…Better Than Perfect by the incomparable Tricia Drammeh. Tricia has a whole host of novels available, and you should all go and read every last one of them, then pay her to write more.
Also? Tricia is one of the nicest people you will ever meet, so, you know – help a girl out.
What’s Better Than Perfect all about? Behold, ze blurb:
Twenty-three-year-old Karlie is in the type of rut some people never escape from. With few friends, no boyfriend, and no plans to graduate from college any time in the immediate future, Karlie is as stuck in her ways as the elderly neighbor she spends all her time with.
When her world is invaded by two surly twins bound for criminal court, a too-good-to-be-true love interest, and a cute cop who keeps showing up at the most inopportune moments, Karlie can either fight against the changes in her life, or embrace them.
Sounds great, don’t you think? I checked out the first little bit on Amazon and found myself relating to Karlie almost immediately. If you want to know what I mean, then check this out:
The future me is way more interesting than the real me – the me who remains firmly stuck in the past, knee deep in the tragedy of my parents’ death. The plane crash that took them from me was their first exercise in excitement – and the last time I truly took my dreams seriously. The moment of risk taking that ultimately ended their lives forever stalled mine, leaving me adrift in a going nowhere existence.
My sister Mandy sometimes tells me I need therapy to help me move on, which is easy for her to say. She has a husband and two rambunctious children who keep her constantly engaged and busy. Change is her only constant, but for me, consistency is my best friend. I still live in the house my parents left to Mandy and me, despite my sister’s periodic threats to sell it. I still attend classes at OSU. I still work at the same job.
I’ve been in limbo for three years and though I occasionally make noise about making major changes, my life is stagnant. One of these days, something will happen, or someone will come along who will get me moving once again. Mandy says it’s up to me to make things happen, but she doesn’t get it. Moving forward isn’t easy when you’re stuck in the past.
I don’t know about you, but I can totally relate to her loathing of change. 🙂
You can find Better Than Perfect on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback formats. You can find Tricia at her website as well as on Facebook, Twitter, and a few other places. And if you’re a fan of her Spellbringers series, you can get your copy of Unbound, the third book, on December 5! That’s only nine days away!
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait. 🙂
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