Title: Grinding in Greenville
Author: Marley Roberts, Victoria Andrews, Hailey Harbour
August 5th, 2014
Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22678153-grinding-in-greenville?ac=1
Life hasn’t turned out quite the way she wanted
Soft with an indestructible core
Believes in Happily Ever After
Sexually driven free-spirit.
Three girls in college, who seem to have nothing in common, find friendship based on circumstance and their love of books. After college life takes them all in a new direction. Some directions are planned, others are not. Keeping their sister-like bond tight, they create the Boyfriend Bookstand Blog and continue to support each other through the good and difficult times of life – both real and fiction. Things get a little saucy when the girls decide to take a much needed weekend away to attend an author event in Greenville, North Carolina, especially with all the hot cover models there. Three long time friends, books and hot models. Saddle up girls and get ready to do some Grinding Greenville.
The book is a FUN and GREAT read. The characters are lovable and amazingly relatable. The idea of the storyline could be so true to life. The descriptions of what Marley talks about in regards to the crazy fan girls, bloggers and hot male models at the book signing is every book-loving women’s dream day….(to meet their favorite authors and see some great eye-candy).
Marley was raised in Woodstock, NY, with drugs and lots of free love. She had a mom, two dads, and a sister, named Happy (that cracked me up)… Needless to say her life was anything but normal, it could be said she grew up around one big party. When she had the chance to leave she took it, trying to get away from her messed up family and Max (her first love and the man who took her virginity).
Haylie never had much of a chance growing up in the trailer park with her crack-whore mother. She had so much tragedy in her young life, until one teacher took interest in her future and should her how she could use her knowledge to gain access to better school and to college in the future.
Victoria was an only child that could be described as the one that grew up with a silver spoon in her mouth. She and Haylie were night and day, but they hit it off as friends and it stuck. Victoria led a very sheltered life with her parents, money and country clubs. Even with all the differences Victoria and Haylie remained friends through high school and on to college.
In college is where the threesome was born. Marley is Haylie’s roommate and they hit it off as well. This story is a fun-loving story of three friends from very different backgrounds but love each other just the same. The troubles each of them face while trying to make it through college and begin their adult lives. They make such a great group, Marley the free-spirit, Victoria the up-tight individual (according to Marley), and Haylie their grounding force between the trio.
I loved this book, it is very entertaining. It has sad, happy, crazy, insane, unbelievable things happen but through it all the friendship never falters. I can’t wait to see what is to come when the story continues.
It had been a month of hell for me. I was one of only three overworked yet well paid event coordinators at the Raleigh conference center, and the last one hired. What does that mean? It means I was everyone else in the office’s bitch. I was the one to pick up their slack, the one who got stuck working late because I didn’t have kids and the one who was given the mega bitches because I was so good with them.
I handled all sorts of clients. I dealt well with brides and mothers of brides. I could easily ignore mood swings and mega melt downs. Businessmen loved me. I could stroke an ego like nobody else. I never received a complaint. I was born and bred for this position.
But the event I was working on that day was like no other I had been involved in. The Readers Romp in Raleigh was an author signing hosted by a book blog that apparently read, reviewed, and pimped out authors they loved.
Why was this worse than a wedding? Bloggers (fan girls, as some called themselves) were the worst mothers–of-the-bride on the planet. The hosting blog’s event would be critically judged by every other blogger and book whore (raising my hand, I’m one of them) on the web. They wanted it perfect for the more than seventy-five attending authors and three hundred attendees or fan girls.
I dealt with them just fine. But the day of the event, when the authors arrived in droves, it was like the ultimate diva-fest. They bitched about where their tables were. They didn’t want to be next to the author they were originally beside because ‘she stole my storyline,’ or the ‘bitch copied my cover,’ or ‘that whore stole my model.’
Models?Male models? The brakes in my head slammed to the floor and my view on this event changed.
Hot damn! There were twenty shirtless studs in one ballroom. And being the ball handler just happened to be my job too.
I tried to refocus on the tasks at hand but in the back of my head was a reminder that today was an anniversary of sorts. It was five years ago today that I met Max.
Youtube link: http://youtu.be/kBaTBHaq8U8
These songs inspired the authors:
Haylie contributes the person she is today to the tragic circumstances she faced as a child. She learned at a very young age that life can throw you a curve ball at any moment.
Her mottos are: “No matter how bad your life may be, someone else has it worse,” and “Strength, it’s what gets us through the day”.
When she needed an escape she found it through books. She began reading very young and as she got older her taste in books changed from sweet and innocent to a little more risqué.
If you saw her today you would probably see her with a book in hand (the dirtier the better). She is an avid reader of anything smut. You name it, she’s probably read it. In more recent years she has acquired a taste for the darker side. She most enjoys it when an author pushes her limits.
She loves the friends she has bonded with through reading and loves lending a helping hand to those in need.
Victoria is a happily married mother of two. Nothing brings her greater joy than spending time with her family. Hearing her children laugh is music to her ears. She loves to put on country music and dance around the house with the girls while cleaning, cooking and doing everyday tasks that may seem boring and mundane to others.
She is often found outside by the pool reading while her girls swim.
Talking to Haylie and Marley on the phone and online or attending their bi- monthly “book club” meeting is her adult time. She says “I don’t know what I’d do without them.”
Grinding In Greenville is the first book these three woman have written together, giving y’all a look into what goes on in Tori’s seemingly boring life when she winds up with these two crazy women she lovingly calls her best friends.
Marley Roberts is a free spirited, book junky who loves the male form. The harder the better.
Born and raised on a farm in Woodstock, NY with her father(s), mother, sister, extended family of vagabond, pot smoking, hippy, peace lovers, Marley ran as fast as she could seeking normal at– COLLEGE??????
What she found was a respite from being judged by small minded asshats, hot ass boys who knew nothing of her past, and two of the best friends a girl could ask for.
Today she spends her day in her penthouse apartment she shares with Haylie. That also serves as Boyfriend Bookstand HEADquarters * wink * reading, hanging out online, and finding new toys (plastic and those of attached to hot, delicious males) to play with and share with her present and future author friends.
Confused? You won’t be.
Read, my friends, and stay beautiful.
Find out more about BFBS:
Rafflecopter link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/bc4d7a9046/