Paula Takes a Risk by Randi M. Sherman

Randi M. Sherman is currently on tour with CLP Blog Tours and Paula Takes a Risk. MC Paula Tenenbaum is thirty-four, newly single and newly unemployed – all on the same day. The same man who fired her for being “average” is also the man who just dumped her. Paula thought a proposal was coming. What should have been one of the best times in Paula’s life now has become her worst. The doubts begin to creep in – is she too average, plain? Does she not try hard enough? It seems as though her life was slipping by, and Paula wasn’t doing enough to really enjoy it and find fulfillment. But all of that will change when her neighbor Larry comes to Paula for help. Larry, an egotistical, lazy douche-bag by all accounts, has a scheme that he needs to rope in naive Paula to help with. Paula, on a verge of a possible mid-life crisis, thinks this is a sign that she needs to turn her life around and finally take a risk. She dives head-first into business with Larry – but will her risk pay off?

When I first started the book, I thought it was moving too fast and that I was missing important information from the character’s lives. As the book progressed, I got a feel for Sherman’s writing and the speed of the book, and it quickly became a very engrossing read. It took me just a day to read about Paula and Larry, and I can say that I really enjoyed this book. Quick, sharp and the ending had me pumping my fist in the air. I enjoyed that the tale went back and forth between Paula and Larry, letting reader’s get a view from both perspectives. While I didn’t necessarily like Larry’s character, I didn’t dislike him enough to not want to read about him. I recommend this book for chick lit fans, especially if you are looking for a quick pick-me-up read.

[Rating: 4.5]

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On Tour: Paula Takes a Risk by Randi M. Sherman

Randi will be on tour July 16-30 with her novel Paula Takes a Risk

After thirty-four years of just letting life happen to her, Paula Tenenbaum’s mundane existence was suddenly interrupted. It was bad enough to be fired from her job because she was “average”, but on that same day, her boyfriend also dumped her for being “un-dynamic.” Somehow, someway Paula needed to make a change. But before she could figure out what her first step should be, her scheming neighbor Larry tapped into her silent desperation and dreams and challenged everything that she believed about herself. At first Paula was skeptical and scared, but quickly, she realized that she had nothing to lose, as she donned the persona of the successful, and vibrant individual that she had always dreamed of being, navigating thru business, colorful personalities and the people that she had idolized from afar. Written with sharp humor, and huge personality, Paula Takes A Risk is the hilarious story about the metamorphosis of Paula Tenenbaum, who naively enters into an adventure that changes her life. This is a story certain to strike a chord in anyone who secretly desires change, but is afraid to make it.

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Author Bio:
Randi Sherman, a native Californian, lives in San Francisco. With her tremendous grasp of the obvious, Randi has always had the ability to find humor in the mundane and share the laughter. She dares to examine and discuss everyday foibles, which obliges people to stop taking themselves too seriously.
Developing characters and writing have been a part of Randi’s life since she was a teenager, umm-mmum-mumm years ago. She spent time performing stand-up comedy at Los Angeles club amateur nights and studied Improvisation in the Bay Area. Realizing that she preferred having an income, living indoors and eating regularly, she reluctantly put her dreams on hold and entered the corporate world, yet never left behind her sense of humor and creative storytelling ability, skills which were not always appreciated during budget and strategy meetings.
Now, after living indoors for a while and eating, albeit too much, her book, Paula Takes a Risk is here. Randi’s unique wit, writing style and candor will surely make the reader sit up, stand up, roll over or assume an interested leaning position and take notice.
Randi would never claim to have a genius IQ, the body of a super model or always have the right thing to wear. However, she can spell the words, “smart” and “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” Randi maintains a trim, well-toned body that is cleverly concealed beneath twenty pounds of soft protective layering and she has the appetite of a bird. (By “bird” I mean vulture.) Her entire wardrobe consists of black, black and varying degrees of black, except for those items that are covered with lint because she put them through the wash with a tissue.
Things that Randi cannot live without: people to laugh with, her car horn, a gym membership where there are chubby women who break into a sweat while putting on a jog bra, wine, waist capes, and her partner, Carol.
Randi does not like mean-spirited people, liver, left-overs, communal dressing rooms, tight underwear, and people who point.
Randi is five-foot-seven.

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Future Tour: Paula Takes a Risk by Randi M. Sherman

Randi will be on tour July 16-30 with her women’s fiction novel Paula Takes a Risk

After thirty-four years of just letting life happen to her, Paula Tenenbaum’s mundane existence was suddenly interrupted. It was bad enough to be fired from her job because she was “average”, but on that same day, her boyfriend also dumped her for being “un-dynamic.” Somehow, someway Paula needed to make a change. But before she could figure out what her first step should be, her scheming neighbor Larry tapped into her silent desperation and dreams and challenged everything that she believed about herself. At first Paula was skeptical and scared, but quickly, she realized that she had nothing to lose, as she donned the persona of the successful, and vibrant individual that she had always dreamed of being, navigating thru business, colorful personalities and the people that she had idolized from afar. Written with sharp humor, and huge personality, Paula Takes A Risk is the hilarious story about the metamorphosis of Paula Tenenbaum, who naively enters into an adventure that changes her life. This is a story certain to strike a chord in anyone who secretly desires change, but is afraid to make it.

Please visit CLP Blog Tours for the full tour schedule!