Review: Must Love Otters by Eliza Gordon




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4 out of 5

I needed this book in the worst way! SO many books with the same tired storylines. SO many books that spend too much time telling and not showing a story. SO many books that blend with other books until you’re not sure if you read it or not or if you even want to. If you’ve been feeling the book doldrums like I have, then you will enjoy Must Love Otters. This book is chock full of smart, witty, and absurdly funny dialogue. The characters were equally great. The story was refreshingly real and sweet.

Eliza Gordon (which is a pen name, but we’re gonna talk like she’s real) is a girl I would like to have a drink with. I laughed so much while reading this book. And nodded my head in agreement with Hollie’s ramblings and thoughts. I devoured this book in an afternoon and now my sides hurt from laughing and my heart has grown in size within my chest over a story about a girl who has been afraid to really live and then she goes on a trip that changes her life. Along the way she meets hot guys, makes ridiculous decisions that land her in more than one unfortunate but hilarious situation and ultimately finds herself and her happily ever after. If Eliza Gordon writes another book, I will be reading it. And if Eliza is even half as awesome as Hollie, I hope I get the chance to buy her that drink some day. Must Love Otters is absolutely worth reading. You cannot read this book and be in a pissy mood. Won’t work. It’s crisp writing with relatable characters and wickedly funny. Plus, there’s a happily ever after. Who could ask for more?



4.5 out of 5

Must Love Otters was so freaking funny!  I was laughing through almost the whole book.  Eliza Gordon did a great job of putting you inside of Hollie’s head, and there were moments that I thought she was channeling me because I know that I have some of the same crazy reactions to the type of messy situations she found herself in.  Loved Concierge Ryan, he’s a really sexy goofball and probably the only male capable of rescuing Hollie from herself and doing it with a straight face…well, most of the time.  Aside from all the laughs, Must Love Otters gave me the warm fuzzies, and had a very satisfying HEA.  This is a must-read for when you are in the mood for something fun to read!


Hollie Porter is the chairwoman of Generation Disillusioned: at twenty-five years old, she’s saddled with a job she hates, a boyfriend who’s all wrong for her, and a vexing inability to say no. She’s already near her breaking point, so when one caller too many kicks the bucket during Hollie’s 911 shift, she cashes in the Sweethearts’ Spa & Stay gift certificate from her dad and heads to Revelation Cove, British Columbia. One caveat: she’s going solo. Any sweethearts will have to be found on site.

Hollie hopes to find her beloved otters in the wilds of the Great White North, but instead she’s providing comic relief for staff and guests alike. Even Concierge Ryan, a former NHL star with bad knees and broken dreams, can’t stop her from stumbling from one (mis)adventure to another. Just when Hollie starts to think that a change of venue doesn’t mean a change in circumstances, the island works its charm and she starts to think she might have found the rejuvenation she so desperately desires. But then an uninvited guest crashes the party, forcing her to step out of the discomfort zone where she dwells and save the day … and maybe even herself in the process.


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