The Layover (Paperback)
The Unhoneymooners meets The Hating Game in this breezy debut romantic comedy about life--and love--30,000 feet above the ground.
After ten years as a flight attendant, Ava Greene is poised to hang up her wings and finally put down roots. She's got one trip left before she bids her old life farewell, and she plans to enjoy every second of it. But then she discovers that former pilot Jack Stone--the absurdly gorgeous, ridiculously cocky man she's held a secret grudge against for years--is on her flight. And he has the nerve to flirt with her, as if he doesn't remember the role he played in the most humiliating night of her life. Good thing she never has to see him again after they land....
But when their plane encounters mechanical problems, what should have been a quick stop at the Belize airport suddenly becomes a weekend layover. Getting stuck on a three-hour flight with her nemesis was bad enough. Being stranded with him at a luxury resort in paradise? Even with the sultry breeze and white sand to distract her, it will take all the rum punch in the country to drown out his larger-than-life presence.
Yet the more time Ava spends with him under the hot Caribbean sun, the more she begins to second-guess everything she thought she knew about him...and everything she thought she wanted from her life. And all too soon, she might have to choose between keeping her feet on the ground and her head in the clouds....
About the Author
Lacie Waldon is a writer with her head in the clouds--literally. A flight attendant based in Washington, D.C., Waldon spends her days writing from the jump seat and searching the world for new stories. The Layover is her debut novel.
“[A] breezy enemies-to-lovers romp with just enough heart to keep it grounded. . . The couple’s sparkling chemistry and flirtatious fighting make this sing. Readers craving an armchair getaway need look no further.”—Publishers Weekly
"[A] tale of learning to let go of the past to be open to whatever’s ahead.”—Library Journal
“[A] tropical, fun and flirty summer read ideal for a beach day.”—USA Today
"Once I started The Layover, I couldn't put it down! Lacie Waldon has written a super fun, witty, and romantic enemies-to-lovers rom-com that had me flying through the pages. And as a bonus, I loved the peek behind the curtain into the lives of flight attendants. This is a lovely escape full of sun, swoons, and sexual tension.”—Kerry Winfrey, author of Waiting for Tom Hanks
"A highly recommended read for fans of enemies-to-lovers and anyone who feels the pull of wanderlust.”—Sarah Hogle, author of You Deserve Each Other
“A stand-out debut! Witty banter, sizzling chemistry, and perfect pacing had me flying through The Layover. A must read for rom-com fans!”—Samantha Young, author of Fight or Flight
“The Layover is an ideal escape—from the intriguing insider’s view of air travel to the picturesque setting on the shores of Belize, I was swept away on Ava’s journey as she spars with Jack, wrestles her feelings, and learns to trust her own heart. A fun and irresistible romance that soars.”—Libby Hubscher, author of Meet Me in Paradise
“A sexy, dazzling debut, The Layover is a jet fuel-powered rom-com that had me dreaming of sun-soaked beaches and a view from 35,000 feet. Plus the delicious, slow-burning romance, sizzling banter, and crackling chemistry? Swoon. If you’re an enemies-to-lovers fan—or have even a speck of wanderlust in your heart—The Layover is the romantic escape for you!”—Angie Hockman, author of Shipped
“A breath of fresh air! Lacie Waldon's exceptional debut combines sharp, clever writing with crackling sexual tension for pure enemies-to-lovers gold. The Layover is the ultimate summer beach read and a new favorite. Waldon is one to watch.”—Devon Daniels, author of Meet You in the Middle
"The Layover is the perfect escape - a hilarious, compulsive, swoony rom-com from an exciting new voice in contemporary romance. Lacie Waldon's witty banter and laugh out loud fresh take on enemies to lovers stuck together on a twenty-four hour layover in Belize are sure to satisfy readers and keep them smiling to the very last page. I absolutely loved it."—Robin Reul, author of My Kind of Crazy and Where the Road Leads Us