REVIEW – GIRL OFF THE GRID by Jillian Dodd & Kenzie Harp


From USA Today bestselling author, Jillian Dodd, and her daughter, Kenzie Harp, comes a travel romance that will take you on the adventure of a lifetime.

NYC fashion blogger, Camille Caldwell, gets offered a dream job by her favorite magazine. They’re going to send her on an all-expenses paid eco-trip to Costa Rica. She doesn’t know what that means, but she assumes she’ll wear fabulous clothes, sip Piña Coladas on the beach, and have her photo taken “out in nature.” Really, the hardest part of the assignment will be giving up social media while she’s gone.

Going off social media is no big deal for London-based wildlife photographer, Adam Lloyd. The only reason he even has an account is to share his photos with the world. He’s thrilled when an international publication wants to hire him, until he finds out it’s a fashion magazine. He decides to take the job anyway—after all, it will be great for his portfolio. But the minute he sees Camille, he knows it was a mistake. She has too much luggage, is too high maintenance, and way too pretty.

When they meet, their feelings are mutual—they hate each other. Can these two stop fighting long enough to complete their assignment? Will Camille give up and go home when she discovers there’s nowhere to plug in her hair straightener?

Or will they both realize that sometimes you have to go off the grid to find yourself?


*****Mel’s Review*****

3.5 Stars!



Camille Caldwell is an 18 yr. old fashion blogger who just finished her first year of college. She lives in New York & has a large following on her blog & YouTube channel called Effortlessly Camille. She is offered a once in a lifetime opportunity by her favorite fashion magazine Fashion Forward. The editor calls and offers her a dream job where she would write an article for their magazine that will be featured over the summer. They want to send Camille and her own personal photographer on an all expense paid eco-trip to Costa Rica. The magazine is rebranding & focusing on the young women of the world. Camille will be going on adventures & documenting it all for her article. She can’t wait to start on this exciting journey.


Adam Lloyd is a 20 yr. old wildlife photographer from London. His father is a world-renowned photographer & Adam is following in his footsteps. When Adam is offered the job to work alongside a fashion blogger he is not thrilled to take photos for what he considers to be a teen magazine. His parents think it would be a great way to expand his portfolio, so he decides to take the job. Even though he doesn’t do fashion, he decides he can’t pass up the chance to take photos for an international publication. His only concern is teaming up with the fashion blogger. She looks high maintenance & he’s worried she’ll be superficial and full of drama. As expected, when they meet they clash from the start. They can’t hardly quit fighting long enough to complete their assignment.



As Camille & Adam spend more time together they end up having a great time. They share all these new experiences in a beautiful place & bond. Adam now thinks Camille is fun & genuine. He realizes he’s really going to miss her when the both return home. She went from frustrating him to completely captivating him.

Camille has stepped way out of her comfort zone on this trip. She’s embraced the culture & a new part of herself she didn’t know existed. She also fell hard for Adam & doesn’t know how she’ll ever be able to say goodbye to him.

This was a great young adult story about two people who are opposites that find love in a beautiful place. You feel like you are there experiencing all the adventures in gorgeous Costa Rica.

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