Series: Moose Springs Alaska #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: May 5th 2020
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
He had a strict “no tourists” policy… Until she broke all of his rules.
When Graham Barnett named his diner The Tourist Trap, he meant it as a joke. Now he’s stuck slinging reindeer dogs to an endless parade of resort visitors who couldn’t interest him less. Not even the sweet, enthusiastic tourist in the corner who blushes every time he looks her way…
Two weeks in Alaska isn’t just the top item on Zoey Caldwell’s bucket list. It’s the whole bucket. One look at the mountain town of Moose Springs and she’s smitten. But when an act of kindness brings Zoey into Graham’s world, she may just find there’s more to the grumpy local than meets the eye…and more to love in Moose Springs than just the Alaskan wilderness.
I have been in a book slump for very long and no book could keep my interest past the first chapter, until The Tourist Trap. Alaska is on my travel wish-list and I’m always compelled to read any story set there, so as soon as I read the blurb I knew I wanted to read it. It was exactly what I needed to break me out of my slump and I laughed so hard I was in stitches.
Graham is exactly who I imagine the average Alaskan native to be: guarded, not really a fan of big city life or crowds. He’s also a reluctant cafe owner whose claim to fame is his grumpiness and less than ideal service, but somehow is never short of customers.
Zoe has saved for a while to make the once-in-a-lifetime trip to Alaska and is determined to get her money’s worth. She’s very much Graham’s opposite in terms of temperament and it’s common knowledge that he keeps his distance from tourists, but somehow they cannot stay away from each other.
Throw in a moose with a mind of its own, an adorable dog and an assorted cast of characters in their friends and acquaintances, and you get a story with no dull moment in sight that will make you laugh really hard, and also want to hop on the first flight out there to experience the rugged beauty of Alaska for yourself.
This was a really fun read for a debut and I’m looking forward to the rest of the series.