Available: June 6, 2016
Type: Romantic Comedy
Publisher: Self Pub
My copy: Sent (ARC)
You know how you always say someday I will?
Well, I’ve hit my someday.
Someday begins today.
Baylee Morgan is at a crossroads of her life. Leaving her marriage of ten years and the only life she’s ever known, she starts over in a penthouse ocean-front condo in Santa Monica, California. She soon finds herself immersed, albeit reluctantly, in the daunting and perilous world of dating as an almost thirty-something in Los Angeles, unsure of how to act, what to do, or whether that hot guy she meets in yoga class is straight.
Sebby Powers’ dream has always been to work in the film industry. At the age of thirty-five, he’s one of the youngest up-and-coming producers in Hollywood. His life is perfect. Perfect apartment. Perfect girlfriend. Perfect dog. Until a friendship with a beautiful woman with vibrant red hair and a similar taste in cheesy movies throws his perfect life into a tailspin.
The Other Side Of Someday is a fun, sexy story of looking for Mr. Right in a world full of Mr. Wrongs, when Mr. Right could be just next door.
This was my first T.K. Leigh book and from what the author has shared on this book, out of her normal comfort zone. She considers this a romantic comedy and though I do not necessarily disagree, I found myself laughing out loud several times, I also found it to be a breath of fresh air. It was, to me, at times a very sweet and tender story as well.
Baylee Morgan had it all, or so those outside looking in would think. After experiencing a life-altering moment, Baylee decides to find her someday. No longer tied to commitments she thought she had to follow, she decides to start over in a big way. Leaving her marriage and life behind in the town she lived in all her life, Baylee finds herself in Santa Monica, California. This time she will live on her terms.
“You know how people always say “Someday, I will?” Well, I’ve hit my someday. Someday begins today…”
I loved Baylee. Though she felt stifled most of her life, she did not let it get in her way. She was determined to find out who she was and what she wanted out of life. She did not always make the right choices, but at least now she was making them on her own and in her way. She had strength, determination and a bit of that Irish temper that was fun to see.
Once in Santa Monica, she sets out to start living, but on her first day, she runs right smack into Sebby Powers in the most embarrassing way possible. Beyond humiliated, she offers to make amends. Baylee is instantly attracted to Sebby, but very cautious around him, until she learns he has a girlfriend. So they settle as friends.
Sebby is smart, sexy, but also very down-to-earth. He is happy, successful and loves his girlfriend and dog. What else could a man ask for?
As Baylee settles into her new life, she begins to makes friends and explore her new surroundings. And so the laughs begin. A small town woman in the big city experiencing life for the first time. What can go wrong?
With Sebby’s bi-coastal relationship, he is able to spend time with Baylee and help her settle in. As time goes by, they begin to rely on each other and see just how much they have in common. And though Bayle has doubts that a woman and man can be friends, Sebby is determined to show her they can.
I loved this story. Loved seeing Baylee experience life for the first time by taking risks and trying new things. I loved Sebby’s confidence and sexiness and how he helps Baylee come out of her comfort zone. Seeing their friendship blossom and grow added so much to the story. In the end, I feel that though this was a romantic comedy, it was so much more. It was a story about life, love, friendships and the choices we make. I would definitely read other books by this author as well as recommend this book.
The Other Side of Someday was a laugh out loud, 4-star read for me.
“Sebby?” I called out, hesitantly walking through the entryway and into the open living space.
“Holy shit!” I exclaimed when my eyes settled on him standing in front of his refrigerator. But that wasn’t what caught me completely off-guard. It was the fact that he was standing there, holding a towel in his hand, exposing himself in all his glory. I quickly spun around, my entire face turning a shade of red that would put my hair color to shame.
“Fuck!” he shouted. “Do you take the world’s quickest shower or something?!”
“Balls,” I muttered, keeping my eyes glued to a large print of a vintage DC-10 that was hanging on the entryway wall.
“What?” he countered, his voice turning light and amused. I could almost picture that sexy and adorable smile drawn on those kissable lips of his.
“There were balls. And stuff.”
He laughed harder than I had heard him laugh in the few weeks I had known him, the rumble echoing in the open space.
“I’ll never be able to look at you again without seeing your balls, Sebby. Just thought you should know that.” I drew a long breath, trying to settle my nerves. Seeing his mouth-watering body completely bare didn’t help matters any. “Here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to go back to my apartment. I’m going to have a shot of whiskey. Or tequila. Or gin. Or whatever will make my blood pressure drop. And then I’m going to come back and we’ll try this again, okay?”
“I promise I’ll be dressed when you come back.”
“Why were you bare ass naked in your kitchen anyway? Did you want me to walk in on you like that? Trying to show off?”
“Do you think I have something to show off?”
“I… Well…” I shook it off. “I’m not answering that.”
“Yes?” I turned around as one often does when their name is called.
“Jesus!” His expression grew wide and he hastily attempted to hide himself.
“For fuck’s sake!” I spun back and faced the door once more. “Did you not think to cover yourself up after the first time I walked in and saw you naked? I’m still standing here. You know that bath towels serve some rather astonishing purposes these days, the most useful of which being something to wrap around your waist to keep your junk covered! I’m leaving and taking two shots of whiskey. Be back in five minutes.”
T.K. Leigh, otherwise known as Tracy Leigh Kellam, is a USA Today Best Selling author of the Beautiful Mess series, in addition to several other works. Originally from New England, she now resides in sunny Southern California with her husband, dog, three cats, all of which she has rescued (including the husband). In late 2015, she gave birth to her first (and only) baby. When she’s not planted in front of her computer, writing away, she can be found training for her next marathon (of which she has run over fifteen fulls and far too many halfs to recall) or keeping her daughter entertained.
T.K. Leigh is represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. All publishing inquiries, including audio, foreign, and film rights, should be directed to her.