Caching In by Tracy Krimmer
Publication Date: December 11, 2014
Can a compass lead you to love?
Broken-hearted Ally Couper has had enough with her ridiculous life. Her job at the bank is going nowhere, and her love life might as well be non-existent.
Determined to try something new, Ally becomes absorbed in the world of geocaching. The high-tech driven scavenger hunt introduces her to Seth, and she realizes the game isn’t the only thrilling part.
Ally’s bad luck may finally be changing, until the past threatens to halt her future with Seth. Can they find happiness together, or is love the one cache Ally can’t find?
When I first heard about Tracy’s novel Caching In, I was a bit mystified because I had never heard of geocaching and hadn’t the slightest idea what is was. For those who have never head of it, geocaching is an outdoor game of searching for hidden objects by using Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates posted on the Internet. It might be easier to explain that it’s like a treasure hunt. You find things called a cache that other people have hidden to find; a cache is the treasure you find. You don’t get to keep it, but you do get to claim that you’ve found it and provide evidence that you found it. It sounds like a fun hobby and it’s always fun and exciting for me to learn about something new through my reading.
Within the first few pages, I knew that Tracy was going to be one of my new favorite authors and had earned herself a spot on my list of go-to authors. I enjoyed her writing style and sense of humor and I can’t wait to read all of her previous novels as soon as possible! The minute I finished reading Caching In I was inspired to read a short story she’d written, Early Bird Special. [Click here to check out my review on her short].
Ally has had a string of unfortunate events in her life from a failed romance to a dead-end job and she’s at the point where things are so bad that they can only get better. Her only love interest is Harry Styles [yes, THE Harry Styles from One Direction] but she’s completely happy with her fictitious boyfriend for the moment. When she decides to pick up a new hobby, she meets gorgeous Seth Hayes and it looks like things in her life might finally start falling into place.
One of the things I loved in the story were the strong family bonds and romantic relationships throughout the novel. I truly adored the story of Ally and Seth. It was intriguing, entertaining, and heart-wrenching and I loved every minute of it. I also loved the relationship between Ally and her brother Perry. It’s so sweet to think that siblings that don’t live close can still manage to stay in close communication over the years.
Caching In was not just a fun contemporary romance novel, though it was thoroughly entertaining. It was filled with important real-life issues like infidelity, being the other woman, recovering after divorce, death of loved ones and ultimately learning to move on and be happy with the life you have with the people that matter most.
Sometimes people act with selfish motives and don’t stop to think that what they’re doing will negatively affect the important people in their lives. Secrets. Lies. Backstabbing. When will it ever end? It’s important to stick up for yourself when you know you deserve something like a promotion or a boyfriend that doesn’t cheat on you. It’s sad commentary that sometimes people get screwed over by the people they think they can trust most in the world.
I can imagine it’s difficult when you’re in a new relationship, to move past having been betrayed and not having a jaded sense of life. How can you ever fully trust someone new when you’ve had your heart terribly broken in the past? When we’re in love, we must allow ourselves to be vulnerable. We can’t allow our fears to keep us from the possibility of love. Facing your fears and working through them is what ultimately makes you stronger.
5 stars to Tracy Krimmer, because I absolutely loved this book!
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
Tracy provided me with a free copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review. Receiving novels free of charge in no way reflects on my honest opinion and no monetary compensation was provided for my review. I encourage you to write reviews and share them on sites like Goodreads and Amazon so that your fellow readers can see what you think!
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Books have always been a part of Tracy Krimmer’s life. When she was a child, her Book It! pin was filled with stars and she won many personal pan pizzas from Pizza Hut. Her writing passion began young, around fourth grade, when her class made a notebook of short stories. She still has that notebook to this day. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, napping, or eating popcorn.
Thank you so much for your incredible review! And I’m honored to be on your go-to list!