Book Review: Even Hippies Get The Blues by Michel Lee King

hippieseBooknewTitle: Even Hippies Get The Blues
Author: Michel Lee King
Release Date: February 21, 2014
Genre: Humorous Romance/Literary Humor
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

“Sometimes peace can only come through chaos.”

Amy thought she had it all together. Her goals were set and she was working toward them seamlessly while practicing her peace-loving philosophy.

Her world of blissful ignorance crumbles when Travis, a blond paramedic with a body that can stop a truck, waltzes in to open her eyes… Just after Murphy, and his pesky law, paint a target on her back.

How many times can a waitress be interrogated in one day? Just how much orange acrylic paint can get caught in dreads before an interview? How does one retain their composure while dripping paint nude in their living room and staring down a trespassing police officer?

In Even Hippies  Get The Blues, Amy’s life philosophy is simple: keep working in the diner she works at, even though it’s a low-paying job, her boss is disrespectful, her colleague hates her and the food tates horrible, but it’s a way to pay the bills and help her achieve what she really wants, namely to become a full-time artist, and to earn sufficient money with her art to support herself.

She’s quite happy with life. It’s not perfect, but art helps her through the darker days. But then she meets Travis, a hot blond paramedic who makes her heart pick up a beat. Only problem? Travis has a girlfriend. And then there’s also a police officer who takes an interest in her, but Amy isn’t sure if she can trust his intentions.

I liked Amy. Her hippie lifestyle was actually pretty entertaining. She’s clearly a peace-loving person, who would do anything to avoid confrontation. On the one hand, this makes her friends upset, because they wished she’d grow a spine. On the other hand, this also makes her intriguing because honestly, we don’t have a lot of people like Amy anymore. She’s a rare gem. People often judge her on appearance, calling her ‘dirty hippie’ and stuff, and she takes it. That takes courage.

The relationship between Amy and Travis was so-so for me. I got the feeling I never really got to know Travis. It’s not exactly insta-love, but it got close. And as the book progressed, I wanted to know more about Travis and his personality. We did get to know him better, but not as well as I would’ve liked.

Solid writing, interesting main character, and a romantic plot that has a few original elements, and was definitely entertaining. If you like contemporary romance or women’s fiction, give this book a try.


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