Title: Geoducks Are For Lovers
Author: Daisy Prescott
Release date: May 15, 2013
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Women's Fiction
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
Food writer Maggie Marrion is just getting back on her feet after a horrible year, or two, or three. With their twentieth reunion approaching, she invites four of her closest friends from college for a weekend at her beach cabin. What she doesn’t expect is her best friends, artist Quinn Dayton and part-time erotica novelist, Selah Elmore, to play matchmaker. The two plot a surprise that will make the weekend, and her life, a lot more interesting.
Gil Morrow, former grunge musician turned history professor, joins them as Selah’s date for the weekend. After coming face to face with the one who got away, he decides he's waited long enough to get the girl. With the support of old friends, a few wishing rocks, the world’s largest burrowing clam, and a hot lumberjack thrown into the mix, Gil reminds Maggie that forty-something isn’t too old for second chances.
Can we learn to love the life we have and let go of who we expected to be? What happens when the generation from The Breakfast Club and Reality Bites meets The Big Chill? Come spend a weekend with these Generation X-ers as they share laughter, tears, life’s ups and downs, old stories, and new beginnings.
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My Thoughts on "Geoducks Are For Lovers"Have you ever read a book that just made you happy? That reading just made you smile? Geoducks Are For Lovers is a romance book thru-and-thru.
I admit I had high expectations when I started because of all of the good things I had already heard about Daisy Prescott's writing. Sometimes I set myself up for disappointment and I am so happy to say that instead of being let down, I was blown away.
Maggie and Gil were best friends in college but life, misunderstandings and distance caused them to drift apart. They haven't kept in touch and try to pump mutual friends for information on the other. With their 20 year college reunion coming up soon, the whole gang of friends gathers at Maggie's cabin where Maggie and Gil meet for the time in years. Instantly Maggie is transported back to those feelings of butterflies, word vomit and awkwardness that suddenly develop when you are confronted by a cute boy. Except in this case, Gil is not a boy and Maggie is not a teenager.
Geoducks Are For Lovers is a romance of two people who have been through several ups and downs in life have the walls and insecurities that come with it. Maggie is somewhat of an introvert who has shut herself in after her mother's passing and Gil is sweet, charming and embodies every stereotype of a hot professor. Seeing them come together after so long and open up to each other, even if it was just over a weekend, made me smile as I was reading.
I was wrapped up in how Daisy Prescott writes as though she is telling you a story. I can almost imagine sitting around a bonfire like the characters and listening to someone reminisce about the time the weekend where Maggie and Gil finally got together. The words just flow together and the dialogue makes me feel like I just dropped into their conversations.
Geoducks Are For Lovers is a wonderful debut by Daisy Prescott and is a tale of those that love a real romance between two characters who finally get it right.
About the author...Before writing full time as a freelance content creator, Daisy worked in the world of art, auctions, antiques, and home decor. She earned her degree in Art History and endured a brief stint as a film theory graduate student. Baker, art educator, antiques dealer, blue ribbon pie baker, fangirl, content wrangler, gardener, wife, and pet mom are a few of the titles she’s acquired over the years.
Daisy and her husband (aka SO) currently live in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with their rescue dog, Hubbell, and an imaginary house goat. Geoducks are for Lovers is her first novel. She is currently at work on her second novel set in Ghana.