Book Spotlight: Lucy on the Wild Side

Animal lovers and hopeless romantics alike will adore a new book out today: Lucy on the Wild Side by Kerry Rea. The novel follows Lucy Rourke, a primatologist, whose zoo has been selected as the filming location for a wildlife docuseries. But she and the show’s TV host, Kai Bridges, don’t exactly hit it off, and they seem to differ in every way. Despite their differences, though, could there be a spark of something more? Could these enemies become lovebirds in the end?

I’ve always loved animals and zoos (well, I have mixed feelings about zoos, but that’s a conversation for another day), so I was excited to learn about Lucy on the Wild Side. What a fun and unique way to set up a romance! And I can only assume a deep love of animals will shine though. This is a book I can hardly wait to read this fall.

Find out more about it below, and let me know if you’re planning to pick up Lucy on the Wild Side. If you’ve already read it, let me know how you liked it in the comments! I’m hoping to read it soon, so stay tuned for my review.

Official Summary

A charming and wildly funny new romantic comedy by Kerry Rea, author of The Wedding Ringer.

Lucy Rourke has two great loves in her life: the gorilla troop she cares for as a primatologist and the laundry list of reality TV shows she watches to escape the fact that her actual love life doesn’t exist. And like a reality contestant gunning for the final rose, Lucy’s laser-focused on one thing: getting promoted to head keeper. So when a wildlife docuseries hosted by hotshot TV personality Kai Bridges chooses her zoo as its summer filming location, she sees an opportunity to showcase her beloved gorillas to the world and land a starring role in her department.

When Kai and his film crew arrive, however, it’s obvious to Lucy that Kai cares more about sky-high ratings than the gorillas, and he considers her a camera-averse know-it-all whose wardrobe consists entirely of khaki. But she’s surprised to discover there’s more to him than his rugged good looks and cheesy catchphrases…and that maybe a promotion isn’t the only thing she wants. But when secrets from their pasts threaten to complicate everything, Lucy discovers that happiness and success aren’t the same thing—and that finding joy just might mean getting a little wild.

Get the Book

You can buy Lucy on the Wild Side here – it’s available now as a paperback, ebook, and audiobook.

Lucy on the Wild Side by Kerry Rea
GenreContemporary Romance
Number of Pages352
Original Publication DateSeptember 13, 2022

About the Author

Kerry Rea - Reardon Simon Yao Studio

Kerry Rea is a 2017 and 2019 #Pitchwars mentee. Her work has appeared in Seventeen Magazine. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband, her son, and their four dogs.

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