Missed flights and misunderstandings abound in Airports, Exes & Other Things I’m Over by Shani Petroff.
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!
Though the official synopsis is a little misleading (the basic premise is there, the circumstances just play out slightly differently), this is a really cute YA rom-com. A lot of the drama stems from misunderstandings and a lack of communication — but it all felt pretty true to the teenage characters (I’d have expected more if they were adults, but here it works) and made for an entertaining story.
The characters are certainly the stars of this book, and while I would have liked more time with them (especially the aforementioned hot NYU guy), they are definitely what make this book work so well. They’re engaging and endearing, and you’re definitely rooting for them to Figure Things Out and find their happy ending.
A quick, cutesy romance, Airports, Exes & Other Things I’m Over is in stores now.