Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Dating Cary Grant by Emelle Gamble - Review-


A modern Manhattan fairy tale starring . . .

Tracy Connor, a New York City career woman who loves her job and classic movies.

Mike Connor, her estranged husband, a small-town Mayor who loves his wife but doesn’t seem to have enough time to see her.

The handsome stranger, Philip Adams, who lives downstairs from the small sublet Tracy has temporarily moved into. He’s charming, funny, and looks a lot like her very favorite screen icon, Cary Grant.

Dating Cary Grant is a romance all about New York city career woman Tracy Connor struggling with real issues with her real guy, her husband of six years, Mayor Mike Connor of Cukor, Connecticut. Tracy is a smart woman, but some of her problems with relationships are partially caused by her unrealistic expectations that real guys should—and can— behave like matinee idols. Mike’s problems are also caused by the fact that he’s such a great guy and overextends his heart, and his appointment calendar, to every constituent, friend, or stray animal who crosses his path.

Tracy is also being stressed by a TV reality show intent on showcasing Tracy and Mike’s personal life, as well as the imminent takeover of her employer, a small, private television station, by a billionaire with unlimited funds and no taste.
Dating Cary Grant considers just how selfless a man needs to be to meet his wife’s expectations, and just how honest a woman must be with herself about what she’s willing to give, and give-up. And Cary Grant is along to help prove that any woman’s search for ‘Mr. Perfect ‘ might take her to a surprising place to find him.

 This was a fun read from beginning to end. What first caught my eye was the title. Who didn't/doesn't like Cary Grant? I think that the story within these pages is very

relatable. A husband and wife who have some bad communication errors (misunderstandings), who after a while, get comfortable in their marriage and begin to drift apart. This is relatable in my eyes  because any marriage that has hit a rough spot (and who's marriage hasn't?), can find it difficult to come back from it, (whatever "it" is) especially if there isn't equal ground being met. But if they do, they tend to come back stronger and closer than ever.  
Rightfully so, Tracy feels that her husband has time and makes time for everyone and everything, but her. Her husband on the other hand,  hates to say no, and overbooks and over extends himself ; and his marriage suffers because of it. 
This story has a very sweet and heartwarming ending once the couple finally opens up and have an honest conversations about what is going on inside their minds and hearts and they become unified once again.

I would recommend this book

I received this book for free from netgalley in exchange for an honest review


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