Review: The Rock Star in Seat 3A
The Rock Star in Seat 3A by Jill Kargman
Publisher: William Morrow
From the cover:
It’s Hazel’s thirtieth birthday and she has everything she’s ever wanted: a kickass job, a dream apartment in New York City, and the perfect boyfriend—who’s just days away from proposing. Hazel thinks she’s happy but isn’t quite ready to settle down. So when her most far-fetched fantasy enters the realm of the possible, shouldn’t she drop everything to see it through?
The morning after her birthday, Hazel boards a flight to L.A. only to get the surprise of her life. When she’s bumped up to first class, extra legroom and free drinks are absolutely the last things on her mind when she catches sight of her seatmate: her all-time biggest celebrity crush, rock star Finn Schiller! Only the night before she’d confessed her infatuation with the gorgeous musician, and her boyfriend joked that she had a free pass if she ever met him. Hazel can’t believe fate has actually thrown them together.
Even more unbelievable is that during the flight they genuinely connect. Finn likes her uncensored cursing and wicked sense of humor, and that she’s unlike all of his groupies; Hazel likes his killer looks, ripped physique, and soulful music. But what started as a fantasy quickly becomes a real attraction, and after a dream date and taste of the rock-star life with Finn in L.A., Hazel is forced to examine the track her life is on. Indulging in a passionate affair with a rock star seems crazy—but could she ever forgive herself if she walked away from her wildest dream coming true? And is her wildest dream the stuff that happiness is made of?
The Rock Star in Seat 3A by Jill Kargman is a fun, fast, and short read that shouldn’t be taken too seriously. If you’re looking for a book to relax with and doesn’t require too much thinking then this is the one for you. It’s one of those books where you should just go with the flow and not worry too much about the coincidences and the predictability of the book.
Sure the plot is a little outrageous with Hazel dropping everything that is home to her to go on this adventure with a rock star, but Kargman presents it in a way that is fun and entertaining. The book moves at a pretty quick pace and I think it’s best if you don’t think too much into what is occurring. The writing in the book is funny and witty and despite Hazel’s lack of a filter, she ends up being quite a charming character.
The plot was definitely predictable and I’m sure you’ll be able to figure out exactly where this book is going after reading the first few chapters. But that’s ok! Just relax and enjoy the ride. Sometimes it’s all about the adventure and the journey and not so much about the destination. So even though I knew where Hazel was going to end up, I still found the little detour she took entertaining and funny.
The Rock Star in Seat 3A is the perfect book to read when you’re so busy that you just want to unwind late at night and not think about anything at all. It’s funny and entertaining and definitely light so just relax, enjoy the book, and try not to think too much into it!