The Rock Star in Seat 3A
Jun 2, 2012
Author: Jill Kargman
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: William Morrow (May 22, 2012)
It's Hazel's thirtieth birthday and she has everything she's ever wanted: a kickass job, a dream apartment in New York City, and the perfect boyfriend—who's just days away from proposing. Hazel thinks she's happy but isn't quite ready to settle down. So when her most far-fetched fantasy enters the realm of the possible, shouldn't she drop everything to see it through? The morning after her birthday, Hazel boards a flight to L.A. only to get the surprise of her life.
When she's bumped up to first class, extra legroom and free drinks are absolutely the last things on her mind when she catches sight of her seatmate: her all-time biggest celebrity crush, rock star Finn Schiller! Only the night before she'd confessed her infatuation with the gorgeous musician, and her boyfriend joked that she had a free pass if she ever met him. Hazel can't believe fate has actually thrown them together.
Even more unbelievable is that during the flight they genuinely connect. Finn likes her uncensored cursing and wicked sense of humor, and that she's unlike all of his groupies; Hazel likes his killer looks, ripped physique, and soulful music. But what started as a fantasy quickly becomes a real attraction, and after a dream date and taste of the rock-star life with Finn in L.A., Hazel is forced to examine the track her life is on.
Indulging in a passionate affair with a rock star seems crazy—but could she ever forgive herself if she walked away from her wildest dream coming true? And is her wildest dream the stuff that happiness is made of? A lively novel about a down-to-earth New York City girl who suddenly finds herself in a rock 'n' roll Cinderella fantasy, The Rock Star in Seat 3A is seasoned with Jill Kargman's signature wit and hilarious dialogue. This is a fairy-tale romance with a twist.
Hazel's an interesting character. She lives by her own rules and has made a nice success of herself as a gamer. (Hope for all kids out there!) She has a successful yet hectic job at a plush gaming corporation, flies all over for the marketing and has an incredibly attractive boyfriend - who's a chef. (Who doesn't want to live with a chef!) Hazel also has a lovely potty mouth, which is fairly amusing...for the first couple of chapters. It does get a bit tiresome after a time.
The dilemma in this story is that on a plane ride across country Hazel runs into her fairlytale crush rock star. Her boyfriend has always said she could get a free pass should she run into this famous rock star - though she would be silly to believe that.
But when they actually hit it off as real people the waters get much murkier. Excitement of a rock star? Or the comfortable familiarity and trust of a known love?
Hmn. You do like Hazel so you really root for her to make the choice that will make her the happiest.
A slim book with many laugh out loud moments.
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