Guessing at Normal

Guessing at Normal

by Gail Ward Olmsted

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Overview

"5 Star Readers' Favorite & Reader's Choice- Best Rockstar Romance"

A passionate one-night stand leads to love when motel clerk Jill Griffin meets sexy rocker James Sheridan. Jill joins James and his struggling band on tour and discover life on the road is a non-stop party despite a grueling concert schedule. The committed relationship Jill craves may be more than James can offer.

The band's popularity grows and so does the number of eager groupies and meddling journalists. When her poems and journal ramblings become songs on James' best-selling album, Jill struggles to survive in the glare of the media spotlight. As her professional success threatens her relationship with James, Jill questions whether she can write love songs without the love of her life.

Life with a rockstar is anything but normal!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692706732
Publisher: Jericho Road Press
Publication date: 06/03/2015
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

My first visit to Sedona, AZ prompted me to start writing JEEP TOUR, my first novel. I fell in love with the red rocks and blue skies. My second novel, Guessing at Normal, is a rock and roll love story. Driving on the Left, a sequel to JEEP TOUR, is based in Ireland and my latest, Second Guessing is a popstar romance featuring songwriter Jill and her love interest Ben. A hopeless romantic, I am married to the love of my life. I am mom to two young adults and two cats, and I enjoy reading, kayaking, music and travel.

I love writing about quirky but lovable women who are searching for their happy ever after.

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Guessing at Normal 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Scorn9 More than 1 year ago
Guessing at Normal is a roller coaster ride of emotions from the ever-fantastic author Gail Ward Olmsted. Gail's writing just clicks with me - it pulls at my emotions, it keeps me hooked and has me addicted to every word on the page! Picking up this novel, which follows a rock star and his girlfriend, was a true delight that I have to share with everyone! Jill Griffin is your everyday, normal girl working the hotel night shift. Then one day, in walks a rock star - James Sheridan. Everyone knows his name and his band Nomad, including Jill. These two fall in love, and their lives unravel throughout this soap opera-like story. This book isn't your Harlequin, perfect romance - it follows the ups and downs of relationships and the rock star life. Relationships aren't perfect, and this book highlights the true insanity that relationships can be. The character arcs and development are to die for! Seriously, these characters go through so much throughout this novel. And on top of that, they aren't perfect (which is a good thing)! The characters have flaws, there's bumpy roads and fights that happen, and sometimes they aren't squeaky clean Plain Janes. As the novel progresses, you can see Jill changing and learning to deal with the life she has chosen to live, and you can see how James embraces his rock star life. The book is mostly focused on Jill's side of the story, but we do venture into other character's lives briefly as well. This book is an easy read, and has lots of drama to keep you busy. You'll be guessing what will happen next, and Gail's epic plot twists will keep you on edge. I find Gail's writing to be descriptive yet soft - it's not a book that you will struggle to understand. She picks the perfect words to describe the situation, but nothing so difficult that you are dragging out the Webster's dictionary to understand the book. I'd say this book is PG-13. There isn't any hard romance scenes or erotica mixed in. It's a fun book that even teenagers could enjoy. There are some drug and alcohol comments, but nothing too brutal that most teens haven't heard about already. Forewarning: bring a box of tissues if you are the light of heart! There are some sad scenes in this story, but it's worth it in the end! Overall, this is another gem that I'm putting on my must read romance pile! I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good romance novel, some juicy drama, or celebrity/rock star based plots! It's a fun book for a fantastic summer day! Five out of five stars!
Scorn9 More than 1 year ago
Guessing at Normal is a roller coaster ride of emotions from the ever-fantastic author Gail Ward Olmsted. Gail's writing just clicks with me - it pulls at my emotions, it keeps me hooked and has me addicted to every word on the page! Picking up this novel, which follows a rock star and his girlfriend, was a true delight that I have to share with everyone! Jill Griffin is your everyday, normal girl working the hotel night shift. Then one day, in walks a rock star - James Sheridan. Everyone knows his name and his band Nomad, including Jill. These two fall in love, and their lives unravel throughout this soap opera-like story. This book isn't your Harlequin, perfect romance - it follows the ups and downs of relationships and the rock star life. Relationships aren't perfect, and this book highlights the true insanity that relationships can be. The character arcs and development are to die for! Seriously, these characters go through so much throughout this novel. And on top of that, they aren't perfect (which is a good thing)! The characters have flaws, there's bumpy roads and fights that happen, and sometimes they aren't squeaky clean Plain Janes. As the novel progresses, you can see Jill changing and learning to deal with the life she has chosen to live, and you can see how James embraces his rock star life. The book is mostly focused on Jill's side of the story, but we do venture into other character's lives briefly as well. This book is an easy read, and has lots of drama to keep you busy. You'll be guessing what will happen next, and Gail's epic plot twists will keep you on edge. I find Gail's writing to be descriptive yet soft - it's not a book that you will struggle to understand. She picks the perfect words to describe the situation, but nothing so difficult that you are dragging out the Webster's dictionary to understand the book. I'd say this book is PG-13. There isn't any hard romance scenes or erotica mixed in. It's a fun book that even teenagers could enjoy. There are some drug and alcohol comments, but nothing too brutal that most teens haven't heard about already. Forewarning: bring a box of tissues if you are the light of heart! There are some sad scenes in this story, but it's worth it in the end! Overall, this is another gem that I'm putting on my must read romance pile! I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good romance novel, some juicy drama, or celebrity/rock star based plots! It's a fun book for a fantastic summer day! Five out of five stars!