Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Seat 2A by Dela


Goodreads Review



When Jessie Evans, a Georgia Southern University cheerleader, leaves for her best friend’s wedding the last thing she expects is for the seat next to her to be taken. After all, she’d only canceled Seat 2A hours prior after catching her boyfriend cheating.

Kendal Vargas, son of a Spanish emigrant fashion guru, is on his way to Whistler for a “mancation”. Running to buy a neck pillow before his flight, Kendal bumps into Jessie Evans. Kendal is in a hurry. Kendal does not stop to help her. Kendal forgot his neck pillow and the plane is about to leave and hey—who could travel without a neck pillow?

Charmed by Jessie’s beauty, and watching her board his very plane, Kendal takes a whim and changes his seat to one he hopes would be next to her. Jessie ignores Kendal’s attempt to be chatty but when their connecting flight gets canceled overnight, the pair has a chance to make a real connection.

Seven years later, Jessie bumps into Kendal in the produce aisle of a Portland grocery store. No neck pillow is involved, except there is a beautiful little girl who looks just like him. Fate has given them another shot but will Kendal’s whims keep them apart?



Major Spoilers & a Major Rant.

The book takes place over a seven-year time span which is okay no problems there on my part. The blurb though in my opinion is misleading it implies and this is what I understood that they spent the night together I thought I must have missed their one night of passion but I kept reading and still nothing happened.

Maybe she is the Mary and the Holy Spirit visited her but alas that also was not the case. The result was a little girl that looked exactly like the hero turns out though that the little girl is his niece. WTF? I was expecting a surprise pregnancy. I was not a happy bunny.

Strike One!
 

I liked how they first met at the airport and how they got to know one another. They both travel to Whistler, Jessie for a wedding and Kendal for a mancation. Before they swap numbers, Kendal has to leave as his father was in accident. She finds out that he is famous on national TV and is to chicken shit to go after him.
He tries to find her but she gave him a fake name and the wedding was also booked under a false name. Huh what are the odds right?
 But at least he tried. So, his years of taking over the emporium and having to be in a committed relationship otherwise he loses his inheritance. But he was up for call girls and booze each night that is until fate intervenes and they meet again. Jessie is in a relationship. Kendal pursues her they kiss so she's cheated physical and emotionally on her boyfriend. Kendal pulls the brakes and says it isn't right.
 

Strike Two!

On top of that for added drama they all run in the same circles. Kendal’s sisters husband is friends with Colby, Colby is Jessie’s boyfriend/ex-boyfriend. So, Gizelle decides that it would be a great idea to go away for the weekend. She invites the triangle situation and two random girls. Well not really that random they met at yoga. But really?

Bianca one of the randoms hits on Kendal he says no but she wouldn't mind if Jessie joined them. To entice him more to get him into bed. He also puts a stop to that. Where the hell did that come from and is it necessary? How does it add to the story? Quite simple really it doesn't.

Strike Three! 
 

You'd think I'd tap out, right? Nope I don't care how naff this book is I was determined to finish it. I couldn't handle another DNF or another disappointing read. Okay so I still got the disappointing read but hey.

But the drama continues Colby the ex and Kendal fight over Jessie. Well actually over a jar of pickles and they die but the fight morphs into Jessie being the toy that they both want. which is like being in Kindergarten. This is where I realized that I fall in the four moods above and that I am too old for this shite.


You think I’ve finished, ah NO Kendal has commitment issues so obviously, he fucks up but realizes that he has fucked up and makes amends. The fuck up is that Jessie proposes and he goes apeshit. I have somewhat memory loss when it comes to that part of the book. They do get a HEA/HFN.