I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Girls Who Travel by Nicole Trilivas
Published by Penguin on December 1st 2015
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
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A hilarious, deftly written debut novel about a woman whose wanderlust is about to show her that sometimes you don’t have to travel very far to become the person you want to be...
There are many reasons women shouldn’t travel alone. But as foul-mouthed, sweet-toothed Kika Shores knows, there are many more reasons why they should. After all, most women want a lot more out of life than just having fun. Kika, for one, wants to experience the world.
But ever since she returned from her yearlong backpacking tour, she’s been steeped in misery, battling rush hour with all the other suits. Getting back on the road is all she wants. So when she’s offered a nanny job in London – the land of Cadbury Cream Eggs – she’s happy at the prospect of going back overseas and getting paid for it. But as she’s about to discover, the most exhilarating adventures can happen when you stay in one place...
Wise, witty, and hilarious, Girls Who Travel is an unforgettable novel about the highs and lows of getting what you want—and how it’s the things you least expect that can change your life.
I enjoyed this book. It wasn’t exactly what I was expecting but overall was still a good book.
I thought we were going to follow a girl on her travels and adventures, but what we get is someone finding herself after traveling. That is where the real story lies. Kika wants to travel. She loves it, and being stationary frustrates her. An opportunity to live abroad while making money presents itself, and she grabs onto it.
Kika is a pretty great character. She learns more about herself while in London than she has anywhere else. Maybe those experience she held onto while traveling aren’t anything more than fantasy. Maybe she can find love a little closer to her area.
I love the devotion Kika has to the two girls she is a nanny for. She respects them, and they are able to come to her when they need advice or help. I think Kika was a great character for the children to have as a role model. Even if she does have a potty mouth.
Girls Who Travel is a quick read, and so sweet at times. If you want a light read, this is definitely one for you.
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