Blog Tour Review: Love Quest (First Comes Love #5) by Camilla Isley

Posted July 8, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, Review / 12 Comments

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour Review:  Love Quest (First Comes Love #5) by Camilla IsleyLove Quest by Camilla Isley
Series: First Comes Love #5
Published by Boldwood Books on July 8, 2023
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance, Adult Romantic Comedy
Pages: 231
Source: the publisher
Format: E-galley
My Rating: four-half-stars
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She didn’t go to the jungle to meet the man of her dreams. Luckily, Dr Logan Spencer is NOT the man of her dreams!

As epic meet-cutes go, travel photographer, Winter Knowles thinks finding a gorgeous naked man outside her Thailand villa is pretty perfect. But then she discovers the naked heartthrob is none other than Dr Logan Spencer, her gruff standoffish (but sexy as hell) jungle expedition leader.

Dr Logan is on the mission of a lifetime. There’s a lost city of gold to discover and he doesn’t need any distractions – especially not the stubborn, sassy beautiful photographer type! His reputation is on the line.

These arch rivals get off on the wrong foot. But when the heat rises in the jungle, Winter and Logan are forced together in the face of danger. Is trusting someone with your life the best meet-cute of all?  

A sassy, enemies-to-lovers rom-com perfect for fans of Ali Hazelwood!

Please note that this title was originally published as From Thailand With Love.

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My Review

I adored this adventurous romance, that somewhat reminded me of a favorite movie from my 80s childhood, Romancing the Stone! While the one right before this didn’t work for me, I definitely was glad I’d read a bit of it, as one of the characters in this, Winter, was best friends with the character from that book. So when we got her background and had her talking with those characters it clicked. I loved that Winter was able to hold her own and show Logan that she wasn’t some “bombshell” unable to hang with the boys in the jungle like he assumed from his first look at her. The characters in their expedition group were fun or at least fit the roles they filled perfectly.

Personally, the whole thing with the bugs and snakes, no thanks. And having to wear clothes that completely covered all your skin to stay safe from them, in the jungle heat? Yeah, I could not do that at all! But finding the lost city was exciting and so perfect. There were a few things that happened that totally matched up to what you might see in an Indiana Jones movie or similar types of movies.

The way the two characters both figured things out in the end was realistic, even if I do think that Winter’s reaction to his asking for her phone number was a bit out there, I think she would have realized what he was doing. But maybe not after all the craziness they’d just survived. And the way they reunited in the end was perfect for me, and I like how they got their HEA and handled their long distance relationship as it progressed.

I have read the first book in this series, and the one that comes right after this one, and enjoyed both, so I hope to read the rest when I have time!

About the Author

Camilla Isley is an engineer who left science behind to write bestselling contemporary rom-coms set all around the world. She lives in Italy and her first title for Boldwood, The Love Theorem, a Hollywood-meets-STEM romance, will be published in June 2023.

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12 responses to “Blog Tour Review: Love Quest (First Comes Love #5) by Camilla Isley

    • Lisa Mandina

      The series is different couples in each book, but it’s fun to go and read the others too!

  1. I love your new blog header. That book rec reminds me of Indiana Jones. which I heard the recent movie is real great and has a lot of special effects and ways to make Harrison Ford look younger.

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