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

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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Janelle Hackbarth
    January 1, 1970
    After reading the author's prior work, "My New Crush Gave to Me", I knew I had to read her next work. I love to travel, and after reading the plot of this book, I wanted to read more.Fans of Shani Petroff, you will NOT be disappointed. This book has a great romance that you're not sure if you want to root for it to succeed or be voting against it to fail.It will take you on a journey from a Manhattan club, to a Florida retirement home (wish I could have seen a little more of Florida), to a busy After reading the author's prior work, "My New Crush Gave to Me", I knew I had to read her next work. I love to travel, and after reading the plot of this book, I wanted to read more.Fans of Shani Petroff, you will NOT be disappointed. This book has a great romance that you're not sure if you want to root for it to succeed or be voting against it to fail.It will take you on a journey from a Manhattan club, to a Florida retirement home (wish I could have seen a little more of Florida), to a busy Florida airport, to a Boston-to-NYC-bound car ride, finally ending back where it started (I think). This feels like one of those types of books that "it's about the journey, not the destination". And that works well for the story.All the characters felt real, from Sari (pronounced Si-ree) to seems-perfect Fitz, and even the self-entitled woman at the airport. I felt like this story could really happen. I do wish I could have...how do I put this?...seen more of Sari's music rather than just one song.If you're in the mood for a light-hearted, travel, teen contemporary romance, get this book.5 out of 5 stars.
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  • Michele
    January 1, 1970
    I received my e-book from Swoon Reads.Airports, Exes, and Other things I'm Over is a great little rom-com for YA. Sari is a senior beginning spring break and catches her perfect boyfriend in a kiss with her nemesis. She takes off on her planned tripped to Florida to see her grandmother. The problem is she had to get an earlier flight to avoid Zev; who also has a trip to Florida planned. They were going to travel together. Zev is begging for forgiveness and wants to explain - Sari wants nothing t I received my e-book from Swoon Reads.Airports, Exes, and Other things I'm Over is a great little rom-com for YA. Sari is a senior beginning spring break and catches her perfect boyfriend in a kiss with her nemesis. She takes off on her planned tripped to Florida to see her grandmother. The problem is she had to get an earlier flight to avoid Zev; who also has a trip to Florida planned. They were going to travel together. Zev is begging for forgiveness and wants to explain - Sari wants nothing to do with him. She meets a NYU student named Fitz who is gorgeous (like Captain America gorgeous) and is enjoying her time with him. Sari is a guitarist and singer and is offered up a gig back in Manhattan, there is a major storm coming through that area, Zev won't leave her alone, her mom won't leave her alone, and Fitz fits perfectly in her life. Everything that can go wrong in an airport while trying to change flights happens and she ends up driving back with Fitz, his buddy, and Zev...much to her mother's demise.
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  • Linda Naquin
    January 1, 1970
    **I received this as a digital ARC from NetGalley**This book was cute. Typical high school love drama cute. But it wasn't special. It was highly predictable for me, and the main character, Sari, was really, really, excruciatingly bull headed with Zev, who was really sweet when he wasn't being the overbearing helicopter ex-b/f. The plot line was cute, but a little too formulaic. Sari was our heroine and I just did not feel endeared to her at all, normally this type of book would get me to at leas **I received this as a digital ARC from NetGalley**This book was cute. Typical high school love drama cute. But it wasn't special. It was highly predictable for me, and the main character, Sari, was really, really, excruciatingly bull headed with Zev, who was really sweet when he wasn't being the overbearing helicopter ex-b/f. The plot line was cute, but a little too formulaic. Sari was our heroine and I just did not feel endeared to her at all, normally this type of book would get me to at least tear up at the main character's big emotional break through, and I just kind of read it with this feeling of "ugh, finally". Her stubbornness and determination to be all things negative, while very accurate for a heartbroken teen, did not make the reading process enjoyable for me.
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  • Ashley
    January 1, 1970
    I'm reviewing a copy that I won in a goodreads giveaway.This is a cute, fluffy read that's probably best appreciated by the young-YA crowd (the ones who are just transitioning out of middle grade books). The book has the sort of cut-and-paste characterization ideal for kids who still want to get lost in a bit of wish fulfillment. This leaves a bit to be desired if you're looking for any kind of complexity of character or plot, but it's good at what it does.Petroff's book was a fun way to spend a I'm reviewing a copy that I won in a goodreads giveaway.This is a cute, fluffy read that's probably best appreciated by the young-YA crowd (the ones who are just transitioning out of middle grade books). The book has the sort of cut-and-paste characterization ideal for kids who still want to get lost in a bit of wish fulfillment. This leaves a bit to be desired if you're looking for any kind of complexity of character or plot, but it's good at what it does.Petroff's book was a fun way to spend a low-stress evening.
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  • Kaiya
    January 1, 1970
    A quick, easy read with a sweet portrayal of friendship and family relationships, but the central conflict wasn't particularly interesting and some of the characters introduced and adventures had along the way felt ill served by the conclusion.
  • Jill Hart
    January 1, 1970
    This was pretty dang cute. It's fast pacing kept me reading and the storyline was a unique spin on being trapped with an ex. Sari comes across as pretty self-absorbed in the first couple of chapters, but the more I read the more I understood where she was coming from. And the ending was just right.
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  • Rach
    January 1, 1970
    Cute - nothing special.
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