Thursday, December 18, 2014

Review: Outrageous Optimist by Lyne Noella

Outrageous Optimist
by Lyne Noella

Publisher: WavePlay
Pages: 327
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Outrageous Optimist is the story of family, friendship, romance, failure and fresh starts. Lisette Latour shutters her San Francisco marketing agency and returns to Playa Tiempo to regroup after over-investing in Silicon Valley startups. While applying for work, Lisette discovers that her San Diego County hometown has blossomed in her absence, with citizens as creative and unorthodox as those she left behind in San Francisco. An exploding microbrewery scene, a handsome but elusive attorney, clean skies and intrigue beguile Lisette, making it difficult to choose between family and friends in Playa Tiempo and the opportunities and lifestyle of the big city.

Kritters Thoughts:  Lisette has left San Francisco to go back to her home town regroup and decide what is next for her.  She closed her own marketing agency and isn't quite sure what is next on her plate.  Thankfully her sister has a house for her to stay in and a lead or two on some temporary work that will keep her going while she looks for her next move.  

A slow start for me, but once the book got going it went fast!  It is like a coming of age for the after mid life crisis group of people.  I loved that this book concentrated on Lisette's pursuit of career and love came alongside.  It was nice for a contemporary fiction book to not completely focus on her sad love life.  

Before you judge, I didn't love the title or cover, so don't judge this book by its cover or title.  

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2014 Challenge: 68 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  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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