The Cost of Love and Sanity by Jaye Cherie {Book Tour}For Alex Carter, everything is going according to plan ~ she’s built up a successful career and has a steady boyfriend ~ until life decides to throw a wrench in the mix. Suddenly, her company threatens to downsize and her boyfriend ends their relationship. It is then that she realizes that, like many women, she has neglected to pursue love and family ~ the goals closest to her heart ~ in favor of a career. As a new year begins and Alex decides to focus on personal concerns, she runs into an old flame, Nathan Chestnut. Though she once had it bad for Nathan, she’s careful about trusting him again. Alex’s remedy is to ask him for an unexpected favor, which seems like the perfect resolution to her broken belief in happiness until she realizes that it can only grant her a piece of her dreams for a family. As her heart and reality get in the way of her request, Alex reaches a personal crossroad. Will she gather her faith and fix the situation? Or will she suffer in silence for the rest of her life?


The Cost of Love and Sanity: a novel by Jaye Cherie {Book Tour} Jaye CherÍe is editor and publisher of Entertainment Wire, an online entertainment medium devoted to news, reviews, and interviews. She has photographed, interviewed, and written articles on entertainers and personalities, such as CSI: New York actor Hill Harper, TLC member and reality show star Chilli, singer Eric Benét, and comedian J. Anthony Brown. You can connect with Jaye CherÍe on FacebookPinterest, Twitter, and YouTube.


I’m not usually a fan of contemporary romance/urban fiction but I decided to give this book a try because Jaye Cherie is a new author and, well, I always want to support new authors…

If you’ve ever been through relationship drama, second guessed business decisions, or wanted to give your mother the side eye {from behind closed doors, of course} then you’ll find something in this book that you can identify with.

Alex is in her mid~thirties and has spent most of her adult life focused on her career, to the detriment of her relationships. As a result of changes at work and her ticking biological clock, Alex starts rethinking her life choices, to the point where she rekindles a relationship with an ex. eye roll He’s an ex for a reason, lady!

And that’s how I spent most of the book, internally yelling at Alex because of some of her decisions/reactions. All she had to do was ask some questions, quit jumping to conclusions, and breathe. The sad part is, I think just about every woman has been there on some level…

If you’re looking for a quick and easy read, this is it. Just beware that you’ll find yourself revisiting some scenes and questioning the emotional maturity of the leading character.

This book is for fans of contemporary urban novels or someone who’s looking for an easy summer read.


Daenel T




Disclaimer: Thank you to TLC Book Tours for including me on this tour and to Jaye Cherie for providing me with a review copy of her book. I was not compensated for my opinion.