{Review+Giveaway} The Extraordinary Life of Lara Craft (Not Croft) by @LolaSalt @sarahalderson @Bex_Wicks

November 14, 2014 Blog Tours, Giveaways, New Adult, Reviews 3 ★★★★

{Review+Giveaway} The Extraordinary Life of Lara Craft (Not Croft) by @LolaSalt @sarahalderson @Bex_Wicks

{Review+Giveaway} The Extraordinary Life of Lara Craft (Not Croft) by @LolaSalt @sarahalderson @Bex_WicksThe Extraordinary Life of Lara Craft (Not Croft) by Lola Salt
Pages: 320
Published by Createspace Independent Pub on October 7, 2014
Series: Lara Craft Saga #1
Genres: contemporary, Humor, Love & Romance, New Adult
Source: ecopy from Author

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 and suddenly things are looking up.

Lara packs her bags and sets off on an epic adventure, meeting billionaire Arabic Princes, rugged cowboys, a sparkling wannabe vampire, a love guru with sex on the brain and Angelina Jolie’s bodyguards along the way. But though trouble always seems to find Lara, it seems love is rather more elusive.

Pack your bags. The adventure’s about to begin!

Note: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
NA Review My Thoughts

By far, my favorite kind of movie is a comedy. Sure, I like other kinds of movies too, but I always go back to comedies. They have this ability to make me not only feel better- a lot better, but they also allow me to forget my daily stresses for a while. But for some reason, I don’t read nearly as many romantic comedy, or flat out humor books. And I have no idea why. I love them. The Extraordinary Life of Lara Craft (Not Croft) is flippin’ hilarious. I have not had the pleasure of reading a book by Becky Wicks as of yet, but I have a feeling I will be changing that very soon. I have read a Sarah Alderson book and it was a suspense murder book. It couldn’t have been more different than The Extraordinary Life of Lara Craft (Not Croft). It made me really impressed with her range of writing. I loved her suspense just as much as I loved her comedy. I loved the combination of their writing styles. It seemed liked they played off each other really well, and their writing melded flawlessly.

The Extraordinary Life of Lara Craft (Not Croft) was pure irreverent fun. Lara Craft literally travels around the world to try and find her place. And as you can imagine, funny situations follow her everywhere.  I think there will be something humorous that almost all readers will enjoy and relate to with Lara Craft. Even though the book starts out with her kind of escaping a breakup, Lara is an eternal optimist. You have to admire her positive spin. She will not let anything get her down, and I loved that about her. This is a girl that I want as my friend. I found myself alternating between laughing out loud and smiling while reading for multiple pages before I even noticed my face had morphed into a smile. This book will leave you in perma smile- and that is never a bad thing in my book.

I loved how many movie and tv references there were. Those are kind of my thing. Plus, the romances in this book are awesomely steamy. Quirky book lovers, look no further. This is your book soul mate. The Extraordinary Life of Lara Craft (Not Croft) is so much fun. Get ready to go on an adventure with Lara that will have you laughing until the last page.


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About Lola Salt

Lola Salt is the pen name for two bestselling authors: Sarah Alderson & Becky Wicks.

Becky has written several non-fiction travel diaries for Harper Collins; Burqualicious, Balilicious & Latinalicious, and the new adult Starstruck Series featuring Before He Was Famous, Before He Was Gone and Before He Was a Secret.

Sarah is better known for her Young Adult novels, particularly the critically acclaimed Hunting Lila series (published by Simon & Schuster), as well as the Fated series. She also wrote the new adult romance Come Back To Me under another pen name of Mila Gray.

The two authors met in Bali. Come visit us sometime and we’ll buy you a coconut.

Michelle @ Book Briefs

3 Responses to “{Review+Giveaway} The Extraordinary Life of Lara Craft (Not Croft) by @LolaSalt @sarahalderson @Bex_Wicks”

  1. Giselle

    I do love quirky books (and movies – comedies are also my fav though I do like a good drama), and books that can make me laugh out loud while reading are the most memorable. I def need to give this one a try! Great review, Michelle!

  2. Becky Wicks

    Huge thanks for this, Michelle, we LOVED writing it and really want to write more together in the future, so we’re glad you enjoyed it… although yes, we’re both usually writing straight up romance! Big thanks for being on the tour, we hope you’ll be on our others too, and it would be so awesome if you could add this to Amazon and Goodreads if you haven’t already, we love you bloggers!!
    Big thanks again!
    (one half of Lola Salt)

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