BOOK REVIEW: The Name Curse by Brooke Burroughs

The Name Curse

BOOK REVIEW: The Name Curse
by Brooke Burroughs


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In this flirty wilderness adventure by the author of The Marriage Code, two hikers who drive each other crazy discover they might have a lot to learn from one another about navigating life, love, and living up to family expectations.

Ever since her father died, Bernie’s life has been stagnant. When concerned friends and family suggest she join a hike through Alaska to gain new perspective, Bernie reluctantly agrees to go, even though she’s never been the adventurous type, unlike her namesake, Great-Aunt Bernice.

Matthew is a struggling screenwriter who needs a week off the grid to gain some inspiration for a new project and to process the reappearance of his absent father.

When the two meet at the trailhead, it’s annoyance at first sight. He’s dismayed to discover that he’ll have to share a tent with Bernie, who doesn’t know the first thing about camping, while she finds he’s a little too into “roughing it” to be a reasonable human being. But as they’re forced to hike through the wilderness together, their relationship becomes a surprising source of empathy and inspiration…and maybe other feelings too. Can the two adversaries find the path to breaking the curse of family expectations—and each other?


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Another great rom-com pick this month!

Workaholic Bernice (“Bernie”) gets forced almost against her will to take a vacation, and of all things her mom picks a hiking trip for her. She takes the trip and meets Matthew, her accidental roommate. She and Matthew pretty much detest each other at first, and Bernie is not loving the hiking experience, but through it the two of them become close. Until an injury cuts the trip short and Bernie discovers something about Matthew she doesn’t think she can get past.

So much drama and so much cuteness. I loved this book. If you enjoy rom-coms, add this one to your list!

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