Review: Finding Fraser by KC Dyer

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By: KC Dyer
Publisher: Berkley
Published: Feb. 26, 2016
Genre: Chick-Lit Romance
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I met Jamie Fraser when I was nineteen years old. He was tall, red-headed, and at our first meeting at least, a virgin. I fell in love hard, fast and completely. He knew how to ride a horse, wield a sword and stitch a wound. He was, in fact, the perfect man.

That he was fictional hardly entered into it.

At 29, Emma Sheridan’s life is a disaster and she’s tired of waiting for the perfect boyfriend to step from the pages of her favorite book. There’s only one place to look, and it means selling everything and leaving her world behind. With an unexpected collection of allies along the way, can Emma face down a naked fishmonger, a randy gnome, a perfidious thief, and even her own abdominal muscles on the journey to find her Fraser?

 

 

My thoughts…

Finding Fraser is a journey in which Emma takes off to Scottland in the hopes of finding her beloved fictional character, Jamie Fraser. Obviously, she’s not expecting to actually find him but more or less the modern day version of him. She’s been in love with his character from Outlander and is convinced that she needs to find a Jamie of her very own. So, she drops everything, packs a backpack of stuff, and flies across “the pond” on her quest.

Finding Fraser was written in an interesting way. Granted, we follow Emma throughout her journey as expected, but she also starts a blog to post about her trip at the beginning of her “Finding Fraser” quest, and getting to read her posts and some of the comments was really interesting. I mean, you see the things she goes through, how hard of a time she’s having, but her posts always reflect what she wants her followers to read. Not to mention that in the beginning all her comments were spam for erectile dysfunction medication. That made me laugh so hard since I get those ALL THE TIME on my site. Even with my spam blocker up they still slip through occasionally. So, it was fun not only witnessing her journey but also reading her blog posts and comments as well.

Not only do we get to witness Emma bumble through Scotland, but it almost felt as if I was experiencing Scotland for the first time. Between the small villages, the people, the touristy things, it was really quite a journey for the reader as well. Now, that’s not saying that I won’t be going to Scotland because I read this book, in fact, Finding Fraser made me want to go even more.

All the characters in this were… well characters in themselves. I mean, we meet Rabbie the perverted gnome, Jack the chivalrous author, Hamish the wannabe California boy, Ash the 16 going on 30 year old boy, and the list goes on. I mean, there were so many characters in this book but each one stuck out so much that when they popped up in the story, I pictured them right away. I have to say, for such a colorful group of people that Emma comes across, none of them felt cliche.

Finding Fraser is a delightful read. I was taken on an adventure right alongside Emma and I loved all the Outlander references. I’m sure this would still be an enjoyable read for those who’ve not read Outlander, but for fans of the book… Finding Fraser is a must! I mean, not only does Emma go to Scotland to find her very own Jamie but she has mapped out all the places that Claire has been in the books and she sets herself on visiting each of those locations in the same order. Finding Fraser was an absolute blast and made me wish these characters are real.

 

Favorite part…

“It became immediately clear that our expectations of my job description differed.

Luckily, since one of us was naked, it took me only ten minutes or so to lose him on Crown Street. The fact that he didn’t seem worried about chasing me through his neighborhood, crying, and calling my name–while stark naked–led me to believe it may have happened before. The public thoroughfare didn’t slow him down any, either, but once I made it onto the Albert Bridge, I could no longer hear the telltale sound of his junk whacking against his legs as he ran.”

 

 

5 Thoughts on “Review: Finding Fraser by KC Dyer

  1. This one sounds great! Love the idea that the reader is actually reading some of her blog posts as well. Such a unique touch 🙂

  2. Sold! Love this. Miss you.

  3. I’m glad you could love this novel so much! It sounds so adventurous and fun, as well as bubbling with a very good main character. I love traveling and culture so learning more and more about Scotland through this story sounds wonderful too. The author must have done a brilliant job with the descriptions.

  4. I love that Emma picks up and moves in search of love. I like the blog post idea too. And meeting so many characters! Sounds like a fun read that I’d enjoy!

    The teaser though… that is so funny! I cannot imagine being chased like that! And hearing his junk slap! Hilarious!

  5. This sounds absolutely hilarious! :’D Definitely should be the unofficial sequel to reading Outlander!
    Great review!

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