Life of the Party

Life of the Party

by Kris Fletcher

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101989227
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/17/2017
Series: Calypso Falls , #1
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 742,559
File size: 627 KB

About the Author

Kris Fletcher is also the author of the Calypso Falls novella, The Bridesmaid and the Bachelor. She writes about small towns, big families, and love that grows despite them.

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Life of the Party 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
JenPH More than 1 year ago
This was a pretty good story about a woman trying to make a name for herself, not wanting to be judged by the last name she had as a single woman and the last name she bore as a married one. I liked that Jenna was sassy and independent. She was also smart and loved her mother, aunt, and sisters without reservation. When Cole enters her life, she's understandably wary, but he's the first man since her accident and divorce that makes her want and makes her feel desired. There's a nice chemistry that goes on between the two of them, and for quite a lot of the book, it really is about how they are together. The moments Jenna has with her family--including her estranged father--give readers a clearer picture of how difficult it's been for her but how she's actually quite loved and how they want nothing more than for her to be happy. Cole was a dream candidate. He wanted to be a public servant, not a politician, and he made me wish there were more real people like him in this world of ours that's over-populated with self-serving politicians. Life of a Party was a four-starred read and I'll keep my eye out for book two. ♥
IreneC More than 1 year ago
4 stars Life of the Party was a sweet, fun and entertaining read. The storyline is well written, the characters are likable, relatable and I found myself connecting with them both. Watching Jenna and Cole's relationship unfold kept me turning the pages. They amused me with their banter, the attraction between them was felt right from the start and watching them connect and fall in love warmed my heart. Both Cole and Jenna had been hurt in the past and not interested or out looking for love. But try as they might, the attraction between them was too strong to ignore. Soon they were opening up and sharing their previous hurts and what they wanted out of life. I liked how the author paced the story, the drama was well done, believable and not over the top. Overall, Life of the Party is a lovely afternoons read, with smart, witty people finding love and happiness when they least expected it. I'm looking forward to the next book in the Calypso Falls series.
SaschaDarlington More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 stars As a native to the DC metro area, I tend to steer very clear of any novels with a political bent as it sometimes seems that I am forced to breathe politics 24/7. So my first inclination was to pass by Kris Fletcher’s Life of the Party, a romance about a man running for political office. There was something different in the synopsis though, probably the description of Jenna’s past and her current state, that intrigued me enough to ignore my usual “no politics” rule. After having not read many romances in years, this past year has brought an onslought, many of which have been very good. Life of the Party falls into that category. While the topic of a political candidate whose election may go south because of his romantic involvement has been done countless times before, Kris Fletcher breathes new life into it with her fresh characters. Frankly, for me, the characterization in this romance was what scored a huge amount of points. The characters are so fully drawn that they could be real people, mature, rational people. There were no tantrums or eye-rolling-worthy behavior or melodrama to add oomph. The characters are the oomp. Both Jenna and Cole are thinking people and they change through the course of the novel, sometimes with the aid of close supporting characters who offer insight into their behavior that they aren’t able to see. So if any of you are planning on writing a romance novel and want it to be fresh—this is the way to do it. Create fully realized characters. There will always be someone who may not care for your characters, but it won’t be because they are cardboard stereotypes. While I am still thinking along the character lines, I want to emphasize that Fletcher has done credible world-building here already to launch her series. The supporting characters each possess their own—different—personalities so I look forward to reading future novels. The Elias family is a support structure of strong, warm, intelligent and spunky women and that is also a good quality to recommend the series. A lot of thought has gone into this novel, which made it a pleasure to read. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
BookSnuggle More than 1 year ago
Life of the Party by Kris Fletcher id book number one in the Calypso Falls series. This is Jenna Elias and Cole Morrissey's story. Jenna is back home working in her sister's coffee shop after a bad injury and a divorce. Cole is campaigning to be major of Calypso Falls. Cole gets Jenna to help out with his campaign. As they spend time together the attraction between them grows. Will they give in to this attraction or will they allow the pain from their past to stop them from a chance at love? Jenna's dad's was a corrupt politician and has served his time. Will Jenna's dad come back to Calypso Falls? Will he cause problems with Cole and Jenna? I enjoyed the book even though the pace was a little slow for me. Still it was an enjoyable read. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
It takes an excessive amount of energy to play the clown. To paste on a smile and put on a compelling show, when the world is falling apart around you. Oh, to be that girl. Kris Fletcher gives a front row seat to the roller coaster drama that Is Jenna Elias' life. From the good time girl who can turn on the charm. To the broken woman working to bounce back after numerous heartbreaks and tragic circumstances. To the woman on the verge of starting a scandal, Jenna is never dull. Jenna, may be a wild child but her spirit and heart are what I liked most about her. Cole was the spark that lit the fuse that brought joy, laughter and some of that fight back into Jenna's life. Life of the Party mixes wit with drama and delivers a gritty story of scandalous love and redemption.