ABOUT THE BOOK:
Title: Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over
Author: Shani Petroff
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publishing: May 15, 2018 (Swoon Reads)
Source: ARC via publisher
“It felt new and old again, and I didn’t want it to stop. As his arms wrapped around me, and his lips continued to press into mine, I knew we were the stuff of love songs.”
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 all over the country are getting canceled—including Sari’s. She winds up stuck at the airport for hours. With Zev!
When another stranded passenger (a hot NYU guy) suggests a connecting flight to Boston, Sari jumps at the chance. But when her mom freaks out about her traveling alone, she has no choice—she has to include Zev, and somehow survive being trapped with the guy who broke her heart!
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, Petroff is quickly becoming an author I can depend on to deliver in this genre.
Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over follows Sari, a high school Junior trying to make it as a musician, as she experiences the roller coaster of emotions that a breakup triggers. Thanks to her recent split from her boyfriend, Zev, her Spring Break plans don’t turn out quite how she imagined. *Cue swoon-worthy college guy* Sari catches a break that could help make her dreams come true only to run into every obstacle trying to get back to New York to see it through.
It’s been a while since a book has evoked vivid memories! While reading Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over, I recalled similar experiences with family, friends, and exes from my high school years. I also recalled the emotional turmoil that I felt during breakups and when things didn’t go my way; when I swore my whole life was falling apart. My gosh…I do NOT miss high school! Seriously, though, it is so great when books make you feel something, and this book did just that!
If it’s not obvious, I did enjoy the plot of Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over. I felt a little like some scenes were cut short, though, so my only wish is that it was a little bit longer and some things were more fully developed.
I have a lot of love for the main characters and Sari’s BFF! Sari is a character I connected with since she induced so many old memories from when I was her age. And, it’s very hard to not like Zev! He’s even described that way, and it’s completely accurate! The side characters play their part well, thus leaving me in a happy place.
Overall, I would recommend Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over to YA Contemporary Romance fans or anyone looking for a fast, breezy read! I’m partial to this genre in the warm months, so its release is perfect timing!
Until next time…xo
*Thanks to the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy of this book. Please note that it, in no way, had an effect on my opinion or review.