Welcome to my stop on the tour for The Good Life by Jodie Beau.
Read on to find our more about Jodie’s debut novel and to enter to win one of two ecopies (INT) or a signed copy (US) of The Good Life.
Make sure you stop by next week to read my review of The Good Life.
I am loving this book SOOOO MUCH!
AUTHOR: Jodie Beau
GENRE: Adult Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHED: 4th April 2013
Twenty-two year old Roxie Golightly is a fun and carefree spirit…until she marries a wealthy man and her role as a trophy wife leaves her isolated in a condo with an ironing board and an obsessive desire to impress people.
When her marriage ends after seven years, Roxie’s identity is buried under layers of furniture polish and piles of designer shoes. She doubts she can ever be the person she once was.
But when Roxie’s charmed life is turned upside down, her best-friend creates The Good Life List to help turn it back around. The instructions are simple: Complete each task on the Good Life List by the end of the summer.
With list in hand and the help of a sexy and charismatic guy from her past, Roxie is only a few check marks away from living the good life, even if it means getting thrown out of a bar or skinny-dipping in the neighbor’s pool at 3am.
Girls also think losing their virginity is going to be a sacred and special memory. I was sixteen and one of the last of my friends to take the plunge. After hearing the horror stories from everyone else, I knew better than to expect roses and candlelight. But when my boyfriend led me into his bedroom after school while his parents were at work, I was expecting something at least a little bit sweet, like maybe some Boyz II Men on the CD player. What happened instead is he never even took his shirt off. He dropped his pants and went at it looking like Winnie-the-Pooh in his red polo shirt. And the worst part of it all – he farted! Loudly and intentionally, at his moment of climax (about fifteen seconds in), he farted. He said later he thought it would be a good way to break the ice.
Break the ice!? Really? Your penis is in my vagina! We’re like six months and three layers of clothing past ice breaking!
Jodie has been writing fiction since she was a child and it was only natural she would pursue it as a career. While studying at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, she took every writing class offered before she received a BA in Media Arts. After graduation she moved to Wilmington, NC, with big dreams of one day writing for movies and TV.
Then she met a boy…and there was a wedding. A few years later came another boy, this one even cuter. She gave up her “pipe dream” of being a Hollywood screenwriter and moved back to Detroit to be a wife, mom and career waitress. But babies sleep a lot and she got bored and it was either write or clean the house. So she wrote.
She began with a pregnancy/mom blog (http://underthebigmac.blogspot.com/), but she dreamed of doing more with her writing than making people laugh with stories of baby poop. So she decided to take a chance, to see if success wasn’t just a pipe dream. The Good Life is her first novel.
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Ends 12th April. Good luck 🙂