Tuesday, July 13, 2021

EAT YOUR HEART OUT by Author Shirley Goldberg *REVIEW* *GIVEAWAY*

Notes from a Romantic’s Heart is pleased to welcome Shirley Goldberg back to the blog. Today’s we’ll be reviewing her new book, Eat Your Heart Out, from The Wild Rose Press. You can find all the stops at Goddess Fish Promotions. Don't forget to enter the giveaway. The entry form is at the bottom of this post.


About the Book

When a tyrant in stilettos replaces her beloved boss, and her ex snags her coveted job, teacher Dana Narvana discovers there are worse things than getting dumped on Facebook. Time for the BFF advice squad, starting with Dana's staunchest ally, Alex—hunky colleague, quipster, and cooking pal extraordinaire. But when the after-hours smooching goes nowhere, she wonders why this grown man won't make up his mind.

Alex Bethany's new lifestyle gives him the confidence to try online dating. What he craves is a family of his own until a life-altering surprise rocks his world. He knows he's sending Dana mixed messages. Alex panics when he thinks he's blown his chance with his special person. From appetizers to the main course will these two cooking buddies make it to dessert?
Funny and bittersweet, Dana and Alex's story will have you rooting for them.

Amazon ~ Apple Books ~ B&N (Nook) ~ Nook

The book will be on sale for $0.99 during the tour.

Enjoy an Excerpt

Alex trotted inside to pay. Dana stood in the aisle ahead of him, drinking coffee from a Smiley’s container, her back to him.

What the hell, he’d give it a whirl. “Hey Dana, nice to see you.”

She turned. Her expectant look morphed into confusion.

Why hadn’t he changed after his trip to the mall? He pulled the T-shirt tighter by stuffing it into the back waistband of his shorts and leaned an elbow on the counter. The casual look. “I thought I saw you fondling the peaches. With Sunny and Noelle. One minute you’re there, next you’re gone.”

Irritation crossed her face. She checked her watch.

“You don’t have a clue about who I am, do you?” She’ll recognize me. I’ll make her see me. The stubborn gene from his grandmother.

“Let me give you a hint.” He cleared his throat and bounced on his heels as if limbering up for a sprint. “Cha-cha-cha changes,” he sang like a demented fool. Then repeated the refrain.

Heat rose in her face and he watched, fascinated as a drop of sweat slid down her neck into the V of her blouse. He stopped as suddenly as he’d begun. What the hell are you doing?

“Look, I’ve got to run.”

She was gone before he could explain, apologize…or cover his face with a paper bag.


My Review

4 Hilarious Stars

Shirley Goldberg has a knack for writing quirky but relatable heroines, and this book is no exception. I could easily relate to the heroine and became invested in her story immediately.

As someone who also has a love-hate relationship with food, I could definitely commiserate with Dana. I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a feisty heroine and a good laugh. 


Meet the Author

Shirley Goldberg is a writer, novelist, and former ESL and French teacher who’s lived in Paris, Crete, and Casablanca. She writes about men and women of a certain age starting over. Her website 
http://midagedating.com offers a humorous look at living single. Her books FINISH THIS and  dating in mid life, and her friends like to guess which stories are true. Eat Your Heart Out is the second book in the series Starting Over. Middle Ageish, the first, is available now. Her characters believe you should never leave home without your sense of humor and Shirley agrees.

Shirley's Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Instagram

Amazon Author Page ~ BookBub ~ Goodreads


Enter the Giveaway

Shirley Goldberg will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

  2. The cover and the title made me smile. On my TBR list. Best of luck with the tour.

  3. Thanks sooooo much for hosting us on your colorful, entertaining blog! Dana and Alex send their regards. And some hugs.