Girl off the Grid
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A travel romance that will take you on the adventure of a lifetime.
NYC fashion blogger, Camille Caldwell, gets offered a dream job by her favorite magazine. They’re going to send her on an all-expenses paid eco-trip to Costa Rica. She doesn’t know what that means, but she assumes she’ll wear fabulous clothes, sip Piña Coladas on the beach, and have her photo taken “out in nature.” Really, the hardest part of the assignment will be giving up social media while she’s gone.
Going off social media is no big deal for London-based wildlife photographer, Adam Lloyd. The only reason he even has an account is to share his photos with the world. He’s thrilled when an international publication wants to hire him, until he finds out it’s a fashion magazine. He decides to take the job anyway—after all, it will be great for his portfolio. But the minute he sees Camille, he knows it was a mistake. She has too much luggage, is too high maintenance, and way too pretty.
When they meet, their feelings are mutual—they hate each other. Can these two stop fighting long enough to complete their assignment? Will Camille give up and go home when she discovers there’s nowhere to plug in her hair straightener?
Or will they both realize that sometimes you have to go off the grid to find yourself?
10% of book profits will be donated to the Sea Turtle Conservancy. It is the oldest sea turtle research and conservation group. It was founded in 1959 by Dr. Archie Carr. Their headquarters are in Florida, but they have programs worldwide that work to conserve sea turtle populations through education, research, advocacy, and protection of natural habitats. They also have a research station in Tortuguero, Costa Rica which was one of the places they visited in the book.
Can I go off the grid?!
We all know by now Jillian is one of my go to authors and I was excited to see a new book from her and her daughter Kenzie. This book is everything we would expect out of Jillian. I am not sure how the writing took place in this book but I can say the collaboration was flawless.
The best thing about this book was the message it sent to facing your fears no matter how inconsequential they may seem to others and living life to the fullest. Going on adventures you normally wouldn't. Talking to people who you would pass by on the street in your haste to get to your next, planned out destination. Taking chances. Both characters in this book went way out of their comfort zones and found that life isn't always bad when you do that. In fact, it might just be the adventure you need to add a little spark to your life and perhaps make you do a little soul digging into your own life.
The descriptions the authors were able to put in this book about Costa Rica make me want to plan a trip there. Makes me yearn for the simple life these people live but yet find such joy in. It makes me want to unplug like Camille had to for a few days and just remember the beauty that surrounds us every day if we just look hard enough. I also learned so many things from this book about conservation and the things needed to help our planet keep thriving and that was only in a very small part of the entire world. Jillian and Kenzie made me believe that little ole me could help just by doing small things.
I will say the only issue I had with this book was the believing the relationship between Camille and Adam was true love by the end. Why? Because for most of the book they were absolutely annoyed with each other and they were only together for a week. Jillian is the queen of writing tension and true love in my eyes and this one just fell a little short compared to her other books. I could have believed a real friendship, but love? Just not buying it. But maybe, just maybe we will get to see Camille and Adam on another adventure and they will change my mind.
Even with that little issue I had I would still highly recommend this book for a great summer read! It's full of fun adventures and the descriptions are so detailed you can't help but imagine you being in Costa Rica right along with all the characters. So go pick this one up! And by doing so you will also help donate to the Sea Turtle Conservatory so it's a win not only for you but for the environment!
Such a fun, easy read. This book makes you feel like you are on a Costa Rica adventure with Camille and Adam. It was fun to watch these two characters grow into bright, young adults during the story. A young adult book that girls (or boys) of any age would enjoy.
I love the concept of the book and how bringing such awareness to youth or however old you are reading this. Honestly i was really overwhelmed by the information. Seriously felt like i was on the tour the visuals were amazing, but for a headache from going to talking about the population of one town and why this and this is relevant to “oh my gosh he is such a know it all/ why is he so hott” a lot of whiplash. I’m not saying I didn’t like the book and I think this is an amazing way to raise awareness