Book Review, Jungle Rock by Caroline James


 Jungle Rock


Caroline James

Thank you, Rachel’s Random Resources and Caroline James for inviting me to take part in the Birthday Blitz for the wonderful Jungle Rock.

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Jungle Rock – A romantic comedy novella

 Handsome young chef Zach Docherty is feeling the heat. Following an exposé in a national newspaper, his fiancée Poppy Dunlop has broken their engagement. Heartbroken at the thought of life without Poppy, Zach drowns his sorrows and, when his agent suggests that Zach becomes a contestant in a reality TV show, Jungle Survival, he reluctantly agrees. Plunged deep in the jungle, into a bizarre mix of talent and trials, Zach meets glamour model Cleo Petra, and the cameras go crazy. Will Zach survive and be crowned Jungle King? Or will his latest exploits push Poppy further away…

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My Review

Zach Docherty, a Celebrity chef, is sent to enter the jungle in a reality tv show closely based on ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!” His mind isn’t really on the show because his fiance Poppy has found out some information about Zach through a tabloid newspaper, and has ended the relationship.

Meanwhile back in England Zach’s mum Jo and friend Hattie settle themselves down each evening to catch up on the jungle news. Jo is worried about her son, she knows he is still reeling from the break-up. In stark contrast, Hattie relishes the opportunity and arranges tours around Zach’s previous abode, whilst wearing ‘a khaki shirt and very tight shorts with knee high socks over her crusty walking boots’.

I loved Hattie, what a character! for me she was the star of the story. The suspense grew as we awaited the outcome of the reality contest, and to see if Zach could return to England a hero and make amends with Poppy, who clearly still loves him.

This was an introduction for me to Caroline James and I found Jungle Rock a really entertaining read with loveable characters and an amusing storyline.


“If you’re looking for a highly entertaining story, look no further.”

Linda’s Book Bag

“Another really good book from Caroline James.”

Rachel’s Random Reads

“A fun romantic read – 5 stars!”

My Chestnut Reading Tree

“Fans of ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ will love this book!”

Nikki Ashton, best-selling romcom author


Purchase LinkAmazon UK

Author Bio –


Caroline James has owned and run businesses encompassing all aspects of the hospitality industry – a subject that features in her novels. She is based in the UK and spends her time writing, climbing mountains and running a consultancy business. Caroline has a great fondness for the Caribbean and escapes to the islands whenever she can. She is a public speaker, reviewer and food writer and loves cooking and baking, especially cake. Her next novel, The Best Boomerville Hotel is coming soon…



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