Fight or Flight by Samantha Young

fight or flight by samantha young
fight or flight by samantha young

Samantha Young is an author I’ve long seen on Twitter and Bookstagram – one that I’ve wanted to read for a while. I’ve long seen her On Dublin Street series being read by my favorite reviewers, but I was a little intimidated by how long the series was. When I stumbled upon a copy of Fight or Flight at my local used bookstore, I decided to take the leap and give her a shot.

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….

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Much Ado About You by Samantha Young

much ado about you by samantha young

Thank you to Berkley for providing a review copy of Much Ado About You

much ado about you by samantha young

Have you ever dreamed of leaving your life behind and running your own bookstore in a quaint English village? I have certainly had that exact dream before, which was why I was so excited to find out about Much Ado About You by Samantha Young. A cozy bookstore, a hot farmer, and a close knit town – a true romance trifecta.

At thirty-three-years old Evangeline Starling’s life in Chicago is missing that special something. And when she’s passed over for promotion at work, Evie realizes she needs to make a change. Some time away to regain perspective might be just the thing. In a burst of impulsivity, she plans a holiday in a quaint English village. The holiday package comes with a temporary position at Much Ado About Books, the bookstore located beneath her rental apartment. There’s no better dream vacation for the bookish Evie, a life-long Shakespeare lover.

Not only is Evie swept up in running the delightful store as soon as she arrives, she’s drawn into the lives, loves and drama of the friendly villagers. Including Roane Robson, the charismatic and sexy farmer who tempts Evie every day with his friendly flirtations. Evie is determined to keep him at bay because a holiday romance can only end in heartbreak, right? But Evie can’t deny their connection and longs to trust in her handsome farmer that their whirlwind romance could turn in to the forever kind of love.

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