Saturday, May 29, 2021

Book Review: "East of Manhattan" by Amanda Johnson

What happens when you and your husband make a plan, and then everything changes? Amanda Johnson shows you one path in her upcoming book, East of Manhattan.

Clearly I’m in a New York state of mind with my second consecutive review of a book taking place in the Empire State! (I mean, my blog is basically a line from my favorite Billy Joel song, so what else would you expect?)

When Julie’s husband Scott took a job as a butler for a famous reality television star, they agreed it would only be for two years, and then they could start having a family and building a solid future together.

But when 35-year-old Julie is told by her doctor that she’s becoming “geriatric” from a fertility standpoint, it throws everything out of whack. Should they spend (a lot of) money to freeze her eggs like her doctor suggests, or is that just a scam, like Scott thinks it is?

As she starts to feel that Scott’s job is causing him to neglect her more and more, Julie wonders what that means for their future. And when Scott admits that maybe he doesn’t want to have kids at all anymore, it’s up to Julie to make some life-changing decisions in many aspects of her life.

I really liked Julie’s character and the way she ultimately took control of her life. She could’ve let herself be a victim in many ways but l’m so glad she didn’t. East of Manhattan was a fun book, and boy, it sounded like Scott’s job was a nightmare!! (Working for famous people often is!)

I enjoyed being part of the tour for this book. Kate Rock Book Tours and Amanda Johnson provided me with a complimentary advance copy of the book in exchange for an unbiased review. Thanks for making it available!

East of Manhattan publishes 6/1.

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