Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Release Day Blitz: 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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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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Ohhh, such a lovely read!
If I have to be honest, it took me some time to really lose myself in this book, because I couldn't connect with Elena and Greg as a couple in the beginning, but in the second half... wooo, I was totally sucked in!

The first thing I want to say is that this book is real. I'm not a mum, but I think all the readers will be able to recognise themselves in one or more issues addressed in this book. I felt like Elena and Greg could be everyone's neighbours, with their virtues and vices, with their personal problems and everyday difficulties to face.

Elena is the example of a woman who after her divorce needs to rediscover herself, pulling out from her ex husband's grip, and finding again who she is and her own worth.
She is helped in this by her BFF Callie and Greg, such a great man (she's sooooo lucky she met him, I want a Greg too!).
I loved the interaction between those three! They are a great trio, really open with each others, and they have so much fun together! 
Callie is a great friend, and she's such a blast! She's also really supportive of Elena. And her child... OMG! Such a nightmare but also so much fun to read about :P
And Elena and Greg... well, as I said, it took me some time to warm up to the idea of them together, but when I did, I realised that these two were perfect together. They understand each other, and encourage and support one another.

In the second half of the book there are two twists in the plot that I didn't expect, but I really liked them. The first one is an issue that I never found in a book, quite rare to hear talking about actually, so it was really interesting to see how Elena and Greg managed to address it. And the second one broke my heart a little bit, but I know (well, I hope) that M.E. Carter will make it whole again:P

Last thing that I want to say is that this was a really funny read, with witty dialogues and hilarious scenes (usually involving Christopher, Callie's son) :P

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