Friday, February 28, 2020

Book Review: From Thailand With a special giveaway

By Sara Steven

Travel photographer Winter Knowles and archeology professor Logan Spencer dislike each other at first sight. Stuck together into the wild, these two unwilling teammates will bicker and banter their way through a laugh-packed treasure hunt.

After years of searching, a new mapping technology has given Logan a clue to the location of the legendary Lost City of Gold. A discovery that could make his career. So the last thing he needs on this life-changing expedition is for his team to get distracted by a pair of long legs.

When Winter accepted the assignment on a tropical island she didn’t sign up for a brooding team leader who’d clearly prefer to run a boys-only club. Never one to back down from a challenge, Winter is ready to show him she’s no damsel in distress.

But when a treasure like no other is uncovered and ruthless enemies will want to keep it for themselves, it’ll be up to the two of them to save the day. Left alone to fight in the jungle, they will soon discover their lives might not be the only thing at stake—their hearts could be too.
(Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads)

A story that could easily be a combination of National Treasure and Romancing the Stone, From Thailand with Love is an action packed adventure from the get go, taking its reader along for the ride while Logan and Winter not only try to figure out the wilds of the jungle, but their own jumbled, crazy mess of feelings for one another.

I appreciated the character development. Logan is a no nonsense professor, with the primary goal of finding the Lost City of Gold, a place he’s been working towards for most of his career. His personality was the perfect antithesis to Winter, a woman who prides herself on living an unconventional life, her photography business sending her all over the world. Where they meet in the middle is their zest for adventure, and it was fun to witness the fun unfold slowly as they both begin to let their guards down and really see one another for who they are, not just their perceptions. This type of relationship provided a lot of zany moments and quips that not only showed characterization, but kept the banter exciting.

The best parts are when they find themselves trapped in the jungle, trying to fight their way back even with all of the obstacles that are thrown their way. This was fast-paced and really kept me engaged, and I found it hard to put the book down because I needed to know what would happen and how they’d get themselves out of the mess they’re in. It was awesome to see both Logan and Winter step outside of themselves in order to save their skins.

Winter is the perfect bad-ass. As the synopsis indicates, she’s no damsel in distress, which made me like her all the more. It’s nice to see a female character showcase their braveness and ability to hold their own, even when faced with mortal danger. From Thailand with Love really is a wild ride, and well worth the five stars I’ve given it!

Thanks to Rachel's Random Resources for the book in exchange for an honest review.

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Camilla Isley is an engineer turned writer after she quit her job to follow her husband on an adventure abroad.

She’s a cat lover, coffee addict, and shoe hoarder. Besides writing, she loves reading—duh!—cooking, watching bad TV, and going to the movies—popcorn, please. She’s a bit of a foodie, nothing too serious. A keen traveler, Camilla knows mosquitoes play a role in the ecosystem, and she doesn’t want to starve all those frog princes out there, but she could really live without them.

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