by Lia Riley
Series: Off the Map #1
Release Date: May 12th 2015
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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If You Never Get Lost, You’ll Never Be Found
Twenty-one-year-old Natalia Stolfi is saying good-bye to the past-and turning her life upside down with a trip to the land down under. For the next six months, she'll act like a carefree exchange student, not a girl sinking under the weight of painful memories. Everything is going according to plan until she meets a brooding surfer with hypnotic green eyes and the troubling ability to see straight through her act.
Bran Lockhart is having the worst year on record. After the girl of his dreams turned into a nightmare, he moved back home to Melbourne to piece his life together. Yet no amount of disappointment could blind him to the pretty California girl who gets past all his defenses. He's never wanted anyone the way he wants Talia. But when Bran gets a stark reminder of why he stopped believing in love, he and Talia must decide if what they have is once in a lifetime . . . or if they were meant to live a world apart.
I had been wanting to start this series for such a long time. So many people rave about Lia Riley, and I just knew that a book, which partly takes place in Australia, was exactly what I was in the mood for. Just a few minutes into this audiobook and I was sold.
I loved these characters so much! Both Talia and Bran were flawed, imperfect, and made some pretty silly decisions that left me shaking my head. (Bran more than Talia, truthfully.) But their relationship was so great, and I loved their banter back and forth, which actually caused me to chuckle audibly a time or two. These are the type of stories I truly enjoy. They’re not perfect, their issues maybe wrap up a little too easily at times, but I love them from beginning to end.
Now that I’ve had the pleasure of reading book one in this series, I’m really looking forward to continuing on. Lia Riley pulled me right in with my writing, and I’m looking forward to reading more of her work in the near future.
A huge thank you to eStories for sending me an audiobook credit to download this audiobook for review!
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