Spotlight & Review: Fight or Flight by Samantha Young

A series of chance encounters leads to a sizzling new romance from the New York Times bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series. 

The universe is conspiring against Ava Breevort. As if flying back to Phoenix to bury a childhood friend wasn't hell enough, a cloud of volcanic ash traveling from overseas delayed her flight back home to Boston. Her last ditch attempt to salvage the trip was thwarted by an arrogant Scotsman, Caleb Scott, who steals a first class seat out from under her. Then over the course of their journey home, their antagonism somehow lands them in bed for the steamiest layover Ava's ever had. And that's all it was--until Caleb shows up on her doorstep.

When pure chance pulls Ava back into Caleb's orbit, he proposes they enjoy their physical connection while he's stranded in Boston. Ava agrees, knowing her heart's in no danger since a) she barely likes Caleb and b) his existence in her life is temporary. Not long thereafter Ava realizes she's made a terrible error because as it turns out Caleb Scott isn't quite so unlikeable after all. When his stay in Boston becomes permanent, Ava must decide whether to fight her feelings for him or give into them. But even if she does decide to risk her heart on Caleb, there is no guarantee her stubborn Scot will want to risk his heart on her....

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I am a huge fan of Samantha Young’s books. So when I was given the chance to review Fight or Flight, I was over the moon excited. And she did NOT disappoint! 

From the get-go, I was drawn in to Ava and Caleb. She was frustrated and ready to be home, and he was disgruntled and rude. Bad combination when their worlds collide! However, from the start, you could just feel the sizzling chemistry these two had. I’d compare it to fantastic make-up sex… you know, the kind where you’re SO angry the only solution is to jump each other’s bones. That’s how I’d describe their sexual chemistry. To a T. 

After a long flight, their chemistry reached it’s peak, and Ava and Caleb had an insanely hot romp. From there, it was a back and forth tennis match of who feels what for who and could it actually be more than sex. Naturally, in Samantha Young fashion, this is done with wit, humor, tenderness and just a little heartache. 

The characters in this book were some of my favorite that she’s ever written. Ava is full of fire and passion, and Caleb… well… he’s a bearded Scotsman. Enough said 😉 But the way she has them interacting and how fate brings them together definitely makes for an intensely passionate and romantic pairing. My only complaint about this entire book? How Samantha Young writes out Caleb’s accent. I know he’s Scottish. I’d rather imagine the sexiness that is that accent in my head. I don’t need it spelled out for me like Hagrid’s dialogue in Harry Potter. 

Overall, though, this book is a fun and fantastic read. If you’re a fan of Samantha Young (or even if you’re a new to her reader), this book is definitely one to add to your TBR pile. Immediately. 

I voluntarily read a copy of the book generously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and feelings expressed are my own.

Samantha Young is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of adult contemporary romances, including the On Dublin Street series and Hero, as well as the New Adult duology Into the Deep and Out of the Shallows. Fight or Flight, a new standalone to be published by Berkley Romance, is out October 9th 2018. Before turning to contemporary fiction, she wrote several young adult paranormal and fantasy series, including the amazon bestselling Tale of Lunarmorte trilogy. Samantha’s debut YA contemporary novel The Impossible Vastness of Us was published by Harlequin TEEN in ebook & hardback in June 2017. Her next YA contemporary novel THE FRAGILE ORDINARY is due for release in June 2018.

Samantha is currently published in 30 countries and is a #1 international bestselling author. When she’s not writing books, she’s buying shoes she doesn’t really need and searching for nooks and crannies to shelve her ever-expanding book collection.

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