#BookTour #Review ~ Grannie Panties are Under Rated by Gayle Erickson @RABTBookTours

 

 

 

Chick Lit/ Women’s Fiction 

*(contains language)*

Date Published: June 6, 2017

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Elle Martin has it all.

Handsome and successful husband. Check.

Daughter and son attending exclusive private high school. Check.

Privilege, status, and wealth. Check, check, check.

But there is more to Elle’s story.

Already struggling to keep up appearances in a social set full of pretension and ultra-competitiveness, Elle’s façade of perfection is threatened when her husband makes an announcement that will force her to confront a dark past she has successfully hidden for years.

What will happen when long-buried secrets are unearthed and haunting new revelations are discovered? Will Elle find the happy ending she so desperately seeks?

Toggling between the early nineties and the present day, Grannie Panties Are UnderRated captures the Gen X experience from latchkey kid to helicopter parent with keen insight and precision. A page turner full of surprising twists, it is a must read for anyone who has struggled to reconcile the chasm between the person they once were, the person they have become, and the person they long to be.

 My Review
I have to confess it was the alluringly tempting title that pulled me towards this book. Grannie Panties Are Under Rated is a highly gripping story, but not in any way that I expected. Based around the character of Elle it is set in alternating time lines in her life. 
The 1990’s where she is a living on the edge, in Japan she puts herself at risk in a variety of ways and these sections can be quite horrifying and blunt. Be aware there are drug, drink, language and fairly explicit sex references so if that isn’t to your taste then maybe this isn’t for you.
Back in present day Elle is your classic mom, doing the school run and living the high-life (it’s American so a slightly different view point) desperately attempting to keep her image squeaky clean but potentially having her risque past thrown back at her and disrupting her life completely.
There are certainly some dodgy characters involved yet it is strangely addictive reading. I particularly enjoyed all the music references throughout, that adds almost a personal touch if the reader can identify with those.
A good easy to read book full of entertainment. Thanks to the author and RABT Book Tours for my copy which I read and reviewed voluntarily. 

Praise for Grannie Panties Are Under Rated

“…a highly entertaining and thought provoking book!”

“Gayle Erickson is brilliantly gifted in telling this engaging, sometimes disturbing, yet compulsively addicting story of a woman in crisis due to the bonds of the guilt-filled lens of her past”

“It is visually rich and culturally expansive,”

“You will fall in love with each of these honest, imperfect characters and identify with their struggles, demons, and challenges. Exposing the raw truths we often try to mask…”

“Loved this book, could not put it down”

“A great retrospective of how we come to be who we are and where we are, often without intention or a road map. Like “Grannie’s” characters, we all find moments of clarity or awareness, which give rise to change. All this and an accompanying playlist! A song for every chapter…what brilliant context!

 

Spotify Playlist by Author to compliment the Novel:

About the Author

 

Gayle Erickson is a Colorado native and graduate of The Colorado College. She lived in Tokyo, Japan and taught English for several years after graduation. Upon her return to the United States she worked in the non-profit sector. Gayle currently lives in suburban Denver with her husband, twin teen-age children, and two dogs. Grannie Panties Are Underrated is her debut novel.

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