BOOK REVIEW ⎜Fight or Flight by Samantha Young

MY RATING

Enemies to lovers addicts and asshole heroes enthusiasts, do not miss this one! (For those fearing the hero might be too much, the heroine just gives as good as she gets—if not better— and hero has truly redeeming… assets. Qualities. I meant qualities. Duh.)

Book Infos

A series of chance encounters leads to a sizzling new romance from the New York Timesbestselling 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….

Author : Samantha young
Title : Fight Or Flight
Series : –

Number of pages : 384
Publisher : Berkley
Release Date :  October 9, 2018
Genre : Contemporary

My Review

Absolutely loved it!
I was all set to post my usual teasing #CurrentlyReading statuses but somehow ended staying up all night gripping the edges of my kindle.

Fight or Flight” by Samantha Young was an absolute delight!
High level banter, animal magnetism glueing you to the pages, devastating chemistry and voracious sex scenes will assuredly send you straight to cloud nine!
On top of this, the most excruciating case of unrequited feels sent me mile high to angst heaven.

Samantha Young made it nearly impossible to not care for these two nemesis with a case of animal attraction. Ava was an heroine I could only adore, spirited, lively, independant. Caleb was an absolute jerk, exuding arrogance, there’s really no other way to put it. Actually strike that, he’s a dick. A tall, bearded, tattooed, brooding one with the most charming accent (yes, y’all are trying to picture a tall brooding dick with tats right now, no? Just me then) But if like me, you like witnessing an man who seems unattainable and devoid of all emotions at first sight—a trait he shares with Ava—, little by little lowering his guard and revealing tiny cracks in his armor, then you’ll probably cheer for him—for them both— to stand up and fight instead of choosing to flee at the first show of emotions.

Enemies to lovers addicts and asshole heroes enthusiasts, do not miss this one! (For those fearing the hero might be too much, the heroine just gives as good as she gets—if not better— and hero has truly redeeming… assets. Qualities. I meant qualities. Duh.)

The Angry Reader's Review

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I love her reviews and we seem to share a common taste for awesome books and blunt reviews. Check out her blog at The Angry Reader  where the motto is “Painfully Honest Book Reviews“!

Let me start by saying most readers will love this book. A brooding Scotsman. A spunky heroine. They each give as good as they get at their exciting meet-cute and thereafter.

That said – this isn’t a trope that goes down smooth with me. Caleb is rude and Ava doesn’t like him from the get go. However, she’s attracted to him. This is not a thing I can get past. Pursuing a sexual relationship with a man that you genuinely dislike is mystifying to me. Which means no matter how cute the characters or how sweet the read I’m stuck on the outside looking in.

I’ll save you my analysis of backdooring a relationship (you know, saying you don’t want a boyfriend but you really do so you’re basically a couple in your head but spend the entire time saying it’s just sex), dishonesty (lying to oneself and the one you purport to love), the self-esteem issues that likely come with loving a man that talks to you/treats you that way, and the cowardice that comes with “I’ve had my heart broken once so now I’m a bitter prick who humps everyone and sends them on their way without a speck of basic manners because ‘man complexities’. (If you’re over 14 you’ve had your heart broken. Possibly even shattered. If you’re too much of a titty-baby to get back on that horse and ride and thus use it as an excuse for being abominable you’re prolly not gonna be the hero upon whom I’m crushing).

I’ve enjoyed one book in this trope. And while I didn’t hate this one I won’t be gushing all over it. That said, Alex did love it. Most of y’all will love it. You should read it. You should understand that I am weird. This is my hang-up (I feel like most of us readers have them). This is my hill upon which to die. And here I lie…

Author Bio & Links

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 debut YA contemporary novel The Impossible Vastness of Us was published by Harlequin TEEN in ebook & hardback in June 2017. Her next YA contemporary novel THE FRAGILE ORDINARY is due for release in June 2018.

Samantha 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.

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