Review: Calendar Girl: November (Calendar Girl Series #11) by Audrey Carlan

No-Brainer

Title:  Calendar Girl:  November
Author: Audrey Carlan
Publisher/Year:  Waterhouse Press 8/3/15
Length:  111 pages
Series:  Calendar Girl Series #11

Overview

Life, Love, Laughter.

Three things I never expected to experience in the month of giving thanks, but that is just what I received. Wes had survived Hell on Earth, and was back where he was meant to be…in my arms and my bed. For good. There would be no breaking us apart after the trauma we experienced up to this point.

My new job with Century Production sent me to the big apple to interview celebrities for a special segment on being thankful. What is a girl to do when she has an entire host of celebrity friends from her past year of travels? You better believe I called up my friends Mason Murphy, all-star pitcher for the Red Sox, and Anton Santiago, the Latin Lov-ah, to participate. They were all too happy to oblige, only my guy’s feathers were a bit ruffled by the ease with which they came running.

Add in my new family and you’ve got a fairytale Thanksgiving. Except for one tiny detail…the single seat at the table, left open by the hole in my heart that only one person could fill.
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In the eleventh book of the Calendar Girl serial, Mia is off to New York City to film a segment for her new job. Now that her debt has been paid, and the threat from her ex is gone, she no longer has to live life as an escort. Only life has thrown her some new challenges to round out her year.

My Thoughts

Well, we’re in the final bits of the series, and i think that everything is starting to get fully resolved and finalized.  It’s sad to see this series come to a close, but i guess that it had to happen sometime right?

In this November installment, we see the family going out to Texas for Thanksgiving, which we learn was Mia and Maddy’s FIRST thanksgiving.  Real on that is.  Before that though, we get to see Mia doing what she loves – working on segments for her show in NYC – where she gets to really involve regular people and do something nice for them, while also getting to see Anton and Mason again.  Two friends that she’s come to have a really true affection for.

What happens in NYC though with Wes is quite interesting, and not all that unexpected.  Throughout the past story or 2, we’ve seen that he’s having a lot of trouble coping with what he went through, night terrors and the sort.  and while Mia has taken on the responsibility of helping him get grounded again, it’s truly taking it’s toll.  Another symptom that’s been coming up a lot too is that he’s become incredibly jealous and out of no where with people that he knows already that aren’t a threat to his relationship.  Mia’s about at her breaking point at several different moments, and it’s going to be a fight i think to get them back to a good place.

At least things begin to settle down once they are in Texas, and i have to say that the strength of this family bond is something that makes you really jealous if you have a family that isn’t quite as supportive.  It makes me wish that mine sometimes were more like how Max is – i have brothers, but none of them care for and protect me like he seems to do for his new sisters.  It’s sad, but very happy for the story line.

Anyway, we see that there’s an urgent call for the girls to go back to Vegas, something to do with their father, and i guess that we’ve just got one more month to see how all that will play out.  Will they have their father back, and if so, in what capacity?  Will they all get their happily ever after?  And, what’s the request that’s sending them to Aspen?  it seems like a big deal, but with no real information.  (i’m guessing Alec or something, but that’s just me).

Sadly, just one more month to go and then it’ll all be wrapped up.  So…i’m onto December.

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