Caching In by Tracy Krimmer was the winner of my July to-be-read book and most people who choose that book commented that it looked like a sweet summer romantic read. And it was and it wasn’t!
Caching In by Tracy Krimmer
Published by self published Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance
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Can a compass lead you to love?
Broken-hearted Ally Couper has had enough with her ridiculous life. Her job at the bank is going nowhere, and her love life might as well be non-existent.
Determined to try something new, Ally becomes absorbed in the world of geocaching. The high-tech driven scavenger hunt introduces her to Seth, and she realizes the game isn’t the only thrilling part.
Ally’s bad luck may finally be changing, until the past threatens to halt her future with Seth. Can they find happiness together, or is love the one cache Ally can’t find?
First Line of Caching In by Tracy Krimmer
“My ass was going to be hurting tomorrow.”
My Thoughts on Caching In by Tracy Krimmer
There were lots of things that I liked about this book and a few that irked me. So the best way to illustrate this is to throw a quick pros and cons list at you.
Pros of Caching In by Tracy Krimmer:
I’m an outdoor girl, I love being out in the fresh air. Walking, running or just sitting in my garden with a book, I’m happiest when I’m filling my lungs with fresh air. And this book has a great outdoor setting as Ally discovers the hidden world of geocaching.
This deserves a point all to itself. Geocaching is such a fun (and unique) theme for a book. For the uninitiated, it involves hunting for hidden containers using the GPS on your phone. I loved seeing in a book and I giggled as I could relate to frustrations of not being able to find caches that are meant to be easy!
I enjoyed the pace and I wanted to keep reading on. I felt invested in the characters (even if they also annoyed me at times!).
Ally fails at her first couple of attempts to locate the elusive caches and encounters Seth who teaches her some tricks of the trade. I enjoyed their romance, it was sweet but also had depth to it.
Ally felt very real and I liked that she messed up at times but owned her mistakes without trying to blame anyone else. It rounded her out and made her human. A few times I though she made immature comments (especially in relation to Seth’s history) but we live and learn. And mostly she is a likeable girl-next-door type of character.
Cons of Caching In by Tracy Krimmer:
There was a sleazy side story going on at where Ally worked. It was in a bank and it all seemed so unlikely to me. A job interview was held out of hours and out of the office. Seriously, I can’t believe this would happen, HR procedures within the banking industry are highly regulated. At least that’s my experience.
Really Girls? The girls went along with sleazy set up. Really, REALLY?! This really disturbed me.
Overall I thought this was a fun read but I would have enjoyed it a lot more without the sleazy sideline story. I don’t mind a plotline of this type as workplace harassment can happen but I just didn’t believe the sequence of events as shown here. Once I overlook that I enjoyed the book!
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Who should read Caching In by Tracy Krimmer?
I’d recommend this to you if you like sporty type themes, fun outdoor locations and a romance to root for. Fans of books such as Waiting for Prince Harry by Aven Ellis or Party Girl by Rachel Hollis should also enjoy.