Published by Berkley Books on May 1, 2016
Genres: Romance, Romantic Comedy, Chick Lit
Source: eARC from Publisher
I met Jamie Fraser when I was nineteen years old. He was tall, red-headed, and at our first meeting at least, a virgin. I fell in love hard, fast and completely. He knew how to ride a horse, wield a sword and stitch a wound. He was, in fact, the perfect man.
That he was fictional hardly entered into it.
At 29, Emma Sheridan's life is a disaster and she's tired of waiting for the perfect boyfriend to step from the pages of her favorite book. There's only one place to look, and it means selling everything and leaving her world behind. With an unexpected collection of allies along the way, can Emma face down a naked fishmonger, a randy gnome, a perfidious thief, and even her own abdominal muscles on the journey to find her Fraser?
Finding Fraser is an adult romantic comedy by author K.C. Dyer. This book is a hoot and a half. It is a mad hat journey of an almost 30 year old that feels her life spiraling out of control after a bad marriage/divorce, and work situation. She decides that the answer to all of her troubles is to find a real life version of her favorite book boyfriend, Jamie Fraser. Come on, who among us has not fantasized about our favorite book boyfriend becoming real. And sweeps us off our feet. If you say you haven’t thought about that, I am going to boldly suggest that you are a liar-liar pants on fire. Jamie Fraser is the main romantic interest in Diana Gabaldon’s OUTLANDER series.
I myself have never read the Outlander series, but people are saying this is a must read for Outlander and Jamie fans. I can’t speak to that, since I have not yet read the series, but I will say this. Finding Fraser was one heck of a fun ride. I loved so many things about it. In fact, let me list them for you.
- I loved that the chapters all started with F’s. It made my alliteration loving heart happy.
- I loved that the main character started a blog to catalog her journey. And I really loved that we got to see some of the comments on each post. We got to see her go from zero comments to one, to one and her annoyed sister sounding off on her to many, many more comments as she picked up fans from around the world. I loved watching book clubs and knitters and all kinds of people cheer her on, on her journey to find her real life Jamie. It was really cute. Plus, her blog posts were very funny.
- I loved her quest like journey. I love a book set abroad, and watching Emma traipse around Scotland, getting into all kinds of mishaps all in her quest for love was pretty darn amusing. And speaking of Emma…
- I loved her! She is more than a little quirky, but also brave. I don’t know that I would have the guts to do what she did.
If you can’t tell, I thought Finding Fraser was a whole lot of fun. I thought the book would have been a bit heavier on the actual romance, but it makes sense that it took so long to get started because this was really about Emma’s journey. I still wish that we got to some romance a little quicker, but overall the journey was worth it.
Bottom line: Finding Fraser is a fun and quirky ride, both for fans of the Outlander series, and people who have never read the series.