Monday, March 21, 2016

Unicorn: Addiction, Guilt and a Decision That Will Change Her Life by L.E. Get Review & Excerpt

About the Book:

Title: Unicorn: Addiction, Guilt and a Decision That Will Change Her Life
Author: L.E. Get
Publisher: Telemachus Press
Pages: 240
Genre: Women’s Fiction/Literary Fiction/Drama
Scarlet has the life most only dream about—she travels the world, she makes plenty of money and she has the best friend anyone could ask for.
But, piece by piece, her world is falling apart because of her damaged family, years of resentment and her sister’s drug and alcohol addiction. Scarlet tries to keep it together, but when her sister desperately needs help, Scarlet has to make a decision that will change every part of her life. Unicorn is a story of internal struggle, choices, and a broken family.

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  • Unicorn: Addiction, Guilt, and a Decision That Will Change Her Life is available at Amazon.
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  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.
Book Excerpt:
I’m invisible to most people, unless I have something to give them. Saying no feels like I’m pushing away the people I want to be close to. So when my mother called to tell me she needed me to come home because my sister, Amelia, was sick and in the hospital again, I grudgingly boarded a plane back to Denver to deal with my family.

Exhausted and needing a distraction, I was hoping I could sleep away my anger and resentment on the long flight home from Dubai. I reclined my seat, closed my eyes and imagined the celebration of the successful show and after-party I was missing. While I was packing my bags and trying to book a flight, the other models were mingling with the hot, new UAE designers looking to sign models. The show had been a highlight in my career, a game-changing event that could have secured a generous contract. Instead, I was sitting next to a woman wearing too much rose-scented perfume, on a long flight home to participate in Amelia’s drama. I reached up, twisted on the air and closed my eyes once more replaying my mother’s phone call.

About the Author
L.E. Get understands the devastation and pain that drug and alcohol addiction causes. He’s experienced the crazy-making behavior addicts inflict on family and friends. But he has also witnessed the miracles of sobriety. L.E. Get wrote Unicorn: Addiction, Guilt, and a Decision That Will Change Her Life, for family and friends of alcoholics and addicts because he knows that loving an addicted person is frustrating and lonely.
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My Review:
Scarlet is happy with her job, traveling for her job and the money. The problem is her family. Her sister has an addiction to both alcohol and drugs. Now, it seems that she has to step in and help her, but this decision will make her life never be the same again. Her sister is once again in the hospital and her mother has called asking for Scarlet's help. Why does she have to be the one? This is the story of a family in crisis. Scarlet has just given up the chance to get something she has worked for. I give this book a 4/5. I was given this book for  a review and these are my opinions. 

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