Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: May 15th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
A bad storm, two canceled flights, stuck in an airport with a hot stranger and the guy who broke her heart… what could go wrong?
After Sari caught her boyfriend Zev cheating on her, their romantic Florida vacation was ruined. She can’t get back to NYC soon enough. Unfortunately, mother nature may have different plans. A huge storm is brewing in the Northeast, and flights all over the country are getting canceled—including Sari’s. She winds up stuck at the airport for hours. With Zev!
When another stranded passenger (a hot NYU guy) suggests a connecting flight to Boston, Sari jumps at the chance. But when her mom freaks out about her traveling alone, she has no choice—she has to include Zev, and somehow survive being trapped with the guy who broke her heart!
After we finished at the counter, Zev continued to follow me.
“Enough,” I said.
“I just need you to hear me out,” he said. “What happened at the party. It’s not what it looked like.”
“No?” I said, straining to keep my volume low. “Did Bethanne put an evil spell on you that magically caused you to kiss? Maybe your lips just fell onto hers? I don’t need pathetic excuses, Zev. I don’t want to hear it.”
He put his hand on my arm. “Sari . . .”
I yanked it away. “Do not touch me.”
“Go.” I took a step back.
“I will,” Zev said, “just please, hear me out first.”
“I told you before, there’s nothing to hear.”
“Sari, you need to listen to what I have to say.”
I don’t know what came over me, if it was the way he said my name, or the memories he was bringing up, but somehow— and I don’t even remember doing it—I chucked my copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows right at him as I said, “I told you to go.”
Only he jumped out of the way and the book whacked the guy sitting about five feet away from us in the back.
My hand flew over my mouth. Oh my God. What did I do?
I just threw a book at a stranger. I was not a violent person. Yet here I was flinging one of my favorite stories of all time at a random guy. On the upside, my throw was kind of weak and it was the paperback, not the hardcover, but still . . . it was massive.
The guy turned around. He did not look happy. Not that I blamed him. Someone, namely me, had just thrown Harry Potter at his back.
“What the hell was that?” he growled.
I was so getting kicked out of the airport.
Shani Petroff is a writer living in New York City. She’s the author of the “Bedeviled” series, which includes Daddy’s Little Angel, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Dress, Careful What You Wish For, and Love Struck, and is the co-author of the “Destined” series which includes Ash and Ultraviolet. She also writes for television news programs and several other venues. When she’s not locked in her apartment typing away, she spends a whole lot of time on books, boys, TV, daydreaming, and shopping online.
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