E-galley Review: Planes, Trains, and All the Feels by Livy Hart

Posted May 23, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 10 Comments

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

E-galley Review:  Planes, Trains, and All the Feels by Livy HartPlanes, Trains, and All the Feels by Livy Hart
Published by Entangled: Amara on May 23, 2023
Genres: Adult Romantic Comedy
Pages: 352
Source: the publisher
Format: E-galley
My Rating: four-half-stars
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Fans of Christina Lauren and Tessa Bailey will adore this witty and unforgettable rom-com about skyways, highways, and all the perfectly wrong ways to fall in love.

As the black sheep of the family, choreographer Cassidy Bliss vowed she’d do anything to get home in time to help with her sister’s wedding and avoid family disappointment… again . She just never expected “anything” would involve sharing the last rental car with the jerk who cut her off in line at the airport this morning. But horrible times apparently call for here-goes-nothing measures.

Driving across the country with Luke “life can be solved with a spreadsheet” Carlisle must be a penance for some crime she committed. Because the second he opens his mouth, it’s all she can do to not maim him with her carry-on. But somewhere between his surprisingly thoughtful snack sharing and his uncanny ability to see straight to the core of her, her feelings go unchecked.

Suddenly, their crackling chemistry is just one more thing they have to navigate—and it couldn’t come at a worse time. But after a lifetime of letting the expectations and needs of others drive her life, Cassidy must decide if she’s ready to take the wheel once and for all.

My Review

I was hooked with this book right from the start! The banter and misunderstandings between the two main characters were great. One thing I will point out and then move on from because it shouldn’t be a reason to judge the book, is that when they ended up stuck in Kansas City for a night, I was so excited since that is where I live. But then they had a weird restaurant and hotel that were supposedly famous locally. I mean, come on and pick something that actually makes sense to be in KC or do some research about places actually here in town. Both places picked were not something we’d probably have here, and the restaurant sounded like one that is actually in another city in another state. And, I think in Colorado they stopped for bbq, which, um, excuse me, KC makes the best, so they should have had that there!

However, other than that little bit, I loved all the travels they had. There were a lot of fun stops all throughout the country. I definitely enjoyed their stops at gas stations, and all the extra rides they got too. What happened to their first rental car was insane though! The stop in Vegas was a blast, very romantic and definitely sexy. And I loved when they stopped to visit her dad. I adored him!

Once they got to LA though, wow, things were a big old mess for both of their families. And that is where some of the really hard stuff happened in how they both dealt with things. However it was mostly realistic I think, their feelings and emotions, and I liked the way that all played out. In the end this was a really fun road trip romance type of story and I look forward to reading more by the author in the future!

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10 responses to “E-galley Review: Planes, Trains, and All the Feels by Livy Hart

    • Lisa Mandina

      I mean I understand making up a place for a book so you don’t get something wrong or get in trouble for using real things, but at least make it up so it makes sense for where it is.

    • Lisa Mandina

      Yeah, I don’t think it is part of a series. Although I think there could definitely be a sequel with her friend and his friend?

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