I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The author puts a realness factor to the characters that you almost feel like you know them. Though I’m not one for strong language, I found it to be a very cute and enjoyable read. Holliday had me laughing through a lot of the book, which is always a plus for my taste. Can’t wait to read more.
So one of my favourite tropes is when we get to see writers and authors in books and I just love seeing their process and their struggles and I love it!
I really liked Alex and Penny’s relationship the story was really good it kept me hooked. What I wasn’t so keen on was the fact it was all in Alex’s POV which didn’t expect took me a second to get into it.
Really enjoyed the camping and the book!
10 days was a super cute, fun read! I blew through this book in two days flat.
An author, Alex, decides he needs a camping trip so he can experience first hand what it’s like to live off the land in a survival situation for a book he is writing. Who best to accompany him but his two best friends who just happen to be experts on the subject. It was fun, sweet, sarcastic, fast paced, and even had me laughing out loud in a few places. I really enjoyed the relationship the characters had with each other. 10 days would appeal most to people who enjoy contemporary romances but I think this is a fun read for anyone.
Alex is an author with a case of writer’s block. His friends Luke and Penny agree to take him on a 10 day camping trip to help him. There he falls in love with Penny. But will she return his feelings and what will Luke think?
Alex was not my favorite character. He felt super inconsistent, I’m not sure why he would choose to write a book about a marine lost in the woods, when he had never been in the service and hated the outdoors. It didn’t make sense to me. His background was also confusing.
I did like both the characters of Penny and Luke. There are themes of self harm, so trigger warning for anyone who needs it. It was definitely fun to read the steamy bits, but I found myself skipping over parts to get to those because I wasn’t enjoying Alex’s inner monologue and the rest of the story.
10 Days by KJ Holliday
This is the first book I’ve read by the author. Holliday had me hooked from the beginning. 10 Days is a great start to a new author.
Alex didn’t think the 10 days would be so bad. He is there for a writing project. He thought he’d be able to pull it off, but he didn’t think about falling in love. The quote I chose for Alex is: “I’m going to have to seriously work on raising your expectations about how people treat you.”
Penny is there for the fun of it. She is helping Alex with his outdoor experience. What she doesn’t expect is for Alex to fall in love with her. The quote I chose for Penny is: “The tent. I figured your first lesson would be figuring out how to set it up.”
Highly recommended for Romantic Comedy lovers.
If I had friends like Alexander’s, I think that I would murder them all, because nothing could convince me to go on a survivalist trek, not even for research for a novel. I tell you I’d be googling it with my hands wrapped around a glass of wine, wrapped up in a duvet, binge-watching something terrible on Netflix. Alexander Jones isn’t as smart as me and instead lets his friends pressure him into a daft adventure that they swear will give him the know-how in writing his next novel. Alex, bless him thinks it’s going to be easy, because he possesses ‘deductive reasoning’, but easy it is not. I mean, I could have told him that.
I guess he does have them to thank for meeting the girl of his dreams. Because in 10 days he falls in love with the childhood friend of his mate Luke. I really like Penny Foster (the childhood friend), I thought she was refreshing and cool, and it was interesting to get to know her through Alex’s narrative, who was insanely sarcastic and just the right amount of miserable about most things.
Honestly, this was hilarious, and I adored it. Holliday just knows how to grip you, and as simple as the storyline is, it never gets boring or old. I would recommend this to anyone. Get reading, you will have a laugh, trust me.
This is a Romantic Comedy novel and is 184 pages. This story follows Alexander, Luke, and Penny. Alexander needs to complete a book he has been working on and what better way to do that than to go off into the peace and quiet of nature. So, Luke and his friend Penny set aside 10 days for Alexander to succumb to the country. But it also only took that many days for Alexander to fall for Penny. Does she feel the same way?
I’ve never really liked short stories because I never felt like there was enough in them. “10 Days” in a wonderful book to read if you want a quick read because you are not ready to dedicate your time to a series. This book is practically a movie that you read. Luke is adorable and everybody will love him. Penny is a strong heroin who makes us women proud. As a journalist, she has to be. She’s also sensitive and empathetic and goes through hard times. Alex is a smart and very emotional writer who has to learn everything the hard way. This book has friendship, love, and an informative camping trip. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to have the best friends in the world, read this book. You will understand after.
10 Days is a funny, contemporary romance by KJ Holliday. It was the first time that I had read any of this author’s work but I was pulled in by the blurb and decided to give it a try. What I got was a really great book that I enjoyed and would recommend to others.
Alexander is looking for material from his second novel so his best friends Luke and Penny drag him away for 10 days living with nature. Could he think of anything worse? Nope, but he was willing to give it a try.
I loved the dynamic between the 3 friends. Luke and Penny have been friends since childhood with Alexander added to the group 7 years previously at college.
What Alexander didn’t expect was to grow to love living outdoors and being at one with nature. What he really didn’t expect was that Penny who he’d had a crush on for years, felt the same about him.
This made for some fun scenes as they tried to keep their growing relationship a secret from Luke. How hard can it be when the 3 of you are living in the one tent? Lol
I really did enjoy this book and would definitely read more from this author in the future. The book had me hooked from the very beginning and kept me entertained throughout.
I really liked this book! I felt so many emotions reading this book, it was funny, emotional, head shaking and romantic, how can you not love a novel that has all those things.
I liked the perspective of Alex, the writer, describing his not so fondness for the outdoors in the beginning made it very funny when Penny and Luke teased him and make things sound absurd and he believed them every time.
I kept wanting to read more and devoured the book in no time.
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