Thursday, February 19, 2015

Book Review and Giveaway: Miss Adventure

By Sara Steven

When a freak fast-food accident almost kills daydreaming city girl Lisa Flyte, she decides it's time to get a backbone and really start living out loud. But how is a shrinking violet like Lisa supposed to get tough all of a sudden after a lifetime of watching from the couch? Jack Hawkins, that's how. When Lisa finds out that the outdoor extremist needs a clueless urbanite to test his top-secret line of idiot-proof adventure gear, she gets the most outlandish idea of her life: she will be his undercover test dummy if he helps her become brave on their adventures in the wild.

They strike a deal. Lisa survives the treks, jumps, and dives (barely!) But can she use her bumbling...uh, blossoming outdoor moxie to become the alpha hero of her everyday life? Will she find the grit to pursue a career she really wants or the nerve to stand up to her bullying family? And will she get gutsy enough to go after Jack? He's a man who's not afraid of anything...except maybe falling for Lisa. (Synopsis courtesy of Amazon)

I loved this book. I know I can’t leave my book review with those four simple words and call it a day, but it’s the truth. From start to finish, there wasn’t a single moment I didn’t appreciate or enjoy while reading Miss Adventure. From Lisa’s constant fumbles and bumbles while she’s testing out Jack’s various outdoor equipment to the on-edge budding relationship these two are constantly fighting against, my only complaint was that there wasn’t more for me to read. Geralyn Corcillo has created fun, relatable characters, and I felt a tinge of sadness when I reached the final page to the story, which usually doesn’t happen for me.

I think a sequel is in order here. I’d really enjoy reading more of Lisa’s zany adventures and I want to see where her life has taken her. Will she continue dealing with her family’s drama well after the money they’ve practically stolen from her has run out? What about Jack? Will they be an item, or will their constant cat and mouse approach to romance finally run its course? There are a lot of outside forces at work here, constantly working against those two. If they beat the odds, it would make for a great love story, and I for one would be the first in line to read all about it!

Thanks to Geralyn Corcillo for the book in exchange for an honest review. Geralyn has a special giveaway for our readers:

TWO e-book copies of the bestselling box set Have Chick Lit, Will Travel, which includes Miss Adventure by Geralyn Corcillo, Mr. Right and Other Mongrels by Monique McDonell, and After Wimbledon by Jennifer Gilby Roberts. In these three romantic comedies, set in Los Angeles, Sydney, and London, feisty heroines tackle big challenges, fall in love, and find the courage to go after what they want.

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20 comments:

Janine said...

The first thing I would do is pay off the bills. Then, it would be vacation time. I am long overdue for one.

Bonnie Franks said...

Life is short. A house at the beach.

Milena Mutter said...

Bonnie, I agree with you. A house at the beach sounds like a good way to spend the money :)

Geralyn Corcillo said...

Wow, Sara, your review puts me over the moon :) I am so happy you enjoyed Miss Adventure. Ever since I was a kid, books have been making me happy, and my goal as a writer is to do that for others.

The VERY first thing I would spend the money on? A spa day with 4-hour massages for me and my husband.

And thank you, Melissa, for setting up the giveaway! It is such a thrill to be reviewed on Chick Lit Central (I am singing that to the tune of Juke Box Hero.)

Linda Kish said...

I would pay the bills first. Then, I'd take a long-overdue vacation.

Uma Kayla G said...

I would first pay myself! :-) Bills will always be there so I would rather live in the moment and enjoy time with my family and friends!

susieqlaw said...

I would go on a vacation to the beach!

jodi marinich said...

i would pay my bills off

Nicole Skalij said...

hmmm pay off my debts and head to the tropics!

Maggie Le Page said...

I loved Miss Adventure. A really fun read. :) I'd fly from NZ to the UK and see family - but I'd buy first class tickets ;)

Bridget Taylor said...

Pay off some debt.

holdenj said...

Pay bills first, then enjoy life!

Vivian Vereeke said...

I'd pay down my mortgage and if there was any money left, I'd redecorate!

Glenda Hefty said...

I'd pay off all my debt and bills and make certain of my retirement and then a long vacation.

Geralyn Corcillo said...

Glenda - yes! Retirement actually WOULD be the very first thing I took care of! I am loving all these comments - it makes me realize I am so not alone in my deep seated desires to eliminate debt and take a freaking vacation! Good thing we have Chick Lit :)

bn100 said...

on a trip

Mary Preston said...

My eco-built, sustainable dream home.

Katrin said...

Some of it would go into a savings account, but then it would be vacation time with the family. Money would come on handy for a new car too.

Rhonda J G said...

Pay off debt, buy house, new car. Help my parents!

Geralyn Corcillo said...

Congratulations, Nicole and Bonnie! I hope you enjoy the box sets! And thank you Chick Lit Central for the fantastic review and for hosting the giveaway. And thank you EVERYONE for participating in the giveaway, and I hope reading always brings you joy and delight!