You can take the girl out of the city but can you take the city out of the girl?
When trekking in the Amazon rainforest most normal people must overcome their fears of the unknown such as dangerous animals and not returning home in one piece. For city girl Grace Brooks, she must overcome her fears of no makeup and going to the loo. Can she survive two weeks without her hairdryer?
When Grace is offered the chance of a lifetime, to test out brand new camping equipment in the rainforest – she finds it easy to turn down. After all, who in their right mind wants to trek around the muddy rainforest for two weeks in a tent? But when the offer becomes too good to be true and even her friends and family doubt her ability, she finds herself determined to prove them wrong.
And who knows – there’s always the chance of love when it’s just her and a hunky Brazilian guide. Except, he’s not quite what she expects and when she becomes hopelessly lost, life becomes a little hairy.
When Patrick Kirk’s holiday is interrupted to complete the most absurd mission of his life – to rescue some bimbo lost in the rainforest, he’s less than impressed and determined to despise the silly woman for ruining his holiday. But as he closes in on her and thanks to some new tech, he catches transmissions of her daily ramblings. Ramblings she has no idea are being aired. As she talks about life, death, feelings and lack of sex, he finds himself drawn to the woman – especially when she announces she’s going to sleep with the first man she sees.
When he finally catches up with her, Grace is less than impressed with her neanderthal rescuer. Patrick too, is less than impressed with the high-maintenance whiner.
Stuck together for at least a week, can they learn to get on or are they destined to kill each other?
So Very Entertaining!
I’ve really enjoyed this one – a light-hearted, fun novel was just what I needed!
Grace Brooks – or Grace B, as she has styled herself – left her marketing job and set up her own business. What she needs now is a BIG job to put her name on the map. Grace is stunned when her first major client proposes to send her into the Amazon rainforest; a city girl at heart she can’t think of anything worse than trekking and what’s more, they expect her to camp out. No way! However, the firm have decided that Grace is their girl and the offer becomes too good to refuse. What has she got herself into? With dreams of a hunky Brazilian guide, she sets off but the trip turns out not to be so well planned after all . . .
What a hilarious read! Just imagine any of the glossy, not-a-hair-out-of-place ‘social influencers’ forgoing all their worldly essentials – luxuries to you and me – and you’ll be half-way to getting the idea. Even though I’ve always lived in the country, I share Grace’s horror of living in a tent and giggled for a good part of this, although it’s not all fun and games. Beautifully written and well planned with great characterisation, this is one very amusing novel which I’m very happy to recommend and give 4.5*.
My thanks to the author for an arc of her novel; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: romantic comedy
- Format: ebook
- Size: 219 pages
- Publication Date: 24 October 2020
- Links: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55810014-hello-world
L M Barrett is a British writer currently living in Spain with her husband and two children.
Pretend hobbies are skiing, cycling, swimming and learning Spanish. Real hobbies are looking at a laptop screen all day and enjoying the views from the local beach with a glass (or three) of the cheap, local red wine in the evening.
Her stories are all highly entertaining and fast-paced. So please take a look at them.
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