The Aspen 2-Million Winner-Take-All
File Size: 399 KB
Print Length: 281 pages
Publisher: Publish Green (May 10, 2012)
Morgan loves living Aspen. He could never dream of living anywhere else.
He inherits a dilapidated duplex when his landlord dies and to be able to stay there and fix it up a little he has to sell half. This brings the lovely Risa into his life, and her little yapping dog too.
Morgan a self appointed life coach who uses golf to bring out the best in people travels a lot. When he arrives home after one of his trips Risa informs him her dog is missing. No one is more surprised than Morgan when the dog is found dead in the backyard. Risa blames him and sets in motion a million dollar lawsuit against Morgan for killing her prized pup.
Morgan turns to his friend a lawyer who tells him he doesn’t have a chance of winning the suit. He doesn’t have that kind of money so he comes up with three options:
1. To win in a winner take all golf tournament.
2. Discover a secret about Risa and blackmail her.
3. Make Risa fall in love with him.
The plot is a little far-fetched. Morgan’s friend is a terrible lawyer, Risa is a bit out there and Morgan lives a crazy life. Luke seems to be the only sane one in the bunch even his hair-brained helicopter ideas end up coming in handy.
All that being said this is quite a funny read.
No man’s life should be full of this much drama. All the people in his life look like movie stars or swimsuit models. Ex-girlfriends, a garage band, parties for what seemed like the entire town keep Morgan pretty busy. Add to that his job of flying around the U.S. trying turn rich grumpy men into something they aren’t using a few common sense rules and a round of golf you start to see how his life has reached this point.
For the life of me I couldn’t figure how why Morgan even liked Risa. She treated him just awful, had mood swings that could break your neck and he always had to watch for flying objects.
Then we come to this Winner Take All Golf Tournament. I can’t reveal much without spoiling the story but the ending to me was pretty expected but it did have its moments of hilarity.
Golfers will get a kick out of this story. Anyone looking for a little stress relief will find this book easy to escape into for awhile for the humor of it all.
About This Author
John Morris lives in Aspen, Colorado, with his loving wife and two wonderful children. Having worked many of the same cowboy / construction / bartender / ski-patrol jobs as his fictional counterpart Morgan, he can vouch for how easy it is for a good-looking guy to get in trouble there.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”