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Review: Flying By the Seat of My Knickers (The Travel Mishaps of Caity Shaw Book 1) by Eliza Watson

by Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

Flying by the Seat of My Knickers

Review: Flying By the Seat of My Knickers (The Travel Mishaps of Caity Shaw Book 1) by Eliza Watson
by Eliza Watson
Series: The Travel Mishaps of Caity Shaw, #1
Also in this series: Up the Seine Without a Paddle, My Christmas Goose Is Almost Cooked, Live to Fly Another Day
Published by Elizabeth Watson
on March 25th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Women
Pages: 204
Format: e-book
Source: ARC
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: 5 Stars



Why run from your troubles when you can fly instead? When Caity Shaw is fired from her first job that doesn't require an elf uniform, her older sister, Rachel, an event planner, hires her to work a meeting in Dublin. Caity jumps at the opportunity to travel abroad and escape her pathetic life. However, even four thousand miles from home, there's no avoiding debt collectors, an overbearing mother, and haunting memories of a controlling ex. While in Dublin, Caity suffers a series of humiliating mishaps, causing her to lose even more faith in herself.

Caity struggles to earn Rachel's respect--and to keep Declan, her hot Irish coworker, at arm's length. Declan repeatedly saves Caity's butt and helps boost her self-confidence, making it difficult to keep her distance from the charming womanizer. When Declan helps her research her Irish grandmother, Caity discovers the mysterious past of the courageous woman she barely knew might hold the answers to her future.

cover love smart and funny


“What better place to reinvent myself than a place where nobody knew me. I could be whoever I wanted to be.”

Caity Shaw finds herself in Ireland recently broken up from an emotionally abusive relationship that eventually caused her to lose her job. She now relies on her sister to save her from being totally money less. It seems that Caity’s life had reached a low point and she is constantly nervous because of the stalker status she put her ex in. There are a lot of relatable characteristics that Caity has and one of them is her low self esteem. She is far from perfect and seeing her perfect sister, the one that doesn’t screw up and has a secure job, makes her even more vulnerable.

However, besides the fact that she has every right to be depressed, it’s her funny outlook on her situation that really made the book shine. I loved her mishaps. Her tripping in front of the boss, her Irish undies and socks, and her crush on her hot Irish co-worker, made me smile a lot. She is such a dork and that makes it all the more fun to read.

The writing style is fun and witty. I can only imagine what Caity’s adventures throughout this series will hold. Because it doesn’t end in this book. I’d wager that this series will not read as a standalone. So it’s best to read this one first. I think that her growth as a character is not over, she has still has a lot to overcome. I can’t wait where her research into her background will take her and I hope she hooks up with Declan. Surely, there’s more to him than a seemingly playboy personality.

Caity is definitely flying by the seat of her “Irish” knickers, which totally suits her personality and tone of the story.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

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