Title: The Tourist Attraction
Series: Moose Springs, Alaska #1
Author: Sarah Morgenthaler
Release Date: May 5, 2020
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Blurb: When Graham Barnett named his diner The Tourist Trap, he meant it as a joke. Now he’s stuck slinging reindeer dogs to an endless string of resort visitors who couldn’t interest him less. Not even the sweet, enthusiastic tourist in the corner who blushes every time he looks her way…
Two weeks in Alaska isn’t just the top item on Zoey Caldwell’s bucket list. It’s the whole bucket. One look at the mountain town of Moose Springs and she’s smitten. But when an act of kindness brings Zoey into Graham’s world, she may just find there’s more to the man than meets the eye…and more to love in Moose Springs than just the Alaskan wilderness.
The Tourist Attraction was a cute and fun rom com that made for some light, entertaining reading – even if a little unbelievable. It was just what I was looking for when I picked it up. Graham is a brooding Alaskan at heart and hates tourists coming into his diner, but Zoey stands out and he can’t not chase her. The way his heart shines through his broodiness is just adorable. And the way he runs his diner with that same broodiness is hilarious!
There’s not a whole lot of depth to the plot. It’s a typical rom com in that way. He doesn’t want to open up to her completely because she’s a tourist, and she is leaving. And there is a little side drama concerning their friend Lana and the tourism in the area. It’s actually her friend Lana that left the biggest question mark in my head, though. Graham seems to consider Lana a good friend but only knows her from the times she’s visited. I didn’t get that connection with his typical attitude. But I only questioned their relationship in a couple scenes. My only other question mark for this one was the violence that popped out of him at one point. The complete unrestraint was just a little over the top and didn’t seem to fit his otherwise very laid back character.
In the end, I liked the way things were resolved between Zoey and Graham, but I still felt like there were a few things in Graham’s life that I would have liked to seen how they were hashed out, like his art. But, there are a couple more books coming in this series, so maybe we’ll get a few glimpses of Zoey and Graham. Fingers crossed because this was certainly entertaining enough that I’ll be picking up the next book! 4 Stars!