand each other.. Obviously!

From the moment I started reading ‘Fight and Flight’ I was hooked. I never have a lot problems with ‘seeing’ the book in my mind while reading, but with this one it was like I was watching a movie from the very start. I just was hooked to these pages and didn’t want to stop reading. (Baby girls nap time definitely came in handy!) Not only was this book romantic, sexy and filled with great characters I also found myself smiling a lot. There was definitely humor but also some heartbreak. Yep, this book was an emotional rollercoaster!

The two main characters Ava and Caleb were really fun to get to know. They both have had their share of grieve over the years and they both have lost faith in love. And I just loved the way these characters where with each other. Especially in the beginning they didn’t like each other at all and they both make assumptions based on each other’s looks. Assumptions you can imagine having yourself too. The chemistry between Ava and Caleb just flew from the pages and I just couldn’t get enough of them. This book definitely gave me all the feels and not only because of the romance, but because this book just had it all.

Not only the two main characters where great, the other characters in the book were also very fun to read about and it makes me hope for new books about them. Ava’s best friend Harper definitely deserves her own book. And Caleb’s brother Jamie.. Well, let me tell you I have their story all figured out in my head!! LOL.

If you didn’t already love Samantha Young, ‘Fight and Flight’ will definitely make you love her. I’m already looking for my next Samantha Young read!

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About the Author:

Samantha Young is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of adult contemporary romances, including the On Dublin Street series and Hero, as well as the New Adult duology Into the Deep and Out of the Shallows. Fight or Flight, a new standalone to be published by Berkley Romance, is out October 9th 2018. Before turning to contemporary fiction, she wrote several young adult paranormal and fantasy series, including the amazon bestselling Tale of Lunarmorte trilogy. Samantha's YA contemporary novels The Impossible Vastness of Us and The Fragile Ordinary are published by Harlequin Teen.

Samantha is from a small town in Central Scotland and is known for her romantic stories set in her beloved home country. She is currently published in 30 countries and is a #1 international bestselling author. When she's not writing books, she's buying shoes she doesn't really need and searching for nooks and crannies to shelve her ever-expanding book collection.

For more information about Samantha please visit her website. Or visit her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


  1. I think this might be my 5th time seeing Fight or Flight around the blogosphere - all of which are positive despite the emotional rollercoaster. *hands a box of tissues over* I'll have to check it out some more since I've been having a craving for contemporary as well lately.

    1. It's definitely a great read. I got it myself because I kept reading about this book and I loved other books by Samantha Young. I still think about this read.. It was sooooo good!! I hope you get to reading it too. ;)


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