Thursday, June 23, 2011

Groundswell - Book Tour June 23, 2011

Groundswell - Katie Lee (publisher book tour)


EAT, SURF, LOVE. A butterfly flaps its wings in New York City . . . and a groundswell forms in Mexico. . . .

Sometimes the biggest ripples come from the smallest events. Like the day that Emma Guthrie walks into world-famous movie star Garrett Walker’s trailer. When she steps through the door, she’s a novice PA who’s just dropped out of college after losing her scholarship. When she walks out, she’s on her way to becoming Mrs. Emma Walker—wife of an A-list actor. Soon, Emma has made the transition from nobody to red-carpet royalty, trading jeans and flip-flops for closets full of Chanel and Birkin bags, swishing past velvet ropes to attend every lavish party and charity gala on both coasts. With her husband’s encouragement, Emma pens a screenplay based on her life, Fame Tax, which becomes a blockbuster sensation. Through it all, Garrett is her ally and her mentor . . . until their relationship is thrown into question by an incriminating text message that Emma discovers on Garrett’s phone the night of the Met Costume Institute Gala.

Devastated by her husband’s infidelity and hounded mercilessly by the paparazzi, Emma must flee New York City to get away from it all and clear her head. Her destination? A sleepy coastal town in Mexico where no one recognizes her and there is nothing but unspoiled beaches for miles. Here, she meets Ben, a gorgeous, California-born surf instructor, who teaches her about the healing powers of surfing, shows her the joys of the simple life, and ultimately opens her up to the possibility of love.

From Manhattan’s hippest restaurants to the yacht-and-celebrity infested waters of St. Barts, Katie Lee’s debut novel is an irresistible insider’s glimpse into a glittering world—and a captivating story about how losing everything you thought you wanted can be the first step to finding what you need.

My Thoughts:

I enjoyed this book although it was not what I expected. I expected to find my main character rediscovering herself in Mexico healing hurts through surfing. Its the whole reason I did this tour. A book on surfing is right up my alley way. I did not get that however and while it was a good book, it didn't quite live up to my expectations. I wanted more after the bad had happen healing process and not so much of life before the bad.

So while it was a good book, unfortunately it just didn't quite hit the spot for me. That's not to say it wouldn't be perfect for someone else though.

Author's Website: Katie Lee


Irene said...

Thanks for your honest review. I hate it when that happens you expect to be swept away on a big wave and then find it's only a ripple effect. Have a great day.

Jill said...

I think what threw things off was the way it was described, I thought it was going to be a lot more of her putting her life back together and healing as well. Half the book was how her life got where it was to go wrong from in the first place. I enjoyed it, but would have enjoyed it more if I hadn;t been waiting for the second half to happen the whole time.