Book #Review, #Giveaway and Blog Tour: Groundswell by Katie Lee (Ends 7/14) CLOSED

Thursday, June 23, 2011 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
Sometimes the biggest ripples come from the smallest events. Like the day that Emma Guthrie walks into world-famous movie star Garrett Walker's trailer. When she steps through the door, she's a novice PA who's just dropped out of college after losing her scholarship. When she walks out, she's on her way to becoming Mrs. Emma Walker - wife of an A-list actor. Soon, Emma has made the transition from nobody to red-carpet royalty, trading jeans and flip-flops for closets full of Chanel and Birkin bags, swishing past velvet ropes to attend every lavish party and charity gala on both coasts. With her husband's encouragement, Emma pens a screenplay based on her life, Fame Tax, which becomes a blockbuster sensation. Through it all, Garrett is her ally and her mentor... until their relationship is thrown into question by an incriminating text message that Emma discovers on Garrett's phone the night of the Met Costume Institute Gala.

Devastated by her husband's infidelity and hounded mercilessly by the paparazzi, Emma must flee New York City to get away from it all and clear her head. Her destination? A sleepy coastal town in Mexico where no one recognizes her and there is nothing but unspoiled beaches for miles. Here, she meets Ben, a gorgeous, California-born surf instructor, who teaches her about the healing powers of surfing, shows her the joys of the simple life, and ultimately opens her up to the possibility of love.

From Manhattan's hippest restaurants to the yacht-and-celebrity infested waters of St. Barts, Katie Lee's debut novel is an irresistible insider's glimpse into a glittering world - and a captivating story about how losing everything you thought you wanted can be the first step to finding what you need.

My Review
Groundswell is an enchanting modern Cindarella story - with a twist. Emma is a small-town girl who marries a famous actor and leads a charmed existence until she discovers her husband cheating on her with her best friend. Emma takes her broken heart to a quiet beach town in Mexico where she tries to pick up the pieces of her life. Unexpectedly, Emma discovers the joy of surfing and along with it, the inner strength she needs to start over.

Groundswell is a fun, engaging novel, and a perfect read for a summer vacation. Katie Lee's latest book is new this month from Gallery Books.

The Giveaway
One lucky U.S. reader will win a copy of Groundswell!

To enter, please comment below what's the last good book you've read.

You may do any and all of the following for extra chances to win:

  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway, feel free to copy and paste: "#Win Groundswell, new romance novel by Katie Lee! #Giveaway ends 7/14 @aitmama #contests #sweeps #books @Gallery_Books http://tiny.cc/9tscr" – you may do this once a day;
  • follow @Gallery_Books on twitter;
  • go here for additional ways to get extra entries.
The deadline to enter is July 14, 2011, 11:59pm EST. The winner will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. They will have 72 hours to get back to me, or an alternate may be chosen. Subject to this site's Official RulesOpen to residents 18+ of U.S. 


Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the book with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation - monetary or in kind - has been obtained for this post. Cover art and book description courtesy of the publisher or PR firm. 

71 comments:

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