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Airports, Exes, and Other Things I'm Over


Flight delayed. Send help. Not him.

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A bad storm, two canceled flights, stuck in an airport with a hot stranger and the guy who broke her heart... what could go wrong?

After Sari caught her boyfriend Zev cheating on her, their romantic Florida vacation was ruined. She can't get back to NYC soon enough. Unfortunately, mother nature may have different plans. A huge storm is brewing in the Northeast, and flights all over the country are getting canceled—including Sari's. She winds up stuck at the airport for hours. With Zev!

When another stranded passenger (a hot NYU guy) suggests a connecting flight to Boston, Sari jumps at the chance. But when her mom freaks out about her traveling alone, she has no choice—she has to include Zev, and somehow survive being trapped with the guy who broke her heart!


We laughed and told embarrassing stories the rest of the way to the terminal. Maybe things weren't so bad, after all.

Or maybe they were.

Right as we neared the end of the moving walkway, I saw a familiar figure looming by the first gate in the terminal.


Not again. Why was he here? It was way too early. He wasn't supposed to be at the airport for hours.

He caught my eye, and everything that could go wrong did.

I was so focused on him, that I didn't realize I had made it to the end of the walkway. I lost my footing and lunged forward. I caught myself. Sort of. I didn't fall. But my smoothie did. Cold, bright-pink liquefied fruit was all over my feet, my sweats, and the floor.

Yep. That good airport karma I used to have?

It was long, long gone.


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