The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler: I loved this book from start to finish. I can’t not begin to tell just how taken I was with this cute romcom. Set in the small town of Moose Springs, Alaska, I not only fell in love with Graham and Zoey but also the beauty of Alaska. Sarah Morgenthaler did a fabulous job at painting the picture if Moose Springs, so much so that I felt like I was right there with Zoey experiencing its beauty.
The Tourist Attraction follows Zoey’s unfortunate holiday of a life time, which turns into her finding the love of her life. After saving up all the money she could, truck stop waitress Zoey was finally able to check of ‘holiday in Alaska’ off her bucket list. When her best friend, Lana insists that as a rite of passage Zoey just has to go to the local hot spot, The Tourist Trap, and try their famous Growly Bears and Reindeer Dogs. This is where Zoey comes face to face with non other than the resident loveable grouch and owner of The Tourist Trap, Graham.
“Don’t worry, reindeer is an acquired taste. By the time we leave, you’ll love them.” “I’m eating a reindeer?” A sweet, cuddly , pulls Santa’s sleigh at Christmastime reindeer? Zoey stared at them in horror. She was eating Rudolph. She had just swallowed Rudolph by-product. Graham said to her from behind his grill, “Welcome to Alaska, Zoey.”
No particularly fond if all the tourist invading the peace of his home town, Graham immediately notices that there is something different about Zoey. After not handling her first Growly Bear very well, Graham takes it upon himself to get this drunken Zoey back up to the fancy resort. And so begins their super cute romance.
“You really should call me. L’s got my number.” Zoey shook her head. “I would, but I’m a tourist. Oil and water, local boy. Besides, the melting ice puddle on your pants isn’t the greatest turn-on.”
Seeming unable to get this tourist of his mind Graham breaks his own rule of not getting involved with a tourist. This leads the pair to a whole host of hilarious adventures, starting with an unfortunate incident with a chainsaw and knee jerk reaction which leads them to the local holding cell. Things only get better from here, with Zoey’s bad luck involving any planned trip adventure and Graham desire to get closer to his Zoey Bear.
These two hand my heart melting from the very start. I will openly admit, I shipped them hard! They could not have been anymore better suited for each other. Add in Graham’s blind pup, Jake, and I guarantee you will fall in love with this story as much as I have. This book was just such a cute read, filled with funny one liners and a hilarious Moose lusting after Graham’s truck that smelled of fresh buns.
“You want to carve things with a chainsaw all sexy like with a half-blind woman in a welding mask” “Well, when you put it that way… yes. Absolutely.”
Both Zoey and Graham were excellent characters that were easy to love and relate to, the secondary characters definitely worked well in adding to the story. I am actually hoping that Lana gets her own book. That and I really want to see Jake in his cute little doggie outfits again.
Overall I loved The Tourist Attraction! I highly recommend that every romance lover out there gets their hands on this beauty! This has been one of my favourite books of 2020 so far. Sarah Morgenthaler did a brilliant job, I can not wait for her to take us back to the picturesque Moose Springs.
Publication: May 5th 2020 | Sourcebooks Casablanca | Moose Springs, Alaska #1
When Graham Barnett named his diner The Tourist Trap, he meant it as a joke. Now he’s stuck slinging reindeer dogs to an endless string of resort visitors who couldn’t interest him less. Not even the sweet, enthusiastic tourist in the corner who blushes every time he looks her way…
Two weeks in Alaska isn’t just the top item on Zoey Caldwell’s bucket list. It’s the whole bucket. One look at the mountain town of Moose Springs and she’s smitten. But when an act of kindness brings Zoey into Graham’s world, she may just find there’s more to the man than meets the eye…and more to love in Moose Springs than just the Alaskan wilderness.