Blog Tour : Eighty Days To Elsewhere by K.C Dyer

Hii bookworms ❤ Today’s my stop on the blog tour of Eighty Days To Elsewhere by K.C. Dyer! The tour is being hosted by Berkley Romance. I’ll be sharing my review on the book as well.

Book : Eighty Days To Elsewhere

Author : K.C. Dyer

Genre : Contemporary, Romance

Personal Rating : 4/5 stars

Publisher : Berkley Romance

Publication Date : 11th August, 2020

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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?

My thoughts on the book :

A bookish book which features travelling as the main theme – can anything get better than that?

Reading Eighty Days To Elsewhere and following Ramona as she travelled around the globe was so much fun! I loved being a part of her adventures. It didn’t feel like that I was sitting at home and reading a book, it literally felt like I was with Romy herself.

The plot of the book was so intricately crafted by the author. It was filled with drama, humor and my favorite – bookish references! I could have cried in RELATABLE. (Does that make sense, though?) The descriptions of different cultures and places were really fascinating to know about as well.

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Romance wasn’t the main focus of the story, and I’m really glad that it was kept that way. Nevertheless, I liked reading about the romance that developed between Romy and Dominic. The book had many witty and comedic scenes which made me laugh my heart out.  I just have one complain though, I really wish the book was shorter. I would have enjoyed the book more then.

I think you can discover a new version of yourself in every place you travel to. I loved how this was perfectly expressed through Romy’s story.

I’ll end my review with my favorite quote from the book –

“I stand in the dancing firelight, mesmerized by the pulsing rhythm of the drums, the rising and falling of voices in a language older than any I’ve ever known. Sure of nothing-not making it back to New York in time, not of winning the job at ExLibris, not even of the slow, subtle, changes in my feelings toward Dominic, I’m overwhelmed by a sudden wave of gratitude my life has brought me to this place. If I lose everything, I will have seen this. I will have seen this.”

Book links :

Goodreads : https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48984963-eighty-days-to-elsewhere

Purchase :

Amazon : https://www.amazon.com/Eighty-Days-Elsewhere-Exlibris-Adventure/dp/0593102045

B & N : https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/eighty-days-to-elsewhere-k-c-dyer/1134967009

Kobo : https://www.kobo.com/nz/en/ebook/eighty-days-to-elsewhere-1

AUTHOR BIO :

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K.C Dyer 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.

AUTHOR LINKS :

Website : https://www.kcdyer.com/

Twitter : https://twitter.com/kcdyer?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/kc.dyer/?hl=en

Many thanks to Berkley Romance for the review copy, and for giving me the chance to be on the tour!