I had the privilege of reading an early draft of this continuation of MUST LOVE OTTERS (which you MUST read if you haven’t already–it’s on sale for $1.99 for a limited time, and it’s HILARIOUS), and I loved it.
When HOLLIE PORTER BUILDS A RAFT opens, it’s been about a year since the incident that turned Hollie’s and Ryan’s worlds upside down, and they’ve eased into a comfortable routine. They’re thinking about settling down permanently, but their peace gets muddied when Hollie’s mother Lucy storms Revelation Cove in a tornado of leopard-print leggings, big hair, and faux designer heels. Lucy is everything Hollie isn’t–totally unfiltered, oblivious to the world around her, and thoroughly obnoxious. And her boyfriend is worse.
As Hollie organizes her wedding (with the help of familiar faces like Miss Betty, Nurse Bob, Tabby, and others–YAY!), one plan after another is crushed under the weight of the Lucynado, which threatens to smash not only the impending nuptials, but also Hollie’s sanity.
All the humor from MUST LOVE OTTERS is here in HOLLIE PORTER BUILDS A RAFT. Our steadfast, strong, and oh-so-tolerant hockey hero Ryan is more delicious than ever. (Every woman needs a Ryan in her life. He’s just perfect!) Hollie’s colorful, neurotic displays of self-doubt, worry, and OH-MY-GOD-I’M-GOING-TO-MURDER-HER will keep you giggling from beginning to end. If you’re like me, you may shed a few tears along the way too. Eliza Gordon has a unique way of digging into your Feels and zapping them with her emotion-defibrillators when you least expect it.
And of course, there are otters.
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