A #MyNewLife Novel
Author: M.E. Carter
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: August 18, 2017
I needed Balance Check (book 2 in the #MyNewLife Series) after the way Getting A Grip left me hanging! I was really rooting for Elena to find her Greg (or at least a little bit of Tripp on the side!)
“Tripp flashes me a perfect smile full of perfect teeth and a perfectly wicked twinkle in his eye. I may be a tad dazzled by him. Just a tad.”
Greg returns but Elena is wary of handing him her heart again and worried that he can’t be counted on to stick around and put her first in his life.
“But years of getting screwed over has made her leery and less trusting.”
Balance Check is an easy to read story that highlights the heart and humor (and maybe a bit of a moral) that can be found in the everyday.
“Yes, I’m desperate. No, I don’t want to seem that way. She likes calm, cool, collected Greg. I can introduce her to neurotic, overly-excited Greg later.”
I loved this whole story and especially the adorable epilogue, but for some reason I’m now craving hot dogs! 😉
Life has a funny way of throwing you off balance.
Take me for example. I spent years in a bad marriage with a self-serving ass, only to have the love of my life show up when I least expected him. Greg helped me on my journey of self discovery and taught me that, no, I’m not perfect. But I’m perfectly me. It was an amazing journey.
We laughed hard. We loved even harder.
And then he was suddenly and cruelly ripped away from me by the unclenching jaws of fate.
Ok, so it wasn’t that dramatic. And I really need to stop watching the Investigation Channel.
But now Greg is back and as it turns out, re-incorporating someone into your life isn’t that easy. Between jobs, kids, and barely-there friendships, life and love can be messy. Making it all work is a balancing act.
But we’re determined to get it in check.
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#1 Getting A Grip
Getting A Grip is a wonderful and unique story that is more than a RomCom. Although it is definitely humorous, it is also real and full of heart and emotion.
“Elena, you’re a woman, not a child. You’re supposed to have curves and scars and embellishments.”
“Embellishments? Is that what we’re calling cellulite now?”
Elana is a 40 year old divorced woman trying to navigate and ‘get a grip’ on life and love after her husband left her for “Home-Wrecking Husband-Stealing Barbie.”
“I would have laid into her so hard.”
“No, you wouldn’t have.” She pulls the door open and we step inside the cool building as I concede her point.
“Ok, fine, I wouldn’t have. But I would have thought very strongly about it!”
There is snark, attempted flirting, lots of baby gymnastics, juice boxes, hot dogs and “A perfect, beautiful, Adonis of a guy….” and an ending that left me dying to read the next part of this story in book two.
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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