by Kerry Tolson @kerrytolson.com
In her debut book 'Love at First Flight' Tess Woods takes the reader on an emotional roller-coaster ride as the intense love-at-first-sight obsessive relationship of Mel and Matt wrecks all in its path.
Consumed by the self-centeredness of their feelings, Mel and Matt rip apart the happy, contented lives of others, crushing their family's stability and betraying the love and trust of their long-term partners as they hurtle headlong into a selfish lust-filled affair that will leave repercussions reverberating for years to come.
This book is an examination of marriage - what we anticipate it will be when we say I do and what becomes the actual reality. It is the realisation of what real love is and how being 'in-love' is a myth. And it is the exploration of what we think we need to be feeling in order to be happy and how getting it can be the destruction of the happiness of others.
From the moment I open the first page, I was hooked. This is one of the most compelling, emotive and intense books I've read where the main characters - Mel and Matt - are flawed and selfish to the point of being almost unlikable and yet, I wanted their relationship to work and for them to have a happy ending. The scenario of meeting someone on a plane and instantly finding a connection is so plausible and real - it does happen, and this book left me with lots of 'what if it was me' questions. Would I risk destroying all if I thought this was true love?
I can't wait to read more from this author - Tess Woods.
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Hello! I'm Kerry
. . . a plan-nothing, have no idea where I'm going travelholic.
A daughter of the gypsies and the wife of a workaholic, I'm forever wondering 'What's over there?' and devising ways to squeeze through the barbed-wire fence of small-business ownership responsibilities and every-day life tangles to discover it.
and this is my book