My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
If you’re looking for a funny, romantic, heartfelt but quick read, this novella is perfect for you! Joe Firretti and Kate Preston “meet” sitting next to each other on a plane that gets diverted to Dallas while they’re on their way to Seattle. They don’t really care for each other at first — he thinks she’s an armrest hog and she tries to have a friendly conversation with him, but he’s a little hungover and not very responsive.
Kate just moved to New York to take an editorial job and is going home to Seattle to stand up in her cousin’s wedding, carting along her huge, ruffly peach bridesmaid gown encased in what Joe refers to as the “pink life raft.” And Joe is moving from New York to Seattle, having just taken a new job there. Kate needs to be in Seattle in time for the weekend wedding and Joe needs to be there to start his job on Monday.
Julia London sets up a wonderfully fun series of travel debacles including storms and sold out car rentals and a looming air traffic controller strike that have the two of them scrambling to get to their destination and ending up falling in love as they help each other get across the country.
But, then, what’s the answer when Kate lives in New York and Joe just took a job in Seattle? Can that long distance of a relationship really work?
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