Book Review: Getting A Grip A #MyNewLife Romantic Comedy by M.E. Carter @AuthorMECarter

Book Review: Getting A Grip A #MyNewLife Romantic Comedy by M.E. Carter @AuthorMECarterGetting A Grip A #MyNewLife Romantic Comedy by M.E. Carter
on July 18, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.


A sweet, funny story about a second chance at happily ever after, Getting A Grip was a refreshing change of pace from everything I have been seeing from the book world these days.

Elena and Greg pair together as perfectly as a hotdog and a bun. From the moment they meet these two were destined for each other. Dealing with over energetic children, insane ex’s, and life’s daily pressures have these two on their toes. Getting a grip on life may not be as easy as they think.

This was an adorable read. Real world issues allowed the storyline to flow and keep the characters relatable. I laughed out loud several times and found Greg to be swoon worthy. M.E. Carter always takes a turn that isn’t the norm, throwing in a curveball to keep you on your toes. This one will have you chuckling for sure. Although there was drama, I found the story to contain low angst and was happily surprised with the outcome. If you are looking for a couple of hours to escape, Getting A Grip is the book for you.


About M.E. Carter

My name is ME Carter and I have no idea how I ended writing books. I’m more of a story teller (the more exaggerated the better) and I happen to know people who helped me get those stories on paper.
I love reading (read almost 300 books last year), hate working out (but I do it anyway because my trainer makes me), love food (but hate what it does to my butt) and love traveling to non-touristy places most people never see.
I live in Houston with my four kids, Mary, Elizabeth, Carter and Bug, who was just a twinkle in my eye when I came up with my pen name. Yeah, I’ll probably have to pay for his therapy someday for being left out.

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