BOOK REVIEW & GIVEAWAY - Big Wild Love Adventure by Julianna Keyes

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. The author will award a digital copy of the book to a randomly drawn winner. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

 After being ditched at the altar, Emmy Shaw’s heart, like her dented  food truck, is definitely not open for business. Deeply in debt to her parents and evicted from her apartment, she takes a friend’s drunken dare and fills out an application for a new dating-adventure reality show. She never expects to be chosen—or to get a chance at the show’s huge cash prize, which could put her life back on track.

But when she’s abandoned in the middle of the jungle two months later wearing only a bathing suit and a backpack, she questions if being on the show might be even worse than the #emmytrashtruck hate brigade she left back home. Then she meets her fellow cast members—including sexy, inscrutable Wes—and starts to reconsider, wondering if maybe money’s not all she stands to gain from this experience.

After a year of abysmal failures, this summer of cave treks, jungle hikes, impromptu talent shows, and a sexy flirtmance turns out to be just the thing to help Emmy rebuild her shattered confidence. She signed up for the show to hide from the mess her life had become, but this escape from reality might be just what she needs to find herself.

I love Rom Coms and dating shows and jumped at the chance to be a part of this book tour. This book did not disappoint. It's light, fun, and perfect for the beach!  I loved the drama, romance, and the supporting characters are amazing. 

In this book, we follow main character, Emmy, who has had a run of bad luck. About a year ago she was left at the alter (for his pregnant girlfriend of all things), her baking business needs a cash infusion. When her assistant suggests they sign up for a reality show (which she loves), and a few drinks later, their application is submitted. Emmy is shocked when she learns she been accepted and not only does she have a chance at a cash prize, but she also has the chance to find love, what could go wrong? 

I loved the characters and all the shenanigans throughout the book. What I liked best is that each of the characters learned to know themselves better through self-discovery. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good reality show and I look forward to reading more of this author! 

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily. Thank you, to the publisher, Julianna Keyes, and Goddess Fish Promotions. I'm excited to be a part of this tour.

Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Read an Excerpt

The group has other ideas. “Girl talk!” squeals a stunning blonde with sparkling blue eyes and a tiara that matches the rhinestones on her bikini.

The other girls totter on their high heels as they tiptoe out to the pool, excited for the gossip. Their hair is glossy, their tans on point, skin sparkling with gold-tinted oils. My hair, on the other hand, is greasy and trapped under a baseball hat; my “tan” is dirt; and my “sparkle” is sweat. I shoot a longing look at my suitcase but follow the women outside, thankful they choose the end of the pool that’s shaded by three huge leafy plants. Two hidden fans blow air on my back as I sit at the edge and dip my feet in the cool water, sighing in relief.

“This. Is. Incredible,” says the blonde. “I can’t believe how gorgeous it is here!”

“The men or the jungle?” another girl cracks.

They all laugh.

“So, who are you vibing with, Emmy?”

I blink in surprise. A pretty, freckled brunette waits expectantly.

“She just got here, Madison!” the blonde exclaims, swatting her arm. “How could she know already?”

“She just spent hours in the jungle with three sexy men, Madysen! How could she not know?”

“I really have no idea,” I say, when everyone seems to agree that I should know with whom I’ve been “vibing.” “I was really just focused on survival.”

I’m not joking, but they all laugh anyway.

About the Author:Julianna Keyes is a Canadian writer who has lived on both coasts and several places in between. She’s been skydiving, bungee jumping and white water rafting, but nothing thrills—or terrifies—her as much as the blank page. She loves Chinese food, foreign languages, baseball and television, though not necessarily in that order, and writes sizzling stories with strong characters, plenty of conflict, and lots of making up.

When not helping characters fall in love, she sometimes kills them in thrillers and suspense stories written as Elaine Murphy


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  1. Thank you for being part of the tour, Kristin! I appreciate you taking the time to review! :)

  2. You're welcome, I look forward to reading more of your books! :)


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