Crushed: Happily Ever After 2.0

Layne Gray invites us on the journey of finding Grace.
 
After a decade of “dialing it in” on her marriage, and 15 years of grieving her only sibling, one public embrace in an airport sets off a chain of events that reawakens a woman who’s been subsisting on school functions and society appearances. Supported by a melange of new and lifelong friends, Grace moves from the perfectly poised patron in the balcony box seat of her life to the director, navigating the chaotic, creative, heart-racing twists and turns on the main stage, accepting both the power and vulnerability that comes with the footlights.
 
The book is packed end to end with attention to the color, texture and detail that serves as an often overlooked backdrop in a busy life. Observing and savoring those juicy details, Layne Gray brings her readers seamlessly from a secret Napa Valley spa to car towing lots and emergency rooms with wide-eyed awareness, bringing life and all it’s interdependencies and impacts into full focus. Equal parts macro lens on high society, poignant reflection on family ties and intimate close up behind closed doors, this is a great book to sip and savor!

This is a book that is great for fans of Sex In The City. Great for women’s book clubs – subject matters include marriage, divorce, parenting and friendship. It is a tale that questions if relationships can fail in one context yet emerge successfully in another. 

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3 Comments

  1. Crushed: Must read! Layne Gray has written a fast paced, fun read, full of twists and turns. With the Bay Area as a back drop Grace, the novel’s heroine, experiences 

  2. What a delight! It is a novel every woman should read What a delight! It is a novel every woman should read! Grace is taking us on a fulfilling experience. We feel what she feels, we love what she loves we hate what she hates. The plot and the way the story is written with all the detailed descriptions that Layne Gray shares with us, are what make the story so pleasant to read. And not to mention the setting… the beautiful San Francisco area. Crushed is the sort of novel you desperately want to finish, to know how the story ends and at the same…

  3. Emotional, funny and sexy ride!! I loved Crushed! An absolute must read for our book club or even better our next girls trip with a good bottle of wine… and maybe a pina colada! The ride was emotional, funny and sexy. Spot on city details, I almost felt like I was in San Francisco with my favorite characters: Grace, Brett and Gigi. Please tell me we get to hear more about Grace and what happens next, I can’t wait to see where she goes from here (and I so hope it includes that hunky police chief)!

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