Friday, July 12, 2013

All My Restless Life to Live 
by Dee DeTarsio 

Publisher: 
Pages: 306 
Format: book 
Buy the Book: Amazon 

Amazon:  All My Restless Life to Live Life is a soap opera, especially for Elle Miller, who writes for one. (Ellen dropped the "n" in her name in hopes of finding a better ending for herself.) When her laptop crashes, she borrows her recently deceased dad's computer and gets way more than she bargained for. 

Elle unravels mysterious communications from his computer, while her mom decides to give Internet dating a try. As Elle tries to save her career at I'd Rather Be Loved with a storyline featuring a trip through Atlantis, she takes a trip to the Emmys, and finds herself in the middle of a romance between a real doctor and a hunk who just plays one on TV. Friends, family, and clues from "the other side" all help Elle figure out the difference between living the good life and living a good life. 


Kritters Thoughts:  Elle is a writer for a soap opera and her life reads a lot like what she is writing for her characters.  She has two men vying for her attention and love, a mother who is still wrestling with the grief from the loss of her dad and some crazy co workers who add a little extra drama to her life.  

I absolutely loved the characters in this book - they were fantastic.  Her mother was such a great read; I loved how real she was; she didn't just get over the loss of her husband and was still dealing with the after effects of his decline.  Liam - Elle's boss, was hilariously great!  I loved his comedic relief when times were possibly getting a little to serious.  

This was good chick lit, but there were just a few moments where I felt like the story jumped around a little.  I wanted to edit it just a little and change a few of the transitions between scenes to make things run a little smoother.

Rating: a perfect beach read

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Booksparks PR.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.


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