Please welcome John J. Smith, author of Delayed Flight, who is touring the blogosphere with Premier Virtual Author Book Tours!

Reviewed by Melanie Kline

Veronica and Jared are teenagers in love. She is from a well-off family with privileges and he is from an abusive alcoholic family. Her father does not approve and forces Jared to go his own way.

Fast forward almost twenty years. Veronica is on her way to Texas to spend Christmas with her daughter. Jared is heading back to Texas from a business meeting. A chance encounter puts them both in Washington-Dulles airport during an ice storm that closes the airport and they speak for the first time since he left her as a teenager.

The story just gets better from that point. I never wanted to put the book down because there were so many things happening and it felt as though I was going to miss something if I stopped reading for even just a moment.

Intriguing, shocking and delightful are just a few ways to describe Delayed Flight. There are so many twists and turns that I felt like I was in a labyrinth. I absolutely loved the characters and situations they found themselves in and was practically cheering when everyone got along.

On another note, I read a finished copy of Delayed Flight and it desired much proofreading. The constant referrals to the “dinning room” and sentences that really made no sense – “It is then Veronica realizes at that their present has brought them together shrouded in the events…..” – drove me crazy! The entire book was full of them and had the story not been so engulfing, it would have become a huge problem. I enjoyed Delayed Flight completely and would love to volunteer to assist proofreading John J. Smith’s next novel just to get my hands on it!

Rating: 4.5/5

I have 1 copy of Delayed Flight to give away! A U.S. or Canada winner will have a choice of a paper or an eBook. An international winner will receive an eBook.

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Review and giveaway copies were provided free of any obligation by Premier Virtual Author Book Tours. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.