Review: Carrie Goes off the Map – Phillipa Ashley

Genre: Contemporary romance/Chic-lit
Pages: 304
Published: Dec 1 2011 (2009 It Should have been Me)
Publisher: Sourcebooks 

Carrie Brownhill lets her best friend talk her into a scenic European road trip as the perfect getaway from a nasty breakup with her fiancé. Unexpectedly along for the ride is the gorgeous and intriguing Matt Landor, MD, who sorely tests Carrie’s determination to give up men altogether. Careening through the English countryside in a VW camper van, these two mismatched but perfectly attuned lonely hearts find themselves in hot pursuit of adventure and in uncharted territory altogether.

My thoughts:

I do love the English, all those words I do not hear that often when I read so many American novels. But here I get them all and I bloody love it.
Carrie is dumped by her fiancé (who I thought was an utter ass, but later I did change my mind. He was just a man after all.) Poor Carrie is  hurt and angry and I like her, and I like her even more when she has a little revenge. Her new leading man is Matt, but things move slowly along and that is a good thing. I really like how it works out in the end. Nothing fast and furious here. As for Matt, oh, he is a doctor out in the jungle, and to top it off, he is hot. She also calls him a dirty Mr-Darcy and that sure caught my attention.  Sometimes I liked him, sometimes I wondered about the woman he was seeing. But all in all I liked him and I thought these two should hook up.
Much of the book is about the roadtrip. Carrie needs to get over Huw, Matt has his own issues why he is in England. So there will be sun, sand, kisses, arguing between them and realizations.
I liked this one because it was sweet, but it was not too sweet since Carrie made her fair share of mistakes. It’s life. Cute, happy and a page-turner.


And a message from Sourcebooks:

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We will be running an eBook promotion called A Darcy for Everyone! There are 14 Austen inspired books that will be a part of the promotion (listed below) that will be $1.99 from Tuesday December 13th – Friday December 30th
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The Man Who Loved Pride and Prejudice – Abigail Reynolds
Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One – Sharon Lathan
Mr. Darcy Goes Overboard – Belinda Roberts
Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife – Linda Berdoll
Mr. Darcy, Vampyre – Amanda Grange
Pemberley Chronicles – Rebecca Ann Collins
Pemberley Ranch – Jack Caldwell
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30 thoughts on “Review: Carrie Goes off the Map – Phillipa Ashley

  1. Jenny says:

    A dirty Mr. Darcy? Well if that's not enough to get me to read this book I don't know what else would do it. I always love English phrases and sayings too:)

  2. Blodeuedd says:

    BermudaIt is truly cute, and I forgot to mention it!jennyLol, that is what she said, I guess cos he looked a bit dirty at first. I do love phrases and I always speak in my head like them afterwardsVivienneIt is sure a good way to get the story going

  3. Blodeuedd says:

    CarolDo that 🙂 it was different and fun to read. Darcy truly fits as a cowboy.jennyHe was truly rugged at first ;)StephAye, we sure do. It is just…well he is just a man…and they are eejits

  4. Blodeuedd says:

    MelissaIt is one awesome sale so go forth and shopAlyssaGo crazy, lol. And who would not like a dirty Mr Darcy :)Marivery cute indeed and perhaps needed when I have been reading so many UF novels lately.DarleneI just saw the movie of her other book and wanted to give this one a go

  5. naida says:

    lol…I do bloody love anything English myself. I must visit one day.Happy Brithday to one of my fav authors ever. She created some of the best heroes and stories.

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