Romance is in the air on this detour to love.
High-flying executive Celia Scott is on her way to Tokyo to accept a prestigious award heavy with emotional baggage. She’ll make the trip, but she doesn’t have to like it, and she certainly doesn’t have to make nice with a stranger on a plane.
Artist Lily Andersen is excited to finally meet her online crush, the only person in the world who truly gets her. She just needs to survive the eleven-hour flight from London to Japan with a testy seatmate who by turns annoys and fascinates her.
Fate, upgrades, and a troupe of travelling clowns bring them together for a journey memorable for all the wrong reasons. Not only do they have nothing in common, they really can’t stand each other. But people are not always as they seem, and Celia and Lily are about to realise, there’s more than one path to love.
This charming, low-heat lesbian romance from Radley (Fitting In) brings together an unlikely pair of women, both at dark points in their lives, on an eventful plane ride. Fifty-one-year-old Celia Scott is on her way from London to Tokyo to accept a professional award she doesn't want, as it serves as a reminder that she's focused on her career at the expense of her personal life. Twenty-five-year-old Lily Andersen is headed to Japan to meet Asami, the woman she's been talking to online and is falling in love with. The pair are seated next to each other on the flight, and Lily is soon annoyed by Celia's snooty attitude, while Celia is put off by Lily's incessant snacking and perceived immaturity but intrigued that Lily isn't scared off by Celia's abrasiveness. A problem with the plane forces them to land and stay overnight in Denmark, where Lily has family who take in both women for the evening. Upon finally reaching Tokyo, Lily is crushed to discover that she's been catfished and turns to Celia for help. As their unexpected relationship grows through misadventure and mutual support, readers will grow to care about both characters, too. The result is a sweet love story that's sure to please. \n
Another great book
Like all books by Amanda Radley the story is engaging and pulled me in. The characters are very like able and “lifelike”. It had a great pace and good length, however the love story was very slow and I wish they would have had more time together.
Joys and heartaches
As expected, the plot revolves around two women who go from annoyances to partners. The story line is funny and the banter keeps it moving quickly. I just didn’t feel the romantic chemistry. The progression of the friendship was smooth, but the love portion was abrupt and out of no where. I appreciated the two main characters and the joys and heartaches they endured both apart and together, but the relationship didn’t feel real.