Title: Seat 2A
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: March 27, 2017
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?
Seat 2A was my first book from Dela. The blurb caught my eye for a couple different reasons-I liked the idea of fate bringing characters together and the addition of a child seemed like it could make for an interesting read.
The book started out really cute to me. Jessie and Kendal meet at an airport as they're traveling to the same destination. I liked the characters in the beginning; if I were Jessie I would have probably acted the exact same way she did at her age in her situation. I liked that these two didn't immediately jump into bed-sometimes a slow burn can be good. But I will say that based on the blurb I did expect some sexy times between them early on in the book-and I honestly thought I missed it when I was reading the book.
I liked that the story was told in dual POV as I usually enjoy getting to see into both the hero and heroine's headspace. But there was definitely some overlap and rehashing of things that I didn't think needed to be there. There was also drama that I didn't see coming-not that you can't have drama in a book, it just threw me for a loop in this one.
Overall, the book was ok. It wasn't quite what I was expecting based on the blurb but I'll try this author again.
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You’ll most often find her in gym clothes, taking pictures of books in the desert, or eating peppermint patties writing her next book. She lives in Las Vegas with her husband, three kids, and one exceptionally fat Chihuahua. Her website is www.delaauthor.com.