My #Review of Flying Solo by Zoe May #RomCom #India #Series #BlogTour
Rachel Watson has it all worked out. By 30, she’s ticked off most of the goals on her Life List. She’s a homeowner, a partner at her law firm, she has a gorgeous boyfriend, lots of hobbies and loads of good friends. The only thing that’s missing is a ring on her finger.
According to her Life List, Rachel should be getting hitched around now, so when her boyfriend, Paul, plans a romantic date, Rachel’s pretty confident he’s going to propose. Except Paul has other ideas. He’s jetting off to India to find himself.
Distraught, Rachel doesn’t know what to do. Not one to easily admit defeat, she embarks on a mission to win him back.
Flying solo to India is definitely not on Rachel’s Life List, but could her trip teach her some unexpected lessons about love, life and herself? Could she realise that perhaps her Life List wasn’t exactly what she wanted, after all?
I can’t believe this – the second book in three days that involves the heroine going to stay in an ashram in India!
Rachel Watson lives for her lists, work and renovating the home she shares with her boyfriend, Paul. She has her life goals mapped out and doesn’t anticipate deviating from them ever. However, when she assumes her boyfriend, Paul, is about to propose she couldn’t be more wrong! Instead, he’s off to stay in an ashram in India and doesn’t want her to go with him as he wants to find himself. Despite this, her friend encourages the distraught Rachel to follow him in an attempt to win him back. She has no idea what an ashram is like, takes inappropriate things with her and is shocked to discover her accommodation is in a tree that definitely doesn’t have ensuite facilities! Should she really have come? Maybe this will prove the opportunity for Rachel to find herself as well, sometimes learning to give yourself time to smile and be happy is one of life’s most important goals!
There are some fantastic characters in this story, some to love like Meera and Seb, others to avoid, like Blossom. It is a fun read with some serious elements as Rachel discovers more about the community in which the ashram is situated and even has motivation to discover more about an aspect of Indian law to try to help them. It is a journey of self discovery, re-evaluation and new self-motivation that is packed with humour and romance. It is a lovely story to escape into, a warning and romance with great characters who it is delightful getting to know. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and am very happy to discover there’s a sequel, Flying Duo, due to be released in March 2021 – I can’t wait to read it and discover how everything works out!
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.
UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B082K48FX8/
US – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082K48FX8/
Author Bio –
Zoe May is an author of romantic comedies. Zoe has dreamt of being a novelist since she was a teenager. She worked in journalism and copywriting in London before writing her debut novel, Perfect Match. Having experienced the London dating scene first hand, Zoe could not resist writing a novel about dating, since it seems to supply endless amounts of weird and wonderful material!
Perfect Match was one of Apple’s top-selling books of 2018. It was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Joan Hessayon Award, with judges describing it as ‘a laugh out loud look at love and self-discovery – fresh and very funny’.
As well as writing, Zoe enjoys walking her dog, painting and, of course, reading! She adores animals and if she’s not taking a photo of a vegan meal, she’s probably tweeting about the dairy industry. She is half Greek and half Irish and can make a mean baklava. Zoe has a thing for horror films, India, swimming, hip hop and Radiohead. She has an encyclopaedic knowledge of handbags having spent several years working in fashion copywriting and could probably win Mastermind if this was her specialist subject!
Zoe loves to hear from readers, you can contact her on Twitter and Instagram at: @zoe_writes. Zoe’s Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/zoemayauthor/
She posts updates and blogs on her website, http://www.zoemayauthor.co.uk
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