Getting A Grip
A #MyNewLife Novel
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.
For my first M.E. Carter book, Getting A Grip was a hilarious, laugh out loud choice.
Elena Monroe is getting her life back into order after her husband left her a newer, younger version. After years of snide comments from her ex, Elena is having to work through all her insecurities, and it's not always it the easiest of tasks. But she vows to get a grip and start accepting who she is and what she looks like.
Greg is a single dad that catches Elena's eyes and he seems to be taken with her as well. But just like Elena, he's got insecurities that have caused him grief in the past. However, he knows he wants to at least try to have a relationship with Elena, so he'll take the risk and open himself up to her.
These two start slow but the more they are together, the hotter they become. And when push comes to shove and the moment of truth is upon, they realize that they are a match made in heaven.
But just as their relationship is ready to be taken to another level, as sudden surprise will leave them speechless. Will they be able to make things work out or will they be parted just as they realize how much the other means to them?
I seriously love when the hero and heroine are mature adults who know that they want and have lived through some of life's biggest trials and tribulations.
Elena is a brilliant heroine because she has the same insecurities as many woman today. She could let them get her down but she chooses to embrace them and become a stronger person. Her children are her whole life and there is nothing that she wouldn't do for them. I love her strengthen and admire her loyalty to those closest to her.
Greg is a hero I am happy to swoon for. He's got the looks, but it's his heart that wins you over. I adore that he doesn't pressure Elena to move their relationship faster that she is ready for. He know he wants her, so he'll do whatever it takes and how ever long it takes to make it happen.
The children are priceless and Elena's best friend Callie is sensational. They really make this book that much better. And I will never look at hot dogs the same way again.
Getting A Grip is great book about starting over and learning to embrace who you are just they way you are. It's funny, lighthearted, entertaining, and romantic. I was glued to the pages because I couldn't wait to see what happens next. But I must warn you, there is a bit of a cliffhanger in the end.
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.