Friday, July 21, 2017

[Release Boost + Review] Getting A Grip by M.E. Carter

Title: Getting A Grip
A #MyNewLife Novel
Author: M.E. Carter
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: July 18, 2017

Book Blurb

This isn’t my life. Okay, it is my life, but not the way I envisioned it would be.

I wasn’t supposed to be a divorced mother of three when I turned the big 4-0.  Sure, I expected the fine lines, gray hairs and left over baby belly.  What I didn’t expect was expanding our family get-togethers by one… my ex-husband’s new child bride.  Ok, ok, she’s not young.  Maybe.

Did I mention this is not the life I planned?

It could always be worse, I know. I’m lucky to have a mother who loves to babysit, a best friend who loves sarcasm, and a new friend by the name of Greg, who is apparently a child whisperer and tells me my eyes are pretty.

Sigh… Greg.

The perfect, Adonis-like God of a man who keeps flirting with me. At least I think he’s flirting with me. It’s been so long, I don’t really know.

Between birthday parties, a few ill-advised bouts with make-up, and a whole slew of gymnastics classes, it’s finally time to take back some control.

So, while my girls learn all about how to grip the bar, I’m going to learn how to get a grip on my life.  And maybe my heart.

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My Review

4 Stars from Renee!

I was pulled right into this story. This story has laughs, fun, secrets, pain, and heartbreak. It deals with life issues that people deal with every day (marriage, divorce, moving on, weight problems, and how to deal with the ex’s new woman). 

This is Elena and Greg's story. Elena is trying to raise her daughters after her divorce. She is trying to find her footing again and enter the dating world. Greg also has struggles while raising a daughter. Neither one of these characters are without flaws but they are drawn together and the time they spend together is happy and passionate. They have difficulties like any other couple and that is when they have to decide if they truly want to move on together or apart. 

I felt I could connect with the characters and the story was a great read.

I recommend this book. 

Author Bio

Mother, reader, storytellerME Carter never set out to write books. But when a friend practically forced a copy of Twilight into her hands, the love of the written word she had lost as a child was rekindled. With a story always rolling around in her head, it should come as no surprise that she finally started putting them on paper. She lives in Texas with her four children, Mary, Elizabeth, Carter and Bug, who sadly was born long after her pen name was created, and will probably need extensive therapy because of it.

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