Tuesday, July 18, 2017

REVIEW - Getting a Grip - M.E. Carter

TITLE - Getting a Grip
AUTHOR - M.E. Carter 


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 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.


Getting A Grip is the story about Elena who is a recently divorced mother of three girls. She took her kids to a tumbling class and that is where she sees a guy named Greg who has a daughter.   Elena and Greg are both fun-loving people and not mention gorgeous in their own way.  The two of them have some stuff in common and they face insecurities together trying to get a grip on life. 
Elena has a lot going on and she handles it pretty well except for her body image. Greg shows her that she is perfect just the way she is. The chemistry and banter between them is great.   

While reading I loved the way Greg was with the kids.  Swoon-worthy!   A sub character I’d like to mention is Callie who is supportive to Elena. Get the three of them together and they have a nice, fun conversation. 

The writing of this romantic comedy book is on point. It grabbed my attention. I smiled, laughed and at point of the story I got a little emotional.   I was sad when it was over it was that GOOD! 

This is the first book I’ve read by M.E. Carter and it won’t be the last! I’m hooked. I can’t wait for this series to continue and find out more about Greg. 

I’d totally recommend this to everyone

Parts of the story I liked:

While Elena was getting a makeover.

“Life is messy and unpredictable. It can bring amazing happiness, but it can also bring sadness.” 

“I wish you could see yourself the way I see you.”

Star Ratings:

Writing style- 5/5
Overall rating- 4.5/5

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