Written as Chantel Simmons
A funny, heartfelt story about losing the perfect life–and finding a real one.
About Love Struck:
When twenty-seven-year-old image consultant Poppy Ross discovers that her handsome and seemingly devoted husband Parker is having an affair, she is dumbfounded. Before she has chance to confront him, however, he is struck by lightning. When he regains consciousness, he has lost his short-term memory—including that of the affair. Given a chance to erase history and possibly save her marriage, Poppy decides to remake herself in the mistress’s image, so that Parker might never be tempted to stray again. Her quest to become his perfect woman has disastrous and hilarious results—and just might turn out to be the worst thing possible for their relationship.
STUCK IN DOWNWARD DOG
It’s not about getting the guy–it’s about getting a life.
About Stuck in Downward Dog:
Mara Brennan is about to unravel. Three days after her twenty-eighth birthday, her boyfriend dumps her, leaving her with nothing but a basement apartment, a futon and apile of unpaid bills. On top of that, her job, working as a receptionist at a cosmetic surgery clinic is a nightmare; her boss is a tyrant; and her friends have gotten ahead of her in the game of life. Mara realizes it’s time for an identity makeover. She devises the OM List, a personal pathway to perfection inspired by her best friends, Olivia and Mitz, and her newfound love for yoga. But instead of finding the perfect job, getting the perfect body and cooking the perfect meal, Mara hilariously tries and fails at all the things she thinks will make her the sophisticated grown-up she wants to be.
Navigating the dueling worlds of yoga and cosmetic surgery, gourmet dinners and Frankenberry cereal, etiquette handbooks and too-helpful loved ones, Stuck in Downward Dog is Chantel Simmons’s unforgettable comic debut about how to get unstuck when you’re caught in a rut.
Praise & Reviews:
“The National Post called author Chantel Simmons one to watch in 2007, and with warmth, humour and heart, her debut novel doesn’t disappoint.” —Chatelaine
“Refreshingly realistic…as good as having Sunday brunch with a girlfriend.” —Winnipeg Free Press
“Hilarious and touching.” —The Literary Word
“A funny and bubbly treat of a novel that is sure to brighten your day.” — Sarah Mlynowski, New York Times bestselling author of 10 Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn’t Have) and Gimme A Call
“Love Struck will have you laughing out loud and constantly hoping, ‘Please don’t do what I think you’re going to do.’ — ChickLitReviews.com
“Laugh out loud funny with thoughtful insights and soul.” — NovelEscapes.com