Book Reviews

Book Review: Love at First Flight by Tess Woods

love at first flight

Love at First Flight explores the taboo topic of infidelity, but it’s far from your average clichéd story about a married woman who has a tumultuous affair. Woods digs much deeper by forcing readers to ponder all of the following questions:

  • What causes people to fall in love?
  • How long does it take to fall in love?
  • How important is it to have a passionate, can’t-get-enough-of you connection with your spouse?
  • Should you stay in an unsatisfying marriage simply because children are involved?
  • Is it wise to follow your heart even if it might mean hurting the people you love?

This story is told from the alternating perspectives of Mel (a doctor and married mother of two) and Matt (an introspective humanitarian with a fiancé). The alternating viewpoints really helped me to understand why Mel and Matt are drawn to each other. Woods did a great job of making me like both of them and an even better job of making me want them to end up together, despite the fact that they are in relationships with other people. However, Woods threw me for a loop by making Mel’s husband Adam likeable as well. As a result, part of me wanted Mel to stay faithful to Adam. I was so confused!

Not only did this book cause knots in my stomach because I was torn about what I wanted Mel to do, but it also surprised me several times. Did things end up the way I’d hoped? Yes and no. Was I satisfied with the ending? To be honest, I was a bit sad and in disbelief, but I’m okay with that because real-life situations like this rarely end with rainbows and sunshine for everyone involved. So, yes, I was 100% satisfied with the ending.

Favorite Quotes:

“…by losing everything I was introduced to myself for the first time.”

“The verb love is what counts, not the feeling of love. When you feel love, it’s selfish, it’s just for you and it affects nobody but you. But when you act love, you are committing the act of loving somebody.”



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Author Tess Woods


Tess Woods is a health professional who lives in Perth, Australia with one husband, two children, one dog and one cat who rules over all of them. Love at First Flight is her first novel. When she isn’t working or being a personal assistant to her kids, Tess enjoys reading and all kinds of grannyish pleasures like knitting, baking, drinking tea, watching Downton Abbey and tending to the veggie patch.


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Looking back on it now, I can see it was instant. The second we locked eyes. Boom. Just like that. The me I had spent a lifetime perfecting began its disintegration from that moment. And despite the carnage it brought to all our lives, I still don’t regret it.

What would you risk to be with the love of your life? And what if your soul mate is the one who will destroy you?

Mel is living the dream. She’s a successful GP, married to a charming anaesthetist and raising a beautiful family in their plush home in Perth. But when she boards a flight to Melbourne, she meets Matt and her picture perfect Stepford life unravels as she falls in love for the first time ever.

What begins as a flirty conversation between strangers quickly develops into a hot and obsessive affair with disastrous consequences neither Mel nor Matt could have ever seen coming. Mel’s dream life turns into her worst nightmare.

Love at First Flight will take everything you believe about what true love is and spin it on its head.

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