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Her Outback Driver by Giulia Skye



Escape with this heart-warming, feel-good romance. A Romance Writers of America, Vivian Contest Finalist! 

Perfect for fans of Jennifer Probst, Shannon Stacey and Jill Shavlis.

When former Olympic Swimmer, Michael Adams—now Canada’s hottest reality TV star— insults his fake showbiz wife on social media, he escapes the ensuing scandal and jumps on the first flight to Australia. Desperate to experience ordinary life again—if only for a few weeks—he becomes “Adam”, just another tourist traveling through the Outback. But with a reward out for his safe return and his fame’s nasty habit of catching up with him when he least expects, he needs a better disguise… and he’s just found it.

Sweet and scruffy British backpacker, Evie Blake, is taking a year out of her busy London life. Tired of lies and liars, she’s looking for adventure to heal her broken heart. So when the hot Canadian she meets at the campground offers to be her travel partner through Western Australia’s wild Kimberley region, she grabs the chance, unaware he’s got the world out looking for him.

He’s just a down-on-his-luck traveler, right?



This story takes us on a lovely Australian adventure with two unlikely strangers running from their lives. One to get away from the limelight; the other to mend a broken heart.

Michael “Adam” Adams, former Olympic gold medalist swimmer and media darling is fed up with his fake marriage. After a scuffle with a reporter and honest and unkind Twitter feed about his alcoholic fake wife, he flees Canada for Australia to visit some friends. On the way, he meets a very chatty and cute, Evelyn “Evie” Blake from England, who is on vacation in Australia and offers him money to drive her to scenic parts of the country that are off the beaten path. A perfect opportunity for him to hide out from the media, but he’s finding it harder to keep his secrets from someone he is starting to care about?

“Adam” and Evie’s relationship starts slowly with Adam’s broody silence and Evie’s insecurities, but her bubbly and friendly personality surprisingly wins him over. I loved Evie’s sincerity and love for life, but I found it hard at first to like “Adam” with his uncertainty and exasperating subterfuge. However, he finally comes around with a sweet ending.

Overall, this was a nice romance with a slow build to the inevitable train wreck when the secret is revealed and the lovers need to figure out how to turn their lives around.  If you like a light rom-com with adventure, give this book a try.

Thank you to Ms. Skye for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.


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Giulia SkyeItalian-born Giulia Skye spent her childhood watching classic Hollywood films and thinking up her own romantic stories. After two decades working in TV production, she knew turning those stories into novels would be much more enjoyable – and far cheaper – than turning them into films. She still keeps her hand in TV production but is at her happiest being a stay-at-home mum, spending time with her family, growing her own vegetables and conjuring up sizzling stories about sexy heroes meeting fiesty heroines who aren’t always as they at first appear.  Her Outback Driver is her first novel, Book 1 of her “Take a Holiday” series.

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