Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Review: Zoey and The Moment of Zen by Cat Lavoie

Title:  Zoey and The Moment of Zen
Author:  Cat Lavoie
Genre:  Chick Lit
Publisher:  Marching Ink
Release Date:  October 21, 2013
File Size/Pages:  1519 KB/320 pgs
Source:  CLP Blog Tour

My Rating:  5/5

Summary:  When coffee shop owner Zoey Everwood takes her obsession with ex-boyfriend Braden too far, everyone—except Zoey—is convinced a bit of fun in the sun at the Moment of Zen Wellness Resort will help her get over him once and for all.  But Zoey's relaxing vacation turns out to be anything but peaceful when she meets Shane Lawson, a resort guest who bears a striking resemblance to Braden. And things get even more complicated when the resort's owner starts spilling secrets about Zoey’s aunt Nessa, the woman who raised her. Add a snarky Wellness Coordinator and Nate Holmes—Shane's grumpy friend—to the mix, and you've got the recipe for a perfect tropical storm. When Zoey comes back home with a new husband instead of tacky souvenirs, she must convince everyone she hasn't completely lost her mind. As Zoey and Shane struggle to keep the magic alive outside the resort, Zoey discovers that she isn't the only one having trouble letting go of the past. And when Nate drops a bombshell that changes everything, Zoey must decide if the old saying is true—what happens at the Moment of Zen stays at the Moment of Zen.

Review:  I received this novel as part of CLP Blog Tour, and I absolutely LOVED this novel. The story begins with the main character, Zoey Everwood, having dinner with her best friends, Dar and Dex. During the dinner, they spot Zoey's ex-boyfriend, Braeden, and they automatically know that it's not just a coincidence that Zoey chose that restaurant. After having a meltdown in the store, Zoey's family and friends ship her off to The Moment of Zen resort where she meets her new husband and discover a secret about her Aunt Nessa.  What I love about this novel, is that Cat made the characters completely realistic. I saw Zoey as one of my best friends. Throughout the entire novel I was very protective of Zoey and I hated the way she would be treated by Nessa and Dar sometimes, but I realized it was all out of love. Just when I learned to come with terms of what I thought was Zoey's fate, Cat shocks me with an ending I was hoping for, but wasn't expecting! Overall, this was a great novel that had me constantly saying, "I'm going to read one more chapter before I start my homework!" Stop EVERYTHING you're doing and BUY this novel TODAY!!

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Samantha March said...

So glad you loved it !

Cat Lavoie said...

Thank you so much for this amazing review, Josie!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!! :)