Airports, Exes, and Other Things I'm Over
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!

Airports, Exes, and Other Things I'm Over Details

TitleAirports, Exes, and Other Things I'm Over
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMay 15th, 2018
PublisherSwoon Reads
ISBN-139781250130501
Rating
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult Contemporary

Airports, Exes, and Other Things I'm Over Review

  • Candace Robinson
    January 1, 1970
    This is the third book I have read by Shani Petroff, and I love her writing! She dashes in the right amount of humor in such cute stories! I loved Zev!!! Now let me get to Sari, Sari, Sari... I just love saying her name because it's awesome, anyway, there was numerous times I wanted to smack some sense into her. However, I loved that she felt real and how a teen would act in her situation! I kept thinking about this story after I reached the last page!!Review on my blog: https://literarydust.wor This is the third book I have read by Shani Petroff, and I love her writing! She dashes in the right amount of humor in such cute stories! I loved Zev!!! Now let me get to Sari, Sari, Sari... I just love saying her name because it's awesome, anyway, there was numerous times I wanted to smack some sense into her. However, I loved that she felt real and how a teen would act in her situation! I kept thinking about this story after I reached the last page!!Review on my blog: https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20...
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  • Stacee
    January 1, 1970
    I’m not sure about this rating. 3 stars might be too high.Sari and Zev are interesting characters. She’s driven and he’s nerdy and together their relationship seemed sweet. There are some other characters who were lovely and I wish we would have learned more about them {Fitz and Dylan, I’m looking at you}, but this story is 10000000% The Sari Show.Plot wise it was a sort of lackluster. The blurb says “cheating” and I was expecting sex, but Sari does walk in on a kiss and her 2 second view of tha I’m not sure about this rating. 3 stars might be too high.Sari and Zev are interesting characters. She’s driven and he’s nerdy and together their relationship seemed sweet. There are some other characters who were lovely and I wish we would have learned more about them {Fitz and Dylan, I’m looking at you}, but this story is 10000000% The Sari Show.Plot wise it was a sort of lackluster. The blurb says “cheating” and I was expecting sex, but Sari does walk in on a kiss and her 2 second view of that is what drives the entire story. There are a few threads and bits of conflict, but it was all very over dramatic. Especially when if either of them would have listened to the other for just a minute {Sari wanted some space, Zev wanted to explain}, things could have gone differently.Overall, it was a super quick read with a lot of potential. I did like the slice of time, but wished we could have gotten less arguing and pushing and more listening and actual talking.**Huge thanks to Swoon Reads for providing the arc free of charge**
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  • Lilly (Lair Of Books)
    January 1, 1970
    *HUGE thanks to Swoon Reads/Macmillan for the early review copy in exchange for my honest opinionRTC on Lair Of Books (Link is in the bio) this was such a cute fun read with beautiful supportive parents & friendships 😄UPDATE: FULL REVIEW MAY ALSO BE VIEWED ON LAIR OF BOOKSMY REVIEW...I’d like to preface this review by stating that I am a sucker for stories set in airports…it’s my #1 setting of preference for cute rom-coms & so naturally, seeing a book with airport in the title meant I wa *HUGE thanks to Swoon Reads/Macmillan for the early review copy in exchange for my honest opinionRTC on Lair Of Books (Link is in the bio) this was such a cute fun read with beautiful supportive parents & friendships 😄UPDATE: FULL REVIEW MAY ALSO BE VIEWED ON LAIR OF BOOKSMY REVIEW...I’d like to preface this review by stating that I am a sucker for stories set in airports…it’s my #1 setting of preference for cute rom-coms & so naturally, seeing a book with airport in the title meant I was going to have to read said book,No Regrets here! this was exactly what was pitched, a fun fast easy read that got quite a few giggles out of me along the way. Our MC Sari does catch her boyfriend Zev kissing his ex girlfriend at a house party. Sari doesn’t stick around for explanations, she’s ghost in nano seconds and decides to keep her vacation plans. Plans she had with Zev to go visit her grandmother in Florida. This is the perfect way to get away from the hurt & pain of Zev’s betrayal and also a chance to prepare for her upcoming performance at one of the hottest clubs. Sari is a signer/composer who travels with her guitar Ruby in hopes of one day being a break out star & this seems attainable when she gets the call to perform at a club known to be the the home of many famous singers. Focused on nailing her performance, Sari tries her hardest not to think of Zev. The only problem is Zev refuses to let her throw in the towel before he can explain. We see Zev follow Sari to Florida & later get stuck together at the airport due to inclement weather.Strangely enough, I found myself enjoying all of the characters in this book. From the MC and her determined ex to her parents, grandmother, and BFF there really wasn’t a shortage of awesome people in Sari’s life. Although I do wish they were more fleshed out, I was happy to see how much of a positive support system Sari had at home. Her best friend never seemed judgmental and seemed genuinely concerned for Sari, dropping everything at a moments notice to talk some sense into Sari. The Parentals were actually visible in this book, yeah they seemed like the typical parents who obsesses over the safety of their children but I found this made them all the more realistic. They also reminded me of my parents who at one point formed a tight bond with an ex of mine, so much so that they’d bypass calling me as a whole which also happens to Sari. Along the way Sari also meets Fitz & Dylan, two college guys who are super chill and left me wondering if after they parted ways, would ever meet up with Sari again once she’s in college. Sari herself had me feeling like she couldn’t catch a break. No matter where she turned, she couldn’t escape the guy who up until recently only had eyes for her. Zev on the other hand is the guy you don’t want to believe capable of cheating. They’re the picture perfect fairytale high school sweethearts who may just have to accept a different future where they aren’t meant to be together…Did I think things could’ve been handled better with some communication? YES. However, I also felt Sari’s reaction & coping mechanisms were pretty accurate for someone her age who is basically with her High School sweetheart. I found it so hard hard to dislike Zev, the guy is pretty charming in a nerdy way that makes you shake your head while mouthing “how could you”? although I do wish we’d had more time with these characters, I really enjoyed my time with this book. Sari’s efforts to put distance between her & Zev in an airport proved to be challenging & offered up some comedic relief. The text messages between Sari’s mother & Zev had me wanting to call her mom & beg her to STOP! haha! This is one of those books I’d love to see adapted as a Rom-Com on the big screen if only for another chance to see all of these characters together again. If you’re looking for a cute, fun, fast read about trust & taking a risk on love then this is one you’ll want to give a go <3
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  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    January 1, 1970
    I have read so many books about being stranded at an airport before, but I never seem to get sick of them. Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over follows this trope, and it is just as enjoyable. The story is dramatic, and the characters are so sweet. This is a short and sweet contemporary that is the perfect pick-me-up.Full review on The Candid Cover
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  • Alison
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 STARSThis was 216 pages of miscommunication and frustration. No, really. That is basically the plot.After Sari catches her boyfriend cheating, it deals with her back and forth emotions of hurt, pain, and acceptance. I get that, and that's what I would expect from the situation. However, these emotions are really the only thing that is focused on in this story. There's a weird side plot about her musical career that honestly didn't add much to the story. I think it was meant to make her a lit 2.5 STARSThis was 216 pages of miscommunication and frustration. No, really. That is basically the plot.After Sari catches her boyfriend cheating, it deals with her back and forth emotions of hurt, pain, and acceptance. I get that, and that's what I would expect from the situation. However, these emotions are really the only thing that is focused on in this story. There's a weird side plot about her musical career that honestly didn't add much to the story. I think it was meant to make her a little more dimensional and to fill some gaps in the story, but I honestly couldn't have cared less about it. There are 2 side characters that are introduced that felt like the same people but cloned. It was hard to tell their personalities apart. All the men kind of felt the same to me and had this weird "bro" vibe that just didn't feel natural, not even "bros" are that bro-ish. I also didn't think this was the best portrayal of a relationship. Sari reminisces on maybeee 3 good parts in their relationship, but it wasn't enough to counteract the way he was acting. He didn't give her personal space, refused to respect her boundaries, and was incredibly pushy. He also was a pretty lame excuse maker. For young readers, I felt nervous that they would think this kind of behavior is acceptable in relationships. The plot was fairly forgettable and I don't see myself really remembering much about this in the future. It seemed like it was written in a rush and felt immature at times.
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  • Teresa
    January 1, 1970
    Swoon Reads has done it again....this book had me laughing out loud in several parts and cringing with discomfort in some parts. Sari is the character that I didn't know I needed and the whole concept of trying to get home, no matter how it is done, continues to entertain me. Zev is just as adorable as Sari, and I love how he continues to make sure that Sari knows she is a priority to him, no matter how she treats him. Thanks Swoon for the ARC!
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  • Kathy Martin
    January 1, 1970
    Sari Silver is having a bad Spring Break. First she walks into a party to find her boyfriend Zev liplocked with his ex-girlfriend. Then she realizes that they had both planned to head to Florida for Spring Break to visit their grandparents and spend some time together. Now, she doesn't want to be anywhere near him. He keeps texting and calling and saying that he can explain, but she doesn't give him a chance.She hitches a ride to the airport with her best friend Trina and manages to get on an ea Sari Silver is having a bad Spring Break. First she walks into a party to find her boyfriend Zev liplocked with his ex-girlfriend. Then she realizes that they had both planned to head to Florida for Spring Break to visit their grandparents and spend some time together. Now, she doesn't want to be anywhere near him. He keeps texting and calling and saying that he can explain, but she doesn't give him a chance.She hitches a ride to the airport with her best friend Trina and manages to get on an earlier flight. She spends the first part of her vacation holed up, broken-hearted, in her gram's house. But her gram sends her out to spend some time at the pool where she meets Fitz who is also down from New York to spend some time with his grandfather. They hang out together and Sari is glad to make a new friend but isn't interested in anything more.She gets a call from the booking agent at a club where she hangs out listening to music offering her an opportunity to perform on Saturday night. She can't miss this opportunity which is what she has always wanted and could be the start of her musical career. She can't convince her parents to change her flight and a storm is coming. She gets to the airport to find the Zev and Fitz are also trying to get flights home. After hours and many cancelled flights, they have a chance to fly to Boston where a friend of Fitz's has offered to drive them the rest of the way. But that means that she will have to travel with Zev! Besides, her mom is blowing up her phone, and Zev's when she can't get Sari to answer hers, because she is worried about her daughter. Her mom just doesn't understand how much she hates it that her mom is still communicating with Zev.This was an emotionally intense story about young love, trust and betrayal. While I did think that Sari should have given Zev a chance to explain, I could understand how much what she saw as his betrayal hurt her. Fans of romances will enjoy this story.
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  • Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)
    January 1, 1970
    This was always going to be a risky book for me to read because it mentions cheating. Cheating is a big no-no for me. I've dealt with it enough in reality that I try to avoid it in fiction. Despite this, I was drawn to this book, though. Admittedly, what I expected was nothing like it turned out. I thought everything would happen on the trip home, as in some big, bad cheating would happen during the holiday. But actually, it all happens before, and it's a kiss. Sari decides to still go on her tr This was always going to be a risky book for me to read because it mentions cheating. Cheating is a big no-no for me. I've dealt with it enough in reality that I try to avoid it in fiction. Despite this, I was drawn to this book, though. Admittedly, what I expected was nothing like it turned out. I thought everything would happen on the trip home, as in some big, bad cheating would happen during the holiday. But actually, it all happens before, and it's a kiss. Sari decides to still go on her trip, as does Zev, so the airport reunion on the way home does fit the blurb. I also thought the Airport Guy would play a bigger role in things. But ultimately, this was a story about Sari figuring things out for herself.For the most part, I liked Sari. She liked to have fun, but she wasn't irresponsible about it. She was also so sure about what she wanted to do in life (I'm jealous), and she was prepared to work for it, not giving up even when venues said no, and applying specifically to a music school. For all her zest, she did bug the hell out of me. But not (always) in a bad way. Yes, I wanted to shake her. I think she should have handled things differently, and she was so stubborn. (If only she just listened.) But at the same time, that seemed both appropriate for her as a character, and for her as a teen. She was also hella confident; I would not have been able to handle the airport situations as well as she did. I'm not even sure if I could keep my cool like that now.Because of said cheating and my personal feelings about it, I did struggle at first with Zev. I couldn't reconcile what he did in that one moment with how he was the rest of the time. If I were Sari, I would 100% react badly, I won't lie. I know from experience. Not in the same way that she did, but then I was living with said cheater at the time, so it wasn't so easy to get away. If anything, even despite my frustrations, I must admit to admiring her. She was confident and secure enough in herself that she immediately cut Zev out. Maybe a bit too quickly, but hey, it's better than letting a cheater walk all over you, right?Anyway, back to Zev. He was really sweet and clearly very cute, definitely my kind of guy: tall, nerdy, dark hair, hazel eyes. Swoon. Aside from this one thing, he seemed perfect. I didn't know how he could make things better, though. It was almost like a challenge: I dared the author to convince me that Zev and Sari were meant to be together. By the end, I wasn't 100% onboard, but it definitely made me think."Who said I was pretending?"His eyes bore into mine. "I did. Because I know you still love me as much as I love you. That doesn't go away just because you want it to."I wanted him to be wrong."Love isn't everything," I said.He shook his head, his eyes still on mine. "Yes, it is."Special mention should go to two people. First was Sari's mom, who was very mom-like. Man, that woman could worry, but in a very loving way. The incessant texts – including to Zev – plus the guilt-tripping were so relatable. The weather obsession was a nice little touch. The second person who stood out was Sari's best friend, Talia, who was sassy and loyal and ready to back Sari up no matter what she decided. And as a romance reader, I loved this little exchange:"You read too much smut," I told her."You call it smut, I call it a how-to guide," she said.Somehow, despite my hesistance, I did end up enjoying this book. It was quick, a little dramatic, but also a strong, confident teen main character setting her mark on the world while dealing with a very relatable problem.I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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  • Heidi
    January 1, 1970
    Three stars: A romance with a lot of drama that lacks the light and fluffy. Sari is thrilled to be seeing her idol at a music concert, even if that means missing the party of the year that her boyfriend is attending. After the amazing concert, Sari and her friend, Trina, decide to pop into the party. At the party, Sari gets a heart shattering surprise. She finds her boyfriend, Zev, kissing his ex girlfriend. She flees in tears, vowing to not speak to Zev again. Their romantic spring break trip t Three stars: A romance with a lot of drama that lacks the light and fluffy. Sari is thrilled to be seeing her idol at a music concert, even if that means missing the party of the year that her boyfriend is attending. After the amazing concert, Sari and her friend, Trina, decide to pop into the party. At the party, Sari gets a heart shattering surprise. She finds her boyfriend, Zev, kissing his ex girlfriend. She flees in tears, vowing to not speak to Zev again. Their romantic spring break trip to Florida is off. She heads to Florida on her own and spends the week with her grandma. While on her trip, Sari gets the opportunity she has been waiting for, a chance to sing at a popular club. She can’t get back to NYC fast enough, but the weather has other plans. A huge storm may put a kink in her plans, and she soon finds herself stranded with her ex. Will Sari figure it out?What I Liked:*Airports, Exes and Other Things I Am Over is fun read even if it did lack the light, fluffy feel good vibe I was craving. Still, I liked the characters and I enjoyed watching the story play out. Sari is a driven, headstrong protagonist. I admired her drive and her determination. She is all about her music career, and I liked that she knew what she wanted. Granted, she is stubborn, but I couldn’t help but to respect her firm stance. *Big props to a great secondary cast. I adored Fitz, Dylan and Trina. Fitz is a potential love interest, and he has a heart of gold. I loved how he was there for Sari and how he picked her up time and time again. Dylan is a sweetheart too. I wish that he had a larger part in the story. Trina, Sari’s best friend, is the kind of best friend we all need. She is willing to drive long distances for her friend and she brings donuts. Loved these characters. I wanted more of all three of them.*I loved the family support. Sari’s mom and dad were funny, especially her mom. I liked that they were involved in Sari’s life and that they supported her. The conversation that Sari has with her mom at the end is heartfelt and wonderful. Her parents, brother and Grandma are amazing. Big props for an involved, supportive family.*Zev was a conundrum to me. I didn’t know whether I was supposed to like him or hate him. I will say that he was certainly a good guy and he tried over and over to make things right, even though Sari kept knocking him down. He was incredibly patient and kind. I ended up liking him when it was all said and done. *The ending was nice. It ends in a good place, no drama or unanswered questions. And The Not So Much:*I wasn’t into the romance, probably because there wasn’t much romance. Instead the book is all about Sari being angry over Zev kissing another girl. There is a lot of drama that could have been corrected with a conversation. I wanted more warm and fuzzy, and it just wasn’t there. *I wasn’t sure who I was supposed to be rooting for as far as the romance. I liked one of the guys way better than the other, and I have to say I was disappointed when things didn’t play out the way I hoped. *There just isn’t much to this one. It basically is all about drama over a kiss and getting stranded in the airport. It was predictable and a bit boring. Airports, Exes and Other Things I Am Over is a book I picked up wanting a light, fluffy, feel good romance and instead I got a book that was overly dramatic and a bit boring. I did like the characters, especially the secondary cast of characters. This is a quick read if you want something entertaining, but don’t expect a swoon worthy romance. I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own, and I was not compensated for this review. [email protected] Day Ramblings.
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  • Samantha (WLABB)
    January 1, 1970
    I was all heart-eyes for Petroff's last book, My New Crush Gave to Me, and was eager to read more of her work. She has a knack for creating a story that is fun, humorous, and heartwarming with just the right amount of drama to keep it interesting, and she has done so once again with Airports, Exes, and Other Things I'm Over.• Pro: I liked Sari a lot. I didn't necessarily always agree with her avoidance tactics, but when she listened to her heart and her conscience, she made some good choices. • I was all heart-eyes for Petroff's last book, My New Crush Gave to Me, and was eager to read more of her work. She has a knack for creating a story that is fun, humorous, and heartwarming with just the right amount of drama to keep it interesting, and she has done so once again with Airports, Exes, and Other Things I'm Over.• Pro: I liked Sari a lot. I didn't necessarily always agree with her avoidance tactics, but when she listened to her heart and her conscience, she made some good choices. • Pro: I found the anxiety and frustration of being stranded at the airport so relatable. I've totally been there, more than once, and just like our protagonist, I was trapped in the subpar terminal with no good food options. • Pro: The connection between Sari and Zev was undeniable, and I know I was rooting for these two to work it out. There were definitely things revealed, which made me doubt Zev, but I at least wanted to hear him out. • Pro: Believe it or not, I really liked Zev. He would do all these little things, which showed how much he cared for Sari, and she would relate things he had done for her in the past, and I found myself really wanting Sari to let him explain. He was also willing to fight for her, and as a hopeless romantic, I love seeing someone fight to save their relationship. • Con: This story was told via Sari, who had a great voice and all, but I would have liked to have had a little look inside Zev's head at times. I feel like that addition POV may have pushed this one over the top for me. • Pro: Dylan and Fitz were fun additions. They diffused some of the tension, and Fitz was just all sorts of Captain America awesome. I would have loved to get to know them better. • Pro: Sari was someone to be jealous of, because she had a fabulous grandma, great and caring parents, and a friend who put the "best" in best friend. It was wonderful the way they all rallied for her in her time of need, and she was lucky to have them all. • Pro: The ending actually elicited a few tears from my eyes. I liked it a lot, but would have liked it to have been a little longer. • Pro: This story deals with relationship drama, so it had its weightier moments, but Pertroff kept it on the lighter side by injecting lots of humor, heartfelt interactions, and fun antics. Overall: A light hearted story about following your heart and fighting for the things that matter with rom-coms bits which made me laugh, heartfelt bits which made me smile, and even some tender bits which made me swoon. *ARC provided in exchange an honest review. BLOG | INSTAGRAM |TWITTER | BLOGLOVIN | FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS
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  • Karlita
    January 1, 1970
    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | InstagramIf I ask my eighteen-year-old self and put my own shoes on Sari, I would also feel terrible and cheated. But the rational part of me would kick in to do a gut check before setting the score and make myself swallow in pity or be miserable for a potential breakup.I understood that Sari was hurt but if only she had listen, plain and simple, everything would turned out differently. She, herself said that she trust Zev but she instantly ju Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | InstagramIf I ask my eighteen-year-old self and put my own shoes on Sari, I would also feel terrible and cheated. But the rational part of me would kick in to do a gut check before setting the score and make myself swallow in pity or be miserable for a potential breakup.I understood that Sari was hurt but if only she had listen, plain and simple, everything would turned out differently. She, herself said that she trust Zev but she instantly jump into conclusion that he was cheating when she chose that exact moment to find him from a pool of partying teenagers and caught him kissing someone. Worst was, it was Bethanne, Zev’s ex-girlfriendI felt the same frustrations Zev had. No matter how he explains to Sari that he loves her, she was too stubborn without giving him the benefit of the doubt. Even when Zev did everything — chasing the mad storm on her and trying to prove himself, she was too caught up with her emotions that it’s so hard to reason with her.In the first place, if Zev really cheated and didn't care for Sari at all, he won't follow her down to Florida just to apologize, right? Gaaaaahhh! See my own frustration there?There were enough swoon-worthy and cheesy moments for me to like this book but for the most part, Sari confuses me because her reactions are exaggerated and insensitive to Zev’s feelings. When she met Fitz, there’s this one moment I wish they could have ended together instead but I’ll give Zev credit and an A++ for the effort wouldn’t still be enough. I know you could tell by now how much I rooted for him but man, if only you have read the story, you will totally understand.I love how patient Zev was and even if the story was written on Sari’s POV, I could feel so much of him. Same goes with the supporting characters that added fun to Sari’s drama, like Trina who gave her an all-out support and always there ready for FaceTime when she needed someone to talk to. I also love the concern on Sari’s mom, sending her a million texts just to know how she was and in the end, her wisdom was what Sari needed to finally realized what she’s missing.Special mention to Fitz and Dylan for being a good friend to Sari who gave her and Zev a ride to NYC even if they didn’t really know each other that well. After the awkwardness they had of knowing that Sari and Zev were a couple, being inside the same car in the middle of a storm, I found them cool and hoped that there’s something more for them in the story.Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over is a fun, fast paced story about trust and relationship in a setting where disaster happen, flight got delayed there and then or people tangled and caught in a string of unfortunate events. I could say that the chaotic experience Sari and Zev in the airport was identical to the emotional mayhem their relationship had.***Thank you to NetGalley, MacMillian Children’s Publishing Group – Swoon Reads, Xpresso Book Tours and Shani Petroff for providing me an eARC in exchange for a fair and honest review!
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  • Colleen
    January 1, 1970
    I really liked Fitz and I wanted to learn more about him. He seemed like a cool character. And I also had assumed that this book would have a little bit more traveling in it instead of being stuck in an airport. It's still a fast paced read, just not quite what I originally expected. It's good if you want a fast, fluffy plot! This is rated three stars. A three star rating doesn't mean that it was terrible. It was good, just not quite what I expected.
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  • Emily (Obsessed Reader)
    January 1, 1970
    I definitely don’t feel like this book lived up to the first of Petroff’s books that I read, which was My New Crush Gave to Me. However, I still thought this was a very cute contemporary, and it was very fun. I wished that some things had happened differently plot-wise, but of course that’s just my personal opinion that others may not agree with. Overall enjoyable and a very quick read, great for summer and for contemporary lovers!
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  • ضحى الحداد
    January 1, 1970
    I was so excited when I heard about a new book by Shani Petroff .. her stories are simple and almost drama free, this book is no different, it's about a messed up situation where Sira is stuck in a road trip with her cheating ex .. but I was really bored when we reached the half point and nothing was actually happening .. Sira is so annoying and judgmental to no end and I really didn't connect with her at all .. the story could've been better if the ending was different but overall it was kind o I was so excited when I heard about a new book by Shani Petroff .. her stories are simple and almost drama free, this book is no different, it's about a messed up situation where Sira is stuck in a road trip with her cheating ex .. but I was really bored when we reached the half point and nothing was actually happening .. Sira is so annoying and judgmental to no end and I really didn't connect with her at all .. the story could've been better if the ending was different but overall it was kind of a disappointing read for me
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  • Marie
    January 1, 1970
    I think it's more of a 3,5? Still thinking about it. This book was a quick, fun and fast-paced read for sure and I enjoyed following the main characters' struggles and appreciated the original setting and short time frame of only a couple days, too. I just felt a bit, frustrated because I would have loved to know the characters a little bit more, so many were interesting and had potential, but we only got to know them on the surface.Still, it was an entertaining read I'd recommend if you're look I think it's more of a 3,5? Still thinking about it. This book was a quick, fun and fast-paced read for sure and I enjoyed following the main characters' struggles and appreciated the original setting and short time frame of only a couple days, too. I just felt a bit, frustrated because I would have loved to know the characters a little bit more, so many were interesting and had potential, but we only got to know them on the surface.Still, it was an entertaining read I'd recommend if you're looking for something quick and summery and fun :)Full review coming soon! :)
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  • Candyce Kirk
    January 1, 1970
    I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book for a spot on the blog tour! I want to thank the author, publisher and Xpresso Book Tours for that :).I have read My New Crush Gave to Me and loved it and this one sounded amazing as well. I wasn't disappointed! I read this in one sitting (except for some kitten cuddles in between)! Sari was a fun character, and while this book was predictable (not a bad thing), it went ways I didn't expect. This is a great book to read this summer.My full review can I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book for a spot on the blog tour! I want to thank the author, publisher and Xpresso Book Tours for that :).I have read My New Crush Gave to Me and loved it and this one sounded amazing as well. I wasn't disappointed! I read this in one sitting (except for some kitten cuddles in between)! Sari was a fun character, and while this book was predictable (not a bad thing), it went ways I didn't expect. This is a great book to read this summer.My full review can be found here: https://thebookdutchesses.com/2018/05...
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  • Lisa Mandina
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 stars really. This was one that I really ended up liking a lot! It honestly felt really realistic in how the characters behaved for the most part. It had a lot of humorous bits, and pop culture references, which I really enjoy. For example, it even mentioned Goodreads! I picked it up, and couldn't seem to put it down, it kept me turning pages (digital pages on my Nook, so a lot of tapping on the side of the screen). I like the way the "new/rebound" romance actually ended up going, it seemed 4.5 stars really. This was one that I really ended up liking a lot! It honestly felt really realistic in how the characters behaved for the most part. It had a lot of humorous bits, and pop culture references, which I really enjoy. For example, it even mentioned Goodreads! I picked it up, and couldn't seem to put it down, it kept me turning pages (digital pages on my Nook, so a lot of tapping on the side of the screen). I like the way the "new/rebound" romance actually ended up going, it seemed perfect for how I was rooting for the story to go. I definitely wanted to smack Sari a lot, I mean she wasn't giving Zev ANY chance at all for the longest time. And then, the next thing that set her off, well, I feel like she totally overreacted once again. But when she did break down, that was so real to me, I can remember times I've felt the same way. And I loved the guy from NYU, Fitz, he was funny and pretty much a good guy. I definitely look forward to reading more books from this author in the future.
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  • Jenny
    January 1, 1970
    I am adding this author to my instant buy list. Her books are so good. They're super quick to read (they're hard to put down). They're cute and cheesy but in a good way. I have to admit though after reading this I think I'll avoid the airport for awhile (I haven't flown for probably 4 years so I think I'm safe). *received a copy through netgalley to review.
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  • Katherine Paschal
    January 1, 1970
    **Stop by my blog @ https://smadasbooksmack.blogspot.com/... during the tour for a chance to win prizes**The basis for the book is about heartbreak and stress, but the random bits of humor and lightheartedness were what really made me like the story. It's hard to get too down when your bestie turns your evil ex into Voldemort in your phone because you don't want his name mentioned. Or when said evil ex and your mom have a text relationship with inside jokes you know nothing about. I am a huge fa **Stop by my blog @ https://smadasbooksmack.blogspot.com/... during the tour for a chance to win prizes**The basis for the book is about heartbreak and stress, but the random bits of humor and lightheartedness were what really made me like the story. It's hard to get too down when your bestie turns your evil ex into Voldemort in your phone because you don't want his name mentioned. Or when said evil ex and your mom have a text relationship with inside jokes you know nothing about. I am a huge fan of humor in every life situation so this resonate with me. "I felt like I really was in a horror movie, stuck on a trip that would never end.I buckled up, because I had no idea what I was in store for next. " I found Sari to be one of the most relatable girls that I have read in a book recently. Everything she said and did would be EXACTLY what I would do in that same scenario- regardless of how over the top or irrational it seemed at the time, even the pretending to be into someone just to get a reaction, I cheered her on. Her denials, her reactions, her relationships, her attitude- Sari and I, we would be friends. ​"Ok, I'm sorry, but quit pretending you're into him.""Who said I was pretending?""I did. Because I know you still love me as much as I love you. That doesn't go away because you want it to." ​The cast of supporting characters in the book were so wonderful and really helped with the character development of Sari. Trina, hands down was my favorite character, besides Sari of course, ​seriously the best most loyal friend a girl can dream for. Her support was one of the reasons Sari could handle the week from Hell- a friend who would drive over an hour to save you from the most awkward car ride is a true friend indeed. And I am pretty sure my bestie has said this exact phrase in reference to me: "Some people went to Goodreads for recommendations, I didn't need to. I had Trina."​And Fitz with his zen and calm was 100% needed in almost each situation he came to save. He was a good friend too, especially when Sari was not expecting one. Even her overbearing, weather obsessed mom was sweet and interesting in their relationship dynamic and wisdom. ​So I have been avoiding mentioning Zev, because he was the hardest part of the book, probably for both Sari and me. I wanted to hate him and never forgive him, for her to find a new guy elsewhere, but that was not this story. This story was about trust, relationship hardships, misunderstandings, and real love... and I really did end up rooting for Zev. The heart of this book is a romance, and boy did Shani nail that message home. ​This was a feels book, and emotions that I wasn't expecting just kept sneaking up on me. There were so many feel good talks in the book from people that really cared about Sari that I could not help but get sniffly about it. I got completely lost in the story, ended up staying up way too late so I could finish it and see what choices Sari made. It did not hurt that there was so much extra going on to keep me guessing what would happen next. ​ With this read alone, Shani has now become one of my favorite YA contemporary authors. I can't wait to read more from her and I highly recommend this adventure of love!​I am voluntarily reviewing an advance, complimentary copy of this book.
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  • Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    ***Full review on wildandwonderfulreads.comMy 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, ***Full review on wildandwonderfulreads.comMy 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!*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.
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  • Emma
    January 1, 1970
    Grade: D+An ARC was provided by Macmillan in exchange for an honest review.The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Romances that begin at airports can be great fiction fodder. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is one of my favorite examples of this trope. Unfortunately, where that YA fave succeeds, Airports, Exes, and Other Things I'm Over falters.From the start, I expected Sari and Fitz to have more of a flirtation and an almost-relationship at the very least. Instead, Sari's romantic Grade: D+An ARC was provided by Macmillan in exchange for an honest review.The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Romances that begin at airports can be great fiction fodder. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is one of my favorite examples of this trope. Unfortunately, where that YA fave succeeds, Airports, Exes, and Other Things I'm Over falters.From the start, I expected Sari and Fitz to have more of a flirtation and an almost-relationship at the very least. Instead, Sari's romantic attentions are entirely focused on her ex who can't take no for an answer. Spoiler alert: no, he technically didn't cheat on her. But the fact that he kept following her and wouldn't take no for an answer kept me from rooting for them. There was little-to-no character development for Sari, Zev, Fitz, or anyone else. And my word, Sari's mother was ridiculously overprotective. She took overprotective YA parent to a whole new level.I also would've liked more airport culture as opposed to so much drama. YA still tends to be my favorite age category because of how creative and fun it can be, but as of late, the drama in YA books tends to exhaust me. But anyways, airports can be such fascinating places besides causers of stress, so it would've been fun to see how Sari views all of that beyond the stereotypical long lines and unhelpful help desks.I'm also ready for the heroine-who-plays-guitar-and-sings trope to fade. Musically-talented YA characters are a dime a dozen these days, and I'm ready for some characters with more unique interests. (Or at least, maybe they could play another instrument besides guitar.)Content warnings: There was some mild language if I remember correctly? Also the ex-boyfriend has a panic attack on the plane.The Verdict: Disappointing.
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  • Isha
    January 1, 1970
    Overall, a quick cute summer read! I really liked Zev as a character. He was constantly doing cute things for Sari even though she kept getting mad at him. The cheating scandal with Zev was very predictable and was mostly made to be the issue of the book because of the way Sari reacted, but I don't blame her for not trusting him for a while after. As for Fitz and Dylan, I loved how they were super nice and they added another element to the story. And Trina was such a good friend to Sari! At time Overall, a quick cute summer read! I really liked Zev as a character. He was constantly doing cute things for Sari even though she kept getting mad at him. The cheating scandal with Zev was very predictable and was mostly made to be the issue of the book because of the way Sari reacted, but I don't blame her for not trusting him for a while after. As for Fitz and Dylan, I loved how they were super nice and they added another element to the story. And Trina was such a good friend to Sari! At times, Sari was a bit too dramatic for my liking.I loved the premise of the book and how it took place mostly in airports and on the road. Great quick read!
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  • Laura's Book Addiction
    January 1, 1970
    Just not as good as the authors previous book, I still enjoyed it but it didn’t hit me with all the feels!!
  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    Let me start by saying I really love all of Shani Petroff's books and this didn't disappoint. Sari was planning on spending spring break in Florida with her boyfriend. Until, she walks in on him kissing his ex-girlfriend! I really liked Sari. She handled the situation as well as can be expected. The heartbreak Sari feels is very realistic. Even though Sari is devastated by the events, she manages to find some good throughout her trip. On her way back home, it was the flight from Hades!! Anything Let me start by saying I really love all of Shani Petroff's books and this didn't disappoint. Sari was planning on spending spring break in Florida with her boyfriend. Until, she walks in on him kissing his ex-girlfriend! I really liked Sari. She handled the situation as well as can be expected. The heartbreak Sari feels is very realistic. Even though Sari is devastated by the events, she manages to find some good throughout her trip. On her way back home, it was the flight from Hades!! Anything that could go wrong does go wrong. The whole trip home had me cringing for Sari. It was an emotional roller coaster. At first, I was not really sure of how things were going to go for Sari with Zev and Fitz. It definitely kept me guessing for more than half of the book. Even though a lot of the book was filled with heartache, there were plenty of funny moments thrown in there, especially with Sari's mom. Her friendship with Trina is awesome! Exactly the kind of best friend you want when you heart is broken. Those light moments kept the book from feeling to depressing! This book has a break up, strong family ties, great friends new and old, miss understandings, and finally figuring out how to follow your heart.I received an Advanced Reader Copy in exchange for an honest review from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group via NetGalley.
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  • Autumn
    January 1, 1970
    What I loved: This was a great clean YA book. Easy to recommend to younger YA readers. Some YA right now hits too many hot button topics and makes it hard to recommend to the younger YA readers, this one could easily be recommended. What I liked: The characters are endearing. The story is a nice and fun read. With a nice ending.What I hated: Can't say that I hated anything about it.
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  • Jenia
    January 1, 1970
    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 anothe 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! This was such cute story. I’m not that surprised of how much I loved this story, by now I have read multiple books that were published by Swoon Reads . AIRPORTS, EXES, AND OTHER THINGS I ‘M OVER Isn’t any different, I was hooked within first few sentences in the first chapters. It’s not long until you wonder what will happen next and before you know it, you have been reading for few hours. I was on plane, on my way to see my family in Arizona, and I got so into Sari’s story and before I knew it, we were landing and I was halfway done with book. Don’t you love stories like these, where you don’t even realize how much time passed. From the moment that Sari caught her boyfriend, Zev cheating on here, I wondered what would come for them next, if she let him explain, if she will forgive him or if she let him go. I have been cheated on in the past, so I actually can imagine what she is feeling, and it’s not the greatest feeling. Zev also didn’t make it easy for her, considering that he kept showing up. I do feel if that kiss did mean something to him, he wouldn’t showed up, he wouldn’t tried to explain to her what happened. I could tell how much he cared for her, and fact that he didn’t give up, showed that he loved her and he knew that he made a big mistake. The one he tried so hard to fix. I hoped that Sari would see that. Fitz. First of all, don’t you just love that name? That’s one of the things that I loved about this book, the names. Most of them were unique and not ones that you hear about often. I felt there was some sort of connection between Fitz and Sari and for moment I did wonder if there is possibility that something could spark between the two of them. It didn’t take long to see that Sari wasn’t interested, at least in anything that went beyond friendship. I could tell that she wasn’t over Zev. I am glad that she made a new friend though. I am not sure what it was about airports but I always loves stories that took places in airports or around them. AIRPORTS, EXES, AND OTHER THINGS I’M OVER Is not first book that I read that took place in airport, and like the other books that I read, I fell in love with it. In way it fell with my travel plans since I started reading it around same time as I was flying to Arizona to visit my family. I did wonder if Sari would actually make it to her audition, since the storm seemed to mess up all the flights. I think if it wasn’t for Fitz, there is a chance that she might not have. The ending, it had me smiling. I was wondering how long it would take her, to realize that she belonged with Zev. I know that he cheated but way he acted, I know that he still cared for her. He wanted for her to know the truth. Of course when he almost gave up, and that’s when she realized it. Even though they got their happily after, I couldn’t help but wonder what happened to them after. AIRPORTS, EXES, AND OTHER THINGS I’M OVER is the first book that I read by SHANI PETROFF and after reading this book, I am eager to find out her others.
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  • Jeraca
    January 1, 1970
    I received this free eARC novel from Edelweiss in exchange for my honest review. Sari has things going on for her. She just went to an AMAZING concert with her best friend, and then she is going to Florida with her boyfriend for spring break. No parentals, sunshine instead of Manhattan's dreary weather, and sometimes hanging out with her grandma, who she was staying with. But when Sari shows up to the "party of the year" where her boyfriend is, she finds Zev kissing his ex-girlfriend. Now, thing I received this free eARC novel from Edelweiss in exchange for my honest review. Sari has things going on for her. She just went to an AMAZING concert with her best friend, and then she is going to Florida with her boyfriend for spring break. No parentals, sunshine instead of Manhattan's dreary weather, and sometimes hanging out with her grandma, who she was staying with. But when Sari shows up to the "party of the year" where her boyfriend is, she finds Zev kissing his ex-girlfriend. Now, things are going dreadfully wrong. She escapes to Florida, hoping that she can get over Zev's betrayal, but nothing seems to be working. Not even the cute boy she saw at the pool, sadly.Then Sari gets a phone call asking her to perform at a club. She gets to play her guitar and sing her songs in front of hundreds of people! At a very popular club! All she has to do is get home and get ready for her big break, but her parents won't let her come home early, and the day she is scheduled to go back, a huge storm is rampaging through New York, which is delaying flights left and right. To top it off, she is stuck with Zev bothering the crap out of her and the new, hot guy, Fitz, helping her as much as he can. Sari just wants things to be better, but it seems that there are a lot of forces that are determined to make things worse. Now on top of Zev's betrayal and whether she wants to forgive him, she has to figure out a plan to get home before her life long dream of being a perform goes up in smoke. This was a cute little novel. I felt really bad for Sari - she was always getting one type of bad luck following another bout of bad luck. She just really couldn't catch a break, and when she did for a little bit, she didn't really appreciate it until it was gone. I didn't like the way she acted around Fitz. She was just tagging him along while she was trying to figure out her life, and that wasn't nice at all. I know that's not the way that she saw it, but that was how I was reading it. I get the no trust with Zev thing, but she was not only give him whiplash with her moods, but me as well. It was hard to keep up with her emotions, but I guess that's what makes this book realistic, because most teenage girls act like this. Zev was very persistent, and I liked that about him. He was determined not to lose the best thing in his life and kept trying over and over again. Trying even when I would have given up, honestly, haha. Overall this was a good book. I'm glad I got a chance to read it, and I'm sure many readers out there will really enjoy this story of second chances and life long goals and dreams.
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  • Chelsea
    January 1, 1970
    I have some mixed thoughts on this book, so please stick with me while I try and spew them all out and make them make some sort of sense. This book starts way sooner than I expected it to. I knew the main plot was being stuck in an airport in Florida with an ex who cheated, but we start back in New York before the trip and before the ex is even an ex. So if you plan to start this off pretty quickly and be filled in on the back story, don't, because the book will give you all that before you need I have some mixed thoughts on this book, so please stick with me while I try and spew them all out and make them make some sort of sense. This book starts way sooner than I expected it to. I knew the main plot was being stuck in an airport in Florida with an ex who cheated, but we start back in New York before the trip and before the ex is even an ex. So if you plan to start this off pretty quickly and be filled in on the back story, don't, because the book will give you all that before you need to even be confused.This book did hit pretty close to home as well, having been someone who's been cheated on before. There were a couple times while I was reading this that I had to stop and think to myself that it wasn't my story, I knew it sounded all so familiar, but this is a different story, things might end up differently, don't get so emotional. So I feel like even though we know about the cheating, it still might be a bit of a trigger warning for some people.I do wish there was more of Sari's trip in Florida, give me more of her grieving, give me more of her being down there, don't rip me off. If we're going to start so far back we might as well get some more fill in there than just like skimming it over quickly to finally make it to the plot of the book. There could have been a lot more things that happened, and the relationship with Fitz (hot NYU guy) could have been a bit more believable.The friendship in this book is amazing though. There needs to be more representation like this out there with a strong female/female friendship where the girls are there for one another no matter what. There was even hints to other times that both the girls had gone to bat for one another and it just made me love the two of them and their friendship even more.In the end I did enjoy where things went. I honestly wasn't sure how things would go, and I knew Sari had a lot of stuff to work out on her own. While I do think she figured things out and made decisions a little to rash at times, I do like how everything was wrapped up and the ending that we were given.Overall this book kept me glued to the pages wanting to know what was going to happen and what Sari was going to do next, and how she was going to deal with the hand she was being dealt. I would suggest this book if you can handle the theme of cheating and want something that's a quick read with very relatable story line.
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  • J.
    January 1, 1970
    Actual rating: 3.5 stars.I received an ARC via work with no obligation to leave a personal review.I really enjoyed this! I had been in a slump for reading for work, and I don't know what it is about Swoon Reads titles, but they just suck me in, in a great way, even though the writing is not always as polished as in other books. I must say, though, that I like Shani Petroff's writing enough and am definitely interested in reading her other books! (I have My New Crush Gave to Me but just haven't g Actual rating: 3.5 stars.I received an ARC via work with no obligation to leave a personal review.I really enjoyed this! I had been in a slump for reading for work, and I don't know what it is about Swoon Reads titles, but they just suck me in, in a great way, even though the writing is not always as polished as in other books. I must say, though, that I like Shani Petroff's writing enough and am definitely interested in reading her other books! (I have My New Crush Gave to Me but just haven't gotten to it yet, and Christmas rom-com is my JAM.)This book sucked me in immediately--so fun, and lots going on, and I just had a feeling Zev kissing his ex was not what it looked like. You know, that old rom-com radar. :) Normally I'd have more of a problem with cheating being such a central element to the book, or the main character's refusal to hear her boyfriend's explanation being such a central conflict. But this is a short book, so it didn't annoy me too much, and the way it came together made sense to me. I just wish the ending had been a bit longer; there's really very little payoff because the majority of the book is Sari trying to figure out if she can take Zev back.I admit, I loved Zev from the beginning. How can I not? He's exactly my type. 6'4", "nerdy hot," so sweet and earnest and universally likable. But I also liked Sari! I love music and I love how much it means to her. Also, even though I wish I had any curves whatsoever, I really liked that Petroff sprinkles in NBD details about Sari being curvy, and the experiences she sometimes has as a result.But one of my other favorite elements here was Sari's friendship with Trina, which is the stuff of bestie dreams. Plus supportive parents, new friends made in strange circumstances, the series of circumstances that go awry while traveling... It was so much fun! A really wonderful, light, rom-com feel.I do wish we got to know Fitz and Dylan better, and again, I wanted the ending to be longer. There were moments in the beginning and throughout when I was like ah, Petroff is just telling us everything instead of letting us discover it all more slowly (i.e., showing). But, you know, it worked, for a breezy read.
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  • Biz
    January 1, 1970
    I always enjoy a Shani Petroff read. She’s got a funny and relatable voice and she gets right into the story, thus smaller books. I love the size of her books (I say this all the time but it’s so true) they’re perfect for a quick palette cleanser after you come off of a series or if you have a quick trip and need to entertain yourself they’re the perfect length. Initially, I was 100% on Sari’s side in this Zev drama. All the information looked suspect, but you later realize that maybe she’s bein I always enjoy a Shani Petroff read. She’s got a funny and relatable voice and she gets right into the story, thus smaller books. I love the size of her books (I say this all the time but it’s so true) they’re perfect for a quick palette cleanser after you come off of a series or if you have a quick trip and need to entertain yourself they’re the perfect length. Initially, I was 100% on Sari’s side in this Zev drama. All the information looked suspect, but you later realize that maybe she’s being a little harsh. But that’s what makes it real and relatable. When you’re 18 and you see what you see you’re going to react with your heart and your gut you’re not going to ask reasonable and logical questions. And that ex-girlfriend needs to CHECK HERSELF! Sari is also SO STUBBORN it makes me laugh because I see myself doing those same things out of hurt feelings and general bullheadedness. I wish there had been more character development for Fitz and Dylan. They seemed like really good guys. Maybe they could get their own book. The entire book I was like, okay...but how is Sari going to end up with Fitz? Because that’s how your YA brain is trained to go. This has to lead to something, right? WRONG! Which is probably a good thing since Fitz was lacking character development. I can appreciate a nice guy just being a nice guy. How rare is that motive?!What I loved the most was the BEAUTIFUL supportive female friendship between Trina and Sari. So wonderful! So beautiful! I wish we got more Trina in this book. She she get her own book, too. Overall, I gave it a 4/5 because it delivered on an entertaining story with characters you cared about (so much so that I want them to have their own books) and that’s all you can really ask for in a YA novel. I can’t wait for the next Shani P masterpiece.
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