Every other weekend, Stella buys a ticket on the next flight out of town and leaves her life behind. Home is a place with too many memories, and departure is the sweetest possible distraction.
As soon as she arrives at her destination, Stella visits the airport bar. She orders a drink and waits for the right guy to come along. A bored businessman, a backpacker, a baggage handler just off shift. If he's into a hot, no-strings hookup, he's perfect. Each time is a thrilling escape from reality that gives the term layover a whole new meaning.
When Stella meets the enigmatic Matthew in Chicago one weekend, she hits some serious turbulence. Something about him tells her that she's not the only one running from the past. The connection between them is explosive, and, for the first time, one taste is not enough for Stella. But returning to find a gorgeous man waiting for her is the easy part - facing the reason she's there is a whole other matter.
©2014 Megan Hart (P)2014 Tantor
"Fans will find much to praise in Hart's handling of her characters' pain and emptiness and their tentative steps toward redemption." (RT Book Reviews)
I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.
Flying is about woman named Stella. Stella had endured a personal tragedy that precipitated her divorce. She has a practice of picking-up men by flying to a city and hooking at arbitrary bar for a one-night-stand. Here is the thing, you never quite connect with Stella. Also, Matthew, her eventual love interest, is just not likable on any dimension. Why Stella would put up with him, I have no idea -- he should have been given the heave ho -- seriously. Also, her abrupt changes have her breaking character several times, very jarring in a bad way.
The revelations happen late and timed at awkward times. You could forgive that a bit if the timing wasn't so ill timed that it leaves you shaking your head. Also, the supporting characters have massive unresolved issues and act in ways that leave you scratching you head as well.
I usually like what Megan Hart writes but this is a dud. I would definitely pass.
Hart's erotic works are not simply about sex. They are successful because they deal beautifully with psychological trauma and they triggera cathartic effect on the reader. The emotions that the character is dealing with make the erotic scenes more meaningful and forceful.
I think she read a short story by Megan Hart.
A good book always provokes a reaction.
It's a pity that Megan Hart has been labeled an erotic writer. She is much more than that.
Uninteresting story, unlikeable characters. Waste of time and money. Plus, the narrator's total over-enunciation of every sound and syllable was difficult, if not impossible, to adjust to.
Crazy red head who's head over heels about family, friends and life in general!
This is a story with a lot of heart that any woman mid life will truly relate to! Read it and you too will be flying.
Megan hart characters are usually fully developed and flawed. I feel like she missed something with Stella and Matthew. The heroine is like able, but many Megan Hart fans will agree that Flying is missing the magic her other characters/books have.
The narrator was excellent.
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