What would you do if you survived a freak accident and woke up after a three-month coma with no fiance and millions in settlement money? Lisa Flyte decides that she’s going to seize her second chance with both hands.
The book picks up after she’s dropped eight dress sizes, started taking business classes to learn how to put her money to good use, and decided to become Miss Adventure.
Enter Jack Hawkins. An adrenaline junkie who Lisa decides is the perfect person to teach her how to be brave: brave enough to stand up to her family, brave enough to change her life, brave enough to become the kind of woman who jumps out of airplanes. (Literally.) Conveniently, he also thinks she’s the perfect newbie to test out his new range of idiot-proof adventuring gear.
Is she a natural? Of course not, or it wouldn’t be a comedy.
Is Jack the kind of rough outdoorsman who makes her eat disgusting things? No, or she would have gone running in the other direction and it wouldn’t have worked as well as a romantic comedy.
Are there obstacles along the way to their happily ever after? Aren’t there always? These obstacles, however, I found refreshingly different – it wasn’t a case of an ex boy/girlfriend, or a love triangle, but… without giving too much away, Lisa’s quite the media bait. And is actually written as someone with some business sense, rather than being purely focused on her love life.
As someone who not so long ago claimed to not like romance, I seem to have been reading quite a lot of it lately… with the caveat that it needs to have a twist (like the adventuring here) rather than focusing on the bedroom page after page after page.
Another thing I loved:
Don’t you just love a title that works multiple ways? Miss Adventure, as in a woman who likes outdoors adventures, or Misadventure, as in The Misadventures of Lisa Flyte, because – as with most romantic comedies – Lisa has her fair share. They’re just not usually televised.