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Lessons in Pure Life Paperback – April 6, 2015
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Emilia Noble needed to get away and teaching English in Costa Rica provided the perfect opportunity. She does a lot of soul searching and self-reflection that revitalizes her outlook on life. Meeting the extremely handsome, yet totally rude, Diego Valverde makes Lia’s experience even more interesting.
The adventure Lia has in Costa Rica was blissful and inspiring. Her time with Diego is beautiful and extremely romantic. The transformation Lia and Diego go through was amazing to read. I was so happy he didn’t let previous beliefs take away from what they have together. Can their peaceful destination love last?
This is a wonderful book to get lost in for a bit. There isn’t anything too intense or dramatic that occurs, aside from Lia’s estranged ex-boyfriend. Overall this is a breezy light-hearted story that left a smile on my face.
as i had no reference point for audrey’s books or writing, i wasn’t sure what to expect. i merely had the pull of the synopsis and my gut pushing me to dive in. it is a story of young love softened by the fresh bloom of youth. but there was a grounding as while lia and diego are young they have lived and suffered at the hands of life and it brings a refreshing reality to what it means to be fallibly fragile and accepted for instead of in spite of.
there was a boozy languid ease to lia’s acclamation to this new life in the heady paradise of pacifica. i can feel the salt on my skin and smell the hints of coconut on the breeze. it was light despite being heavy and was the perfect story to fantasize reading upon my favorite stretch of beach.
my only complaint was i felt parts with the supporting characters needed filling out. i felt lia’s cousin kathryn seemed to disappear in the midst lia’s blossoming romance. i wanted more of diego’s family dynamic and his close friend jose. it felt as if i was only getting the tip of a massive iceberg, but i am hopeful there will be a followup where we might revisit some of these fascinating characters.
if you are looking for a cool drink with the sultry feel of summer, i would recommend audrey’s debut novel.
as always, these are my thoughts and opinions based on my preference as a reader.
THE STORY: In need of a safe haven to start a new chapter in her life, Emilia (Lia) travels to Costa Rica to join her cousin Kat. Upon first glance, she's immediately taken by Costa Rican Man God, Diego, but he shows no interest in Lia or any foreigners so it seems. As Lia immerses herself in Costa Rican life and culture, her path continues to cross with Diego's until one evening it all comes to fruition.
MY THOUGHTS: This book was prefaced with a message to all us readers: "To every woman who wants to get away for awhile." Ummm.... YES! This book is meant for me and I'm so excited to read it now, because OBVIOUSY this author is spot on with what us ladies need!
And then it happens- I'm instantly channeled to a balmy day in Costa Rica. (Please oh please book gods, transport me to the Tiki Bar for a drinky-poo!) This writing is funny and witty yet smooth and doesn't miss a beat. I laugh, then swoon, then laugh some more. I'm truly invested in this story which is a great feeling! I thoroughly enjoyed the rich setting of Costa Rica, as well as the journey Lia takes. She morphed from a semi- traumatized individual into one leading the life of 'Pura Vida' in so many ways!
The only disconnect was the mid section of the book. A very strong beginning, a super awesome ending, with some blah parts in between. Yet still, I loved the dialogue and found it to be a fun and engaging reading experience over all!