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.
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.
GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35120490-getting-a-grip
Elena Monroe is a divorced mother of 3 young girls. Another woman blindsided by a cheating husband who blamed her for the failure of their marriage, leaving her full of insecurities in the wake of their breakup. Sounds familiar?
With the help of her mother, a faithful best friend and a newly found male friend, Elena will work to find herself again and get control of her future.
This is my first read by this author and I just loved this book. I fell in love with the characters. Elena is so real, a mother doing what’s best for her children while finding her new place in life; her friend Callie, whom I named “calamity” Callie because that girl and her child are just something else; and Greg, a man who comes into her life to remind her there’s more to her than she gives herself credit for and to teach her that even perfection will feel inadequate.
This is a story about real people, with real struggles, wrapped in the sarcasm brought on by the close bonds of true friendship and family. It’s a fresh take into finding love again told with a lot of humor without losing sight of the very real problems that affect most of the people and families who go through a divorce.
I found the writing impeccable and the story has an easy flow and quality that will make it difficult to put down.
5 Book Corner Stars
Mother, reader, storyteller—ME 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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