book review

#BookReview: “Jay Walking” by Tracy Krimmer

Jay WalkingSummary:

Chelsea Wyatt, a single mom trying to build a life for her and her son, is sick of the body she sees in the mirror. A daily diet of Cookie Crisp cereal is not doing wonders for her mood or her figure, and it’s time for a change. Setting out to get fit, she commits herself to a daily walking plan, forcing herself to give up her all-sugar and carb diet, a difficult task at her donut obsessed job.

But her plan goes sideways when a stumble on the ice puts her in the arms of Jay, an attractive young man out on a run. They grab coffee together, and Chelsea finds herself thinking about him long after their short meeting. The thought of dating again hadn’t crossed her mind in years, and she doesn’t even know if Jay is available, or if he would be interested in her despite her unfit body.

Just when she has a handle on her new routine, her past catches up with her, throwing her blossoming relationship with Jay and the rest of her life into chaos. Can Chelsea hold onto the people she loves most, or will a wrong turn set her up for failure?

This is book 2 of the Pastime Pursuits series, and can be read as a stand-alone novel.


I recently read/reviewed Tracy Krimmer’s novel, “Caching In”. So, I was very excited to be able to move on quickly to the next story in her “Pastime Pursuits” Series. I am sure you will feel the same way.

In “Caching In”, we are introduced to Chelsea Wyatt. She is not the most likable character, as she was dating a man in another relationship…and, she was the other woman. But, I LOVED HER! She was very real. In “Caching In”, we find out that Chelsea is pregnant.  Although, “Jay Walking” could definitely be a standalone novel.

This story is all about Chelsea. She is raising her son James on her own. When the story begins, Chelsea decides that she is not happy with her body, and she is going to walk off the pounds.

While out for a walk, she literally falls in to the arms of Jay. Hence the wonderfully appropriate name for this novel. (I love Tracy’s covers and titles)

Jay is a doctor and has a ton of awesome qualities, so it was hard for Chelsea not to fall for him. But, is there even the possibility of a relationship there?

Tracy Krimmer can certainly deliver great chick lit stories. I highly recommend her books.

(Tracy also inspires you to want to get up an exercise…great “side effect” LOL)

4 Stars.

Author interview

#Interview & #Giveaway: Tracy Krimmer, author of several romance novels!


Giveaway Rules:  Leave comments here, on Twitter, or on Facebook by Monday, October 12th by 4pm to be entered in to the drawing. The Winners will be announced sometime after 5pm that day.  The Winners will have to get me their delivery information by noon on Friday, October 16th.  GOOD LUCK!!

Tracy KrimmerQ:  When did you realize you were a novelist? Am I? I think it’s difficult sometimes to comprehend that! The moment I published my first book I knew, but I haven’t fully accepted it. I think everyone who writes books has a measurement of success they use and until you reach that, it doesn’t feel real!

Q:  With “Jay Walking” being released on August 4th, 2015, have you started your next big story?  The next book in the series, Sparing the Heart is already written and back from beta readers. I’ll be spending October and November revising it.Jay Walking

Annie: Please make sure I review this for you!  I am loving your books!  They are very engaging, and the characters are so very likable!

Q:  As you gear up for a Book Release, what is the most exciting part(s) for you? Relaxing. Okay, getting ready for a release itself isn’t relaxing, but it’s awesome getting to that point when I can just sit back and not have to worry about changing anything in the book.

Caching InQ:  I enjoy your book covers, especially the one for “Caching In”!  Are they hard to choose, design? I have an idea in my mind when I start writing the book. It’s relaying it to a designer that is hard. I usually search through images until I find the perfect one and let the designer go from there.

Q: When do you typically write?  Where do you write? Set the scene for us…. There are two ways I usually write my novels. I either write in short spurts standing up at the Steaming cup of coffeecounter, or I use EverNote and talk to text it while sitting outside. And I always have coffee!

Q:  What is your favorite part of being an author? There’s not a greater feeling than someone reading your book and expressing how much they loved it. Writing the books is so much fun, too.

Annie:  I will have your reviews ready to go within the next two days! 

Q:  May I ask who your favorite authors are?  Or, Books? I have so many I don’t want to leave any out! I love Jodi Picoult and Mary Robinette Kowal. My favorite books, though, are probably Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, The Siren by Tiffany Reisz, and Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson. I read a ton of indie authors and there are so many of those I love.

Q:  Lastly, Book or eBook? Both. I actually haven’t opened my Kindle for about a month now. I’m on a paperback and hardcover kick. It all depends on my mood.

Annie;  It was a pleasure interviewing you, and I am looking forward to reading all of your books. I am almost finished with Caching In….and, I don’t want it to end!


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