Friday, April 11, 2014

She Likes It Rough

Contemporary / Chick Lit / Romantic Comedy
Date Published: July 2013

Can daring adventures with an adrenaline junkie give a daydreaming pushover the courage she needs in order to make her life count for something? 

When a freak fast-food accident almost kills scaredy-cat Lisa Flyte, she decides it's time to get a backbone and really start living life! But how is a shrinking violet like Lisa supposed to get assertive all of a sudden after a lifetime of watching from the couch? 

Jack Hawkins, that's how. When Lisa finds out that the outdoor extremist from her MBA classes needs a clueless urbanite to test his top-secret line of adventure gear for beginners, she gets the most outlandish idea of her life: she will be his undercover test dummy if he helps her become brave on their adventures in the wild. 
They strike a deal. But can Lisa use her outdoor moxie to become the alpha hero of her everyday life? Will she find the grit to pursue a career she really wants or the nerve to stand up to her bullying family? 
And will she get gutsy enough to go after Jack? He's a man who's not afraid of anything...except maybe of falling for Lisa.

GVR Corcillo’s debut chick lit novel, She Likes It Rough, was awarded Best Indie Book of 2013 by the Rebecca’s Reads Choice Awards. The romantic comedy also took first place in the Humor category. established the awards program to pay tribute to authors who are self-published or have had their books published by a subsidy publisher, small press, university press, or independent book publisher. 

This was a great read! I love mellow books sometimes. This was the perfect mixture of a light easy read with just the right touch of drama included.
To me the book started out a little slow but picked up soon after.
I loved Lisa. Her character was well written and I think many people can identify with some of the things she lives through. I loved the little snippets about real life things like movies.
I look forward to reading more books from this Author. 

GVR Corcillo

With her Ivy League education, white trash sensibility, and pop culture savvy, GVR Corcillo delights in writing chick lit about characters who try not to trip as they valiantly march to their own bongo beat.
She didn't start writing right away. First, she worked in a greenhouse, a supermarket, a movie theatre, a potpourri-stuffing factory, an electrical fixtures plant, a book warehouse, a metal-perforating factory, a video store, several movie studios, a children's museum, a radio station, and a bar. She also taught high school in Watts and South Central Los Angeles.
But none of these fit the bill for what she always wanted to be when she grew up - a writer. So, she won some writing contests, hit the New York Times Bestsellers List with her first short story, and got a screenplay produced.
Geralyn Vivian Ruane Corcillo, a native of ScrantonPennsylvania, lives in North Hollywood with her husband Ron, a television comedy writer. They are both New York Giants fans. 


  1. Thank you, Holly Michelle! What an excellent looking feature of my book and thank you for your review! I am glad you enjoyed the read! Thank you for featuring me on your blog and giving me an opportunity to get to know all your fans! Thanks for all your hard work!

  2. Holly D - so cool - you posted your review on Amazon! Thanks!