Title: The Wild Woman’s Guide to Traveling the World
Author: Kristin Rockaway
Release Date: 06/06/2017
Description from Goodreads: “Fans of Sophie Kinsella and The Devil Wears Prada will love this smart, sexy debut novel of wanderlust.
Objectively, Sophie is a success: she’s got a coveted job at a top consulting firm, a Manhattan apartment, and a passport full of stamps. It isn’t quite what she dreamed of when she was a teenager dog-earing pages in exotic travel guides, but it’s secure. Then her best friend bails just hours after they arrive in Hong Kong for a girls’ trip, and Sophie falls for Carson, a free spirited, globetrotting American artist. He begs her to join him on his haphazard journey, but she chooses responsibility and her five-year plan.
Back in New York, that plan feels less and less appealing. As Sophie recalls the dreams she’s suppressed, the brief international jaunts she sneaks in between business trips no longer feel like enough. Carson isn’t ready to let her go either, but as they try to figure out their relationship, Sophie realizes she may have to pursue her passions with or without him.”
Review: This book was amazing and sparked my wanderlust in such a wonderful and tantalizing way. The mixture of romance, adventure, and even a bit of suspense made this book absolutely perfect. The writing was excellent and the story was flawless. I didn’t want to put it down and the writing was so vivid I really felt as though I was there. Now I feel the strong desire to travel to the wonderful places that I now feel as though I know a little better.
I felt like this story gave my dreams wings. I found myself reevaluating my life and whether I am actually doing things that make me happy. I found that I am more like Sophie than I would have liked to admit. I live for comfort and security, not for happiness. Thanks to this book, I hope to change that, at least somewhat.
Recommendation: I would recommend this book for anyone! I really feel that it has something in it for anyone.
*I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher. A positive review was not required. All opinions are my own.*