Book Review: Thank You For Flying Air Zoe

I am pleased to be part of the Thank You For Flying Air Zoe virtual tour!  You can check out other reviews and guest posts by checking out the tour page.

From the Publisher:

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fasten Seat Belt sign has been turned on, but feel free to ignore it, because sometimes life is best lived on its dizzy edges. Your cruising altitude today will be sky high, and you will be flying at staggering speeds as you travel alongside Zoe Tisdale, former Valley Girl and rock star turned bored butter saleswoman.

On the heels of a brush with mortality, Zoe concludes that she’s been letting time pass her by. Realizing she needs to awaken her life’s tired refrains, Zoe vows to recapture the one chapter of her life that truly mattered to her – her days as drummer for The Flip-Flops, a spirited, sassy all-girl garage band that almost hit the big time back in 1987. But reuniting the band won’t be easy. The girls who were once the whiz kid guitarist, the prom queen bass player, and the hippie lead singer grew up and became women who are now a reclusive dog trainer, a wealthy socialite, and a sociopathic environmentalist. Will Zoe bring the band back together and give The Flip-Flops a second chance at stardom? Is it possible to fully reclaim the urgent energy of youth?

As you follow this wild flight path, please know that your destination could be anywhere at all, complimentary oxygen is provided upon request, and baggage flies free. We hope you enjoy the ride, and Thank You For Flying Air Zoe.

My Review:

I had a hard time getting into this book... the main character wasn't someone that I related well to and the supporting cast was fairly one dimensional, but I have to say that once I powered through the first few chapters, it was a good beach read and a fun story.  With a little romance, a little humor and an TON of DRAMA, this book did deliver on offering me a fun ride.  The mark of a good book is when you can find emotional reactions when reading a book... and in this book I found some frustration, some laughter and some smiles.  

If you're looking for something that gives meaning to your life, I'd pass this one by... but if you're looking for a fun and funky take on a mid-life crisis then you'll want to add Thank You For Flying Air Zoe to your TBR pile.

About The Author:
Erik Atwell started his writing career in grammar school, where a one page history class assignment ballooned into a forty page fictional account of a politically controversial silversmith in Boston circa 1776. Daring to follow up such an auspicious debut, he later graduated to short stories while living in New Hampshire, screenplays upon moving to Los Angeles, then finally novels when he ultimately landed in Seattle. He is currently gearing up to escape city life and return home to New Hampshire with his rock-star wife and eight month-old son, whose only musical claim to fame thus far is sleeping through an entire Go-Go’s concert. But in his defense, he was three weeks old, and the stage was a quarter-mile away. Thank You For Flying Air Zoe is his first novel, and he hopes to write a second novel before the little guy is old enough to read it.