Getting Complicated

Getting Complicated

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by Diane Amos
     
 

When Monique St.Cyr discovers her mother, a practically born-again-virgin, is writing erotic fiction, she realizes she’ll never again be able to show her face in public. But her mother is the least of her problems. Monique’s love life and her bank account tanks, leaving her emotionally and financially bankrupt.

Overview

When Monique St.Cyr discovers her mother, a practically born-again-virgin, is writing erotic fiction, she realizes she’ll never again be able to show her face in public. But her mother is the least of her problems. Monique’s love life and her bank account tanks, leaving her emotionally and financially bankrupt.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044778573
Publisher:
Diane Amos
Publication date:
08/08/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
458,193
File size:
158 KB

Meet the Author

The thought of writing a book never entered my mind until a friend mentioned she was writing a romance and belonged to the Maine Chapter of the Romance Writers of America. I accompanied her to a meeting, and I was hooked. Undaunted, to me, writing a book was simply stringing together sentences to form paragraphs, arranging the paragraphs into scenes, then placing the scenes into chapters. If I wrote enough chapters-viola, I had a book.


Little did I know!


Finally, nine books and seven years later I received "The Call" at 10:11 AM on October16th, 2002. The editor of Five Star wanted to discuss my book! The rest is history.


I live in a small town north of Portland, Maine with my husband, Dave. We have four grown children, four grandsons and two granddaughters. I operate an art studio in my home where I teach both children and adults. Many of my adult students have taken classes from me for years and have become great friends. We have so much fun in class, at times, I wonder whether I should be paying them. I hope they don't read this bio.


I'm an established Maine artist. My paintings are in private collections across the United States. When I'm not writing or painting, I'd like to say I'm either racking up miles on my exercise bike or jogging in a marathon-sounds impressive, but don't believe it. I know that exercise is good for me, but why can't it be as much fun as it looks on the television infomercials that persuade us to buy their torturous machines?


I enjoy spending time with my family at our camp on a small Maine pond or watching television-I confess I'm a reality show addict-what better place to find characters for my books!


I've been married for over thirty-five years to my real-life hero, a man who's supported and encouraged me over the years and still puts a smile on my face.

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Getting Complicated 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Deb_Noone More than 1 year ago
What’s a gal to do when she’s in meltdown mode, but confide in her best friend. For Monique St. Cyr, things go from bad to worse when she discovers her fiancé is a smuck, her life’s savings has disappeared, and she’s out on the street. Okay, not literally, but now sharing a crowded efficiency with her best friend, and sleeping on a deflating, inflatable mattress, adds salt to the wounds after her mom asks Monique to proof her writing—a new career in erotica. Her mom! So goes the set-up for two of Diane Amos’ funniest books about a well-meaning heroine with a dead-end job, whacky relatives, and a hunky police detective. Laugh-out-loud, Getting Personal and Mixed Blessings (now titled - Getting In Deep) have been keepers on my book shelf since they were released in hardcover in 2003. After reading Amos’ prequel, know this is just the beginning of laughs, antics, and tender moments for our heroine. I’ve dusted off my two volumes and they’re sitting on my bedside table ready to be devoured once again.
JoyceLamb More than 1 year ago
Getting Complicated is the prequel to Diane Amos' hilarious "Getting" series, which includes Getting Personal and Getting In Deep. Amos' writing always makes me laugh until all the woes in the world slide away for a while. In Getting Complicated, we get to meet Monique St. Cyr and her best friend, Jeannine. Right off the bat, they're discussing Monique's mother's foray into writing erotica, which totally fits into today's Fifty Shades of Twilight craze. A discussion about euphemisms for a certain male body part had me giggling long after I finished reading Getting Complicated. If you haven't given Diane Amos a try, Getting Complicated is a great place to start -- and soon you'll be "getting" the rest of Diane's contemporary and historical romances.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this small book. It was funny. J... :-@
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the prologue or first chapter of another book. While not a horrible beginning, I am not buying the book to find out what happened. I disliked the dishonesty of calling this "complete" enough to claim it is a novella.
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Dont get it
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Short read
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Horribale if some one is going to write a good book make it more than 25 pages
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RockyRN More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book so much. It's funny and she get's into so many hilarious situations. I also liked the sweet romance. I highly recommend this book for those who like to sit back and unwind.
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Interesting short story
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Enjoyable read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not worth your time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A short 63 page read. It was fast, witty and enjoyable. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These could be great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it