Friday, August 29, 2014

ARC Review: Chasing Athens (Marissa Tejada)

Chasing AthensPublished April 25th 2014 by Musa Publishing

When Ava Martin’s new husband unexpectedly ditches her months after they’ve relocated across the world to Greece, the heartbroken American ex-pat isn’t sure where home is anymore. On the verge of flying back to the States with her tail between her legs, she makes an abrupt decision to follow her gut instead and stay on in Greece. She soon discovers that the tumultuous, culture-rich Mediterranean country is coloring her life in a way no place else can, changing her forever. But is it where she belongs?
Ava’s newfound independence throws her into the thick of Athenian reality, where she has brushes with violent police riots and gets a taste of both the alluring islands and the city nightlife. Despite pressure from her mother, uncertainty over her impending divorce, and unresolved issues with her long-estranged father weighing on her, she’s determined to make it on her own. With the help of two very colorful Greek friends, she laughs and learns while facing culture shock, language barriers and the charm of Mediterranean men, until a life-threatening medical emergency back home in sleepy Ithaca, N.Y., forces her to decide where she truly belongs – and what truly matters. 

Marissa Tejada
Marissa Tejada is the author of the romantic comedy/contemporary romance novel, Chasing Athens. It is part of the Terpsichore contemporary romance imprint from award-winning digital romance publisher, Musa Publishing. 
Marissa is also full-time freelance writer specializing in food and wine, technology and travel writing. She contributes to numerous publications including Fodor’s Travel, Forbes Travel, Wine Enthusiast,IBM Midsize Insider for Reuters and more. She also enjoys blogging for her travel photography blog, my Greece, my travels.
As an award-winning journalist, Marissa has worked across the United States as a television reporter and anchor in Florida, Washington State and Upstate New York. She has also worked in newsrooms in Los Angeles and London and managed high tech PR in San Francisco. Marissa graduated cum laude from the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College.
Marissa loves traveling, learning languages, sipping mochachinos and devouring dark chocolate. She currently resides in Athens, Greece.

And now I want to live in Greece! Marissa Tejada gives the reader a beautiful description of Greece through the eyes of an America woman that finds herself suddenly facing divorce. All the warning signs were there but Ava kept making excuses for her hard working husband. Ava could not avoid her marriage issues any longer after Greg comes home unexpectedly and tells her he wants a divorce. 

 What will Ava do now?! Go back home to New York? Continue living her life in Greece? Ava knows deep down that she needs to face her past and find out why her dad left her and never looked back...or did he?!!! Great read! I give this one 4 stars!

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