Calling all romance short story fans! I have been a supporter of Denise William’s previous books, so I had such high hopes for Lover and Other Flight Delays. But what I got was beyond my wildest dreams! Keep reading this book review for my full thoughts.
The Love Connection
An airport pet groomer meets her frequent-flier crush and finds herself in a fake-dating situation with a professional risk assessor who moonlights as a romance author.
The Missed Connection
Two strangers share a romantic night only to discover months later that they’re professional rivals about to embark on an extended business trip together in this grumpy-meets-sunshine romance.
The Sweetest Connection
Two best friends have one week to return a lost love letter found in a candy store at the airport–and work up the courage to confess the deep feelings between them–before one of them leaves the country.
(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)
With short story collections, it’s always hard to review, but just know if you love swoony and precious romance stories, this is a must read. Williams is able to infuse a “Love Actually” feel to this collection. Revolving around this airport and some Easter Egg connections, there’s a thread throughout. It feels seamless, almost like transitioning from chapter to chapter. Love and Other Flight Delays is a testament to the magic of first impressions, conversations with strangers, and momentary sparks.
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Throughout these short stories, we’re able to see the characters evolve and become a piece of our heart. It never feels rushed and the amount of charm and vulnerability Williams can infuse is delightful. We love the romance authors, STEM rivals, and dog lovers. Every time I thought I was reading my favorite of the book, I moved onto the next favorite! For fans of romance stories and love interconnected worlds and characters, this feels almost like three books in one! Find Love and Other Flight Delays on Goodreads, Storygraph, Amazon, Bookshop.org, & Blackwells.