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Dating Cary Grant [Kindle Edition]

Emelle Gamble
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)

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Book Description

DATING CARY GRANT

A modern Manhattan fairy tale starring . . .

Tracy Connor, a New York City career woman who loves her job and classic movies.

Mike Connor, her estranged husband, a small-town Mayor who loves his wife but doesn’t seem to have enough time to see her.

The handsome stranger, Philip Adams, who lives downstairs from the small sublet Tracy has temporarily moved into. He’s charming, funny, and looks a lot like her very favorite screen icon, Cary Grant.

Dating Cary Grant is a romance all about New York city career woman Tracy Connor struggling with real issues with her real guy, her husband of six years, Mayor Mike Connor of Cukor, Connecticut. Tracy is a smart woman, but some of her problems with relationships are partially caused by her unrealistic expectations that real guys should—and can— behave like matinee idols. Mike’s problems are also caused by the fact that he’s such a great guy and overextends his heart, and his appointment calendar, to every constituent, friend, or stray animal who crosses his path.

Tracy is also being stressed by a TV reality show intent on showcasing Tracy and Mike’s personal life, as well as the imminent takeover of her employer, a small, private television station, by a billionaire with unlimited funds and no taste.
Dating Cary Grant considers just how selfless a man needs to be to meet his wife’s expectations, and just how honest a woman must be with herself about what she’s willing to give, and give-up. And Cary Grant is along to help prove that any woman’s search for ‘Mr. Perfect ‘ might take her to a surprising place to find him.


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DATING CARY GRANT voted BOOK OF THE MONTH by Long and Short Review readers!!!

DATING CARY GRANT "...
the author went into the mind and lives of Tracy and Mike in such a way that you could really relate to both of them. I could really understand each of them and how they had gotten to this point in their marriage. It really is a love story, not just a break up story, and It was so well written and had unique plot, that I just couldn't put this book down until I had finished it. I loved it, and I loved the way it ended and for any of you who are looking for a fun, yet serious in a way, romance, this one is for you." Long and Short Reviews

DATING CARY GRANT"Fantasy and reality blend together in this mesmerizing tale from Emelle Gamble. I had a hard time putting it down, even as my eyes were getting dried out and closing from exhaustion...It's not your typical romance, making it a breath of fresh air in a market currently inundated with new adult contemporary romances (which I do love, but need a break once in a while!). I continue to be a fan of this author..." Andi's Book Reviews 

"I rarely gush over a book these days. I read at least one, sometimes two books a day and so I can be hard to move. But, this one really got to me... you do not want to miss... Molly Harper."  Clue Review

"Secret Sister is one of those books that leaves you re-thinking everything you once believed...Along with being a very unique and captivating plot...I cannot recommend Secret sister strong enough for those of you that enjoy a book that not only touches your heart but has you tingling in anticipation for whatever comes next." Fresh Fiction - Fresh Reviews

From the Author

  DATING CARY GRANT?
 
A Modern Manhattan fairy tale...
 
Now think. If you had a choice to spend your evenings the next few weeks with a charming, sexy movie star, or with your husband, whom would you choose?
 
Well, of course you'd choose your husband. He's your true love. The man you've promised yourself to, committed yourself to, till death do you part.  Right?
 
But, what if your husband is a workaholic and, despite the fact that his ambitions are to help people lead better lives, he pretty much ignores you most of the time. So what if you decided to move out on your own? Because you need a break from the discussions and disappointment and stuck in the mud, unable to move forward place you find yourselves in. Because you do, after all, want to find a permanent solution to your marital woes.
 
Would you like a little company? (Did I mention the sexy movie star?) Well, what if the movie star was  -- ta dah!!! --  Cary Grant!
 
Cary Grant???
 
Well, I don't mean the real Cary Grant, right? The star of Notorious, and Indiscreet, the hunk in It Takes a Thief and North by Northwest, to name a few of his seventy-two films? I can't mean Mr. uber-Handsome, Mr. Cleft in his chin, Mr. Very, very cool, classy movie star ICON, right? Because, you're certainly thinking, isn't Mr. Grant, well, dead?  
 
Yes, unfortunately he is.
 
But what if his totally perfect and sexy ghost was currently living in a high-end townhouse in New York City? And he's sweet and tan and mixes great martinis. He likes white dinner jackets and a heart-to-hearts  by the fire where he can lean close and whisper in your ear, "What else can I for you tonight?"
 
Yikes.
 
So, I ask again. If you had to pick between spending the next few weeks with the guy who might have been your biggest mistake in life, or a legend who listens when you talk, always understands what you mean (and looks like a Greek god would look if he was an Englishman), who would you choose?
 
Hubby? Or Cary?

Product Details

  • File Size: 3105 KB
  • Print Length: 254 pages
  • Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing (April 1, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JEY7RKY
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #215,283 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cary Grant... sighhhhhhh... September 5, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
If I'm ever haunted by a ghost I can only hope and pray that it would be Cary Grant!! One can dream right?? That is what intrigued me most about picking up this particular romance... I like to dive into something a little different every now and then.
Even though I love the idea of the story, I can't say that I particularly liked the leading lady or her husband Mike. These two and their self absorbed ways was a bit difficult or me to wrap my head around. Neither one of them wanting to give up their careers led to Tracy moving to New York to live in an old small apartment so she would no longer have to commute. An apartment that has no phone reception and no way to install a landline. But, it does have a handsome resident who goes by the name Phillip... (aka) our resident ghost! Tracy becomes somewhat infatuated with the handsome man who makes her feel like a desirable woman.
This is a romance that revolves heavily around the old movies from the past... it's not a steamy romance but instead plays on our ideas of the kind of man that would be our own... "Mr. Perfect". For Tracy that was Cary Grant...
This was a good solid read... not for all romance fans... but, might appeal mostly to those who spend a lot of time with their head into the old romance icons of the past. I liked it but I didn't love it... but, only because I was having trouble coping with our wishy washy heroine and husband and their constant inability to communicate with each other and make compromises. I was pleased with the ending BUT it was a frustrating journey! But, maybe that was the point.. :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute November 24, 2014
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It was a good book. A cute story line; however it is not my favorite. I have read about 7 other books of hers. They are all very good. You won't be disappointed in them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprising November 15, 2014
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This book surprised me in a good way. I admit that I expected more of a standard chick lit offering and instead it gave me believable, relatable characters and a decent plot. The relationship problems between Tracy and Mike were interesting and complex. The side characters were also interesting, though I would have liked to see their stories a bit more fleshed out. The ending was satisfying. Adding Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn (yes, she's in here too) was different and gave the book a fun twist. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes an adult romance that offers more than just romance.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fun thinking read April 17, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Dating Cary Grant, Emelle Gamble
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I loved Emelle's Secret Sister, and was keen to read this book Once again she delivered more than just the simplistic novel the description suggests. You'd think this book was a simple, easy to read romantic comedy, and it is but its also much much more, making the reader think about what's truly important in a marriage and how best to achieve it.
I loved both Tracy and Mike, they're like many people, so in love and yet also devoted to their careers and jobs and in this case the two just won't merge. They married thinking time would sort it, Tracy tried commuting at weekends and that didn’t work, so she moved to living full time with Mike, and staying with friends etc when work commitments were too strong. That hasn't worked either, with her being overtired and still seeing little of Mike as he's been so tied up with Mayoral problems. Feeling she comes last in his priorities she signs a six month lease on a place in the city....hoping they can work things out. Mike isn't happy, he cant see why she can't live at home and commute, and maybe do less hours. He says he'll cut back too but she doesn't think he will follow through, she knows how he cant bear to leave a problem. She can't see why he lets everything, people, town problems, even stray animals, take priority over her, or even why they can't move to the city and he commute....I couldn't see how on earth they could solve this, and yet it was clear despite the weeks spent away from each other, the missed dates, the angry phone calls that they were deeply in love. As her mum says at one point – Mike is still the person she married. It was his selflessness, determination to do the best for people, lack of selfishness that drew her to him....
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I just couldn't get enough... April 17, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Ms. Emelle Gamble has a natural flair for innovative, romance, sort of bohemian artist or writer like Ms. Gamble is, free spirited, artsy, avant-garde ... in short, I love her style of writing!

This story touched me in a way that it brought some good memories and nostalgic moments with my mom ( she adores Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn ) and to see this two played a big part of this whimsical story made it even sweeter. Almost hard to conjure up yet you're mesmerized and you keep wanting to read and know more and wish for more. There are a lot of funny moments, sort of watching one of the reality shows but more real and interesting and drives a lesson across.

This is about two strong, career driven, ambitious couple but with a heart of gold, who somehow lost track of what's important, of what matters to each of them and each other's individual dreams.

A good marriage is all about what makes you and your spouse happy, of giving in and taking some and meeting halfway. What Tracy and Mike Connor went through humbled me, it made me smile, frustrated at times but also taught me something...that life begins again every single day and it's up to you to make each day count.

This is extremely well written and with all the many good books written by many great authors, I truly wonder why I've never come across Ms. Gamble's until now.... this is my first book of hers and I know it wouldn't be the last.

**** An ARC was provided by NetGalley ****
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It!
This is a great book, I loved it. Tracy loves her job and classic movies, she is married to Mike but they are currently separated. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Laura Collins
2.0 out of 5 stars Silly and boring.
This book went on forever. I could barely finish it.
Published 2 months ago by Shelley G.
5.0 out of 5 stars This was one of the best Emelle has written
This was one of the best Emelle has written. She writes of a few ghosts who visit a lady who just has all sorts of problems. Read more
Published 2 months ago by PEGGY C
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Read
I per say don't really believe in ghost but I must say this was one story that I hated to put down to go to work or bed. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Anita
5.0 out of 5 stars Completely charming, spontaneous with a very different take on love,
Love sometimes comes with strings attached. Tracy Connor, a pretty executive, adores her job and old vintage movies. However, she is having marital problems and is depressed. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Michele L.
3.0 out of 5 stars A Cute Book
This book mixes the fantastical with reality and succeeds in a way that rarely happens. In Dating Cary Grant, the protagonists struggle to make their marriage work while life gets... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Rhianona
4.0 out of 5 stars Old Movie Stars.
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Published 4 months ago by kaymay62
5.0 out of 5 stars Tracy was not happy in her marriage with her husband
Tracy was not happy in her marriage with her husband, Mike. He was happy to be a small town Mayor and she wanted to live her life as a producer in New York. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Judith A. Pflueger
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
This is a really unique story that is extremely well written with detailed characters. There is a great plot with a mystery aspect that keeps you guessing from beginning to end. Read more
Published 4 months ago by tkdmom
4.0 out of 5 stars Romance/movies, 2 of my favorite things
What would you sacrifice for love? Most people would say anything but when push comes to shove we change our tune. It explores this topic and helps you find your perspective. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Laura Acuna
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More About the Author

My books have one thing in common...ordinary women in extraordinary situations. They are all relationship stories about women and the men they love, and the friends they hold dearest. They also all have a touch of something else; a mystery here, a ghost there, an exciting or shocking turn of events. This gives the folks in my imagined world an interesting extra conflict to deal with, and my readers an extra issue to think about.

SECRET SISTER is a woman's fiction novel with a touch of paranormal that sets the plot in motion. It's hard to put down once you start.

DUETS, a prequel novella, and the novel MOLLY HARPER, set three years later, explore the multi-faceted impact family secrets have on the lives of three women and the people who love them. It's heartfelt. and the final chapter is now available! DECEMBER WEDDING is the last chapter about Cruz and Molly, and I hope you enjoy their happy ever after.

DATING CARY GRANT is a modern Manhattan tale of a career woman, her estranged small town mayor hubby, and a certain drop-dead handsome neighbor who just might be the ghost of a certain screen icon. It's fun!

I hope you enjoy all these stories. Please come see me at www.EmelleGamble.com, follow me on Twitter @EmelleGamble or email me at emellegamble@aol.com any time.

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