Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Review: Must Love Otters by Eliza Gordon

Title: Must Love Otters
Author: Eliza Gordon
Series: Stand Alone
Published: October 29, 2013
Source: Copy Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 4 Stars!

Book Description:
Hollie Porter is the chairwoman of Generation Disillusioned: at twenty-five years old, she’s saddled with a job she hates, a boyfriend who’s all wrong for her, and a vexing inability to say no. She’s already near her breaking point, so when one caller too many kicks the bucket during Hollie’s 911 shift, she cashes in the Sweethearts’ Spa & Stay gift certificate from her dad and heads to Revelation Cove, British Columbia. One caveat: she’s going solo. Any sweethearts will have to be found on site.

Hollie hopes to find her beloved otters in the wilds of the Great White North, but instead she’s providing comic relief for staff and guests alike. Even Concierge Ryan, a former NHL star with bad knees and broken dreams, can’t stop her from stumbling from one (mis)adventure to another. Just when Hollie starts to think that a change of venue doesn’t mean a change in circumstances, the island works its charm and she starts to think she might have found the rejuvenation she so desperately desires. But then an uninvited guest crashes the party, forcing her to step out of the discomfort zone where she dwells and save the day … and maybe even herself in the process.












If I could only write one sentence to describe the awesomeness that is this book, this is what I would say about it. It is so freaking funny that I seriously just couldn't get enough of it, because, after all, who doesn't love to laugh so much that your cheeks hurt from smiling?

Seriously, this book was just hilarious and so so good. It took me completely by surprise with how much I loved it. In fact, I stayed up until one in the morning to finish it because I just couldn't put it down, it was that great.


This was exactly what I needed, when I needed it and I really didn't want it to end. I absolutely loved Hollie. I mean, I might have a girl crush on her, loved her. She was amazing and so strong even though she didn't know it. Her thoughts, her antics she got herself into, her willingness to forgive and love and just everything, I loved it, I loved her.


The romance was perfect. A slow build up that while predictable, was so fetching good, you just didn't care.


In short, I had a blast reading this and loved every single minute of sleep I lost because of it. I wouldn’t take it back and I certainly don't regret it because it was so much fun. 



I know the title is a little strange but I promise if you read this, it will make sense and you will love it as much as I did. This is one book I can truly and honestly say I am so glad I gave it a chance, I almost didn't and that would have been such a shame to miss out on this author’s writing. In fact, I wouldn't hesitate to buy anything from her again in the future. I have a feeling she will be on my auto buy list. 












*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by an outside source. I was not compensated for this review.*

26 comments:

  1. I totally agree with you and share your girl crush on Hollie! I laughed ridiculously hard while reading this, and even now when I see this cute cover I want to giggle just thinking about it. :-) Fantastic review!

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    1. Thanks Lauren! She is pretty hard not to love and yes, even giggle at remembering all her shenanigans. ;)

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  2. Wow. I kinda love Hollie already. It takes gumption to go to a couple retreat by yourself. I'm torn between putting this book on a wishlist or just one-clicking it, LOL.

    Jessica @ Rabid Reads

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  3. I love books that make you laugh and this one seems to have plenty of those moments. I need to get to it. Great review, Ali :)

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    1. You really do need to try it Tanja!

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  4. I've heard nothing but amazing things about this one Ali! And I've been reading a bunch of darker books lately, so I'm very ready for one that's going to make me laugh and keep me up late reading because I'm having so much fun with the characters. So excited, thank you for the recommendation!

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  5. Loved Loved Loved this book. It really took me by surprise. It was absolutely hilarious. Great review!

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  6. I love when a book makes you smile and feel good. I seriously need to read this, all of my favorite bloggers loved, loved, loved this., Wonderful review Ali :)

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    1. You really do need to Kim, I think you will like it just as much as the rest of us did. :)

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  7. YAY! So glad you read it! I loved all the laughs too. So, flipping good!

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  8. Eliza Gordon here (aka Jenn Sommersby) ... THANK YOU for reading and loving this book! I'm so glad you laughed--that was the goal! I'm so relieved to see that people are getting the sense of humor. And even though we know there will be a HEA for our main girl, it's fun to watch her go for it. And who knows ... life isn't done with Hollie. She's only a youngster!

    Thank you again! <3

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    1. Oh my goodness, you are so very welcome!! It was my pleasure. I look forward to reading whatever you come out with next!

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  9. This one was a lot of fun, right? That scene with the nachos is one I won't forget!

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    1. LOL, yeah that hot sauce scene was classic. ;)

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  10. *high five* I'm so glad you loved this book. I love Hollie so much and hope we get more of her in the future!

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    1. Me too! It would be fun to see more of her for sure.

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  11. aww smiling till your cheeks hurt? So many cute reviews for this one! hehe guess it was worth losing sleep over :D

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    1. It really was worth it Lily, you should read this one, I know you will love it too. :)

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  12. I am adding this one to my list now. I love books that are funny. Wonderful review.

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    1. Yay! you are going to love it Ellen and be prepared to laugh within the first chapter!!

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  13. this book had me in tears I was laughing so hard! I am glad you liked it! It is soooo freaking funny

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