Today, Liza is revealing her fabulous book trailer for Worst Week Ever.
Okay, Pink here and if you have never read Liza, shame on you. You will laugh your butt off reading this book. Oh and you will realize a couple of things, too. One, your bad week can not compare to Carrie’s. Secondly, the uber rich hero, Trent, is actually a bumbling idiot that is truly trying to change for he better. Unfortunately, he drags Carrie into his messes. And lastly, once you read the book, you might think that someone else is actually better for Carrie. Shocking, I know.
Ms. O’Connor has written the most hysterical book about two people that shouldn’t even like each other but in the end fall in love with each other. On the way to falling in love, there’s the Russia Mafia, drugged chocolate turtle cookies, broken noses, employee riots, a vampid ex that works with them, complete misunderstandings, firings, spooning, sweet kisses, being arrested more times than the law allows and a Broadway comedy show that will leave you speechless. Plus, she almost dies at least 3 times, has a pimp come after her and a wild ride in Harlem.
The secondary characters in the book are excellent. Each brings to the table something unique and special to Carrie and Trent’s relationship. Of course, I have my favorites in the book. I never saw the relationship between Sam and Dawn actually going anywhere but it did. Joey, the cop is a dream. Mars, the butler…I really need more of him in book #2 and Coco needs to be slapped upside her head. Oooooo….she is a *itch! I can’t wait to read book #2 but I was told not until 2014. Grrrrr.
Carrie didn’t deserve half of what happened to her but it only added to her growth as a person. It made her realize that she couldn’t fix everything all the time. Her emotionally state with Trent was all over the place but when he never truly communicated with her and just yelled, it was kinda hard. I loved Carrie. She is smart, emotional, and for the most part controlled but when you have the worst week ever and people are consistently telling you to sleep, eat and go home, you tend to lose it. I ached for her in the end. Trent had broken her spirit and Sam knew it. And he was beyond pissed and let his displeasure known.
Trent could have been written as a complete douche and in some ways, he was but I grew to really feel for him and like him. With no love or respect from his parents only yelling and made to feel worthless, it tries to show Carrie how much she has come to mean to him in the two years that they have been friends/co-workers but instead he’s made her life hell. Carrie is the only person that likes Trent for Trent and even with that, he still screws up with her.
I worried until the very end of the book if it work out between the two of them. All that said, I’m not sure how they can ever truly be together in the end. I will have to wait and found out in 2014. One thing for sure…Ms. O’Connor can flat out write a book that will leave you laughing, gasping and in the end, question if the hero and heroine truly belong together. That makes a great book and debate for a later time. 🙂
Worst Week Ever
by Liza O’Connor
New Adult, Humor, Contemporary
What do you get when you put a hardworking, can-do middle-class young woman together with a egoistical, outrageous, billionaire boss, then throw in the worst week of disasters imaginable?
Book 1 of the 3 book series A Long Road to Love.
Worst Week Ever.
Trent Lancaster spends one month without his Executive Assistant, or as his drivers refers to Carrie: ‘Trent’s brain, left hand, and right hand’. He’s had a miserable month without her at his side and to ensure it never happens again, he intends to marry his brilliant beauty. Only given all the times he’s threatened to fire her, he’s not sure she even likes him. However, the future of his company and his happiness depend upon him succeeding, so Trent begins a slow one week seduction that happens to coincide with Carrie’s Worst Week Ever when everything that can go wrong does so in hilarious form.
(Hilarious to the reader–Carrie is not having much fun this week.)
Carrie squeezed her eyes shut, waiting for the thump of a body against the limo’s hood.
“Maybe I shouldn’t have insisted Sam take a shortcut,” Trent muttered beneath his breath.
She groaned softly. If her boss questioned his actions, then matters must look grim outside. She tensed even further, expecting to hear multiple bodies slam into the car.
Sam braked hard, turned right, and resumed driving a billion miles an hour. If not for the seat belts, she and Trent would’ve sailed into the front seat, and then plastered against the door. To secure her further, Trent protectively placed an arm around her shoulder and pulled her against his warm chest.
She focused on the thumping of his heart. It beat once to three of hers. God, how can he be so calm?
Determined to match his bravery, she tried to raise her head, but he wouldn’t let her.
“Just a little longer, I hope. Sam, when do we depart this third world country?”
“Two more blocks, sir.”
“Thank God. You’ve terrified poor Carrie to death.”
Instantly, the limo’s speed dropped.
She turned her head sideways so Sam might be able to hear her words. “Your driving doesn’t frighten me, Sam, the neighborhood does.”
As if on cue, a round of three loud pops sounded, followed by three thunks into her side door. She squeaked like a mouse at the first thunk. By the third, her body shivered in fear.
Trent’s arms tightened around her as the limo picked up speed again. “We’re okay,” he assured her, then his lips pressed against her temple. His calm certainty silenced her tremors.
Having successfully soothed her, he released his outrage upon Sam. “Why the hell did you drive us through here?”
Sam calmly replied as he drove the car at a billion miles an hour, taking corners at deadly speeds. “I warned you the locals might not welcome us.”
“Someone just shot at us?” Trent yelled.
Sam’s nonchalant reply sounded almost surreal. “I’m sure they didn’t mean for you to take it personally, sir.”
Maybe none of this is happening. Maybe I fell asleep in the traffic and my dream has gone rogue.
Her heart calmed and she nuzzled closer to Trent, breathing in his masculine scent. Secure in her dream, she confessed something she never would in real life. “You smell good.”
Trent’s arms relaxed a bit and he chuckled. “It’s called Trent. I had the cologne custom developed. They assessed my natural odors and then determined the optimal combination of scents to create my unique smell.”
She snorted. Even in her dreams, he remained the strangest man she’d ever met. If she had all the money in the world, she’d try to end poverty and violence in…whatever hell they’d just driven through, not have some custom designed perfume created so she’d smell really, really good.
Liza lives in Denville, NJ with her dog Jess. They hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Having an adventurous nature, she learned to fly small cessnas in NJ, hang-glide in New Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive with great white sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky dive in Indiana, and raft a class four river in Tasmania. She’s an avid gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet through her entire life, her first love has and always will be writing novels. She loves to create interesting characters, set them loose, and scribe what happens.
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