Sunday, March 5, 2017

Review and Release Blitz: All the Frogs in Manhattan by Carrie Aarons

Book info:
Title: All the Frogs in Manhattan
Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 5, 2017
Source:  E-galley from Give Me Books
My rating:  5 stars

What can I say, but I loved this book!  It really reminds me of the books I used to read about 15 years ago that I called "chick lit" and shared with my younger sister who now lives in NYC, where this book takes place.  It was funny, it was realistic, it was so hard to put down when other things in life needed attention.  It really fits today's dating scene though, because it inlcudes a dating app like Tinder, and I think it represents exactly how many of my friends have dealt with their experiences with that app or others like it.  It made me realize that when I have people read the romance novels I am currently working on, I probably need to have a younger opinion.  The people who read my snippet at a writing convention just recently all didn't really get the whole casual sex thing, which is a realistic thing, and yes something that women can do and actually do!  This book talks about it because of the show Sex and the City, which is more recent than from when I was that age, we didn't have shows like that. But when I first saw that show in my 30s, it reminded me of my group of friends in college and our 20s, and I felt that connection with it right away.  

There are just so many little details that fit in to what things people may not realize are actually real things, but one that I made sure to note was the "clothes chair."  In my room, it is not a chair these days, but one of those standing jewelry boxes/organizers that I use to throw clothes on that are not "clean", they've been worn once maybe, but they're not ready to be washed, I should be able to get one more wear out of them, right?  In some bedrooms it might be an exercise machine, and like this books says, a chair.  Am I right?  Don't you have one of those in your bedroom?  

Anyway, this was a fun read, and I hope you all get a chance to pick it up and read it soon!    


You know how Cinderella had the whole glass slipper, pumpkin carriage, fairy godmother thing?

Yeah…with foot-destroying stilettos, Uber, and a Twitter horoscope, my life is far from a happily ever after.

In fact, instead of Prince Charming, I end up dating every slimy, scaly, brainless frog in the kingdom of Manhattan. And by frog, I mean all of the stereotypical bad guys that Mom and Lifetime movies warned you about.

The meathead player.
The mommy's boy.
The namedropper.
The cheapskate.

If they suck at relationships, I’ve probably kissed those cold, clammy lips in the hopes of finding love. Until one day, when one man with commitment issues offers to help me find the Romeo to my Juliet.

But what happens when the frog, who was never supposed to turn into a prince, kisses you at midnight? Ok fine, he propositioned me for some afternoon delight after brunch, but not everything can be straight out of a fairytale.

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Author Bio

Author of romance novels such as Red Card and the Captive Heart Duet, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won't get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.

When she isn't in what her husband calls a "writing coma", Carrie is freeing up her jam-packed DVR, starting her latest DIY project, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, who is more than happy to watch sports while his wife plots love stories.

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