What if you met the love of your life and he wasn't your husband? An AusRom Today People's Choice Award winner that will appeal to fans of Liane Moriarty, viewers of Offspring, The Good Wife and movies like Up in the Air.
Mel is living the dream. She's a successful GP, married to a charming anaesthetist and raising a beautiful family in their plush home in Perth. But when she boards a flight to Melbourne, her picture-perfect life unravels. Seated on the plane she meets Matt, and for the first time ever she falls turbulently in love. What begins as a flirty conversation quickly develops into a hot and obsessive affair, with consequences that Mel and Matt seem incapable of facing. As the fallout hits friends and family, Mel's dream romance turns into a nightmare. She learns that there are some wounds that never heal and some scars that you wouldn't do without.
LOVE AT FIRST FLIGHT will take everything you believe about true love and spin it on its head.
'I thought this was terrific -- passionate, sexy and wise, with a continual ebb and flow of emotion and utterly persuasive characters. I loved it' Rosie de Courcy, UK editor of author Maeve Binchy
'Love at First Flight is no light romp in the hay. It's a mature, finely drawn effort that examines the emotions and motives behind an affair -- and, ultimately, its ramifications. I dare you to resist' Jennifer Ammoscato, author of Dear Internet: It's Me Avery.
Tess Woods is a great story telling & romance novelist & her latest novels proves this so. What I enjoyed about it most was the raw truth that could happen to anyone; the traumas, sadness, heartache so believable & I’m sure readers will empathise & have experienced the theme of this story before & relate so well to all the vents & turnarounds. Tess is always on my radar for a brilliant read.
“And despite the carnage it brought to all our lives, I still don’t regret it. Because by losing everything I was introduced to myself for the first time.”
This quote, found within the first few pages at the beginning of Tess Wood’s first novel Love at First Flight captivated me. For anyone who has been through extreme hardships in their lives and the grief that hardship brings, will be able to understand that it is within these times that our true self is found.
Tess Woods main characters, Mel and Matt had their own lives mapped out separately. A separate life that they both thought brought them happiness, however, it wasn’t until a chance meeting that their lives became entwined and they both began to see the cracks, large cracks, growing in what they thought was a perfect life.
Tess Wood creates complex characters in Mel and Matt who begin to look within themselves to truly find their own unique happiness.
This is a wonderful story that I could not put down. I loved the images described of many places that I know very well in Western Australia. This fantastic book can be read in a day or weekend and would recommend it to all.
Lucky to make it to The End
Really struggled to read this book through to the end. Hoped the narcissistic lead character would come to her senses at some stage. Highly unrelatable. Also found it to be poorly written making it that much more difficult to work through.