★★★★ ☐ The publisher has provided a copy for review.
Did you love the Hobbit movie and other Tolkien books? You'll enjoy this romantic romp through literary references.
I laughed out loud a few times. I blinked at the antics of the characters. And I believed the story of two very different personalities, Allie the disgraced academic and the lengths to which an entrepreneur (who needs his uncle's money) will go. It's also a tale of hard work, emerging and old friendships, and redemption.
I thorougly enjoyed the descriptions of New Zealand. Plus, we all know people "like these" with their quirks and passions for things that may or may not interest us.
All in all, it's a fun read, worth taking along on a trip to pass the time. As a bonus, you'll learn a lot of background for the Hobbit movie.