Friday, May 1, 2015

Review: "The Extraordinary Life of Lara Craft" by Lola salt

From bestselling authors Becky Wicks (Before He Was Famous, Before He Was Gone) and Sarah Alderson (Hunting Lila, Fated, Come Back to Me) comes a new romance with a difference... After losing her job and her boyfriend on the same day, Lara's beginning to wonder if her life can possibly get any worse. Then along comes Jamie, a childhood friend, offering her a job delivering mysterious packages to random destinations around the world. Suddenly, things are looking up. Lara packs her bags and sets off on an epic adventure, meeting billionaire Arabic Princes in Dubai, rugged cowboys in Australia, a sparkling wannabe vampire in LA, a love guru with sex on the brain in Bali and Angelina Jolie's bodyguards in a hostage situation that can only be resolved with some very special eggs. But though trouble always seems to find Lara, it seems love is rather more elusive. Pack your bags. The adventure's about to begin!
Thanks to Alula Press via Netgalley for the free review copy in exchange for my honest opinion!
Did I like this book?

I think that I must have been in the perfect mood to read this book, because I did indeed enjoy it!  There were moments that had me laughing out loud, and that's never a bad thing!

Although I didn't exactly connect with Lara, I had a fun time watching her escapades and living vicariously through her.  The situations she gets herself into are truly absurd!  And while there are times where it seems she is sowing her wild oats, the main romance was sweet and cute.  I didn't really buy into it, but I liked it just the same.

Will you like this book?

Honestly, I don't know who I would recommend this one to.  It's way too silly and over the top, and unless you're in the mood for that type of read, I don't think you'll like it.  I predict that ratings will be split down the middle by reviewers, with half liking it but not loving it, and half hating it.  While I fall into the former category, I'm interested to see what others will think, as I've never read a book quite like this one before.  It almost defies categorization!

Will I read more by these authors?

Although I've heard of Sarah Alderson's books, I haven't read any yet.  "Hunting Lila" is on my TBR, and I'm still interested in picking that one up in the near future.

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