Friday, June 29, 2012

Review: A Dash of Reality - Lee Murray

Are you on the lookout for a new Chick Lit novel to read ? Wanting to discover a new author ?
Check out today's review , an author not only from my country of New Zealand but also my current town of Tauranga.
The book is available for International Peeps on Amazon and for those in New Zealand the book is available from Oceanbooks
Review: A Dash of Reality - Lee Murray- November 2011
Have you ever picked up a book and have not wanted to put it down until the very last page ? Not just because it is an awesome read but because you can picture yourself in the book , travel with the character ? I'm not normally the type of person who feels they travel through to the places the characters been but as A Dash of Reality was sent not only in New Zealand but the main gist of the story in Tauranga , where I live. The book itself was almost an interactive novel as I imagined myself in the different parts of Tauranga- running along The Strand , looking out over the Tauranga Harbour and Papamoa Hills , going with Caro to Riding with the Disabled. I found the experience of reading A Dash of Reality amazing :)
A Dash of Reality takes us into the life of Melanie Short , she has been the poster girl for Sportzgirl - the last seven years . Now with the recession hitting and sales down , it seems that her job is in tatters and Melanie finds herself fired. Worried about how she is going to survive, Melanie whilst flipping channels and being a couch potato comes across a TV show and a magazine article about Obesity and Fitness. With an idea to save not only her job but to boost Sportzgirl's ratings, Melanie implements a fitness reality show with the main sport - Running. Along with half-a-dozen other New Zealand contestants, Melanie finds herself as one of the contestants on the show but unfortunately for Melanie her and exercise does not mix. Armed with Olaf the trainer , Melanie must now spend the next few months training in order to win the show and hopefully boost her career. What will happen though, when it seems that Melanie in order to go places has to pretend to date co-star Rico , will her relationship with Jack hit the rocks ? A Dash of Reality is a novel that describes the lengths that one girl would go to , to save her career and boost her own ratings, even if it means that one must sacrifice the one thing they love the most. Will Melanie sacrifice Love for her Career or will she discover that sometimes having both in moderate helpings is the way to go ?

1 comment:

  1. Paula,
    What a terrific review! Thank you so much. Now, I do also do some running, so any time you'd like to put on your running shoes and take in some of those places, let me know. I'll drop by the library and pick you up. I'm glad you enjoyed Melanie's crazy story, and let's hope she finds out what it is she really wants! Lee


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