Friday, February 9, 2018

"Happy Camper" by Renee Riva



About this book:

  “Allie Jaskie, recent fashion school graduate, needs a job.
  Charlie Braun, editor of Happy Camper Magazine, needs a field reporter.
  The clock is ticking for an article about summer snow camping on Mount Rainier. Allie is not fond of camping, much less, snow. But she's down to her last can of tomato soup. What's a hungry girl to do?
  She changes her name to Sage Forester, and shows up for an interview in a comical ensemble of old camping attire, courtesy of Goodwill. Something about Sage Forester doesn't quite add up, but Charlie is intrigued enough to give her a chance.
  When Sage returns from Mount Rainier with her article: “Fashions in the Forest,” the editorial staff roars hysterically—until their boss says “run it.”
  Sage is an instant hit with the ladies. Who would guess so many would love the idea of trading in their army green camping gear for pink tents, and bright hiking attire?
  Sage's celebrity continues to soar—until Charlie discovers that Sage Forester is not who she says she is, nor is she spending those invigorating nights sleeping in the snow, as all were led to believe.
  Readers of all ages are in for an avalanche of fun in this heartwarming adventure as Sage and Charlie battle it out in Paradise on Mount Rainier.”


Series: Book #1 in the “Mountain View Inn” series.


Spiritual Content- Philippians 4:8-9 are referenced at the beginning; Prayers; Talks about God; Mentions of God & His creation; Mentions of prayers & blessings over food; Mentions of a church mission trip; A few mentions of churches & church going; A couple mentions of faiths.


Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘crud’, an ‘omigosh’, a ‘shut up’, a ‘stupid’, a ‘what the heck’, a ‘wimp’, five forms of ‘dumb’, and five forms of ‘idiot’; A bit of sarcasm & eye rolling; Mentions of an accident & death (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of deception, lies, & lying; Mentions of hunting & those who kill animals for a sport; A few mentions of threats; A few mentions of creepy stalkers; A couple mentions of a (fictional) dog that died; A mention of drunks;
             *Note: Mentions of Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts; Mentions of paranormal romance, werewolves, & vampires.


Sexual Content- a nose kiss, a barely-above-not-detailed kiss, and a boarder-line barely-above-not-detailed // semi-detailed kiss; Touches (barely-above-not-detailed); Noticing; Mentions of jealousy; Mentions of dating, dates, & girlfriends; A few mentions of blushes; A couple mentions of cute girls; Love, falling in love, & the emotions;
             *Note: Mentions of a server at a restaurant that neither Allie nor Charlie know is a “he” or a “she”; A mention of a unisex bathroom.

-Allie Jaskie, age 22
-Charlie Braun
                                P.O.V. switches between them & a couple others
                                                        164 pages

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My personal Rating-
“What an oxymoron. Happy and camper in the same sentence.”
I’d like to say I fully agree with Allie’s thought there about 10,000 times.
I’m so not a camper.
So the overall idea of this book really intrigued me and I know it would be a fun read since Renee Riva wrote it. (It was. ;) )
I threw my head back in laughter (that sounds painful, but y’all know what I mean) many times at Allie/Sage’s comments and personally love the mistaken identity plot, so it really was a humorous read.
I will say that I wasn’t a fan of the mentions of paranormal romance or the mentions of Allie & Charlie trying to figure out if a server is a male or female. Those parts felt odd to me.
Liza was a cutie, though, and I thought the ending was sweet. :)


See y’all on Monday with a new review!


*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Author for this honest review.

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