Flying by the Seat of My Knickers - Eliza Watson
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Why run from your troubles when you can fly instead? When Caity Shaw is fired from her first job that doesn’t require an elf uniform, her older sister, Rachel, an event planner, hires her to work a meeting in Dublin. Caity jumps at the opportunity to travel abroad and escape her pathetic life. However, even four thousand miles from home, there’s no avoiding debt collectors, an overbearing mother, and haunting memories of a controlling ex. While in Dublin, Caity suffers a series of humiliating mishaps, causing her to lose even more faith in herself. Caity struggles to earn Rachel’s respect—and to keep Declan, her hot Irish coworker, at arm’s length. Declan repeatedly saves Caity’s butt and helps boost her self-confidence, making it difficult to keep her distance from the charming womanizer. When Declan helps her research her Irish grandmother, Caity discovers the mysterious past of the courageous woman she barely knew might hold the answers to her future.
This was a very strange book. I kept expecting something huge and profound to happen. Some sort of feel-good, emotional, spur me to get up and fight the world moment. However, it didn’t, it just kind of petered and plodded along with a few ups in Caity’s life but no eureka moment. We are told about her ex, but I felt like more detail was needed on this, as it was such a big part of why Caity was so downtrodden, but I felt sort of in the dark to the details. I’m not saying it was a bad read, it was a fill-the-moment fluff book, and I certainly read it fast enough to see where it was going. However, it isn’t a book that I will remember and look back on and think, yes, I enjoyed that I want to read more of Eliza Watson’s books. Nevertheless, because you didn’t get the answers to all the questions, such as ‘what is Declan’s secret?’ it left you wanting more, and I did wonder if there are follow-on books, which I have found out since that there are. I don’t think this was good enough for me to want to read them, though, unfortunately.