The Stopover: The Miles High Club Book 1 by TL Swan
Narrated by CJ Bloom and Sebastian York
1st Standalone in a related series. Adult Contemporary.
I grabbed The Stopover by TL Swan because the audiobook was in KU, and I have heard good things about the author’s books. Plus, Sebastian York and CJ Bloom narrating? Yes please. *Note: my plot description doesn’t go any further than the blurb does.
The first ⅓ of the book was so amazing I thought it would be a 5-star read. When Emily is upgraded to First Class for her flight from London to NY, she didn’t also expect to expect to be seated next to a gorgeous and charming man. After flirting the entire flight, the plane gets sent to Boston because of a snowstorm. So Emily and “Jim” spent an amazing night in Boston together, but never exchanged last names or numbers.
Fast forward a year later and Emily is finally hired as a reporter at Miles Media, a company she has always wanted to work at. When she is introduced to one of the three CEO brothers, she is shocked to find that Jameson Miles is her “Jim” from a year ago that she couldn’t stop thinking about. Whaaaaat? She is a REPORTER, interviewing for her DREAM JOB and she never googled the owners? I call bullshit.
“You must have done something stupid in your life, Jameson Miles.”
He smiles softly over at me in the darkness. “Yeah. I have.”
“What?” I smirk.
He reaches over and cups my face in his hand, and his thumb dusts over my bottom lip. “I never asked for your number.”
Emily has a boyfriend now and Jameson demands she break up with him. Then he starts spying on her through hidden cameras in the office. One minute he wanted her, and the next he was a total douchecanoe. When they finally do get together, it’s even worse. This guy is just a total asshole—he blows hot and cold, shuts her out and gaslights her. Emily doesn’t lay back and take it, she is feisty and fights back. But she always takes this jerk back. Granted, there were times he was all hot and alpha, but mostly he was a borderline alcoholic alphahole.
This book was long, 14 hours! Usually a love a long audiobook because if I love it I don’t want it to end. But The Stopover could have been cut almost in half and still relay a good story. It became very repetitive after a while, and even the sex scenes got boring.
- The audiobook is in KU.
- I loved how they first hooked up, and all the flirting that lead to it.
- I’d like to know more about the other brothers.
- Had a ton of potential.
- Great banter and one-liners.
- The camping trip was funny (though he was such a pussy!)
- All of the back and forth fighting and jealousy and getting back together.
- The sex scenes got boring.
- Lots of repetition, both of words and scenes.
- Way too long for the story.
- Some story points that never really wrapped up.
- The dirty talk was a little cringey.
The narration is what kept me listening and helped make me like this book a little more than if I read it. Though it was mostly CJ Bloom, Sebastian York was perfect for Jameson.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 3 stars, 4 Heat, 5 Narration
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