Author: Liz Talley

Narrator: Carly Robins

Publication Date: April 1, 2021

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Book Description

USA Today bestselling author Liz Talley’s emotional and heart-lifting novel about facing the past, unconditional love, and a woman on the verge of a breakthrough.

After another all-night bender, one more failed stint at rehab, and a parole violation, self-destructive actress Chase London has to deal with her demons. She’s been written off as a Hollywood casualty by almost everyone, including her own mother. But handsome superstar Spencer Rome has her back. So does an uncompromising stranger determined to start Chase at square one and help her pull her future into focus. If Chase is willing.

Life coach Olivia Han is devoted to “adulting” boot camp therapy. It’s not just her professional specialty, though—it’s also one way to avoid focusing on building a life of her own. To escape the pressures of Tinseltown, the two women head to Olivia’s cabin in the wilds of Northern California. There they discover a place in need of TLC. As they work together to rehab the once-charming cabin, they create a refuge where Chase can come to terms with her unsettled past, and where Olivia has an unexpected reckoning with her own troubling history.

For two women doing damage control, this is a time for second chances—in life, in finding love, in forgiving family, and in an emerging friendship that might be exactly what each of them needs to heal.

Book Review

Adulting is the perfect mix of romance, finding help in an unexpected source and growing up. Chase is an actress but after unsuccessful trips to rehab and breaking parole there is only one person willing to give her a second chance. Olivia is a successful therapist but now her employees typically work with patients. She doesn’t want to work with Chase and Chase is even less willing to work with her. Once they start working together, Chase and Olivia help each other. Addiction and sexual assault are mentioned in Adulting. Adulting shows how Hollywood and acting affects people. Chase doesn’t know how to adult, so it is entertaining to see her learning. Adulting really caught my attention and kept my focus throughout. This book really surprised me in a good way. I was expecting a cute romantic comedy, but this book was so much more. I recommend Adulting for fans of romance that like a mix of serious and comedy.

I listened to the audiobook narrated by Carly Robins. I really enjoyed her narration and the amount of emotion in her voice.

Thank you Brilliance Audio, Montlake and NetGalley for Adulting.

About the Author

Liz Talley is the USA Today bestselling author of The Wedding War, Room to Breathe, and Come Home to Me, as well as the Morning Glory series, the Home in Magnolia Bend series, and many more novels, novellas, and short fiction. A finalist for the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Golden Heart and RITA Awards, Liz has found a home writing heartwarming contemporary romance. Her stories are set in the South, where the tea is sweet, the summers are hot, and the porches are wide. Liz lives in North Louisiana with her childhood sweetheart, two handsome children, three dogs, and a naughty kitty.

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