Thank you so much to Rachel’s Random Resources for hosting this tour and having me on it! I always love to do some romance novels from Rachel, and it’s so fun to get out of my comfort zone and try books that I don’t see a lot of talk about. Like this one! Be sure to click on the banner for the rest of the tour schedule, and to see all of the upcoming tours from RaRa.
When Adam Met Evie
by Giulia Skye
Release Date: February 7, 2020
Series: Take a Holiday #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
When former Olympic Swimmer, Michael Adams—now Canada’s hottest reality TV star— insults his fake showbiz wife on social media, he escapes the ensuing scandal and jumps on the first flight to Australia. Desperate to experience ordinary life again—if only for a few weeks—he becomes “Adam”, just another tourist traveling through the Outback. But with a reward out for his safe return and his fame’s nasty habit of catching up with him when he least expects, he needs a better disguise… and he’s just found it.
Sweet and scruffy British backpacker, Evie Blake, is taking a year out of her busy London life. Tired of lies and liars, she’s looking for adventure to heal her broken heart. So when the hot Canadian she meets at the campground offers to be her travel partner through Western Australia’s wild Kimberley region, she grabs the chance, unaware he’s got the world out looking for him.
He’s just a down-on-his-luck traveler, right?
Italian-born Giulia Skye spent her childhood watching classic Hollywood films and thinking up her own romantic stories. After two decades working in TV production, she knew turning those stories into novels would be much more enjoyable – and far cheaper – than turning them into films. She still keeps her hand in TV production but is at her happiest being a stay-at-home mum, spending time with her family, growing her own vegetables and conjuring up sizzling stories about sexy heroes meeting fiesty heroines who aren’t always as they at first appear. When Adam Met Evie is her first novel, Book 1 of her “Take a Holiday” series.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources, and Giulia Skye for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.
So honestly, I don’t even know what would make a former Olympic athlete reluctantly become a “reality” TV star. And I put reality in quotations because clearly this show was fake as hell. His wife wasn’t even his actual wife, so, yeah. And then not to mention he insulted her on live television so that sucks a lot too. I could see why Michael would want to ditch out, you know?
So I already know why Michael would want to ditch out – wait I said that already – and I think it’s so cool that he ended up choosing Australia as a getaway spot for him. I feel like Canada and Australia aren’t too different, but also different enough that it could feel like something different? Wow I’m sorry guys. I know I keep repeating myself but I guess that’s really the main thing that I grabbed on.
I do like how he got to be in disguise a bit from the harsh life of fame, and somehow ended up exploring Australia with Evie. I mean, it sucks though that he basically lied to her so he wouldn’t be found by the people looking for him, and she was trying to escape all the lies and liars that she had to deal with back in London. That could cause for some drama, and I don’t think that’s what she was planning on dealing with.
I have never been to Australia before, but this book made me want to go even more. I think I fell in love with exploring the Outback, although I don’t know if I’d be able to handle that kind of heat. I mean I lived in Guam and it was pretty humid, but Australia is a whole different kind of beast.