All My Restless Life to Live

All My Restless Life to Live by Dee DeTarsio

Life is a soap opera, especially for Elle Miller, who writes for one. (Ellen dropped the “n” in her name in hopes of finding a better ending for herself.) When her laptop crashes, she borrows her recently deceased dad’s computer and gets way more than she bargained for.  Elle unravels mysterious communications from his computer, while her mom decides to give Internet dating a try. As Elle tries to save her career at I’d Rather Be Loved with a storyline featuring a trip through Atlantis, she takes a trip to the Emmys, and finds herself in the middle of a romance between a real doctor and a hunk who just plays one on TV.

All My Restless Life to Live by Dee DeTarsio is the kind of lighthearted read that is perfect for summer.  As a writer for the San Diego soap opera I’d Rather Be Loved, Elle juggles a demanding boss, outrageous adderall online shop storylines, and impromptu appearances on the show.  Plus, her computer appears to be haunted by her late father.  There’s, also, that tiny matter of two hunks vying for her attention.

I enjoyed spending time with Elle.  Her life is on overdrive, but she just keeps plugging away.  Just when everything is going wrong things go right and vice versa.  A tribute to pop culture and working girls everywhere,  All My Restless Life to Live is too fun to pass up and deserves a place in your beach bag.

One of my favorite scenes in the book is when Elle is forced to appear in a love scene with Dr. Brad.  Fancy lingerie is, of course, a must.

LA PERLA Maison lace-trimmed silk-blend satin chemise

La Perla Maison lace-trimmed silk-blend satin chemise

LA PERLA Maison silk-satin and lace robe

La Perla Maison silk-satin and lace robe


This book was sent to me for review and is part of the BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge.  Stay tuned for more book reviews this summer.


  1. Ooh, nice nightgown! I just finished “Gone Girl” and then “Fly Away” so I’m in the mood for something a little more summer fun.

  2. What a fun review–thank you so much for reading and reviewing All My Restless Life to Live! La Perla lingerie would be perfect for Elle!! Thanks again and take care! Dee xo