New Heights by Quinn Anderson
Publication Date: March 12th 2018
Genres: New Adult, LGBTQ+, Romance
Date Read: September 27, 2019
After attending a friend’s wedding in New York, James Thompson is eager to go home, even though no one will be waiting for him at the gate. He has no expectations for his trip back to Charleston other than long lines, security, and bad airplane food. But when an annoying—albeit hot—stranger cuts him in line, James is determined not to be a pushover for once.
For Mika “It’s Mee-kuh, not Micah” Bailey, today’s just another day of boring work travel. That is, until his flight gets delayed, and some irritating (but handsome) guy keeps hogging all the good power outlets. Which means war. In the middle of an airport. In New York. What could go wrong?
Eventually, they declare a truce, and as they get to know each other, their attraction overwhelms them both. Terrified of what he’s feeling, Mika suggests a no-strings hookup, but serial-monogamist James wants more. If they don’t fight for what’s right in front of them, their romance might be canceled before it ever takes off.
I received a copy of this book from the Netgalley for Review Consideration. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.
I absolutely adored New Heights! It was funny, sweet, and sexy at the same time. This was such a cute feel-good story. I absolutely loved James and Mika and I loved watching them bicker and prank one another throughout the hours they spent at the airport. They are complete polar opposites, but they brought out the best in each other and they fit together perfectly. Those differences balanced each other out and really worked.
New Heights has a pretty straight forward plot. It’s an opposites attract/enemies to lovers type story where the characters are so cute they melt your heart. The characters had immediate chemistry, and none of it felt forced.
I was completely entertained by their antics. I 100% appreciated how the author handled this relationship and will point to this book right here as the template on how to correctly write insta-love, and I don’t normally enjoy Insta-love stories. Quinn Anderson is a really wonderful author. All her stories are unique and interesting and I’ll definitely be reading more of her books.
It’s difficult to flesh out your characters in what amounts to a novella, but the author succeeded in weaving plenty of background info for both James and Mika into the plot. It’s also admirable how well this book worked for me, considering that most of this novel takes place in an airport – there’s not a potential for change of scenery, and you’re somewhat limited in what you can get your characters into.
Mika and James meet at the airport in New York when their flight is delayed due to a winter storm. Although they start off rough as the day progresses and they get to know one another better, the instant attraction builds into something much more. As crazy as it seems, though, even after only hours of knowing one another, these two are well on their way to a relationship. Flying home to Charleston together is only the first step. This story was just so endearing and it had me smiling the whole time I was reading it.
That’s all for this review! I don’t want to give too much away for those that might want to read it! Have you read this book? What are your thoughts on it? Do you like the Insta-Love Trope? Let me know in the Comments!