Series: Moose Springs, Alaska #1
Published by Sourcebooks on May5, 2020
Genres: Contemp Romance, Rom Com
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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When Graham Barnett named his diner The Tourist Trap, he meant it as a joke. Now he's stuck slinging reindeer dogs to an endless string of resort visitors who couldn't interest him less. Not even the sweet, enthusiastic tourist in the corner who blushes every time he looks her way…
Two weeks in Alaska isn't just the top item on Zoey Caldwell's bucket list. It's the whole bucket. One look at the mountain town of Moose Springs and she's smitten. But when an act of kindness brings Zoey into Graham's world, she may just find there's more to the man than meets the eye…and more to love in Moose Springs than just the Alaskan wilderness.
This book is light and fluffy. It has everything your Alaskan Small Town Romantic Comedy needs. You have a quirky cast of characters, a grumpy curmudgeonly hero, a big city heroine, and even a not-so-wild moose.
The hero runs a burger join he’s sarcastically called the Tourist Trap. But the joke’s on him, it’s really busy, the tourists love it, and they even love him., in all his grumpiness. The town relies on tourists, yet they all hate the tourists. It’s a weird dynamic. But because Graham doesn’t like tourists, it’s unusual he has a friend who is one. Lana visits often and this time she’s brought her friend. Zoey. Zoey is chilling out in his restaurant reading a book and drinking water. She’s ignoring the noise, the hustle bustle of the place, and even Graham himself. You kind of get “not like other girls” vibes, but it’s fine. But Graham keeps pointing out her glasses, her sweatshirt, how opposite of Lana she is…I don’t know. It wasn’t the worst thing, but it didn’t endear Graham to me.
Also the whole grumpy/sunshine trope is one I love, however I don’t really think the hero is grumpy. He’s actually funny and nice and doesn’t take anything too seriously. I will say I feel like this book tries too hard. It’s trying too hard to be funny, and quirky, and different. It wasn’t bad, but it did get bogged down in the middle. On the whole, it was entertaining, I liked it just fine, and I’m glad it was included in Kindle Unlimited. I do wish it hadn’t been fade-to-black, though.
It was cute, it was funny, it was light. It’s an easy read when you want something light and upbeat.
***I got this book in Kindle Unlimited