Publication Date: May 15th, 2017
This review does not contain spoilers.
‘Wish I Were Here‘ is a fairly short first novel written by Erin Lavan. Even though the story itself is short, you will experience all kinds of emotions while reading it, which is just what a good book should do.
At the very beginning of the story, we are introduced to Savannah Waters who is an artist living in Los Angeles who has recently found out that her ex boyfriend Axel has suddenly died from a drug overdose. After receiving the news, Savannah deals with a lot of inner turmoil and starts to question whether or not Axel’s death is her fault. Savannah gets drunk one night , and makes some stupid decisions which lands her in jail. After an intervention, and a few sessions with a local psychiatrist, she soon finds herself on the back of her doctors bike riding through the Alps in Switzerland, Italy, and France. What we find out, is that this trip is not what Savannah bargained for, and we meet some pretty interesting characters along the way. Will Savannah come to terms with her past and accept what lies ahead of her in the future?
As for my thoughts, I thought this was a very well written first novel. The author clearly has a talent for writing that many unfortunately do not. There were a lot of laugh out loud moments in this book which I enjoyed, because I don’t tend to read books that are humorous in the slightest. This is a very easy lighthearted read that anyone can finish in a couple days. I also love traveling, and I like the fact that this book was able to take me to countries that I have not been fortunate enough to visit yet. After reading this, you will surely want to taste some of the food that is mentioned throughout for yourself. Overall I rated this 4 out of 5 stars, and would recommend this to anyone looking for something light, but also looking for an escape to some great travel destinations.
Thank you to the author for sending me a copy of this title in exchange for an honest review.