A Book Review of Girls Who Travel by Nicole Trilivas
Girls Who Travel
So small confession: I read this entire book in one night. I just couldn’t stop…it was that good. I felt a little bad that the other half of The Thirsty Tourist duo didn’t get a good night’s sleep either because of my reading lamp and then reading light, as I continued reading until the early morning hours. Be sure to clear your entire schedule before you dive in!
Meet Kika Shores
The leading lady, Kika Shores, has a very unique name to go with her unique personality. She is an adventuress who has just returned home from a yearlong backpacking tour around the world. Like many of us travelers, she just wants to save up enough money to get back on the road so she can continue to collect her worldly experiences. Kika, a girl with a big heart and a wanderlust-soul, finds herself working in an ill-fitted 9-5 job working for a boss who is very career orientated. He is also very rigid in personality, uptight and a stickler for the rules. It’s no surprise that early on Kika parts ways in a very hilarious manner with her professional career…
Life As An Adventure
The trouble with losing your job is twofold: you feel your security blanket ripped out from under you, and you no longer have cash-flow. Kika finds herself adrift. As she has a very restless soul, when an opportunity comes her way to start a position as an Au Pair in London, she leaps at the chance. Even though it may seem like Kika is moving backwards with her career, she actually is moving forward and growing as a person.
Love Lost…Maybe Love Found?
I won’t give any spoilers, but for those of you looking for a good, lighthearted love story – this is it. Along Kika’s journey she definitely realizes that the adventurous part of her life isn’t the most important part, but what matters more is having someone to share that journey with. What it all boils down to is, it doesn’t matter WHERE you are, but WHO you are with. Maybe that’s just a part of growing up as well. It’s often the small realizations that change your whole perspective on life.
Read It or Leave It?
READ IT! Preferably read Girls Who Travel in either one of two scenarios: curled up by a fireplace on a gloomy day or relaxing on a beach vacation in a hammock. For your reading pleasure, this novel is available in both paperback and e-book formats. I personally am a traditionalist and can never be without a physical paper copy, but the e-book is a great option for those of you in transit and unable to carry around the extra weight!
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Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, however I did receive a free book from Berkley Publishing House & Nicole Trilivas. All opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way.
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