Friday, September 9, 2022

Lucy on the Wild Side: A Novel by Kerry Rea

(Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book:

Lucy Rourke has two great loves in her life: the gorilla troop she cares for as a primatologist and the laundry list of reality TV shows she watches to escape the fact that her actual love life doesn’t exist. And like a reality contestant gunning for the final rose, Lucy’s laser-focused on one thing: getting promoted to head keeper. So when a wildlife docuseries hosted by hotshot TV personality Kai Bridges chooses her zoo as its summer filming location, she sees an opportunity to showcase her beloved gorillas to the world and land a starring role in her department. 


When Kai and his film crew arrive, however, it's obvious to Lucy that Kai cares more about sky-high ratings than the gorillas, and he considers her a camera-averse know-it-all whose wardrobe consists entirely of khaki. But she’s surprised to discover there’s more to him than his rugged good looks and cheesy catchphrases, and that maybe a promotion isn’t the only thing she wants. But when secrets from their pasts threaten to complicate everything, Lucy discovers that happiness and success aren’t the same thing—and that finding joy just might mean getting a little wild.

my thoughts:

What a fun romp of a book! I absolutely LOVED Kerry Rea's latest novel, Lucy on the Wild Side. It was such a fun treat to read. A workplace romance involving enemies - what more could I want in a contemporary love story? How about a gorilla troop? Yep, Lucy is a primatologist and she is devoted to her gorillas. Her heart is set on becoming head keeper at the zoo. So, when she hears that they will be filming a docuseries at the zoo, she realizes that the perfect opportunity to showcase her work has arrived. Except, the host, Kai, is not too keen on focusing on the gorillas. In fact, he's not even sure Lucy should be involved. Of course, the more the two work together, sparks begin to fly. And, soon enough Lucy is starting to realize that maybe she should be focusing on her heart and not just on work. And, that is all I will write about this delightfully entertaining story. You need to check it out for yourself to find out if Lucy finds LOVE and gets her promotion. 

Rea has written a sweet romance that will sweep you off your feet. It's such a great read. The characters are unforgettable and their story is unputdownable. You will easily fall in love with Lucy on the Wild Side - I did! I would happily recommend this book to fans of Rea's work and to anyone looking for their next great read. 

Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!

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