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Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
Today, we're starting things off with a Rachel's Random Resources tour featuring a Contemporary Romance title that's an easy fit for both Chick Lit and Women's Fiction fans alike. How so? Well, it deals with life, love, and friendship, with a dash of humor and a pinch of long held anger just waiting to explode...and features three leading ladies you won't soon forget. So, if you're ready, the car is packed and idling, as we set forth...
On the Road to Love
About the book...
From bestselling romantic comedy author Melissa Baldwin comes the road trip of a lifetime!
Successful Manhattan accountant Stacy Brown is shocked when her almost perfect life unexpectedly crumbles around her. Blindsided by her husband when he serves her with divorce papers and tossed aside by the women she considered her best friends, devastation and depression hit her hard. But when her mother sends her an old photograph of her and two childhood friends, Candace and Olivia, it fuels a desire in Stacy to find that person she once was. What starts as a chance to reconnect turns into an unforgettable road trip back to her childhood home and an encounter with a man from her past.
Gavin Kingsley, son of Stacy's old piano teacher and former annoying boy next door, sparks something in Stacy that she hasn't felt in a long time…maybe never? Despite her hesitation to jump into a relationship, Stacy can't help being drawn to him as she and her girlfriends take a journey of self-discovery, laughs, tears, and hysterical moments.
Can returning to her past give Stacy everything she's been searching for in her future?
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Okay, it sounds like the start to a bad joke, but what it REALLY is is the beginning of a reunion they never saw coming, and a second chance not only for each other, but themselves as well.
My jaw dropped when Stacy's "surprise" was delivered. I mean, if I was there, after ushering her off to better surroundings, I would've popped that piece of work upside the head with the nearest tax table! The nerve of that a**hat, and yet this terrible event ends up being the catalyst to so much good that you can't help but...no. No. I still can't stand her ex, regardless of what good came her way eventually. *ahem* Anywho...
Personal crisis loves company. Meaning, the timing of the blast from the past photo and the beauty of how the world can connect in seconds, equated to Stacy's having the chance to get reacquainted with her besties from yesteryear. The good news? Both Candace (sorry, C.J.) and Olivia are thrilled to bits to hear from her. The bad news? They would both rather be bald than in the same room with the other...let alone in the same car...let alone without being told they were going to be so they could mentally prepare. Yeah...Stacy definitely had some explaining to do, but all's well that ends well, right? Well, even if it doesn't end on the highest of notes (which, spoiler alert, it does!), she can at least take comfort in catching up with an old acquaintance. The fact that they are a HE and SMOKING HOT and SUCCESSFUL and so OBVIOUSLY INTERESTED it hurts but in the cutest way possible (and they have the best texts and conversations) is beside the point. OH, did I fail to mention that Stacy does have a way of getting in her own way and if her former besties aren't there to make this meet and greet happen, it probably won't? Good thing they were and still are her "ride or die" friends til the end...provided they don't off each other first!
I had a great time with this trio of friends and all the drama their road trip entailed. I mean, if Olivia can "get lost" so her friends have to call in the cops, and Candace can passive aggressively control the driver/passenger situation, then Stacy is surely entitled to use waterworks and emotional meltdown warnings to bring them together! (LOL!) Seriously though, once they saw each other as they are and not simply as they were, the bonds they had were reformed anew, and something that any gal would love in a true life friend. Speaking of bonds, Stacy and Gavin? Whew! A match I couldn't wait to happen, although I admit to waiting for the other shoe to drop at any time...call me a pessimist, but with all the other fireworks, who knew what would happen!
In the end, it was a trip down memory lane to the present that I wouldn't have had any other way. It reminds us that true friendships are meant to last a lifetime, so being selective with who we let into our inner circle is A OKAY! Oh and yeah...the annoying boy next door that you noticed, but only just, CAN turn out to be your person...one day.
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About the author...
Melissa Baldwin is a planner-obsessed Disney fan who still watches Beverly Hills 90210 reruns and General Hospital.
She’s a wife, mother, and journal keeper, who finally decided to write the book she talked about for years. She took her dream to the next level, and is now an award-winning, bestselling author of seventeen Romantic Comedy and Cozy Mystery novels and novellas. Melissa writes about charming, ambitious, and real women, and she considers these leading ladies to be part of her tribe.
When she isn't deep in the writing zone, this multitasking master organizer keeps busy by spending time with her family, chauffeuring her daughter, traveling, attempting yoga poses, and going on rides at Disney World.
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YOUR CHANCE TO WIN...
...a $20 Amazon Gift Card
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Special thanks to Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you as well as the ebook for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today.
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