Title: Eighty Days to Elsewhere
Author: K.C. Dyer
Published by: Berkley Books
Released: August 11, 2020
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
Synopsis: "The Amazing Race" meets Around the World in 80 Days as a woman desperate to save her family bookstore falls for her competition.Born and raised in New York City, Ramona Keene dreams of attending photography school and traveling to Paris, but her reality never quite catches up with her imagination. Instead, she works at her uncles' quaint bookstore, where the tea is plentiful and all the adventures are between the covers of secondhand books. But when the new landlord arrives with his Evil Nephew in tow, Romy's quiet life comes crashing down. He plans to triple the rent, something her uncles can't afford.
In order to earn the money to help save the bookstore, Romy applies for a job at ExLibris Expeditions, a company that re-creates literary journeys. Romy snags the oddest internship ever: retrace Phileas Fogg's journey from Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days and plan a suitable, contemporary adventure for a client. The task is close to impossible; sticking to the original route means no commercial aircraft permitted, and she's got a lot less than eighty days to work with. Shaking off her fear of leaving home, Romy takes on the challenge, only to discover she's got competition. Worse, Dominic Madison turns out to be the - unfortunately hot - nephew of her family's worst enemy.
Can Romy win the race and circle the globe in time to save the bookstore? And what happens when she starts to fall for the very person who may just be the death of her dreams? (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: Yes, yes, and yes. This book is a whole lot of fun. It has so many aspects that I enjoy. It has a bookshop, a race, books! travel, and some romance. I mean, how could it get any better?
My favorite part of this book was the travel aspect. Romy went to so many different places, got to see so many sights. I just liked being able to have an adventure through her. The places she visited were so vivid and fun. I also liked how Romy pushed herself outside of her comfort zone and embarked on this challenge. It was nice seeing her grow and have a good time.
I really thought this ExLibris Expeditions was a cool company/concept. Being able to bring the book journey to a real life journey was just neat to think about. It was also a cool job for Romy to embark on, but challenging because she had to figure out how to realistically complete the journey on time.
The romance was cute. It wasn't really the biggest part of the book, but I did like the rivalry that turns into something else with Dominic.
If you're looking for a book to take you on a journey, definitely pick up Eighty Days to Elsewhere. It has so much fun travel. I loved globe trotting with Romy. This book needs more hype because it is a good time.
resides in the wilds of British Columbia where she likes to walk in the woods and write books for teens and adults. Before Eight Days to Elsewhere, her most recent novel for adults is Finding Fraser, a romantic comedy published by Berkley Books. For teens, kc’s most recent work is FACING FIRE, a sequel to the acclaimed novel, A Walk Through a Window, published by Doubleday.
Thanks so much for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for Eighty Days to Elsewhere by K.C. Dyer. Thanks so much to Berkley Books and K.C. Dyer for letting me be a part of this tour. I definitely suggest you read this one. It needs more love.