Friday, November 13, 2015

Fishing with Rayanne
by Ava Finch

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Pages: 318
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  
Having fled the testosterone-soaked world of pro fishing to finally settle in her Minneapolis fixer-upper, thirty-something RayAnne unexpectedly lands at the helm of the first all-women fishing and talk show. Between her dad's falling off the wagon, unwanted advice from Mom—a life coach to the menopausal rich—and her clingy dog, she needs the advice of her beloved grandmother more than ever.
With the show’s surprise success, producers press for celebrity appearances, but fans tweet support for RayAnne and her quirky guests, real women with unique stories and something to say. And though handsome Hal tempts RayAnne, he is a sponsor, rocketing him to the top of her don’ts list.
Just when she’s shedding uncertainty, RayAnne’s world nearly capsizes, and she’s faced with gut-wrenching choices. Will she live by the rules, or by her heart?

Kritters Thoughts:  A mix of behind the scenes of reality tv and good ole fishing!  Rayanne comes from an interesting family - a mother who takes women on spiritual journeys as menopause hits and a father who has made a code word to remember all the names of his past wives.  Rayanne has relied solely on herself with the help of her grandmother as a sounding block.

I loved the show concept, a talk show while fishing with women who have done extraordinary things.  I loved that fishing took the guests out of their comfort zone and almost made them talk more openly.  

What shined throughout this book was the characters.  They were full and complete and just so fun to get to know!  From page one I loved Rayanne but all the characters that surrounded her were just fantastic.  

I loved this debut from Ava Finch and I am putting her on my author to watch list.


Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2015 Challenge:  45 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from BookSparks PR.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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