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24 February 2016

Review: 'Love at First Flight' by Tess Woods (2015)

Looking back on it now, I can see it was instant. The second we locked eyes. Boom. Just like that. The me I had spent a lifetime perfecting began its disintegration from that moment. And despite the carnage it brought to all our lives, I still don't regret it. 

What would you risk to be with the love of your life? And what if your soul mate is the one who will destroy you? 

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, she meets Matt and her picture perfect Stepford life unravels as she falls in love for the first time ever.

What begins as a flirty conversation between strangers quickly develops into a hot and obsessive affair with disastrous consequences neither Mel nor Matt could have ever seen coming. Mel's dream life turns into her worst nightmare.

I’ve got another review of a book that has been a part of my TBR-list for way too long to share with all of you today. It’s a book I was really curious to check out soon after its release in April 2015, especially after several thoroughly enjoyable releases by publisher HarperCollins Australia, but somehow I just didn’t get to it last year. It was, however, definitely a read that stayed on my radar and at the start of this year I promised myself I would have read and reviewed the book before the end of February. And here we are, it’s almost the end of February and finally I have my review of ‘Love at First Flight’ ready, while regretting it took me so long to finally be introduced to Tess Woods’ writing!
Mel has the perfect life; at least, that’s what it looks like to the outside world. She loves her job as a GP, she’s been married to handsome anaesthetist Adam for several years, and together they have two great children and a lovely home in the city of Perth. However, Mel can’t help but miss something; something she unexpectedly finds in the form of twenty-something Matt, whom she meets on a flight to Melbourne for a weekend away. The chemistry between the two of them is undeniable and Mel can’t stop thinking about Matt. Before she knows it, she finds herself in the middle of a steamy affair, keeping secrets from her family and friends. But is this new romance she has found really worth giving up her whole life for?

I always have a bit of difficulty with novels about adultery, simply because it is something I personally feel quite strong about. However, sometimes authors just really manage to deal with the topic in an engrossing way, capturing the involved emotions perfectly, and that is definitely the case with Tess Wood’s ‘Love at First Flight.’ I have no idea why it took me so long to finally pick up one of Tess Woods’ novels because she really is a wonderful author whose writing style I really enjoyed. The emotions in this book really grabbed me; the lust, the pain, the desperation, the happiness. It’s a really well-written story with convincing characters and an intriguing storyline.

The story is told from the perspectives of the two main characters, Mel and Matt, providing the reader with an inside look into both of their worlds. I was even quite surprised by some of the things that happened, not being able from the start to predict what was going to happen to the characters. If you’re a women’s fiction fan, definitely pick up this novel; it’s worth the read. I personally already can’t wait to read more of Tess Woods’ work, because this novel has definitely made quite the impression. Overall, ‘Love at First Flight’ is a powerful, well-written and provoking novel filled with all kinds of emotions; a story well-told and worth picking up.
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Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

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