Geoducks are for Lovers by Daisy Prescott – Review & Giveaway

ImageTitle: Geoducks are for Lovers

Author:  Daisy Prescott

Release date: May 15, 2013

Age Group: Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Women’s Fiction

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

Links to the book:

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Book Description:

Food writer Maggie Marrion is just getting back on her feet after a horrible year, or two, or three. With their twentieth reunion approaching, she invites four of her closest friends from college for a weekend at her beach cabin. What she doesn’t expect is her best friends, artist Quinn Dayton and part-time erotica novelist, Selah Elmore, to play matchmaker. The two plot a surprise that will make the weekend, and her life, a lot more interesting.

Gil Morrow, former grunge musician turned history professor, joins them as Selah’s date for the weekend. After coming face to face with the one who got away, he decides he’s waited long enough to get the girl. With the support of old friends, a few wishing rocks, the world’s largest burrowing clam, and a hot lumberjack thrown into the mix, Gil reminds Maggie that forty-something isn’t too old for second chances.

Can we learn to love the life we have and let go of who we expected to be? What happens when the generation from The Breakfast Club and Reality Bites meets The Big Chill? Come spend a weekend with these Generation X-ers as they share laughter, tears, life’s ups and downs, old stories, and new beginnings.

About the Author

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Before writing full time as a freelance content creator, Daisy worked in the world of art, auctions, antiques, and home decor. She earned her degree in Art History and endured a brief stint as a film theory graduate student. Baker, art educator, antiques dealer, blue ribbon pie baker, fangirl, content wrangler, gardener, wife, and pet mom are a few of the titles she’s acquired over the years.

Daisy and her husband (aka SO) currently live in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with their rescue dog, Hubbell, and an imaginary house goat. Geoducks are for Lovers is her first novel. She is currently at work on her second novel set in Ghana.

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My Review

Geoducks are for Lovers by Daisy Prescott is a well written, refreshing, and fun read.  What peaked by interest about reading this book was the title.  I thought to myself, what in the world is a geoduck??  Well, for those of you wondering it is a VERY large, edible, saltwater clam and is native to the west coast of North America.  Well, that explains why I didn’t know about it – I’m a Jersey girl born & raised.  We have horseshoe crabs not geoducks.  With that out of the way, onto my review!! I found the story intriguing and entertaining and I related to the main character, Maggie, and her friends in more ways than one.

Maggie lives the island life now having moved from the hustle and bustle of NYC to a cabin on the beach on the opposite coast.  In that time, she has gone through a divorce, the loss of her close friend and the death of her mother.  But, she is strong, resilient and happy with her life or so she thought.  Maggie is looking forward to her amazing college friends joining her for a weekend of reminiscing, relaxation and fun.  What she did not count on was the arrival of Gilliam Morrow – one of her best friends from college and also the one that got away.  His presence stirs up familiar feelings that she thought had long since vanished and in their short weekend together 20 years seems like yesterday.

The author did a fantastic job telling the story!! I felt like I could hear the ocean and smell the refreshing air – like I was sitting around the beach house with a glass of wine with old friends talking, laughing and having the world’s best time.  It was comfortable and inviting and lacked a lot of messy drama and power struggles.  The character and plot development was on point and I found myself reading this delightful story in one day.

This is definitely a must read for anyone who is in their late 30’s or early 40’s.  I say this because this age group will most likely be able to relate to the characters in the book.  Any younger and they probably won’t get the music & movie references and any older and they probably won’t appreciate the comfortable and downright hilarious back and forth banter that occurs amongst the friends.  I’m not saying don’t read this book just wanted to give everyone some insight and perspective.

This was a solid debut novel and worth checking out for the wonderful storyline, believable characters and the geoduck phallic references.  **4.5/5 stars**

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