Above image taken from www.kairarouda.com
So I’m one of those people who wishes I could afford every book I see, but I can’t, so I am smart and I use my local library, even for books on my Nook. A book I got in line for was entitled “Best Day Ever” by Kaira Rouda and actually took me a couple of months to get as I was the 26th person to place a hold.
Two weeks ago I finally got the email stating the book was on loan to me. When I began reading it, I’ll admit that the book wasn’t exactly what I thought it was going to be, and it’s main character, Paul Strom, is definitely a person I would never want to meet in real life. I do not want to give away the ending so I won’t go into detail as I hate it when I’m reading a review and it gives away the ending of the book.
This was a complex story about a husband and wife heading up to their Lake Erie home to have what the husband described as their “best day ever”. It is told from Paul’s point of view, learning about how he met his wife Mia, landed his job, and how he feels about a lot of things.
As a person who lives in the state of Ohio, I found it quite fascinating as I knew the area they drove too as my own family just went camping a few years back where Lakeside, Ohio is located. Not to mention my sister attended church camp there throughout high school (I gave up on church camp at a young age after the one I went to in second and third grade lied to me 2 years straight, I never went back again).
I can say that I love how Kaira Rouda described Paul. He was extremely well written and his quirks went on throughout the entire book, consistently giving you a specific vibe for him and his personality.
“Best Day Ever” is definitely a more serious read and I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it as a book you would take to the beach. It’s more of a “read it in the middle of the day, in the middle of the winter” kind of book.
Any books you think I should read? Comment below as I love a good book!