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I m so glad I finally took "The Time To Kara Isaac S "time to read Kara Isaac s I loved her two follow ups so I was ager get to this one Close to You is humorous poignant and a bit whimsical I immediately warmed up to Allison but Jackson was not so uick to get on my good side I felt for Allison and the poor dynamics in her family and also related to Jackson s desire to make up for past failures Yes the romance is Säure-Basen-Einkaufsführer endearingly sweet but their personal growth and development caught at my heart as well The secondary characters are a flavorful bunch and Ispecially liked Jackson s uncle I also like how Isaac connects the story by characters I recognized one from one of her other books and I daresay she deserves a story of her own one dayKara Isaac has become one of my favorite contemporary authors joining the RANKS OF WRITERS LIKE MELISSA TAGG AND BECKY WADE of writers like Melissa Tagg and Becky Wade Color Atlas of Human Anatomy, Vol. 3 Nervous System and Sensory Organs eagerly await whatever story comes from her next 45This was an unexpected surprise Allie lives in New Zealand where she is a Tolkien tour guide She takesnthusiastic Tolkien fans on tours of where The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed Being a fan of the movies and books I was looking forward to this fun and uniue setting If a tour like this is real it is definitely one I d want to go onAllie has loved The Facial Nerve everything Tolkien since she was a young girl When her life come crumbling down around her she signs on as a Tolkien tour guide to hide out until she can get her life back together After two long years things still aren t moving along as uickly as she d like Then her new tour group arrives and with it one Jackson Gregory Sparks fly from the beginning with these two Neither probably makes the best first impression but they have to put up withach other for the next three weeks Neither Surgery for Cochlear and Other Auditory Implants expected for their feelings of animosity to uickly grow into somethinglse Uncommon Leadership: How to Build Competitive Advantage by Thinking Differently entirely I really liked Allie she s smart and her obsession with Tolkien wasndearing Jackson knows nothing about Tolkien or his books He only agreed to this trip to try and win his wealthy uncle over as an investor and to try and fix the financial mess his life is in He takes some time to get the chip off his shoulder but then he just becomes a real guy who is surprisingly really nice underneath all his arrogance I loved the scenes with these two They have great chemistry and some of those Yoga Therapy for Insomnia and Sleep Recovery: Supporting People to Achieve Better Rest embarrassing moments they share had me laughing out loud I liked that this wasn t just a fluff read not that there is anything wrong with those kind of books I uitenjoy them but both Allie and Jackson have a lot of personal things going on in their lives that really affect how they treat Multichannel Marketing Ecosystems each other I liked that they both grow as individuals throughout the story and how they helpach other heal without Extending Symfony 2 Web Application Framework even realizing it Overall I thought it was a really funscape Ms Isaac paints a picture of New Zealand that made me want to hop on the next plane and visit the beautiful country and of course go on a Tolkien tour I thought it was well written and other than it being a tad long I thought it was paced well Kept me Angels Whiskey engaged and wanting to see how things wouldnd up Definitely worth reading Can t wait to read from Ms Isaac I love finding new authorsContentRomance Clean wouldn t have minded a few stolen kissesLanguage NoneViolence None very mildReligious Mild not preachyOther Don t have to be a Tolkien guru to njoy Although I will admit after reading this it did make me want to watch the movies again hahaSource Review copy This is a standout contemporary novel hilarious touching and njoyable right to the very last page Allison Shire is working for a Lord of the Rings tour company She is perhaps the most over ualified tour guide ver but this is where she must stay until the courts can annul her marriage to a charmer who was only after her money and citizenship and just happened to already be married Jackson Gregory went from ntrepreneur and businessman success story to disaster when his girlfriend stole his company s secrets and gave them to his top competitor Now he has been dragged to the bottom of the world on a trip that sounds like a combination of verything he finds ridiculous But he must impress his uncle with his Tolkien knowledge which is actually less than nonexistent and good character if he wants his uncle to invest in his latest scheme and hopefully save his family s farm and pay back what he owes to disappointed investors Both Allie and Jackson have been severely burnt by love and life but they can t deny the feelings that spring up on their trip through the great New Zealand scenery although those feelings are mainly frustrati. A disgraced scholar running from her past and an ntrepreneur chasing his future find themselves thrown together and fall in love on a Tolkien tour of New ZealandAllison Shire yes like where the Hobbits live is a disgraced academic who is done with love Her belief in “happily The Day Christ Was Born ever after”nded the day she discovered her husband was still married to a wife she knew nothing about She finally finds a use for her English degree by guiding tours through the famous sites featured in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies By living life on the road and traveling New Zealand as a luxury to. ,

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Count their betrayed hearts and shattered futures When they thrown together In A Tolkien Esue a Tolkien 5 Nights: Sinful Delights Boxed Set esue of New Zealand for a few weeks things are to getxciting and complicatedIt was an interesting and fun journey From the first page you re pulled into this contemporary yet intriguing setting And there s plenty of action and humorous momentsI did have a couple complaints One I would liked to have seen Allie s faith grow Two there were a couple incidents that bordered on inappropriate Nothing obscene but I just felt some characters weren t xactly living out their Christian walk with all purityBut overall it was uite real There was character growth Things "Developed Slowly Even The "slowly Even the though when you count the actual days they were together was rather fast felt like it took time to happen There was no immediate kissing and declarations of love The characters held themselves back from certain actions knowing deep down the time wasn t right I really appreciated that Past immorality was confronted Wrong choices weren t xcused So And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake even though some of the themes felt a littledgy compared to what I usually read verything was dealt with Right choices were made Characters decided to wait on God There was a lovely bit of faith that choed through Close to YouOne of my favorite aspects of Close to You was the Tolkien theme Hobbits The Pocket Wife elves dwarves and orcs I learned new tidbits about JRR Tolkien and The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings booksmovies Andven The Silmarillion It was all so fun and delightful and interesting I felt like watching all the movies over while reading this book And though old books intimidate me I think I must give at least The Hobbit a try So that was really cool Great job Kara IsaacNow I m so The Color of Our Sky excited about picking up a copy of Can t Help Falling I m ready for a Chronicles of Narniasue contemporary novel from Kara Isaac grins Where can I find a Jackson Gregory because I need one now Um yes I would LOVE for a man to uote the Hobbit view spoiler as he s proposing to me hide spoiler I am going to review this one closer to its pub date But what a refreshing sparkly voice uniue setting and relevant subject I loved that it taps into the world s obsession with Tolkien and I loved that it featured a strong willed intelligent grad student as its lead Hilariously winsome After reading this book I just want to stare off dreamily and remember all of the awesomely great parts of this storyClose To You was a delightfully fun rom com adventure I loved very minute of it Kara Isaac writing is uick hilarious and heartfelt I love how this story was centered on Lord Of The Rings Whether your a fan of the books or movies or a don t really know much about them ahem Like me The xcitement that the characters had on the Lord Of The Rings Tour tour was just down right contagious It was Obsession entertaining seeing crazy situations Allie and herclectic tour group would get into Plus the fact that it s in beautiful new Zealand doesn t hurt Cabaret: A Roman Riddle either Kara s beautifully descriptive writing about all the sites just makes you want to pack your bags and go on a tour yourself I loved the opposites attract chemistry between Allie and Jackson I was a fan of them going in because I read Can t Help Falling first another awesome book btw but it wasntertaining see how they first met I found myself giggling with all the back and forth banter Jackson But honey child this story also had the drama and motional feels as well Let just say I couldn t nough of this book 5 stars This debut was super cute Among the humor were two hurt souls finding love ven though they were definitely not looking for it And the ndingwowsuch a sweet sweet All Roads Lead Home endingThe author writes with a great deal of humor and I found myself laughing out loud several times For readers that are familiar with or fans of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit you willnjoy this novel ven than I could with having zero knowledge of the novelsmovies Likely this would have been a five star read if I would have gotten all the references But please don t let zero knowledge of Lord of the RingsHobbit scare you away The novel is fantastic ven if you know nothing about the Tolkien novelsI look forward to reading other works by this author I recommend this debut to fans of My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade An utter delight to read Witty romantic and heart felt I ven laughed out loud reading it which is unusual for me I loved the costumes the Lord of the Rings references the characters and the repartee Just fun to read as well as moving The faith mentions are well woven in and gentle I m glad I read thi. Ard Lord of the Rings fan ven though he knows nothing about the stories The one thing that stands between him and his goal is a know it all tour guide who can’t stand him and pegged him as a fake the moment he walked off the planeWhen Allison leads the group through the famous sites of the Tolkien movies she and Jackson start to see The Mephisto Threat (Paul Tallis each other differently and as they keep getting thrown together on the tour they find themselves drawn toach other Neither xpected to fall in love again but can they find a way beyond their regrets to take a chance on the one thing they’re not looking fo. ,

Close to YouOn and irritation It just might take a miracle for these two to survive the trip with their hearts intactClose To You flips from charmingly amusing to downright hilarious Everything two to survive the trip with their hearts intactClose To You flips from charmingly amusing to downright hilarious Everything could possibly go wrong does from falling into mud pits or getting lost in the rugged New Zealand wilderness The interactions between Allie and Jackson are magic From the you re driving me crazy moments to the ones where something lingers under the surface I loved very minute of it It s been a while since I ve read a contemporary that is so well paced It felt long And not in a this is boring hurry up way but in that it felt like the relationships developed naturally Nothing is rushed the characters are able to xpress a whole range of feelings and the time it takes for Allie and Jackson to move from deep dislike to something with maybe a few twists in the middle felt realistic and worthy Both are determined to stay away from relationships I love how their feelings sneak up on them I also loved how this never happened in a way that was all I ve given up on love but two seconds later I m totally head over heels They both fight the slowly growing attraction ach step of the way and there are plenty of arguments sweet moments hilarious stunts and pure frustration Despite Jackson s initial arrogance I couldn t help feeling a little bit sorry for him He is clearly out of his depth And Allie makes a great heroine smart and brave but very weary after Just Cause everything life has handed to her While I ve seen the movies I m not a die hard Tolkien fan I had to look up a few references while reading but both main characters are well and truly sick of all things Hobbit most of the time soverything is approached with a blend of respect and humour as well as a whole lot of disbelief cynicism and ye rolling Perfect and very amusingThe writing style is flowery with plenty of metaphors but it works it this rolling tale of love literature and adventure Aside from all The Lord of the Ring references there are many other cultural references to books movies and TV showsFaith doesn t play much of a role in this book until later in the last half Allie is a Christian but feels distant from God due to her bad choices Jackson s family are Christians and he was raised as a Christian but he hasn t had much time for God in between his business deals and past relationships God is only mentioned in passing a few times in the first half of the book but this increases towards the nd of the book where the characters find themselves turning back to God choosing to follow his direction and ultimately trusting in his love and plans It s a great balance never preachy or overdone but nor is it lacking in any way for a light Christian feelThe nd is absolutely perfect a wonderful moment and all the moments leading up to it The characters worked so hard to get to this place and they totally deserved very minute of it I loved how it was paced how it wasn t asy or assumed or cliche or anything but brilliantI love that this is set in New Zealand I love the abundance of pop culture and literature references I love verything about all the Lord of the Rings aspects from the fan devotion movies books locations uotes characters and storylines but specially that the book is not afraid to make fun and tease never taking itself very seriously while still remaining respectful and authentic nough to please any fanThe humour is what makes it a five star book for me It s a book I will go back and pick up when I m down and needing something fun making it a perfect Christian contemporary The publishers provided a complimentary copy of this book in xchange for an honest review Find reviews on my blog Madison s Library This was so cute I reallyreally njoyed reading this one With my husband being such a huge Lord of the Rings fan this book just hit the perfect niche for me It made me laugh out loud many times and I often found myself telling my hubby about the characters and plot he was also laughing This debut novel is a wonderfully uniue romantic comedy 35 stars Close to You by Kara Isaac wasn t xactly what I xpected I was thinking to You by Kara Isaac wasn t The Perfect Christmas Gift exactly what Ixpected I was thinking was YA when it is in fact about two adults But I still njoyed It was fun uirky and filled with details about JRR Tolkien and Middle Earth Also included were faith matters and some deep strugglesA novel about a used to be Tolkien fan who s now a guide in a Tolkien tour with a client who doesn t know the least bit about this author and his famous fantasy books is a novel that cries out for me to open it Allison Shire and Jackson Gregory don t have much in common unless you. Ur guide Allison manages to outrun the pain of her past she can’t faceJackson Gregory was on the cusp of making it big Then suddenly his girlfriend left him for his biggest business competitor and took his most guarded commercial secrets with her To make matters worse the Iowa farm that has been in his family for generations is facing foreclosure Determined to save his parents from financial ruin he’ll do whatever it takes to convince his wealthy great uncle to invest in his next scheme which means accompanying him to the bottom of the world to spend three weeks pretending to be a die .