Balance Check (#MyNewLife)

Balance Check (#MyNewLife)

by ME Carter

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BN ID: 2940154740958
Publisher: ME Carter
Publication date: 08/18/2017
Series: #MyNewLife
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,235,943
File size: 328 KB

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Balance Check 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Alamea More than 1 year ago
First, make sure you read Getting A Grip before reading Balance Check. I have to say, I was mad at the ending to GAG until I saw that there would be a sequel. I think that Carter did an excellent job of addressing how you deal with geographical challenges when they make it difficult (or impossible) to keep relationships with both your soul mate and your child from a previous relationship. Carter addressed this from both points of view, which was really helpful to me to see where the characters were coming from. As with GAG, Balance Check made me laugh the whole way through. I loved this book, but I am giving it 4 stars because I think the ending was too neat. Overall, I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a story that makes them reflect and also laugh along the way. Job well done, Carter! I can't wait for your next book!
M_Scott More than 1 year ago
I was so pleased and extremely impressed with how ME Carter portrayed the fallouts of divorce but even more so with how her characters overcame the insecurities associated with it. When we last saw Greg and Elena in Getting a Grip, it was a bittersweet good bye. In Balance Check we see how their separation affected each of them. I loved reading how both Greg and Elena found their strength, faced their problems head on, and did so individually. And once reunited they didn’t look to one another for validation. They just supported one another in their decisions. This book is such a jewel. I’m so glad Carter brought Greg and Elena back together and did so in full force! Balance Check gave me all the feels and laughter of Getting a Grip. As Carter is soooo good at doing, she made me search within myself and push my boundaries once again. I mean, really. Would I have spent $11.00 on a bag of Beaver Nuggets, or start watching for when a guy puts his hands in his pockets when he walks away, otherwise?
Danielle_T More than 1 year ago
I loved Elena and Greg in Getting a Grip and was really excited to see what was next for them. I have to admit, Balance Check seemed to move a little slower for me than Getting a Grip and it lacked a little bit of the comedic edge that Getting a Grip had (meaning, I didn't have as many LOL moments with BC as I did with GAG). However, I still really enjoyed watching Elena and Greg work through their hiccups to get back to where they need to be - with each other. My favorite scene had to have been with Greg's ex when he finally grows a pair and tells her off! I knew right then that he was a changed man and ready to commit to a life with Elena and her children. I felt like Balance Check really brought Greg and Elena's story full circle!
Nadia_Hassan More than 1 year ago
The continuation of Elena and Greg's story is finally here. I've been waiting to find out what happens next in their love story because that ending in Getting A Grip left me wanting more. I had so many questions and thankfully they were all answered in Balance Check . Let's start from the beginning. I love the fact that Elena did not fall apart or pine away for Greg, she has three little girls she has to take care of. So, she did what any single mother would do, get a job. I love the empowerment of Elena, she doesn't *need* a man, and although she is missing Greg, she has to live her life to the fullest. I don't think I've mentioned how I love Greg and his decision to leave in order to be with Peyton. It was the mature thing to do. It was of course the hardest and most heartbreaking choice he had to make, but nonetheless it was the RIGHT one. I'll always applaud Greg for choosing his child, no matter how much it hurt. Now, can we talk about the fact that when returned to town I was over the moon? I want nothing more than for Greg and Elena to get back on the journey of falling for each other. Side-note: How freaking AWESOME is Joie? I CANNOT for her book to come out! Winning Elena is no easy task and she is not a foregone conclusion, there will always be his crazy ex-wife looming over them and their relationship. Libby and her antics can take Greg and Peyton away from Elena again, and I can totally understand where she is coming from with her fears. I think Greg handled it beautifully. Side-note #2: APUTI! I absolutely adore him, he is mushiest teddy bear ever, ugh
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
M.E. Carter perfectly handled incorporating real life events such as divorce, co-parenting, dating after divorce, and confidence issues in both books in the #mynewlife series. She does an amazing job of focusing on the very REAL aspects of second chance romances. M.E. Carter made me laugh out loud with this pair of romantic comedies. Carter shows us that average people can be sexy too! Elena, Greg, Callie, and Aputi are just a handful of the amazing characters you'll meet in the #mynewlife series. Getting a Grip left us hanging at the end, unsure of where Greg and Elena would end up. Balance Check tells the story of what happens after Greg returns to town and how both he and Elena find themselves. You won't want to miss this series! I love, love, loved it!
Frost462 More than 1 year ago
Balance Check by ME Carter is the continuation of Elena and Greg’s story that started in Getting A Grip. I REALLY enjoyed this book! We all need a Balance Check in life every now and then, and this story is about Elena taking hers. It is just as funny and charming as the first and (not surprisingly with this author) so real. Reading this series is like peeking in on your neighbor’s doings and hoping you don’t get caught! And who knew guys putting their hands in their pockets as they walk away was a thing? But I digress... This was a great ending to a fantastic story, but only the beginning of this incredible #MyNewLife series and I can't wait to see what comes next! Disclosure: I was given an ARC of this title in exchange for a fair, unbiased review.
Mckinnze More than 1 year ago
I was so pleasantly surprised by my love for Balance Check, especially because I didn't particularly love the first book in the duo. But I binged this in a matter of a couple of hours. It was a quick and easy read for me, making me smile and laugh the entire way through. Confident Elena was spunky and fun! And I really really loved Callie this time around. Together they are the perfect BFF duo. I think I particularly enjoyed that the book focused more on the adults than the children this time around. And ME Carter once again wrote a story that was incredibly relatable, making me feel invested in the lives of these characters. I think that what I loved most about this book is that even though everything was wrapped in a pretty bow at the end, it was done in a way that still felt extremely honest. This is a story about real life. This is about being an adult and going through the hardships that happen in our every day lives. And it's also a really sweet love story about finding your soulmate and fighting for each other even when life tries to rip you apart. It's the kind of book that'll give you hope that maybe there is someone out there for everyone. And maybe some of us just have to wait a little longer to find them.
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Favorite Quotes: Then he turns and swaggers out the door. Literally swaggers. Puts his hands in his pockets to make sure the seat of his pants pulls tight as I watch him walk away. Damn that kid. He just used his best asset to make sure I didn’t say no. He’s good. He’s real good. Have you ever seen a forty-one-year old woman hit the deck? It’s worse than if I tried to drop it like it’s hot. And the last time I did that, my pants ripped straight down the middle... It sounded like an explosion in the back of my pants. He puts the present up to his ear and shakes it, grimacing when it rattles… “They’re the tiny Legos with instructions in Spanish that I’m going to have to try and interpret while I make the damn things myself, aren’t they? … You’re a family full of evil people, you know that?” My Review: Balance Check picked up nine months after the end of Getting A Grip with a narrative that quickly brought us up to speed and then launched Elena into a comical dilemma. I enjoyed this humorous yet observant installment as much as I had the first book in the series, and although book two was considerably shorter, both were equally eventful, amusing, and satisfying reads. I adored these strong, playful, and sassy characters and look forward to reading many more engaging tales from this talented scribe.