venerdì 5 giugno 2015

Review & Giveaway: Adding Lib by Kathryn Elliott

Adding Lib
by Kathryn Elliott


Libby O'Rourke has a short fuse. Her mother, Mae, carries a big match. Engulfed in the never-ending life-juggling of suburbia, Libby fails to notice Mae's emerging dementia symptoms until a kitchen fire puts the problem on the front burner.

Proficient in the art of denial, Mae brushes the shattering diagnosis aside and sets her sights on a matchmaking crusade for her eldest son. After all, if her lucid days are numbered, Mae’s going to make damned sure he makes it down the aisle while she still recognizes the groom.

It’s going to take a razor wit and an iron stomach to handle Mae's diagnosis. Thankfully, just like her mother Libby has both.


My Review:

It's a reading fun and enjoyable which addressess, with humor and irony, the difficulties of everyday life.
Lib has an adorable husband who supports and advises her, has two mischievous kids as children, a part time job and a mother who considers her a child. Suddenly Mae, Lib's mother, begins to show the first symptoms of Alzheimer and her life will never be the same. Lib with her two brothers and their families seeking the best way to help her manage this new life.
The characters are likeable, funny and real, it is easy to empathize with their lives. Lib is a dynamic woman, full of resources that has succeeded in creating an almost perfect family: she has a great relationship with her husband and knows very well to deal with the crisis of her children. Mae also is an adorable character: she is a sweet woman but also very stubborn and determined, with a large defect, a strong preference for her son Sean.
It 's written really well, has fast and engaging pace, one page leads to another,
It's the first book of The McGinn Series and can not wait for the next one
It 's an amazing book, funny but also touching, must-read for those who love romance



Sean grabbed onto the back of her neck and deepened the kiss before she could pull back. Her lips parted, and a moan from deep in her dormant sex drive sent his mouth into frenzy. She found the bottom of his soft cotton T-shirt and slipped her hands under the hem. Running her fingers over his chest hair, his nipples snapped to attention, along with his common sense.

“Whoa,”—he reluctantly pulled an inch back—“I have to breathe. Give me a second.” His panting was matched only by hers. His low growl warned, “You’re opening an old door here, Duffy. Once it’s open, I’m coming in, slamming it shut, and putting up the Do Not Disturb sign until neither one of us can move. No one in, no one out. I’ve waited too long.”

She licked her plumped-with-kisses lips.

He groaned. “You play dirty,” he said. “I like it.”

The sound of a car in the driveway sent them scrambling to their feet and to the truck ramp.

Caroline waved to Libby and Mae as they got out of the car. “I feel like I just got caught making out on the front porch,” she said between her smiling teeth.

“You’re lucky they came when they did,” he said. “If it were up to me we’d be testing the springs on that old couch right now.”

Sean mirrored her clenched smile and waved to Mae and Libby as he said, “Forget what I said in the office the other day. This is not over. Not by a long shot. We’re just getting started.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Kathryn Elliott is a lifetime journalist with awards in political satire, human interest, and commentary. A Connecticut native, she is a happily married mother of two sons with high hopes one of them will pay for a delightful rest home.

A true believer in laughter's healing power, Kathryn writes characters whose flaws resonate with readers long after "The End."

ADDING LIB is her debut novel, and the first in The McGinn Series.

TWITTER: @CandidKathryn




Kathryn will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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6 commenti:

  1. looking forward to reading the book!

  2. Great review. I can't wait to read the book.

  3. Very good review. I loved the excerpt;.

  4. What a cute cover! Looks like a great read!

  5. Terrific excerpt! The cover and title are awesome! Thank you for the great post and contest!


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