Author Requested Reviews 2013

Falling In Love by Stephen Bradlee
Publisher: Smashwords Edition
Length: (155 pgs)
Rating: 4 Stars
*Based on the True Story of a Young Woman's Battle with Sexual Addiction.

Sherry Johnson is young, beautiful, bright and athletic.
She has everything going for her, except for one thing.
She is addicted to love.  Her life is a vicious circle of nightly trysts and morning regrets. Her addiction got her kicked out of college, cost her the love of her life and has left her in complete despair. But still Sherry keeps falling in love. And falling.  And falling. Finally, as Sherry struggles to pull herself up from a bottomless abyss, she realizes that she will have to learn to love the one person she has loathed for most of her life.  Herself.
"On a road map of an additive lifestyle Queen of disaster Sherry Johnson is on a downward spiral with no hopes of surviving not until she crash lands right into the world of Paul Manning.  How can she move past the memories that plague her?  Does she possess an inner strength that can capture the demons that has made a comfortable place in her life or will they be the evitable downfall to her demise? 
Killer eyes that anyone could get lost in.  Paul is the easy going guy you love to love but not hate.  Looking for Mrs. Right, he too is searching for the one that can complete him and make his dreams come true.  Nice to a fault but is he too good to be true?  This story has some highs and very low lows.  Not a story for the faint of heart so be forewarned.  If you’re looking for a something to test you emotions then this one reaches a gambit full.
You may get caught up with a burst of energy in the form of Dede, Ms. Broadway and Sherry’s best friend, who’s loosely called sister and  one  encouragable guy named Gregory and the hysterical weeping Elaine.  These are some of the players in Sherry’s life as she muddles along trying to find what has eluded her.  A heavy story with real life issues that makes this story surreal but with a bit of realty thrown in for good measure.
From a visual aspect this story will capture your senses with all the delights and horrors of a city that never sleeps.  Nothing screams New York as does Central Park in the spring are a scrumptious cheese cake, an absolute staple of this chaotic city.  Imposing high rises, with their “brass-and-glass doors and spiffily dressed doormen” and art galleries sprinkled here and there adding more color than flavor.  This is one story that will have you routing for a women named Sherry. 
The author Stephen Bradlee gives the reader more story than what is needed to grasp’s the evitable.  After a while you get what’s coming around the corner for the character and you just want to know the end result rather than the beginning of each tale. 
But just when I think it’s all a one note story then the author throws more to the mix and refreshes you with the unexpected.  This one may not be for everyone and I have to admit it took me awhile to get past certain elements in the story but I say to the reader there is light at the end of this somewhat disturbing tale, you may even find a couple of chuckles here and there that will surprise you and lighted the mood as you delve deep within the story.
This is one book that I am truly glad that I stuck with till the end.  It made me smile and get a little misty eyed for this women named Sherry.  I say pick it up I promise you won’t be disappointed and you may even shed a tear or two".
Rating: 4 Stars Review date Jan. 28, 2013
About the Author
 Stephen Bradlee is a pen name for a Hollywood film executive.
He has ghostwritten celebrity autobiographies and has
worked primarily as a script doctor.  He is married and lives with his wife, their daughter and their dog.

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