Love at First Flight | Harper Collins Australia

Love at First Flight

by Tess Woods

On Sale: 01/08/2016


About the Book

What if the love of your life is not your husband? A compelling novel that will appeal to fans of Liane Moriarty, viewers of Offspring, The Good Wife and movies like Up in the Air.

'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.'

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, her picture-perfect life unravels. Seated on the plane she meets Matt, and for the first time ever she falls in love.

What begins as a flirty conversation quickly develops into a hot and obsessive affair with consequences that neither Mel nor Matt seems capable of avoiding. As the repercussions hit friends and family, Mel's dream romance turns into nightmare. She learns that there are some wounds that never heal and some scars that you wouldn't do without.

LOVE AT FIRST FLIGHT will take everything you believe about what true love is and spin it on its head.


'Love at First Flight is no light romp in the hay. It's a mature, finely drawn effort that examines the emotions and motives behind an affair - and, ultimately, its ramifications. I dare you to resist' - Jennifer Ammoscato, author of Dear Internet: It's Me Avery

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781460752647
  • ISBN 10: 1460752643
  • Imprint: Commercial Women's Fiction - AU
  • On Sale: 01/08/2016
  • Pages: 320
  • List Price: 29.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


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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