Monday, January 23, 2012

Chick Lit Plus Blog Tour Review: 5 Stages of Grief by: Bethany Ramos

Goodreads Summary: 

Danielle thinks that the worst is behind her, but she couldn't have been more wrong;

As a beauty editor of Denver's hot new High Life magazine, Danielle Starkey didn't have becoming a widow on her to-do list. Then nine months after her husbands death, she discovers he booked a vacation with another woman. Suddenly, Danielle sees Adams death in a whole new light and has to get over it - for the second time.

Hit with the truth when she least expects it, Danielle brings a fresh, funny, and honest approach to the grieving process as she struggles through online dating, stalking her dead husbands mistress, and, hopefully, finding the man of her dreams. With her stubborn and sassy best friend April by her side. Danielle refuses to let sleeping dogs lie. Will she finally face the truth about herself and her marriage? Or will she succumb to one of the five stages of grief?

My Review: 

ReadingNook Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 

Danielle Starkey's whole world turned upside down when she gets a phone call regarding a vacation planned for her dead husband and his secret mistress for a romantic getaway. Cherry James becomes the center of Danielle's focus, why did her husband cheat on her with Cherry, she needed answers and she needed them quick. A scheme to get her to attend a work gathering leads to a disasterous, melodramatic performance, that leaves her job and sanity on the line. When Gwen, Danielle's boss announces that Cherry will be working side-by-side with Danielle to create a website for her company does the real fun begin....

Bethany Ramos created the perfect blend of what Chick-Lit novels should be. 5 Stages of Grief was tragic, hilarious, smart, and utterly irresistable. I love when Chick-Lit books incorporate pop culture, and mentions of the Jersey Shore,, and The Real Housewifes of New York only added the relatability of the story. Danielle's character was hilarious and relatable, as was April, her best friend, and assistant, even the infamous Cherry James was likeable in her own way. This story was fun and entertaining, and made me want to go grab a fruity cocktail and soak up some sun.

Whether you're looking for a good beach read, or want a story that will take your mind of you're own problems for a while and focus on someone elses for a bit, this book is a MUST-READ. I didn't want to put it down, and it kept me entertained from the beginning to the very last page. I can't wait to see what other books are up Bethany Ramo's sleeves, but she's definitely a name to look out for in the Chick-Lit genre.


  1. Wow, what a great start to Bethany's blog tour! Thanks Laura :)

  2. Agreed! Thank you so very much! Glad you enjoyed it :)

    Bethany Ramos