Friday, January 31, 2014
Book Review: The Holiday Survival Guide by Jane O'Reilly
Author: Jane O'Reilly
Publisher: Escape Publishing
Publication Date: January 1, 2014
Synopsis: Witty, clever, and sharp. It's going to be the holiday from hell...and that's just how Erica wants it.
When tabloid journalist Erica Parker is forced to take a holiday, she's determined to make it the most miserable holiday she possibly can, but not even her impressive imaginative powers could have come up with sharing a tent with survival expert Nathan Wilde. Nathan was a married man with a successful TV show before Erica got to work on his life. Now the hottest man she’s ever met is single, furious, and he’s got her alone in the wilderness for three long days…
Review: The Holiday Survival Guide was a quick, entertaining read with some sweet moments. I never fully liked Erica, but luckily Nathan had enough charm and likability for the both of them. I realize the story was short, but the insta-love aspect was a bit of a turn off and I felt the author could have drawn the process out for a little longer to make it more realistic. Erica was also considering doing a pretty crap thing to Nathan near the end of the book after they both had already confessed their love just so she could keep her job, which really made my opinion of Erica drop further. In conclusion, this is not a bad book by any means. I thoroughly enjoyed the story while snuggling under some blankets as I imagined how freakin' cold it must feel where they are at.
A copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
Rating: 2.5/5 stars