Bella's career and relationship are her life's foundationwear: not glamorous and perhaps a bit binding, but supportive enough... until she realizes that they are not enough. Her life is sagging badly. She's never been in love with her boyfriend, despite a decade together. And somehow she stopped being a musician-with-a-day-job and became a consultant-who-was-musical. So she takes a terrifying leap of faith, leaving her relationship and resolving to follow her musical dreams no matter what.
But the life you walk away from doesn't always let you walk away.
With a wonderfully warm and witty cast of friends, all navigating between their ideals and the realities they face, together they'll find out what love and compromise really mean in this empowering tale about grasping life with both hands.
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About the Author
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Michele Gorman recently released Bella Summer Takes a Chance through Notting Hill Press. She explores the question. Can one have passion in a relationship? Would you agree that his particular ingredient is needed? Synopsis: Bella has just broken up recently with her boyfriend Mattias. Have they really broken up? Bella also known as B. continues to see him. Her plan is to see other guys while enjoying her trip to Zurich for work. Where will fate take her once the trip is canceled and the job is no more? Her friends encourage her to get back together with Mattias. That it is fate and just be happy. Is it really possible to have love that is full of passion? B. evens consults her friend Marjory the elderly mentor who has had a full life but also tries to help her in her search. Will she truly find what she is looking for? My Thoughts: This is the second Michele Gorman novel that I have had the opportunity to share with you. I thought that it was definitely different and showed particular growth by author in her writing style. Also her characters came across as very authentic and with real struggles that are relatable. I was not a fan of B.’s desperation at times with her relationships. The question of what is more important in a relationship having passion or just settling? Most single people would refer to B.’s dilemma as just settling with Mattias. The great question is can there be absolute passion in a relationship? For me the answer is sure but what makes a relationship truly last? To me this would be great passion and friendship. I don’t know that I would see Mattias as settling. Like B. I would want the most out of life and the people I encounter. Jencey Gortney/Writer's Corner
I give it 4.5 stars. The copy I read was the English version (UK). I really enjoyed the story of B. I could related to a lot of what happened relationship wise as B in the story. I to was married to my best friend but wasn't in love with him and the romance was not there. I also like B decided not to get back together with my husband and still remain friends with him. The story was funny and heartfelt at the same time. The reason I only give it 4.5 stars is because of the use of words, example mum was used instead of mom. I do know this is UK edition but B is an America and she wouldn't be changing the way she talks because she is in England, she would still call her mom, mom and not mum or would call ass, ass not arse. Other then that I love the book and I loved the ending a GREAT chick lit book. Book provided by the publisher for review.