Review: Flying by the Seat of my Knickers
Why run from your troubles when you can fly instead? When Caity Shaw is fired from her first job that doesn’t require an elf uniform, her older sister, Rachel, an event planner, hires her to work a meeting in Dublin. Caity jumps at the opportunity to travel abroad and escape her pathetic life. However, even four thousand miles from home, there’s no avoiding debt collectors, an overbearing mother, and haunting memories of a controlling ex. While in Dublin, Caity suffers a series of humiliating mishaps, causing her to lose even more faith in herself. Caity struggles to earn Rachel’s respect—and to keep Declan, her hot Irish coworker, at arm’s length. Declan repeatedly saves Caity’s butt and helps boost her self-confidence, making it difficult to keep her distance from the charming womanizer. When Declan helps her research her Irish grandmother, Caity discovers the mysterious past of the courageous woman she barely knew might hold the answers to her future.
A charming and harmless story about a woman down-on-her-luck and the layover that saves her sanity. This is a fairly straightforward story that makes its point without further ado. The characters are charming but predictable and everything goes about as you expect.
Perhaps the best part of the book is its sense of humor. Despite heavy topics, the book never takes itself too seriously, allowing what could be a hefty story to feel at-home - the tale told by a coworker rather than a tell-all memoir. As such, there’s a breezy air to the story that wouldn’t exist without the author’s adept use of humor as antidote to drama.
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Eliza Watson is a USA Today Bestselling Author. When Eliza isn't traveling for her job as an event planner, or tracing her ancestry roots through Ireland, she's at home working on her next novel, bouncing ideas off her husband, Mark, and her cats Frankie and Sammy. Learn more about Eliza's books at elizawatson.com.
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