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.
When I started reading Getting A Grip I needed a laugh, life was getting me down and friends had been going through some very emotional times and I was hurting for them. I laughed, I snorted and I smiled while reading this one and it really was what this book whore needed to change her mood around. Even now typing this review has a smile on my way. Was this the perfect story? No but it was really good and one I can easily recommend to be read.
The story really was something that is relatable to many people out there. I have been in a divorce and even though we didn’t have any children (thank the gods for that one, trust me) it wasn’t fun and it changed me. Luckily I am happily married with two demon spawns I mean children now but I could still relate to how Elena felt. I had my own version of Callie (read the book and you will understand) to help me get through it and I loved how much Callie really was a great secondary character you can’t help but love her. Add Greg into the mix and well you have such a great read that you will not want to put down.
I think whether you have been in a similar situation or a divorce period you will relate to a lot of what Ms. Carter put into this book. I really enjoyed this book and I think you will as well.
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.