Meet the Author:
T Gephart is an indie author from Melbourne, Australia.
T’s approach to life has been somewhat unconventional. Rather than going to University, she jumped on a plane to Los Angeles, USA in search of adventure. While this first trip left her somewhat underwhelmed and largely depleted of funds it fueled her appetite for travel and life experience.
With a rather eclectic resume, which reads more like the fiction she writes than an actual employment history, T struggled to find her niche in the world.
While on a subsequent trip the United States in 1999, T met and married her husband. Their whirlwind courtship and interesting impromptu convenience store wedding set the tone for their life together, which is anything but ordinary. They have lived in Louisiana, Guam and Australia and have travelled extensively throughout the US. T has two beautiful young children and one four legged child, Woodley the wonder dog.
An avid reader, T became increasingly frustrated by the lack of strong female characters in the books she was reading. She wanted to read about a woman she could identify with, someone strong, independent and confident who didn’t lack femininity. Out of this need, she decided to pen her first book, A Twist of Fate. She enjoyed the process so much that when it was over she couldn’t let it go.
T loves to travel, laugh and surround herself with colourful characters. This inevitably spills into her writing and makes for an interesting journey – she is well and truly enjoying the ride!
Based on her life experiences, T has plenty of material for her books and has a wealth of ideas to keep you all enthralled.
TRAIN WRECK, by T. GEPHART
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published July 10th 2017
“No passion, no emotion, no originality—a train wreck of epic portions.”
Those were the words to describe Eve Thorton’s exhibition. Not even a fine arts degree from Yale or her daddy’s bank account could save her from the scathing reviews. And failure was a word Eve would never be comfortable with. Not even close.
Plotting the demise of every critic who’d written her off was her first instinct. But that would come later. Instead, she would show them that she wasn’t a bored socialite with more money than talent.
She would prove everyone wrong, and she wasn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. But when her journey for redemption crashed headfirst into Josh Logan, the sexy, talented tattooist from Queens, getting her hands dirty took on a whole new meaning.
Josh was everything Eve wasn’t, translating on skin what she couldn’t onto her canvas. All she had to do was convince him to share his jaw-dropping brilliance, and help her—seeing him naked—a bonus. Then she could go back to her regular life, vindicated.
It should have been easy. Pity her plans had a habit of derailing.
Funny, flirty, and a tad bit crazy, describes this light fun read. Trainwreck is aptly named. I chose to read this book based solely on the blurb and cover. I don’t have much experience with the author, since this is only my 2nd read from her, but I’m so happy my inner cover whore made me do it! I really enjoyed this story!
Here’s the breakdown:
Eve has the worst day of her professional life and gets home to find her live-in boyfriend getting the business from one of his co-workers. Interestingly enough, her boyfriend cheating isn’t the worst part of her life.
What I loved:
The cover is spectacular! I love the artistic shot and colorful designs. It fits perfectly with the subject matter.
The story arc and delivery is fantastic. It’s a fast paced, funny book that grabs the reader’s attention from the onset. The opening scene was both mortifying and unexpected, but in the best way. It’s always a huge plus to be engaged with the characters from the very first page. While I can’t say I’d respond the same way Eve does initially, I enjoyed her interaction with Kitty. The unexpected friendship and the ensuing Kitty shenanigans made me laugh out loud.
Tattoo Jesus aka Josh is dreamy! He’s my dream man. Handsome, sexy, and covered in tattoos! He and Eve are super cute together. They both try to temper their feelings for one another, but we know that’s not going to work! 😂
The humor interspersed throughout keep things light and fun. Phrases like, “and praise God, tattoo Jesus lived in Queens.” and tattoo Jesus was freaking hot.” were much appreciated.
I truly enjoyed this one! I’m looking forward to reading many more books from T. Gephart.