Let’s Try This Again by Jordyn Woodtke: Blog Tour
Welcome to the Blog Tour for Let’s Try This Again! Below you will find my review, a guest post from the author, a book trailer, and several cinematic book scenes. I hope you enjoy! Be sure to let me know in the comments what interests you the most about this book. -Michelle
One girl. Two guys. It’s complicated. And hot.
First there is Isaac, the ex-boyfriend who threatens her move to a sunny new life on the west coast when he suddenly comes back into the picture. The chemistry is intoxicating and Josie starts eating, breathing, and sleeping with him again until the move. Things are hard enough saying goodbye to her childhood home and very best friends, but when Isaac makes it seem like he might actually want her to stay, Josie wonders if she’s giving up on him too quickly.
Josie takes the plunge and moves to California.
Then comes Carter. Sweet, doting – and, oh my god! – former boy band heartthrob, Carter. Josie’s new life falls into place, with new friends and a job working as the personal assistant for Carter as he plans the re-launch of his career. When it seems like there might be something between Josie and her new boss, she can’t help but hold back in fear of crossing a line and, worse yet, getting her heart crushed. Once again.
What spirals into a complicated, heart wrenching, unexpected love triangle forces Josie to face a decision that she is not sure she can make. Carter or Isaac. Or – who knows?
It’s Sex in the City meets Bridget Jones Diary under the Hollywood sign. A masterful debut novel of love, sex and rock & roll in the New Adult genre.
This was such a delight to read! This rom-com (romantic comedy) had me hooked from the beginning of the story. It was hilarious, fun, and sexy. I enjoyed reading it very much. I loved all the references to pop-culture. The mentions of music I grew up listening to, the mention of shows and movies. The writing was superb. I could easily relate to situations.
The main character Josie was very easy for me to love. She reminded me a bit of myself when I was younger. Her girlfriends are ride or die kind of chics. I felt like I was reading about my own girlfriends. They were the kind of women that would do anything for their best friend. They were there in the good times and the bad.
The story had a lot of sexual naughty moments full of raw sexual passion. These moments weren’t overdone. It wasn’t drawn out. These moments were kept short and sweet. At times funny and awkward. I loved every moment of it. Reminded me a bit of reading a Jackie Collins novel at times-and I absolutely love her writing.
This wasn’t all sex, and comedy though. There was also sweet, romantic moments. It was about following your dreams and passions. Trying new things, meeting new people, being brave and seeing where life will take you.
If you enjoy reading sexy romantic comedies then this is definitely a fun one that you will not want to miss. It was a very enjoyable read. Never dull or boring. It was full of exciting and adventurous situations. I loved this book and I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the Sex in the City women, or Bridget Jones.
This book was entertaining and very hard to put down. It was indulgent and I savored every bit of it. A perfect Friday or Saturday night read.
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Best Way To Overcome Writer’s Block – Guest Post from Author Jordyn Woodtke
Write everything down — anything that you think is funny, anything that makes you feel sad, anything that interests you for whatever reason. Those small details and moments can snowball into a character’s personality trait or an instance that changed his/her life and catapults him/her into the story you’re going to tell. The absolute best way to overcome writer’s block is to live your life with a hyper observant lens.
I keep pocket journals in most of my bags and wallets. I write down notes whenever I’m intrigued by something. I have a notes file on my phone where I keep funny things my friends have said or a line from a poem that I can’t shake. If you wake up in the middle of the night because you had a crazy dream, keep a journal next to your bed and write it down right then and there because you’ll forget in the morning (even if you’re sure you won’t in your REM hangover fog).
Go over your collection of the things that struck you every now and then when you’re feeling uninspired and see what happens. For me, stories form and characters develop out of the rubble of little pieces of your days that you were inspired by enough to write down. The minutia of life gets away from people, and we don’t appreciate it, but these are the things that everyone can relate to. If you find something compelling, chances are someone else out there does too. Everyone is just looking for ways to connect, and that is how you find your audience.
Writer’s block happens to everyone, and it happens all the time. It took me over a year to write Let’s Try This Again because not every day was chock full of ideas to fit into the story. When I couldn’t write pages for the book, I wrote poems or worked on different screenplays I was developing. Don’t stare at a blank screen for hours or days just because nothing is coming to you — go to a different page, dust your brain off and work on something else. One thing will lead to another and those things will lead you back to what you’re trying to finish. Timing is everything; don’t rush yourself to complete something that isn’t ready to be done yet.
Thanks for the wonderful advice Jordyn! This is some of the most useful advice I have read for Writer’s Block. I will be sure to utelize these suggestions in my writing life. -Michelle
Enjoy the Book Trailer and Three Cinematic Book Scenes Below!
About the Author
Jordyn Woodtke is an exceedingly gifted new author who is destined to take the New Adult genre by storm with her debut novel entitled Let’s Try This Again.
A graduate of NYU, she majored in screenwriting with a minor in bottomless brunching, skills she took with her when she moved to Los Angeles to follow her dream of becoming a writer. Jordyn started writing poetry and plays in high school, garnering prestigious awards and accolades from the Hartford Stage, Drexel University, the Waterbury Young Playwrights Festival and the national Scholastic Art & Writing awards, among others.
Now, on any given afternoon you are likely to find Jordyn petting random dogs on her street, noshing at any of the numerous brunch spots in LA, or bingeing Netflix on her couch. She’s grateful and dedicated to the art of storytelling because it lets her say all the things she wished she’d said when she had the chance.
And if Let’s Try This Again is any indicator of future success, Jordyn will get to keep saying them for a long, long time.
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