Thank You for Flying Air Zoe by Erik Atwell ~ A review

♥♥♥♥♥ You Gotta Read This Book ♥♥♥♥♥

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.

~*~*~*~*~* REVIEW *~*~*~*~*~

Zoe Tisdale is having a midlife crises–well, sort of. After a scary plane trip in which her life flashes before her eyes, Zoe realizes that her life isn’t anything like she thought it would be. So naturally she decides to reunite her friends and get their band back together. Their all-girl garage band, the Flip-Flops. Sounds easy enough, but everyone has gone their separate ways and no one is interested in reliving the “what ifs”. Or are they?

Erik’s voice is fresh and true, his sense of humor traditionally fabulous. He brings Zoe and her band mates to life and rekindles that we dream we all had of being a rock star.

I have to admit I was a little taken aback over reading a chicklit book written by (gasp) a boy! But I was fabulously surprised. Erik nailed it! The banter between friends, the concerns about life, getting older, and wondering what you did with the last twenty years that was so great. Or maybe guys feel this way too. Maybe we’re not so different after all…

Hmmm, let me think that over. In the meantime, I loved visiting the pop-rock of my youth (ok, I was a teenager) but it was fun to spend some time in the 80’s again. Thanks, Erik, for giving me that without me having to wear parachute pants again! And please, please, get the next book written before 2028! :)

~*~*~*~*~* THE AUTHOR *~*~*~*~

Erik Atwell started his writing career in grammar school, when a one page history class assignment ballooned into a forty page fictional account of a politically controversial silversmith in Boston circa 1776. From there, he wrote short stories while living in New Hampshire, screenplays upon moving to Los Angeles, then finally novels when he ultimately landed in Seattle. He now lives in Seattle with his rock star wife and his six-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 treks off to college.

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Lots of <3–Amie


4 thoughts on “Thank You for Flying Air Zoe by Erik Atwell ~ A review

  1. Thank you so much for this, Amie! I don’t know if you got my message on Twitter, but just a heads up — your complimentary Air Zoe parachute pants are in the mail! :)

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