Wednesday, January 22, 2014

New Beginnings by Mary Metcalfe Book Tour and Giveaway

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Workaholic real estate agent Carol Brock can't seem to find a good man. Her first husband cheated with a law clerk less than half his age. Then she found herself in a string of bad relationships with unscrupulous men, including a con man and art thief, who shredded her professional reputation and strained her relationship with her college-age children. Carol has sworn off men and is determined to reclaim her life and career on her terms. But, when Boston’s most eligible bachelor, restoration specialist Devin Elliott, puts in an offer on a charming Victorian, Carol admits she’s attracted. Devin’s offer unwittingly unleashes a psychopathic rage in an ex-girlfriend that spills into Carol’s life. As she and Devin try to stay one step ahead of violence, Carol must decide whether she's ready to risk her heart again.

Carol Brock's life has been filled with plenty of rocky roads,  she has become a strong woman with all those hits she has taken.  Seeing her mirror dangling and the truck that did it right there, she takes action.   Although she didn't expect the man driving the truck to be Devin Elliott, a restoration specialist.

Devin is attracted to the firecracker in front of him.  He is not put off when she turns him down though and when they meet again, he gets a second chance at trying to get to know Carol.  Of course neither expect Devin's ex to go off the deep end and threaten Carol.   Devin swoops in and together they devise a strategy to keep her and her family safe.   Even with all the drama surrounding them, they find that everything about being together feels right.

I loved the opening of this one.  Carol was going gonzo, it was a hoot and started the book with instant chemistry.  Excellent read, will definitely read more from this author.

Author Bio:

Mary Metcalfe is the author of three published novels –Winds of Change, New Beginnings, Road to Tomorrow – and currently at work on her fourth. She and her long-time husband live in the foothills of the Laurentians in Quebec,Canada with a small herd of cats and a Canadian Eskimo dog. Their daughter is a published literary non-fiction author.

Twitter: @MetcalfeMary

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*Anyone who leaves a comment on the tour page will be entered  to win a $20 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases their copy of New Beginnings before  January 31 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com will get 5 bonus entries!*


  1. For some (crazy) reason I always love a book w/the requisite psycho ex. LOL, I just get a kick out of the lunacy of it!

  2. LOL! "Going gonzo" ... exactly!! So glad you liked the book!