Getting Over Gary by Jessica Redland
Book #2 in the Whitsborough Bay series
Chick Lit, Romantic Comedy
Published: March 3, 2016
It was supposed to be the perfect fairy-tale. Elise married her childhood sweetheart, Gary, straight out of college, and they’ve been happy together for over twelve years. Elise is now desperate to start a family, but Gary doesn’t seem to share her enthusiasm anymore. Arriving home early from a party, she discovers why: Gary’s been keeping a secret from her. A very big secret.
While her own marriage appears to be falling apart, being a supportive bridesmaid for her best friend, Sarah, isn’t easy. Especially not when Clare, her nemesis from day one, is one of the other bridesmaids. If she’s going to get through it, she needs to put her own feelings aside, find herself again, and get over Gary. Fast.
Could recently-divorced Daniel be the tonic Elise needs, or is he full of secrets and lies too? Is his hostile, but strangely attractive brother, Michael, the genuine article instead? And why do the good guys like Stevie turn her down?
But then Elise discovers she has a secret of her own and getting over Gary suddenly becomes the least of her worries…
Getting Over Gary is a very enjoyable chick lit read. While I wish I read the first book in the series prior to diving into this one, I still found myself loving this one. Now I will have to go back and see how the series started! Anyway, this book had some really great moments and I found myself laughing, fist pumping the air, and even getting sad. There are moments when you truly feel bad for the main character, and it was easy to sympathize with her. I also felt very connected to her and felt like I was going through this journey with her.
Overall, this is a humorous tale- one I won’t soon forget. Jessica Redland clearly has a knack for writing and is able to successfully hook readers into her story. Getting Over of Gary provides a humorous look as to what happens after you catch you man cheating and how to get of this SOB. Although complication arise, the book wouldn’t be the same without them. If you enjoy a good chick lit read with humor and fun than I suggest picking up this one!