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Friday, December 30, 2011

Carrie Goes Off the Map by Phillipa Ashley review & Giveaway

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carrie240 Title: Carrie Goes Off the Map
Author: Phillipa Ashley
ISBN: 978-1-4022-4145-1
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Release Date: December 2011
Pages: 304
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)

My Thoughts:

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.


If you would like find out more about Carrie Goes Off The Map or Phillipa Ashley you may do so HERE

I have 1 copy to giveaway.
Giveaway is worldwide, Please leave your name. Giveaway ends January 5

Best Wishes for a Happy & Bright New Year,

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petite said...

This delightful book would be enjoyed greatly. Many thanks.

Melissa said...

I'd love a chance to read this one!

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Martha Lawson said...

I would love to be entered to win this one. Looks great!

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Farida Mestek said...

I absolutely LOVE the title and the book sounds like lots of fun. I'd love to have the chance to read it! Thank you for the giveaway :-))


traveler said...

Please enter me for this fascinating book.

I subscribe.

Gisele Alv said...

I would love to read it!! Thank you so much for the chance!! :)

Happy Holidays,

Mystica said...

Please count me in.

Happy New Year.


Maureen said...

It looks like a good story.
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Colleen Turner said...

This book sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway. Happy New Year!!!

Margaret said...

Sounds like a good one! Thanks! Have a Happy New Year!


Jess said...

I'd love to win this book!


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Na said...

I want to have a roadtrip like Carrie!


Phillipa said...

Wow - Thank you so much for making me a Royal Read!!!! And it is SO amazing you chose that video, as it's Mr Richard Armitage that was my inspiration for Matt!!

Happy New Year!!!

Anita Yancey said...

I would love to read this book. Please enter me. Thanks! Happy New Year!


phastings said...

Everything about this novel sounds delicious. I'm adding this one to my Goodreads list.


ruthhill74 said...

Please enter me. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

please enter me!


Fairday Morrow said...

I have never heard of this book or this author. I think the plot sounds great! I would love to read about people traveling around Europe! Thanks for the chance.

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Carol L. said...

I've never read her books. But based on the description I definitely would love to read it. Thanks for te opportunity.
Carol L
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