Category: New Adult Fiction, 188 pages
Genre: Contemporary women's fiction / romance
Publisher: 3 Dreams Creative Enterprises
Release date: ebook: Nov 1, 2016; trade paperback: May 1, 2017
Format available for review: ebook (mobi, PDF. ePub)
Tour dates: Feb 13 to 24, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 The story deals with a young woman and her romantic and sexual exploits (sometimes casual) but is not overtly graphic in nature. She uses all the expletives of a 20-something who sometimes lacks a filter. It is a freewheeling story of a young woman who drinks too much, parties too often but underneath it all has a good moral and ethical compass - one that occasionally goes off kilter as she tries to sort out her relationship with men. She makes mistakes - and realizes them - as she tries to sort through it all and find happiness and love on the left coast.
One girl. Two guys. It's complicated.
First there is Isaac, the ex-boyfriend who threatens her move to a sunny new life on the west coast when he suddenly comes back into the picture. The chemistry is intoxicating and Josie starts eating, breathing, and sleeping with him again until the move. Things are hard enough saying goodbye to her childhood home and very best friends, but when Isaac makes it seem like he might actually want her to stay, Josie wonders if she’s giving up on him too quickly.
Josie takes the plunge and moves to California.
Then comes Carter. Sweet, doting - and, oh my god! - former boy band heartthrob, Carter. Josie’s new life falls into place, with new friends and a job working as the personal assistant for Carter as he plans the re-launch of his career. When it seems like there might be something between Josie and her new boss, she can’t help but hold back in fear of crossing a line and, worse yet, getting her heart crushed. Once again.
What spirals into a complicated, heart wrenching, unexpected love triangle forces Josie to face a decision that she is not sure she can make. Carter or Isaac. Or - who knows?
It’s Sex in the City meets Bridget Jones Diary under the Hollywood sign. A masterful debut novel of love, sex and rock & roll in the New Adult genre.
I had so much fun reading this! It was one of those reads for me where it wrapped up nicely yet I didn't want it to finish. I'm relatively new (again) at reading romances but, this romantic comedy was right up my alley. I thought it was cool and fun how the author tossed in references to not only music I know, but to pop-culture of our world into her fictitious book. I think it also brought another element of relatableness for her characters to the readers. Josie (main character) and her girlfriends are the kind of friends most (if not all) girls and women want and need in their life- the-ride-or-die-I'm-with-you-to-the-end- kind of friends. A real comradery. Be warned though, this book does have raw sexual tensions and situations that some may not be comfortable with. However, the story isn't about the sex scenes if you're worried about that; however, I do see their necessity to the story. The author did a great job adding in romantic sweet and tender moments for the reader - giving the story a good balance between a little bit of sex, romantic comedy, and sweetness. I would most definitely read another book by Woodtke again!
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About the Author:
Jordyn Woodtke is an exceedingly gifted new author who is destined to take the New Adult genre by storm with her debut novel entitled Let's Try This Again.
A graduate of NYU, she majored in screenwriting with a minor in bottomless brunching, skills she took with her when she moved to Los Angeles to follow her dream of becoming a writer. Jordyn started writing poetry and plays in high school, garnering prestigious awards and accolades from the Hartford Stage, Drexel University, the Waterbury Young Playwrights Festival and the national Scholastic Art & Writing awards, among others.
Now, on any given afternoon you are likely to find Jordyn petting random dogs on her street, noshing at any of the numerous brunch spots in LA, or bingeing Netflix on her couch. She's grateful and dedicated to the art of storytelling because it lets her say all the things she wished she'd said when she had the chance.
And if Let’s Try This Again is any indicator of future success, Jordyn will get to keep saying them for a long, long time.
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