Staying Grounded by Marianne Rice (Review by Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph)

Title: Staying Grounded 

Author: Marianne Rice 

Published Date: January 17th 2017

Genre: NA Contemporary Romance


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Graham Riley enjoys the laid-back freedom of a pilot’s life—until one choice puts his career in jeopardy…
Graham loves his job—it allows him to escape his troubled past and the stigma of being a murderer’s son. But after an altercation with a drunk passenger is posted on social media, he’s forced to go on administrative leave until his name can be cleared. To get his wings back, he must attend anger management classes, and to avoid the media frenzy near his home base in Texas, he heads to Rocky Harbor, Maine.

Responsible therapist Maggie O’Fallon wants a stable relationship with a man who’s not going anywhere…
Maggie grew up with parents who were never around, physically or emotionally. Needing steadiness in her life and in a relationship, she only dates men with normal jobs. But when Graham walks into her office and flashes his charming steel-blue eyes at her, she’s at a loss for words. Torn between her ethics and her heart, Maggie asks Graham to see a different therapist so they can explore the chemistry between them.

He has everything she’s been looking for—except stability…
Maggie touches something deep within Graham and he panics, pushing her away, too scared to face his feelings. But when a private investigator threatens to discredit not only Graham, but Maggie’s practice as well, he is faced with two choices. Fight…or take flight.
Battling a lawsuit and his heart, Graham must decide what’s more important—the life he thought he wanted…or Maggie. Maggie might be the only thing that will ever help Graham…Stay Grounded.


***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Stephenee – #NErdGi Review***
This was my first book by author Marianne Rice, but it will not be my last!! I enjoyed her characters, her writing style, her ability to make the reader laugh, cry and feel like they are a part of her story and at the same time they never want to leave the story or the world that she has created. The reader will zoom through the pages of the book wanting to know the end, while at the same time dreading the end…you will want to re-read this book to find out what you have missed since you read it so quickly the first time.

Maggie is a loner, a bit of a pessimist when it comes to love and relationships, but she is a therapist….one who is hired to treat Graham after an unfortunate incident while he was at work….as a pilot….unbeknownst to Maggie she runs into Graham before meeting him and they have an instant spark….but is that enough to build a relationship? Because Graham has his own issues with that….

The story is unpredictable and at times you won’t know whether you love Graham or want to bash his head in….but through it all, you know that you love Maggie and that you want her to be happy! You will laugh, cry, yell, scream and maybe just maybe hurl curse words at the author (I’m sorry), but you will love the book and all that it stands for!

The author leaves us with an ending that makes us happy, fulfilled and ready to jump straight into the pages of her next book! If you haven’t read anything by this author, then I suggest you get started – she is amazing!! Be prepared to be wowed!


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