Review & Release Blitz for Get a Grip by M.E. Carter

Misty's Review

First, can I get a hallelujah for a heroine that is so incredibly real that I could actually see myself as her??!!  Please?? Thank you. 

I haven't said much about this book to my peers or even in ME's group because it hits so close to home for me. It's brought up some issues I have been dealing with for 2 years since my own divorce. Those insecurities Elena feels throughout the book so many of us want to roll out eyes at? They are real people. Regardless of how your ex treated you, when you get divorced, there is always a part of you that wonders why. Wonders what you could have done differently to make it work. Wonder had you been just a bit skinnier if things would have been different. IT SUCKS!! There were times I wanted to shake Elena and make her see how beautiful she was. Make her realize she was worth it but when I finished I wondered why I didn't have those same thoughts about myself. Because you know what, just like Elena, I am worth it. Just because it didn't work out with someone doesn't mean I am broken, just like Elena wasn't broken no matter what her ex told her. 

And where in the world can I find a Greg? ME, when you find your Greg can you find me one? I'll do the same if I find my Greg first. We are in this together. He's the guy we all dream about and few who are lucky to actually find. He's sweet, attentative, and is a great dad to his own daughter. Of course perfection doesn't really exist and we find Greg has his own issues he is dealing with. 

Carter, a huge thank you for writing about divorce in such a raw and real way for the second time around. Two times with two different endings but so real in their own ways.  It shows that you understand exactly what some of are going through ourselves. Now, the second book better get itself together because I can't deal with that ending. All that hope you gave use throughout this book was squashed. I am not thanking you for that.   Misty's GR Link

Title: Getting A Grip
A #MyNewLife Novel
Author: M.E. Carter
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: July 18, 2017


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.

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.

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Mother, reader, storytellerME 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.

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