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Friday, 10 April 2015

BOOK TOUR REVIEW BY DEBBIE Books, Blogs and Reality, Ryan Ringbloom


FILED ON: hang over cures, 2015 read
PAGE LENGTH: 153 pages
STAR RATING: 5 stars


Life can suck…

When reality becomes overwhelming, seeking comfort in fictional fantasies keeps hope alive. And while this escape may be a little delusional, it’s also therapeutic.

Sharing secrets is daunting, but virtual friends don’t often judge and they are always ready to share a glass of wine…or three…while typing out life’s latest endeavors.

Brooke believes obstacles only add to romance, not detract. Rachael longs for a more intense relationship, or so she thinks. Lizzie misses the excitement in her life, but sometimes new situations find you when you’re not even looking. And Jess believes a tiger can change his stripes. It can’t.

Bound by a shared passion for blogging about happily ever afters, these four young women use keyboard therapy to work through their expectations, anxieties, and inadequacies, all with the hopes of achieving the perfection found in romance novels.

Completely blinded by what they think life should be, they navigate their unique paths in search of what they envision is right. But when reality taunts them with persistent curve balls, will they be strong enough to choose wisely? Or will their happy endings escape them?

Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian I Dig Good Books, and I was given this book by Xpresso Tours in exchange for my review.

Oh, I loved this, I really did! I do indeed have two sets of friends and never the twain shall meet. So this was just spot on, and add in the books and blogging?? Just fab!

Jess, Brokke, Rachael and Lizzie all read and blog and review. They cath up with each other on most days. They put each other's worlds to rights, but their own personal world is far from perfect.

Jess can't see what Riley is really like. Brooke falls in love with a co-worker who pushes her away due to cultural differences. Rachael pushes her boyfriend to try new things, and ends up pushing him away. And Lizzie thinks her husband is having an affair.

Written from each girls POV, it also contains online conversations, which made me chuckle. These conversations move at speed, and flip on a penny, and made me think of online conversations I've had with my sister when we lived in different cities.

A much lighter, refreshing book to my usual reads, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It still has pain and romance, anguish and elation, shock and surprise, I laughed with them, felt for them and cheered for them. It has a lot of real life that could be happening to any given group of friends, across the globe, right now.

Excellent read.

5 full stars

PS, LOVED the "in case you were wondering"!

**same worded review appears on Goodreads, and**



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