Review – The Extraordinary Life of Lara Craft

Today I’m going to share my review on a book I read on a flight home when I traveled recently. It caught my eye on my kindle app when I was deciding what to read next because the cover had a picture of a cute girl with a rolling suitcase, appropriate right? I’m going to warn you that this isn’t my usual positive review, as I did not care for the book. 

The Extraordinary Life of Lara Craft (not Croft)

My Review:

I started off loving this book and enjoyed reading about Lara’s crazy adventures. That was until she decided to get ridiculously high and proceed to have a threesome with a die-hard Twilight fan and his friend that’s helping him film a pathetic remake of the movies. I was enjoying the main character’s wacky personality but the threesome is where it started to crumble. It made me uncomfortable to read and I don’t think it was necessary for this story, plus it made the character seem a bit pathetic and I found myself feeling pity for the girl.

I’m all for girl power and a woman’s right to her own sexuality. And i’m not normally one to call other women bad names, but this girl is why women get called sluts to begin with. If having a lot of sex and having threesomes is your jam then all the more power to you, but it’s not something I care to read about. She’s had two assignments with her new job and she’s slept with two guys already, well i guess you could say three since her second set was a threesome. I’m actually a bit embarrassed for this girl’s sake and if she was my friend I would want to slap the bad nonsense out of her.

Although the story was somewhat entertaining and adventure filled, I found it to be far too unrealistic and far-fetched and I couldn’t believe the ridiculous ending. I suppose if you want an unrealistic Hollywood sex-sells approach with a bit of humor, then this is the book for you. I giggled along here and there but otherwise I found this book to be a waste of my time. My apologies to the author for a negative review, but in keeping with being honest, there you go.

My Rating: 2/5

I received a complimentary review copy NetGalley. All reviews 100% reflect my honest opinion.

About the Book

Title: The Extraordinary Life of Lara Craft (not Croft)

Author: Lola Salt

Published: January 2013

Book Blurb: After losing her job and her boyfriend on the same day, Lara’s beginning to wonder if her life can possibly get any worse. Then along comes Jamie, a childhood friend, offering her a job delivering mysterious packages to random destinations around the world. Suddenly, things are looking up.

Lara packs her bags and sets off on an epic adventure, meeting billionaire Arabic Princes in Dubai, rugged cowboys in Australia, a sparkling wannabe vampire in LA, a love guru with sex on the brain in Bali and Angelina Jolie’s bodyguards in a hostage situation that can only be resolved with some very special eggs. But though trouble always seems to find Lara, it seems love is rather more elusive.

Pack your bags. The adventure’s about to begin!

Book Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Goodreads

 Arielle Joy

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