When Jessie Evans, a Georgia Southern University cheerleader, leaves for her best friend’s wedding the last thing she expects is for the seat next to her to be taken. After all, she’d only canceled Seat 2A hours prior after catching her boyfriend cheating.
Kendal Vargas, son of a Spanish emigrant fashion guru, is on his way to Whistler for a “mancation”. Running to buy a neck pillow before his flight, Kendal bumps into Jessie Evans. Kendal is in a hurry. Kendal does not stop to help her. Kendal forgot his neck pillow and the plane is about to leave and hey—who could travel without a neck pillow?
Charmed by Jessie’s beauty, and watching her board his very plane, Kendal takes a whim and changes his seat to one he hopes would be next to her. Jessie ignores Kendal’s attempt to be chatty but when their connecting flight gets canceled overnight, the pair has a chance to make a real connection.
Seven years later, Jessie bumps into Kendal in the produce aisle of a Portland grocery store. No neck pillow is involved, except there is a beautiful little girl who looks just like him. Fate has given them another shot but will Kendal’s whims keep them apart?
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You’ll most often find her in gym clothes, taking pictures of books in the desert, or eating peppermint patties writing her next book. She lives in Las Vegas with her husband, three kids, and one exceptionally fat Chihuahua. Her website is www.delaauthor.com.
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Title: Seat 2A
4 unexpected stars
What a beautiful, unexpected and hilarious story by Dela! Being the first time that I read a novel by this author (it is the first time I hear about her, honestly), I was almost reluctant to start reading this book, but the blurb drew me in little by little. And boy a I ever happy that I started those first pages because it swallowed me in faster than I could have ever imagined! Jessie and Kendal's start starts off 7 years ago on a chance meeting when he walks into her, throwing her purse on the floor and then after apologizing, they spent an unexpected and amazing week in a Whistler before events pull them apart. 7 years later, the two meet at Kendal's sister's home as Jessie was visiting with her boyfriend Colby... things start off slow as they reconnect, slowly warming up until choices have to be made and secrets must be revealed. Throughout the good, the bad and the ugly, can Kendal and Jessie make it?
3 cuddle worthy dreams
I was so incredibly surprised. I didn't know what to expect and I highly doubt that gut wrenching laughter was it. And laugh I did. So much so that I was getting the 'Are you crazy?' stares. It was difficult to explain why I laughed because there was a history behind the laughter and the scenes that made me laugh, and then my heart sped so fast that I didn't know what to make of this hot and cold relationship,between these two. It was so believable that I applaud Dela for tackling all those topics I've never seen in books before (who can say that food poisoning and the 'eewwww' effects were ever described in a gawfawed way?!?) and I truly admire her for doing so. I loved every moment of this book and can't wait for more, knowing that my patience will be tested in this moment until I hear about a new release (or maybe even previously published books) by Dela.
*ARC provided by Author in exchange for an honest review.
Reviewed by Kathleen, The Small Girl from A small girl, her man and her books
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