Monday, 11 January 2016

Book Review ~ Miss Adventure by Geralyn Corcillo

*Disclaimer: This eBook may no longer be free on Amazon, where I purchased this.

Title: Miss Adventure

Author: Geralyn Corcillo

Year Published: 14 September 2014

Publisher: Blackbird Press


When a freak fast-food accident almost kills scaredy-cat 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 from her MBA classes needs a clueless urbanite to test his top-secret line of adventure gear for beginners, 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. But can Lisa use her 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 of falling for Lisa.

Even though I kind of (kind of!) skimmed through this book, I actually really enjoyed it. I was in the mood for an easy chick-lit book to read, and this book ticked all those boxes. 

Though there was a few issues I had with the whole concept of the story, what sold it for me was Lisa. Our protagonist is witty, smart mouthed, says things like it is, but she wasn't a smart ass and knew when she didn't know something. In other words she didn't act like a know it all.

The story centers around Lisa and her desire to be a stronger person, not physically as she lost a lot of weight while she was in a coma, but emotionally. Being pushed around by everyone since she was little, she decides to ask Jack, her fellow business srudent, and avid adventurer, to help her.
Of course there was going to be sparks flying between these two, it is a chick-lit after all, but instead of head over heels love from page one, Miss Adventure was the complete opposite. You saw these two characters slowly start to become friends then romance.
Saying that, there is a scene after they sky dived that still has be baffled. I don't really know why they did it, maybe the adrenalin?

It was actually hard to rate this one, I did like it but I wouldn't put it in my top ten cause I did have a few issues with things....

My star rating for Miss Adventure by Geralyn Corcillo is: