Sky's the Limit (Doomsday Preppers, #1) by Elle Aycart
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
"How to survive a fashion fiasco."
I've been a fan of Elle Aycart since I stumbled upon her Bowen Boys series back in 2013. I had no clue what I was getting into when I decided to give Sky's the Limit a try, but I didn't question the author's talent. Where she leads I will follow. And she led me to a #DoomsDayMart in Paris-frigging-Minnesota. I admit it was very different from anything I've ever read before, but very entertaining too. By the time I turned the last page I was feeling comfortable with the 'preppers' and their crazy ideas and had become quite attached to the small town whose name shall not be mentioned.
Sky is a fashionista on a budget. Her dream to study and work in Paris, France is derailed when she accidentally ends up in Paris, Minnesota. A comedy of errors results in her being stranded with no cell reception. After being almost run over when the local #MountainMan couldn't see her, apparently wearing white from head to toe in the snow made her invisible, she wakes up in his house.
Logan would never admit it, but he's bitter. When he sees the gorgeous redhead dressed to kill, wearing her inappropriate designer duds with stilettos and not a hair out of place he mentally classifies her as a 'city girl'. He's learned the hard way that the remote location and lack of amenities make it highly undesirable for high maintenance females. Unfortunately, she's been quarantined and tagged #PatientZero by the pandemic squad and he's forced to endure her company. Not that he'd admit it out loud, but he doesn't hate having her around. Her sass and sense of humor, when faced with his crazy neighbors, has him reconsidering his initial opinion of her.
I kid you not, I literally laughed out loud to the point of tears on several occasions while reading this story. I don't know if there are real places and people like this, or if they are strictly from the author's imagination, but I enjoyed the hell out of the time I spent in their world. It was fun to visit in my head, but I don't think I'd survive with limited wifi and cell reception.
With this being only the first book in the Doomsday Preppers series, I'm excited to know that I'll get to spend more time with these quirky colorful characters. I've already been mentally matchmaking and I've picked out a couple who I hope to see paired up in the future. Fingers crossed that the bickering between them ends up being the passion of another kind. The line forms here...