Release Blitz~~Balance Check by M.E. Carter

Title: Balance Check
A #MyNewLife Novel
Author: M.E. Carter
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: August 18, 2017
Life has a funny way of throwing you off
Take me for example. I spent years in a bad
marriage with a self-serving ass, only to have the love of my life show up when
I least expected him. Greg helped me on my journey of self discovery and taught
me that, no, I’m not perfect. But I’m perfectly me.  It was an amazing journey.
We laughed hard. We loved even harder.
And then he was suddenly and cruelly ripped
away from me by the unclenching jaws of fate.
Ok, so it wasn’t that dramatic. And I
really need to stop watching the Investigation Channel.
But now Greg is back and as it turns out,
re-incorporating someone into your life isn’t that easy. Between jobs, kids, and
barely-there friendships, life and love can be messy. Making it all work is a
balancing act. 
But we’re determined to get it in check.

Stephanie’s 4 Blush Review

Life goes on…. The end of Getting a Grip left us in limbo…. What would happen? Would Greg and Elena continue their relationship long distance? Will Callie find success as a RowRow consultant? These are important issues not to mention kids, schedules, ex-spouses, and play dates.

Book #2 in the My New Life series picks up with Elena and Greg moving on. Both finding it too difficult to keep things going with their hectic schedules and craziness that is life. The distance has taken its toll. Heartbroken but resilient, Elena bravely moves forward. She gets a job at the school her children attend. All while shuffling her children to various activities and trying to maintain some sense of balance.

But life is full of surprises! Greg returns but life has moved on. Getting back to the way things were is not always so simple. Elena is confused and feels like an afterthought. She is also fearful of Greg leaving again.

The story is charming and funny. I loved the banter throughout the book. Callie is back and funnier than ever! The kids are crazy and funny as well. I’m sure we can all relate to the shenanigans that occur with the kids! We also get a bit of drama and we meet some new friends. A very enjoyable end to Greg and Elena’s story! The connection that Greg and Elena share is so sweet and left a warm spot in my heart.

“A balance check is a way of taking a pause in the middle of your routine so you can readjust so you don’t fall.”


Louisa’s 3.5 Blush Review

ME Carter sure left us with one heck of a cliffhanger in book one (Getting A Grip).  This book picks up just where it left off.  What I like most about this series is that Elena is a mom, a grown up, a woman who’s looking to start fresh after a divorce.  This book could be written about my friends.  Dating and falling in love in your forties and as a mom has got to be so hard.  We see Elena struggling at times with loving Greg but understand that Greg had to leave to be with his daughter.  She understands it, but it still hurts.

As fate has presented itself, Greg is back but Elena is so worrisome about allowing herself to become involved again.  But again, fate is a fickle thing. Sometimes these connections are unavoidable.  I loved the back and forth banter between Elena and Greg, I loved the relationship that Elena has with her best friend Callie.  Their interactions are real and relatable!

My only real criticism was that I wanted more interaction, physical and spiritual between Greg and Elena.  Their feelings while apart. grew and I would have liked to have seen more as they reconnected.

ME Carter has given us a fun, sexy, relatable series.  ME Carter had me LOL a few times too.


“The cougar range is half your age plus seven.” <—  so if you are 48 years old, it’s acceptable for you to date a man that’s 31 years old!



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Author Bio
Mother, reader, storytellerME Carter never set out
to write books. But when a friend practically forced a copy of Twilight into
her hands, the love of the written word she had lost as a child was rekindled.
With a story always rolling around in her head, it should come as no surprise that she finally started putting them on paper. She lives in Texas with
her four children, Mary, Elizabeth, Carter and Bug, who sadly was born long
after her pen name was created, and will probably need extensive therapy
because of it.
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