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It was love at first flight.

Air traffic controller Carey Browne is seeing nothing but blue skies. She's leaving on a jet plane...for a much needed vacation! Destination: New York City. Travel time: Six hours. Seating arrangement: Next to a man who's much too attractive to be single. Not that Carey's looking. She's taking time off from dating, too. Most of the men she meets are a lot like airplane food: nicely packaged, well-preserved, and profoundly unsatisfying. When she begins chatting with Ben Russell, though, it's as if Carey has known him all her life. He's quick-witted, kind, and makes her laugh — even at herself. Ha!

Then it was time for take-off.

One stopover later, Carey and Ben are married in Las Vegas, and their transatlantic announcement is causing sudden turbulence back home. How can two strangers claim to be each other's soul mate? Ben's sister is adamantly opposed to Carey; she thinks he's having a mid-life, no-wife crisis. As for Carey's folks, well, they know the marriage will never last. Right? Rumors are running amok, as are past lovers. Why is everyone trying to ground the newlyweds and convince them that they've made a huge mistake? And why is Carey starting to worry that maybe they're right?

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"'Marry in haste, repent at leisure' might be the motto of the hapless couple who tie the knot at the start of this uneven chick-lit offering by O'Flanagan (He's Got to Go). The story begins promisingly, as Carey Browne and Ben Russell meet cute on a transatlantic flight from Dublin to New York City. After failing in an Internet venture, Ben is now the co-owner, with his sister, Freya, of a successful chain of health-food stores in the Irish capital; Carey is an air traffic controller with a penchant for fancy shoes. Initially, Carey doesn't want to get involved with Ben — she was recently burned by a relationship with a married man. But after a fun and boozy night out in Manhattan, Ben and Carey do the impulsive thing: they fly to Las Vegas and get married. Back in Dublin at a party to celebrate the newlyweds, former beaux show up and spoil the good times. At this point the author seems to lose interest in her main characters and their nonexistent chemistry, shifting the focus to Ben's sister, Freya, and her struggle to cope with the early onset of menopause. Though the Dublin setting makes for an occasional interesting detail or two, the novel suffers from erratic pacing and from the lack of spark between its protagonists, despite their instant romance. Agent, Carole Blake. (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

It was love at first flight.

Air traffic controller Carey Browne is seeing nothing but blue skies. She's leaving on a jet plane...for a much needed vacation! Destination: New York City. Travel time: Six hours. Seating arrangement: Next to a man who's much too attractive to be single. Not that Carey's looking. She's taking time off from dating, too. Most of the men she meets are a lot like airplane food: nicely packaged, well-preserved, and profoundly unsatisfying. When she begins chatting with Ben Russell, though, it's as if Carey has known him all her life. He's quick-witted, kind, and makes her laugh — even at herself. Ha!

Then it was time for take-off.

One stopover later, Carey and Ben are married in Las Vegas, and their transatlantic announcement is causing sudden turbulence back home. How can two strangers claim to be each other's soul mate? Ben's sister is adamantly opposed to Carey; she thinks he's having a mid-life, no-wife crisis. As for Carey's folks, well, they know the marriage will never last. Right? Rumors are running amok, as are past lovers. Why is everyone trying to ground the newlyweds and convince them that they've made a huge mistake? And why is Carey starting to worry that maybe they're right?

Synopsis:

The internationally bestselling author of "He's Got to Go has written a charming new novel with a burning question: Can love at first sight last a lifetime?

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titianlibrarian, October 23, 2008 (view all comments by titianlibrarian)
Book publishers did a study of devoted readers of the romance genre, seeing as how romance novels make up 50% of the American book market. They wanted to pinpoint what makes a good (to the readers) romance novel. The number one answer: the couple has to get together in a fairy-tale romance by the end. Most readers will actually skim the ending of a book before they buy it, in order to determine that there is indeed a happy ending.

I feel like this book's first page is the ending of a romance novel. An air traffic controller goes on a vacation and gets married to the man sitting next to her on the plane. If I could get past the idea that they're already happily together and married by page one, I might be able to get through the remaining 403 pages. So far no luck.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743470445
Author:
O'Flanagan, Sheila
Publisher:
Downtown Press
Author:
Sheila O'Flanagan
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
Air traffic controllers.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Fiction : Humorous
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
20041231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 12.46 oz

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Product details 416 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9780743470445 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'Marry in haste, repent at leisure' might be the motto of the hapless couple who tie the knot at the start of this uneven chick-lit offering by O'Flanagan (He's Got to Go). The story begins promisingly, as Carey Browne and Ben Russell meet cute on a transatlantic flight from Dublin to New York City. After failing in an Internet venture, Ben is now the co-owner, with his sister, Freya, of a successful chain of health-food stores in the Irish capital; Carey is an air traffic controller with a penchant for fancy shoes. Initially, Carey doesn't want to get involved with Ben — she was recently burned by a relationship with a married man. But after a fun and boozy night out in Manhattan, Ben and Carey do the impulsive thing: they fly to Las Vegas and get married. Back in Dublin at a party to celebrate the newlyweds, former beaux show up and spoil the good times. At this point the author seems to lose interest in her main characters and their nonexistent chemistry, shifting the focus to Ben's sister, Freya, and her struggle to cope with the early onset of menopause. Though the Dublin setting makes for an occasional interesting detail or two, the novel suffers from erratic pacing and from the lack of spark between its protagonists, despite their instant romance. Agent, Carole Blake. (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , It was love at first flight.

Air traffic controller Carey Browne is seeing nothing but blue skies. She's leaving on a jet plane...for a much needed vacation! Destination: New York City. Travel time: Six hours. Seating arrangement: Next to a man who's much too attractive to be single. Not that Carey's looking. She's taking time off from dating, too. Most of the men she meets are a lot like airplane food: nicely packaged, well-preserved, and profoundly unsatisfying. When she begins chatting with Ben Russell, though, it's as if Carey has known him all her life. He's quick-witted, kind, and makes her laugh — even at herself. Ha!

Then it was time for take-off.

One stopover later, Carey and Ben are married in Las Vegas, and their transatlantic announcement is causing sudden turbulence back home. How can two strangers claim to be each other's soul mate? Ben's sister is adamantly opposed to Carey; she thinks he's having a mid-life, no-wife crisis. As for Carey's folks, well, they know the marriage will never last. Right? Rumors are running amok, as are past lovers. Why is everyone trying to ground the newlyweds and convince them that they've made a huge mistake? And why is Carey starting to worry that maybe they're right?

"Synopsis" by , The internationally bestselling author of "He's Got to Go has written a charming new novel with a burning question: Can love at first sight last a lifetime?
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