TLC Book Tours: The Wild Woman's Guide to Traveling the World

About The Wild Woman's Guide to Traveling the World

• Paperback: 352 pages • Publisher: Center Street (June 6, 2017) Fans of Sophie Kinsella and The Devil Wears Prada will love this smart, sexy debut novel of wanderlust. Objectively, Sophie is a success: she’s got a coveted job at a top consulting firm, a Manhattan apartment, and a passport full of stamps. It isn’t quite what she dreamed of when she was a teenager dog-earing pages in exotic travel guides, but it’s secure. Then her best friend bails just hours after they arrive in Hong Kong for a girls’ trip, and Sophie falls for Carson, a free spirited, globetrotting American artist. He begs her to join him on his haphazard journey, but she chooses responsibility and her five-year plan. Back in New York, that plan feels less and less appealing. As Sophie recalls the dreams she’s suppressed, the brief international jaunts she sneaks in between business trips no longer feel like enough. Carson isn’t ready to let her go either, but as they try to figure out their relationship, Sophie realizes she may have to pursue her passions with or without him. Praise “With its spirited yet credible plot and vividly intricate charactersthis debut novel shines.” — Library Journal (starred review) “…a fun, sexy debut perfect for readers who love exotic settings and a great love story. For those wishing to indulge their wanderlust, or who have dreams too big for tidy little boxes, this is an incredibly satisfying read.” — Karma Brown, bestselling author of Come Away With Me “…brilliantly navigates one woman’s quest to let go of what is practical to pursue her passion and surrender to her inner dreamer.” — Kerry Lonsdale, bestselling author of Everything We Keep “Can a novel be smart and loads of fun? Kristin Rockaway’s debut is proof that it’s possible. Warm, witty, and completely delightful, this book had my inner escapist itching to hop on the next flight out of town.” — Camille Pag├ín, bestselling author of Life and Other Near-Death Experiences “Kristin Rockaway is a wise and fresh new voice in women’s fiction and this book was a delight from start to finish.”  — Anita Hughes, author of Christmas in Paris

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 What a delightful and entertaining read!I read this book after a run of psychological thrillers, so this was the perfect light, fun read that I needed! I definitely identified with Sophie, as I am a planner and rarely one to take risks.  Part of me definitely wishes I were more like Carson. I related to a lot of Sophie's struggles in this book for sure. But while the book dealt with some serious life issues (what makes you TRULY happy?), it was done with humor, wit, and an effortlessly entertaining writing style. I could not put this book down!

If you love a good travel romance, this book is for you! I don't know that I've read a modern chick lit type book set in Asia--so that was fun. I totally recommend this book for a fun summer read! I am excited to read more from this author in the future!

About Kristin Rockaway

Kristin Rockaway is a native New Yorker with an insatiable case of wanderlust. After working in the IT industry for far too many years, she finally traded the city for the surf and chased her dreams out to Southern California, where she spends her days happily writing stories instead of software. Her debut novel, The Wild Woman’s Guide to Traveling the World, was released from Hachette Book Group in June 2017. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, browsing the aisles of her neighborhood bookstores, and planning her next big vacation. Find out more about Kristin at her website, and connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads.

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  1. I kind of wish I were a bit more like Carson as well.

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed this one! Thanks for being a part of the tour!

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