- Paperback: 356 pages
- Publisher: Not So Maverick Publishing (15 Dec. 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0692584994
- ISBN-13: 978-0692584996
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 2.3 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
Spare Me the Drama Paperback – 15 Dec 2015
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When Martin Leon remembers that he forgot to invite an important guest to a birthday party for one of his eight kids, who can blame him? Since his wife's death, he's struggled to juggle raising their large brood with his equally demanding job as head writer of "After the Loving." He and Jeanie once co-wrote the daytime soap together. Now he must carry on alone in the face of a dwindling audience, an executive producer only too happy to alter his stories at her slightest whim, and a nagging case of writer's block. Unlike Martin, Roxanne Hunter doesn't love a good soap opera. She parlayed her sexy role on "After the Loving" into a lucrative, luxury-bedding business years ago and didn't look back. Just when she was on the brink of having it all, the universe pulled the rug out from under her, leaving her to nurse a devastating double loss of her own. Accepting Martin's last-minute invitation, Roxanne decides it's the perfect getaway to take her mind off her lonely life. All she wants is to fulfill a promise she once made to Martin's sister and find out how he and the children are coping with grief. Though Martin may wake up one day ready for a woman again, Roxanne has no intention of reliving her youthful, secret crush on him. But the females in Martin's family have other plans. Startled by the revelation that she is as much a stray as anyone else Martin has taken into his household, Roxanne nevertheless allows herself to be enfolded into the embrace of family life and a romance with him. Can she fulfill her promise to get through fate together, or will the universe - and the past - pull the rug out from under her one more time, just as she's about to get the happy ending she always wanted but never dared dream she'd have? Fans of feel-good contemporary romance will want to pick up this witty, insightful story of a flailing handsome single father and the "femme fatale" who brings him back to life. By debut author Karen Tomsovic.
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So Martin and the new love in his life have to juggle their own feelings for each other, the feelings of the children and their respective past.
This book touches the heart and is a must read for any softie :-).
Karen Tomsovic made a great job writing a story with so many characters keeping it interesting and fluid.I really can't wait to read more books written by this author.
This was such a sweet story with a veil of sadness and melancholy that I've really appreciated because made it even more real.
Martin,our Hero,is not in the best place of his life.Losing her beloved wife left him with a huge hole i the chest,an author's block and 8 kids to take care.Fortunately when he met his old friend,Roxanne,he understands he can't spend the rest of his life pining after a ghost and he tries to start to live again going beyond his fears.
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This stand-alone is easy to follow. Minor editing errors, no violence or drag-you-down drama.
Entertaining, realistic storyline including parrots and Miata's. Believable characters with distinct personalities. Thought-provoking, memorable and humorous dialogue.
"Stephanie, true independence requires maturity. Because the world isn't going to take care of you, and the world isn't going to indulge you when you make mistakes and the world isn't going to nurse your grudges."
No desire to re-read this story. I may be interested in other works by this author.