Thursday, August 7, 2014

Book Review & #Giveaway: Coulda Woulda Shoulda by Tara Lee Reed

  • Series: Once Upon a Theme Novel
  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Doorflower Company; First edition (May 9, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0993781217
  • ISBN-13: 978-0993781216

“The End” is Only the Beginning. Elle Masters is over dating. It used to be fun: the drama, the angst, the exhilarating beginnings, the bittersweet middles, the blowout endings. Then the tears, hangovers, rebounds, and another addition to the shoebox of memories in her closet. Now Elle can’t remember the last time a guy made his way into her box. When her friends Rachel and Valerie insist she snap out of her post-breakup funk with a girls’ night out/rebound hunt at a San Francisco bar, Elle isn’t expecting tall, dark, and hummuna-hummuna, Nick Wright. This is no rebound guy. He’s definitely, maybe, The One. In Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda, the interactive romantic comedy where you direct the plot, you play Elle as she and her pals put the “antics” in “romantics.” Get ready to question everything you thought you knew about love, over-analyzing and second-guessing your way through hundreds of modern dating dilemmas and passionate predicaments. Will you accept a last minute date? Freak out if Nick wants space? Be the first to use the ‘L’ word? Live in sin? Or hold out for a ring? Wait, do you even want a ring? With 60 good, bad and inexplicable endings, you’ll always have another second chance at love with Mr. Wright.

My Review: 

As I grew up reading "choose your own adventures" books and recently introduced them to my child I was interested in the potential of a more updated version of this story basis.  My child loves the fact that she can decide the next steps.  While I started with high enthusiasm I got quickly frustrated when my story was over in 2 decisions. It could be that I have not been part of the dating scene for a very long time now and remain happily attached to my Mr. Right.  

The premise behind Coulda Shoulda Woulda would be great for those that are in the dating world.  As you are the one making the decisions and having to live with the outcome that you have decided for the book.  Though the great thing is if you do not like your outcome you can start all over again at the beginning and try again.  I personally reread the book with different choices about 8 times! 

Without a doubt Coulda Shoulda Woulda  reminds why the dating scene is definitely not an easy one and not everything always ends with what you would think is Happily Ever After.

About the Author:

Tara Reed is the accidental writer from Toronto, Canada, not that chick from Sharknado. When her career in public relations was forced into hiatus by a jerky plot twist, she wrote the first in a series of interactive novels. When she received offers of single and multi-book deals from top houses, she turned them down to publish independently. Because she's crazy.
She was voted Most Sarcastic Female at her high school prom, which she went to alone. (Not that she thinks about it.) She can fit her whole fist in her mouth (which makes the prom thing surprising), and she can sing with her mouth closed, but she can't do both at the same time.
Her tweets on The Bachelor have been aired in a live broadcast and picked up by national media. She once appeared on the cover of a romance novel with her longtime partner, who has done 79 more - with other women. She thinks that's qualification enough to write this book.

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Two Children and a Migraine was supplied a book for review purposes only.  Views expressed are 100% those of Two Children and a Migraine and not influenced in anyway.



Unknown said...

Thanks for hosting!

pippirose said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
Have a fabulous weekend. :o)


Thanks so much for being a part of the tour and a great review! Have a great weekend, Jayda!