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Title: Carrie Goes Off the Map
Author: Phillipa Ashley
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Release Date: December 2011
Format: Trade Paperback
How I Read It: Trade Paperback ARC from Publisher
Rating: 5 Crowns- A Royal Read
Just when she thinks she knows where she’s going…
Carrie lets her best friend talk her into a scenic European road trip as the perfect getaway from a nasty breakup. Unexpectedly along for the ride is the gorgeous Matt Landor, MD, who sorely tests Carrie’s determination to give up men altogether. Careening through the English countryside, these two mismatched but perfectly attuned lonely hearts find themselves in hot pursuit of adventure in uncharted territory of adventure and in uncharted territory altogether.
(from the back of the arc)
I love, love, love Phillipa Ashley’s novels!!! When I was offered a review copy of Carrie Goes Off the Map, I jumped at the chance to review it as I have been searching for this novel for what feels like an eternity. When I received the arc, I gobbled up the book in one sitting.
Carrie and Matt have to be two of my favorite characters. They certainly know the right buttons to push to set each other off which makes for a killer plot, especially seeing how the two of them are crammed into a caravan together. Add in a horrid breakup, a stoner surfer, and so much sexual tension it’s practically oozing from the caravan and you have one irresistible novel.
Carrie Goes Off The Map by Phillipa Ashley is the perfect novel to lose yourself in, so don’t forget to buy a copy for you and one for a friend. When the main character is described as a “Dirty Darcy” how can you resist?
Overall, Carries Goes Off The Map is a brilliant novel that I want to tell everyone about which is why it’s a Royal Read. Royal Reads are those books that have that certain something that sets them apart from other books. These are the books that should come with a “buy me now, you wont regret it label”. Carrie Goes Off The Map should also be come with a warning that states, “once you start this book, you wont want to put it down until you have read the last page”.
A few random thoughts that occurred as I was reading this novel:
*The pub The Lamb & Flag shares it name with the pub that is used in the BBC Series Bottom, which had me thinking of the show.
*Carrie Goes Off The Map was originally titled “It Should Have Been Me”, which immediately brought to mind the following clip from “The Vicar Of Dibley” I hope you enjoy it.
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