Author Guest Post
I am so absurd that my friends - Facebook and real life - and my students' parents alert me to all of his appearances on TV. They send me pictures of his tattooed abdomen. It's become a joke and I guess I have too.
But I am so in love with Adam Levine that I have written a romance novel and he is the hero...the sexy knight on a white horse. I am so enamored with sitting and pretending a newly widowed mom of three living in suburban Midlothian has fallen in love with an older Adam like character that I wrote a sequel to the first book.
I let Justin read them and he said it's like I've killed him in order to date Adam but he's so wrong.
This girl in the book, my book has 3 kids. I have 4. And the guy, the guy who's car she falls in front of while out for a run with her dog and holding a bag of dog poop, this guy is a decade older than Adam Levine. And he's not in a band...
So, I tell him it's so not me in this book and he, this guy who I'm married to, says he doesn't care because he sees that writing this book is making me happy and how can I possibly be in love with Adam when the guy who greets me each morning encourages me to follow my dreams.
About The Author
Tripped Up Love by Julie Farley
Book 1: The New After Ever Series
Publisher: Perfect Mamas Press
Publication Date: May 8, 2013
Format: Paperback - 236 pages / Kindle - 520 KB
Genre: Chick Lit / Contemporary Romance / Women's Fiction
BUY THE BOOK: Tripped Up Love
BUY THE SERIES: The New After Ever Series
Book 1: Tripped Up Love
Book 2: The New Ever After
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours.
My Book Review:
Tripped Up Love is the wonderful story of a woman's journey of moving forward and getting a second chance at love after the death of her husband.
Heather Meadows is a forty year old widow with three children, who is still grieving from the unexpected death of her husband Hank, who passed away eighteen months ago from a heart attack at the age of thirty-eight. Hank and Heather had been together for thirty-two years, he was her life, her world, her everything ... now her happily ever after was over and she feels lost and unable to move forward in her life. As a stay-at-home mom with a Masters degree, Heather's dream was to be a writer, and as she searches for a way to find normalcy in her life, she plans to finish writing her 'memoir' about Hank, their life and his death, and to get it published. While out running, Heather falls into a pothole and is rescued by Peter Adamson, a NY Times bestselling author, who was driving by when she stumbled into the path of his car. What starts out as a shining knight in armor rescuing a damsel in distress, leads to a journey of new beginnings and an unexpected second chance at love.
Author Julie Farley weaves a wonderful tale of love, loss, family, and second chances. You can't help but feel compassion for Heather as she struggles with the grief over her husband's unexpected death, and the awkward transition of becoming a single mother with three children, with a myriad of humorous trials and tribulations to deal with while trying to find balance and a sense of normalcy for her family.
I really enjoyed the unexpected meeting between Heather and Peter. Her clumsiness brought an unexpected and perfect man into her world, and as their relationship slowly develops, Peter would be the one to show Heather that her life can have a new beginning with a second chance at love.
This is a lighthearted and humorous romance that doesn't play heavy on the sorrow of the husband's death, rather it realistically shows a woman's struggle and journey to move forward with her life as a single woman and mother after the death of her husband, and how a sweet new romance added a touch of hope into the mix.
Tripped Up Love is a heartfelt and touching romance story that will give you a warm fuzzy feeling and put a smile on your face.
Tripped Up Love is the first book in The New Ever After Series.
RATING: 4 STARS ****
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Virtual Book Tour Schedule
October 23 – Literary Chanteuse – Excerpt
October 24 – Julie Valerie’s Book Blog – Review
October 28- The East Village – Review
October 31 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Novel Spotlight & Q&A
November 5 – Chick Lit Plus– Review
November 5 – Every Free Chance Book Reviews – Guest Post & Excerpt
November 6- Books in the Burbs – Review & Excerpt
November 7 – Book Suburbia – Excerpt
November 11- Steph the Bookworm – Review
November 11- Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt