Thank to Zoe May for a copy of this book in return for an honest review and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for organising this blog tour.
Can true love go the distance?
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?
Flying Duo is the second romantic comedy in the ‘Flying’ series, following on from bestseller, Flying Solo, which was described by the Daily Express newspaper as ‘a must read that will appeal to fans of Sophie Kinsella, Beth O’Leary and Mhari McFarlane’ ★★★★★
Flying Duo works well as a stand alone but is a sequel to Flying Solo which is equally as fabulous and gives a lot of background to the main characters.
I have been excited about this novel since I finished Flying Solo in July 2020 and Zoe confirmed there was a sequel. I adore Rachel and Seb and their humorous adventures, beautiful scenery and the romance – it’s everything I needed at this moment in time and really cheered me up.
I adored returning to India and could feel the calm as Rachel sat on the balcony of her apartment looking out. I love that Zoe has used an area that isn’t overly known and I loved the community spirit depicted. I am not fit or sporty but after reading this book I have a huge urge to go climbing Everest. The description of Nepal and the climb of Everest was stunning and unexpected (for me).
Rachel is a ‘real’ character and I love her for it. She has developed since Flying Solo and is a lot less materialistic however she still retains a sense of realism and down to Earthness in her new found sense of calm and slower lifestyle. I really felt for her when she was homesick or struggling through the climb and admired her strength and resolve. Seb is a sweetheart and to be honest – I was partially expecting him to reveal he wasn’t so nice etc. but no – he’s a darling and so well matched to Rachel.
Helen, Tom and Cody were excellent travel companions. Tom and Cody were adorable and full of energy and I loved their little story. Helen was an interesting character and I found myself feeling sorry for her but actually liking her too.
This is a shot, one sitting read (about 90 minutes) but it will completely fill your heart with joy and laughter for a while and brighten up a crappy day. I cannot recommend it enough and I am sincerely hoping there will be another tale of Rachel and Seb to come.
Author Bio – Zoe May
Zoe May is an author of romantic comedies. Zoe has dreamt of being a novelist since she was a teenager. She worked in journalism and copywriting in London before writing her debut novel, Perfect Match. Having experienced the London dating scene first hand, Zoe couldn’t resist writing a novel about dating since it seems to supply endless amounts of weird and wonderful material!
Perfect Match was one of Apple’s top-selling books of 2018. It was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Joan Hessayon Award, with judges describing it as ‘a laugh out loud look at love and self-discovery – fresh and very funny’.
As well as writing, Zoe enjoys walking her dog, painting and, of course, reading! She adores animals and if she’s not taking a photo of a vegan meal, she’s probably tweeting about the dairy industry. She is half Greek and half Irish and can make a mean baklava. Zoe has a thing for horror films, India, swimming, hip hop and Radiohead. She has an encyclopaedic knowledge of handbags having spent several years working in fashion copywriting and could probably win Mastermind if this was her specialist subject!
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