BOOK REVIEW: FLYING DUO BY ZOE MAY

London lawyer Rachel Watson has wound up in an Indian ashram with hippy heartthrob lover, Seb.

A high-achiever, Rachel has always lived life according to her Life List, ticking off goals along the way. But now that she’s in India, Rachel is going with the flow, or at least trying to…

Rachel’s visa is running out and it’s time to decide whether her relationship with Seb is a holiday romance or built to last.

The pair embark on a trip to Nepal for an Everest base camp trek, but will their relationship survive this gruelling expedition or is it time to part ways?

I was so excited to join Rachel and Seb back on their travels, after enjoying their company so much the first time round, in Flying SoloBeing as we are still currently in lockdown, it was a really great escapism read, forgetting for a couple of hours how much my life is resembling Groundhog Day! If I didn’t think I could adore Rachel anymore, I definitely did throughout this sequel – she is a woman who knows what she wants and will do anything and everything for other people. Apparently, that also includes trekking the base camp of Mount Everest – although in her defence, she didn’t exactly know what Seb was planning and being the kind-hearted woman she is, she wasn’t going to ruin his excitement and was determined to face it all head on. 

Despite the unexpected turn of events in regards to their next travel location, I absolutely couldn’t get enough of my time in Naples with Rachel and Seb, along with being reunited with characters from the first book and introduced to a brand new set. The three new characters were an incredible addition to the story, each with much different personalities and some hidden secrets. One especially, had Rachel doubting whether or not her relationship with Seb could ever survive on London soil, causing some friction between the love birds now and again. One thing I really loved about Seb was that no matter how doubtful or insecure Rachel was feeling, he never attacked her for it. He only listened and reassured her, making a couple of charming jokes in between and when you realise why he’s so laid-back about the future, you will SWOON. 

I highly recommend everyone to read this book, just as soon as you’ve started and finished, Flying Solo, as it is an extraordinarily fun read, with lots of great laughs, brand new scenery, characters that will steal your heart and the most magical of endings. I don’t know whether Zoe has a third book up her sleeve for Rachel and Seb, but I am content either way because after all of the rocky thoughts that shook about in Rachel’s head, everything turned out absolutely perfect! 

Happy publication day, Zoe! Everybody go and get your copy on Amazon immediately, I promise you won’t regret it! 

Shelby x

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