Friday, 22 July 2016

Book Review - Girl on a Plane by Cassandra O'Leary

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Title: Girl on a Plane
Author: Cassandra O'Leary
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: 18th July 2016 
Rating: 4 Stars


When feisty Irish flight attendant Sinead Kennealy locks eyes with sexy Australian CEO Gabriel Anderson in First Class, sparks fly. But as they jet across the globe from Melbourne to London, it’s clear that they’re in for a turbulent journey . . .

Stressed-out Gabriel doesn’t do relationships. And Sinead isn’t about to be fooled by another bad boy after escaping her stalker ex. Then a storm hits, causing the plane to land unexpectedly, and Sinead and Gabriel are thrown together in Singapore.

The pressure rises as Sinead’s unhappy past threatens to catch up with her. But might Gabriel be the one to heal her heartbreak? If he could open up about his troubling secrets, maybe a relationship could actually get off the ground. Fasten your seatbelts – this WON’T be a smooth ride . . .

Girl on a Plane is sassy, sexy and scintillating. The first thing I do need to say is do not read the first couple of chapters while flying if you are a nervous flier, the rest of the book is safe to read while in the air, but I would say be on solid ground. That isn't to say the start isn't good, far from it, in fact its incredibly gripping and had my adrenalin pumping. 

It isn't often that I read about a tropical storm in a book, and the detour to Singapore is what sets this story alight, as sexy businessman Gabriel and flight attendant Sinead end up booking the same hotel room, in which to see out the storm. 

This is a real jet setting book with action in Melbourne, London, Singapore, Paris and even Thailand, and although the locations aren't the key attraction of the story, they do really add to it regardless. 

There is an instant chemistry between Sinead and Gabriel that is simmering, even if Sinead tries to deny it at first. After about the first third of the book I was convinced this was just your regular romance but yet as it continued and they try to see if other in a more real life situation, it is clear just how much depth there really is to the story. 

Gabriel's mum has health problems and Gabriel is very worried about her, whereas Sinead has a psycho ex, a non relationship with her mum, and her sister is occasionally in her life. When various sections come to a head you could really feel the tension and drama as the action unfurled, leaving me not wanting to put the book down for even a second. 

Girl on a Plane is Cassandra O'Leary's debut novel, and is a great story to read, with its mix of sex, romance and the more serious side of things, and it's always refreshing to find a new Australian author to read, given the majority of the books that I read are American or British. 

Thank you to Avon and Netgalley for this review copy. This was my honest opinion. 

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