X is a tricky letter, but with a 'mystery man' featuring in the blurb for this book, and 'Mr X' a common way of naming a mystery person, I again cheated a little. Issallgood, though, innit? *winks*
After being dumped by her cheating boyfriend, Maggie Tyler’s inner
crazy person is about to be unleashed. Once free, Crazy Lady wreaks
havoc on Maggie’s orderly life. By the time she wrestles the monster
back into its cage, Maggie is fired from her cushy position as an
executive assistant. Out of work, and unemployable, she’s forced to take
a job manning the balloon stand at Party World. She wears a furry Binky
the Baboon costume, hoping no one from her past will see her. All goes
well until a wise-ass teenager opens the floodgates for an encore
performance of Crazy Lady. Maggie is canned once again.
bill collectors swarming like sharks, she is forced to take a job
tending bar at Frank’s Rock Club. Complications mount when her sullen
teenage niece Becca arrives for the summer, along with a stray and very
battle-scarred cat. As Maggie begins her new life, she jettisons her
most destructive habits…smoking and love, and is joined on her journey
by her friend, Pat, an emotionally battered veteran of the dating scene
who bears the skid marks of too many failed relationships. Despite her
resolve, Maggie finds herself drawn to David, a man of mystery. Is he
the man of her dreams or the stuff of her worst nightmare?
Maggie, Pat and Becca pick their way along the road toward true love,
they find themselves facing unforeseen roadblocks.. not the least of
which is organized crime. Is Mystery Man a criminal? Will Frank turn out
to be Pat’s soulmate? Will the arrival of Becca’s mom throw ice water
on her burgeoning romance? Does love triumph? Well, of course!
by Bea Moon
Bea Moon is a former Vermonter, who made a beeline to South Florida at
the first opportunity. She’s worked at many things, from waitress to
executive secretary, with stopovers as newspaper columnist and freelance
editor. She’s eighty years old and still doesn’t know what she wants to
be when she grows up. She love music (everything from Randy Travis to
Pavarotti), reading, Downton Abbey, Dexter, and the Miami Dolphins. She reads palms (strictly for fun), and is fascinated by possibility of reincarnation.
As I stated above, 'X' is a tricky letter, but I had to make it fit for this book! The cover is great, there's loads of lovely angsty goodness in the plot, plus there's a cat in there too! Not only that, but I just really want to be like this fabulous lady author 'when I grow up' too! If I'm still writing novels at the age of 80, I will be over the moon (no pun intended). What a fabulous inspiration to struggling writers everywhere!
Book blurbing my way through the challenge on here, and limericking my way through the April A-Z over at The Furry Tale Chronicles. Please stop by!!