Monday, 10 July 2017


Title: Train Wreck
Author: T. Gephart
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: July 10, 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.

Train Wreck is a fun light read although there is a little angst and uncertainty at times.  I like it…a lot! 

I enjoyed reading this story that hooked me right from the start.  What’s not to like?  Eve Thornton comes home after a horrible day to find her boyfriend get a BJ, then Eve becomes friend with the side piece.  It is a funny and unusual start.  Eve is an artist and wants to make a name for herself.  Unfortunately, her first show isn’t received well, and the press beat her up badly then the gallery where she worked asked her to take a leave of absence for a month due to the negative press.

Kitty, the BJ performer, has a beautiful tattoo that absolutely captures Eve.  She wants to meet the artist and get some tips on how to put life and feeling into her work—one of the biggest criticism of her art. 

Josh Logan is a busy man after the positive publicity received in a tattoo magazine Ink. He has a small shop, and they are booked solid for six months.  Eve determined to get time with Josh, pays his next appointment for his slot—not for a tattoo though.  Eve wants to talk.  Oh yea, Eve is a very wealthy woman and can afford the price.

I like the characters big time.  Eve is a wonderful, independent woman with a dream.  She wants to make something of herself, and even though she has more money than God, she doesn’t treat people like they are her servants and she doesn’t throw her money in their face.   She has a great sense of humor and is very giving and loving.

Josh Logan is a great guy.  He is focused on his business.  He is a good friend and falls hard for Eve.  He is honest with her about her art in a kind, teaching way.  He doesn’t put her down and recognizes her talents.  I love the way they work together as a couple. 

The support characters add to the story.  Dallas, Josh’s friend and employee, is a fun character.  He loves women and women love him.  Dallas also gets in a lot of trouble making bad women decisions with Josh always coming to his rescue.  Josh and Dallas have each other’s back.  Eve’s female friends are good support characters too. 

Train Wreck is a beautiful romance with laughs and fun sprinkled in to entertain.  I like the twist of billionaire female character and the hardworking, every day kind of guy.  The couple has good chemistry, and Josh is a heartthrob for sure.  There are a couple tense moments but, for the most part, it is a light, entertaining, romance.  Train Wreck is my first book by T. Gephart, and I’m so happy I found her.  Now I have another author to add to my list of must reads.  Good job Ms. Gephart.

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Author Bio

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 traveled 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 and who didn't lack femininity. Out of this need, she decided to pen her first book, A Twist of Fate. T set herself the challenge to write something that was interesting, compelling and yet easy enough to read that was still enjoyable. Pulling from her own past "colorful" experiences and the amazing personalities she has surrounded herself with, she had no shortage of inspiration. With a strong slant on erotic fiction, her core characters are empowered women who don't have to sacrifice their femininity. 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 colorful 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.

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