Love & Other Great Expectations (Hardcover)
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An American girl embarks on a competitive scavenger hunt in England—and along the way, meets up with a bookish British boy who can't help her with the clues . . . but might make the trip take some unexpected turns.
Britt Hanson has always preferred scoring goals on the soccer field to analyzing dusty old books. But when an injury ends her dream to play in college, she jumps at the chance to compete in a scavenger hunt in England that takes her to the locations of classic novels—the prize money would change her life!
Once in the UK she meets bookish and very British Luke Jackson. He can’t actually help her with any of the clues (against the rules), but something about Luke compels her to invite him to join her. She wouldn’t mind getting to know him—and listening to his accent.
To win, Britt must outsmart three competitors who aren’t afraid to play dirty while solving clues and traveling around the English countryside. Along the way, Britt learns that sometimes you have to follow the map and other times, you need to throw caution to the wind and see where the cobblestoned road leads you.
About the Author
Becky Dean is a fan of adventures both real and fictional. When she’s not writing or traveling, she can be found drinking tea, watching science fiction shows, or quoting The Lord of the Rings. Though she lives in Texas with her husband, she remains a Southern California girl at heart. Love and Other Great Expectations is her debut novel.
Praise for Love & Other Great Expectations:
A JLG selection!
“This smart and swoony debut is the perfect read for lovers of travel and British literature. Pack your bags and get ready to join the coolest scavenger hunt ever!”--Kristy Boyce, author of Hot British Boyfriend
“With classic literary treasures on every page, this inspiring and heartfelt adventure is full of humorous witty banter, timely self-discovery, a rich complexity of friendships, and brave new beginnings. A delightful debut.”--Nova McBee, author of the Calculated series
"Take it from a romance-addicted Anglophile: Becky Dean’s Love & Other Great Expectations is a dessert to be devoured. Simply put, I adored it."--K.L. Walther, author of The Summer of Broken Rules
"In Love & Other Great Expectations, Becky Dean delivers not only a swoon-worthy romance, but an adventure of self-discovery through classic British literature that will deeply satisfy every reader's heart."--Chelsea Bobulski, author of The Wood
"The romance is sweet, and Britt’s zeal for travel combined with laugh-out-loud moments will charm readers."--Kirkus
"Britt’s drive to overcome her insecurities—and her delight in traveling, meeting new people, and experiencing new things—are infectious in Dean’s lighthearted, good-humored summertime romance."--PW
"Readers will be drawn in and pull for Britt to see her own true potential and win."--SLJ