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Blog Tour - Review And Giveaway : Wake Up Call by Amy Avanzino


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Book Title: Wake-Up Call 
Author: Amy Avanzino
  Genre: Romantic Comedy 
Release Date: September 1, 2015
  Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions

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book blurb
Sarah Winslow wakes up with a terrible hangover…and a kid in her boyfriend’s bed. She makes the horrifying discovery that, due to a head injury, it’s not a hangover. She’s got memory loss. Overnight, five years have disappeared, and she’s no longer the hard-living, fast-track, ad executive party girl she thinks she is. Now, she’s the unemployed, pudgy, married, stay-at-home-mom of three kids under five, including twins. As she slowly pieces together the mystery of how her dreams and aspirations could have disintegrated so completely in five short years, she finds herself utterly failing to manage this life she can’t imagine choosing. When Sarah meets the man of her dreams, she realizes she’s got to make a choice: Does she follow her bliss and “do-over” her life? Or does the Sarah she’s forgotten hold the answers to how she got here…and how she can stay?

REVIEW

A really great book about life, the choices we make and motherhood!The premise was interesting but once I began the book I was afraid I might not like it.At the start Sarah- the main character was a little difficult to connect with.But by the end I was in love with her, her kids and her family!I loved how the author managed to do that!

Sarah wakes up with a terrible headache one day, to find herself in a boyfriend's bed, with a kid!!Turns out she has amnesia and she has forgotten the last five years!She can't believe the fact that she is married, as two kids and is a stay-at-home mom!Where did her career go?What about all her dreams?Why is her boyfriend-now husband, working two jobs to make ends meet?

Sarah had me laughing from the first chapter itself!It was fun being in her head.I could totally emphatise with her situation.The way she reacted to her kids!Omg LOL!
She is in a really difficult position!Not only does she have to work to make things go back to the way they were before, but she has to figure out the reason why she is living a life completely different from her expectations.She can't believe that she was really happy.She has a lot to figure out before she ends up hurting herself and others, as there is a family depending on her.

I loved the slow development in the relationship between Sarah and her kids.How it changed from her initial reaction of disbelief to unconditional love and pride in her children.Kofi was so patient with her!He had his own problems at his university job, but he indulged his wife in her tantrums and self-discovery.I loved his faith in Sarah and her love for her family.He never doubted that she wouldn't come back to them.Sarah's mom circle was a superb addition.It takes a village to raise a kid!And these people proved it.

The best part about this book was the fact that all characters are realistic.They are just ordinary humans just like us and have flaws.Sarah reacted to her situation in the same way anyone of us would have and I loved her journey of self-discovery.
Guys, so please give this book a chance!Even if you're a teenager, married/unmarried, with or without kids - it's a beautiful story about life and love in all forms that one must not miss!

praise
“Funny yet tender...witty and charming...a reminder of the things that really matter in life.” – Jackie Bouchard, USA Today Bestselling Author of What the Dog Ate
“A sparkling debut novel brimming with heart and hilarity.” – Karin Gillespie, National Bestselling Author of Girl Meet Class
“With a marvelously snarky, sarcastic wit and a formidably flawed heroine, Wake-Up Call is frequently laugh-out-loud—and hard to put down.” – Phoebe Fox, Author of The Breakup Doctor Series and Huffington Post Contributor
“I laughed through every page...I never wanted to put it down...hilarious.” – Holly Rust, Co-Founder of Mother’s Guide to Sanity and Contributing Author of It’s Really 10 Months: Special Delivery 
One of the best I have read this year... a great read especially if you are feeling the strain of raising small children and you are dreaming about the greener grass in someone else’s yard.” – A Novel Mama
“A sarcastic, snarky, funny look at life and all the things we never knew we really wanted.” – The Books Lover’s Best Friend 
“Hilariously funny...endearing and heartfelt.” – Library Thing 
“Thought-provoking...relatable...loved.” – Tara Wilson, Co-Author of Martinis & Motherhood: Tales of Wonder, Woe & WTF?!
“A lighthearted read, with lots of love, hilarity, some sexiness and definitely a good time.” – Comfy Reading
“Fresh, funny, and compulsively readable. I loved it!”– Kati Merritt Radziwon, Founder of OneMomADay.com
“I love everything about Avanzino’s writing; it’s witty, true and extremely smart. She is awesome at creating hilarious dialogue and her characterization is also spot on. I love how she has taken a run-of-the-mill suburban street and plucked so many fascinating stories from amongst its residents” –Bookaholic Confessions
“Amy Avanzino has quickly developed a reputation for writing realistic characters and situations that truly touch the heart and inspire.” –BestChickLit.com
meet the author
Amy Avanzino received a Bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and a Master’s from the University of Washington. She is a former special education teacher who has spent the last several years writing and doing extensive hands-on research for her Wake-Up Series, the first of which is Wake-Up Call. She’s a contributing writer of Hap Scotch, a play performed at the 2008 Frigid Festival in New York, which won two Audience Choice Awards. Amy currently lives in the stands above the football fields, basketball courts, and baseball diamonds around Folsom, California with her husband and four children.
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