#BookReview: Flying Solo by Zoe May

Flying Solo




Rachel Watson has it all worked out. By 30, she’s ticked off most of the goals on her Life List. She’s a homeowner, a partner at her law firm, she has a gorgeous boyfriend, lots of hobbies and loads of good friends. The only thing that’s missing is a ring on her finger.

According to her Life List, Rachel should be getting hitched around now, so when her boyfriend, Paul, plans a romantic date, Rachel’s pretty confident he’s going to propose. Except Paul has other ideas. He’s jetting off to India to find himself.

Distraught, Rachel doesn’t know what to do. Not one to easily admit defeat, she embarks on a mission to win him back.

Flying solo to India is definitely not on Rachel’s Life List, but could her trip teach her some unexpected lessons about love, life and herself? Could she realise that perhaps her Life List wasn’t exactly what she wanted, after all?




I’ll be honest, I thought I wasn’t going to enjoy this book after the first couple of chapters. I am gloriously happy that I was completely wrong.

When Rachel is left by her partner of six years, she decides to follow him all the way to an Indian Ashram with the plan of getting him back. Her life is planned out meticulously with her life goals scheduled to the nth degree. So much so that she’s already planned an age she wants to be married by and when it doesn’t happen it’s almost as though she’d do anything to get her life back on track. The story shows Rachel’s development in India and how some life goals are meant to be fulfilled at their own pace.

I enjoyed the story and seeing Rachel’s character develop and grow into a formidable force to be reckoned with. When she learns more about the community at the Ashram and learns more about the country she is in, it was a joy to read.

The characters were my favourite part of the story. Meera was an amazing friend to Rachel and was supportive in the ways her partner should have been. Seb was also so caring and helpful to Rachel, trying to help her make the most of her experience in India. It was also hilarious to read the antics of her boyfriend, Paul. He definitely got more than he bargained for at the Ashram and was left in an awkward situation.

The ending of the story felt rather abrupt and there were lots of loose ends that needed tying up. I have read that there is a sequel to the story, which makes far more sense. I hope to read that and see what happens to Rachel next!

A fantastic book of self-discovery and armchair exploration. I can’t wait to find out what happens to Rachel next!

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B082K48FX8/

US  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082K48FX8/

Author Bio –

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 could not 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!

Zoe loves to hear from readers, you can contact her on Twitter and Instagram at @zoe_writes.

Zoe’s Facebook page is: www.facebook.com/zoemayauthor/

She posts updates and blogs on her website, www.zoemayauthor.co.uk


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