Elizabeth Roderick | Gracie and Zeus Live The Dream

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The Book: 

Gracie and Zeus Live the Dream by Elizabeth Roderick
Published May 11, 2021 by Cinnabar Moth Publishing
Date read: May 10, 2021

The Characters: 

Her foster son Zeus
Musicians Inez, Nelson, and Lyssa

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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The Plot (from Goodreads):

Grace Morgan has been on the music scene long enough to know the life of sex, drugs & rock & roll is just a dream. But after a messy divorce, Grace wants to give her dream of being a music journalist one last shot.

She moves to LA with her 21-year-old foster son, Zeus. They live in a motel on cup noodles and hope, until Grace finally gets a break: a story about Inez Carter, hot-mess frontwoman of the popular band Karma Korn.

The story delivers more sex, drugs and rock & roll than Grace bargained for. Karma Korn’s drummer, Nelson, has Grace rethinking her post-divorce vow of celibacy. And after they’re invited to an elite Hollywood rave, where they mistakenly drink the electric Kool-Aid, Zeus is scouted to be the lead guitarist for another star band.

However, the story soon goes sideways, and things aren’t adding up. Someone is spreading rumors about Grace, trying to sabotage her career and reputation. Then someone tries to kill her. Grace is left frantically trying to connect the dots in the dwindling hope she’ll be able to salvage the story, her relationship with Nelson, and her life.

The Review: 

Thank you to Cinnabar Moth Publishing for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I’m so excited to be joining them this week for this blog tour!

What an adorable, heartwarming book about the best of unconventional relationships! Grace is a struggling freelance journalist, living in a motel with her adult foster son Zeus. Zeus is misunderstood by many, but he and Grace have an incredible bond. I absolutely loved their relationship and found it such fun to read about. I loved Zeus’s rants and theories, and all-around found this to be a very fun book.

Grace and Zeus live in LA, and as Grace writes about the music scene, they find themselves crossing paths with multiple famous musicians. Zeus’s gregariousness earns him fast friendships with Inez and Lyssa, and this is where their adventures begin. Then the plot turns a little more thrilling, and I didn’t know what to expect!

I promise that if you pick this book up, you’ll be in for a good time. This was my first book by #ElizabethRodrick, but I will certainly be on the lookout for more of her work! I feel like this book could easily be made into a series, and would love to read more about Grace and Zeus’s story.

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