A rollercoaster ride of every feeling and emotion imaginable, charged, frustrated, eyes brimming with tears. This book was an emotional rollercoaster. So, the main character is flawed - often my favourite kind of main character - and she knows it. Love At First Flight is the story of Mel, Matt, and Adam. I giggled at many places at how true-to-life these issues are and how Carey and Dena talked about them. This is a painful, heartbreaking, explosive story of a woman who is torn between what is right and what feels right. He and his sister Lei Xiao Yu both have an extreme belief in love.
As often as I wanted to yell at Mel and tell her not to mess up her marriage, I could also sympathize with her. The Lei's find out the Wu's had skipped town when each of them later that night individually goes to the Wu family house to look for the person they love. Conflicts arise when she finds herself falling for her childhood friend, Li Ya Shou, who is determined to marry the rich. She fights, runs, swims, pushes herself to the limit. As the repercussions hit friends and family, Mel's dream romance turns into nightmare. Prix du Syndicat Français de la Critique. I was surprised to find I could relate to Mel in some ways, I found it difficult to blame her for reveling in the attention Matt gave her during the flight, but she definitely crossed the line for me when she chose to meet with him later.
Cailley understands that, and keeps his approach simple and transparent. He moves carefully, illustrating the way characters move and the manner in which they speak, making sure we get the nuances examined before we can even think about jumping ship to another genre. No matter where you find yourself on the marriage journey, you are guaranteed to find yourself in their stories and pick up some practical help in the book. A wrench in his plan comes in the form of Madeleine Adèle Haenel , a beautiful and uncommonly athletic woman. I feel Love at First Fight would make a great gift for any married couple, whether just starting out or long time married. Also included are Tips from Pro's. She even pushes herself to pursue Lei Sheng Da even though she doesn't love him but because he is rich and she wants the Lei family wealth.
I'm glad she didn't as it added poignancy to the story. They're flawed, all of them, as humans are, and therefore they're utterly believable. Full of twists and a compelling ending, this book was amazing especially given the subject matter. Needless to say, this state of intrigue lasted all day, as I have already finished the book. A very realistic view of infidelity. The narrative is easy to read, and the lessons are easy to apply.
Matt, Mel and Adam are all such well rounded characters, they're flawed but you love them and you ache with them and you want so desperately for everything to work out the right way for them. However, hearing someone I know raving about this book, softened me to the idea of it. Her character development is pitch-perfect and for me, both the characters and her vividly painted backgrounds of Melbourne and Perth lived and breathed on the page. Ask questions before judging or jumping to conclusions. He has an excellent eye for behavior, and an excellent ear for dialogue. Tess Woods deserves every accolade she gets for this book.
The problem is Mel is a married mother of two who lives in Perth, and Matt, who lives in Melbourne, is engaged to be married. Where does the individual end and the role we take on begin, and should one be consumed by the other? Sad ending but for a light read it really shone a light on real issues. I think Love at First Flight is an amazing and genuine read with a lot of very well described ups and downs. I do have to mention one of my favourite things about this, the author has created characters that are flawed. Mel's shame and guilt, and Adam's hurt and anger, in the aftermath is visceral. Tess has huge lively eyes and a wicked mane of dark hair.
Perth-based author Tess Woods gets right into her characters mind-sets and capably managed to bring so many of my emotions to the fore ranging from antipathy to sympathy as she explores the reasons why some relationships work and why wives or husbands stray! That was at best, naive and at worst, utterly delusional. Tess Woods has written a blockbuster! Matt, Mel and Adam are all such well rounded characters, they're flawed but you love them and you ache with them and you want so desperately for everything to Oh wow this book! When Mel meets Matt during an interstate flight they recognise each other as soul mates. The novel examines the impact of an immediate and powerful attraction between two people who most definitely should not be looking for love in other places. I cannot wait for the next one! Tess has huge lively eyes and a wicked mane of dark hair. I'm really divided about this one and I'll say up front that this is not my normal genre. Destruction is unavoidable, but its pathway is bigger than Mel and Matt ever imagine. When Mel meets Matt during an interstate flight they recognise each other as soul mates.
These include if one of the spouses has a chronic illness and the other spouse has to step up in ways that neither anticipated, if a spouse has lost a job and struggles to find a new one, or if a spouse is dealing with depression. Woods gives the reader three varied characters. So much so, that I have had to come back a week later to write my review. For a debut novel, this is simply outstanding. She believes that she is in love with Wu Ding Dong and has been stalking him since they were young. The moment with the sea-eagle and everything it represents for Mel, the moment when Mel overhears her children speaking about her on the phone, the moment with the limbo.
I feel like I don't dislike Matt quite as much as Mel because he didn't want to have everything, he just made his decision and stuck with it. Mel doesn't want to do anything with her feelings. I wonder if I was so drawn to it because it turns the adultery cliché on its ear. A Hao grew up as an orphan but she currently runs a noodle shop that serves very bad tasting noodles. After the competition Shi Lang goes to the Lei residence to tell them that she can't marry Xiao Yu because she is a girl. During Ya Shou's celebration on winning Shi Lang is overcome with jealousy imagining Ya Shou's life with Xiao Yu and enters the competition at the last moment to beat Ya Shou and win the competition.