Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Release Blitz #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


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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ME Carter brings us a heartfelt, laugh out loud, story with a big dose of reality. 

I loved both of the main characters, Elena and Greg were both relatable and so easy to love from the very beginning. They both have issues that could easily be blamed on the hell their ex's put them through. Their relationship is a slow burn of flirting and very funny situations that included a very hyper little boy and Elena's best friend. The author without a doubt understands Elena and what she's going through, her fears, her frustrations, her hopes and dreams. And Greg is a dream man, sweet, attentive, a great father, an amazing friend.

The one thing that you will absolutely LOVE about this book is how real these characters are. They have flaws like all of us and their insecurities could easily be one of ours. I applaud the author for not having flawless individuals, for showing us that we might not be everyones cup of tea, but for someone out there, we are just the right flavor.

This a definitely MUST read. 

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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