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Saturday, August 10, 2013

You've Got It Bad-The Blogging Women of Worthy Anatomy

Today, Marissa Monteilh, pronounced (Mon-tay) stopped by The Reading Life with Yolanda to spend time with her and her readers before she heads into her writing cave. The Reading Life with Yolanda is the last stop on The Blogging Women of the Worthy’s Anatomy Tour. Marissa, thank you so much for the opportunity.

The readers have been begging for a Dr. Feelgood sequel. Marissa finally delivered with You’ve Got It Bad and didn’t miss a beat.
Paperback: 342 pages
Publisher: 4D Publishing (August 6, 2013)
Genre: Fiction
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0970414196
ISBN-13: 978-0970414199

About the book
The good doctor, Dr.Makkai returns for the long-awaited sequel to the highly acclaimed novel, Dr. Feelgood, the steamy tale of a popular heart surgeon who repairs hearts in his professional life, and breaks them in his personal life. His daughter Fonda is now five-years old and her mother, Monday Askins, who abandoned Fonda after giving birth, leaving her to her father, is back and vows to make good on her threat to get her daughter back if it's the last thing she does. Dr. Feelgood is once again unattached after his split with Mary Jane, and he begins a journey of breaking the generational curses handed down by his father, who is a real, true, rolling stone. But Monday has other plans, a test to see if Dr. Feelgood is still the playboy who's got it bad for the ladies of the world, or maybe it's Monday who's got it bad, too. 

To Forgive or Not To Forgive… This is what Marissa had to say.

Is there a limit as to what you are willing to forgive someone for? If someone killed your family member in a jealous rage, or physically abused your child during the few hours you allowed them to baby sit, or if someone beat your mother to within an inch of her life - could you say, "I forgive you" and mean it?

In You've Got It Bad, the sequel to Dr. Feelgood, Dr. Makkai Worthy faces this challenge - to forgive to not to forgive. We're told we should forgive for ourselves, more than for the other person, and that harboring unforgiveness leaves us stuck and gives the other person power. But is there a limit to what most of us are willing to forgive? Sometimes accepting an apology is easier than saying the three words that we're told will set us free. We know that the Bible say, though if we're honest with ourselves, we know that it's sometimes easier said than done.

I enjoyed writing this sequel, and was surprised to find that Dr. Worthy was faced with this dilemma. I didn't intend for it to happen but it did, and as a writer, I was more torn between what I would do, and what I thought I knew Dr. Worthy would do, than keeping myself focused on the story and allowing Dr. Worthy to surprise even me.

You've Got It Bad is more than simply a story about a man who is a player, who is the son if a rolling-stone, a chip off the old block. It is a story of how our actions are based on what we've been shown by example, taught, and told. To undo isn't easy. Sometimes doing what's wrong is comfortable, and that comfort zone can keep us in misery, even though we swear we don't want to be there.

I hope you take the time to read You've Got It Bad. It took months and months of blood, sweat and tears to show the journeys of these amazing characters. But I'm proud of how it turned out, and I hope that you will be entertained by it. If you are, please let someone know.

Thanks, Yolanda L. Gore, for this opportunity. You are appreciated!

Marissa, thank you so much for your guest blog. 

In honor of Marissa Monteilh I have a contest that everyone can enter. How would you like to receive a Marissa Monteilh gift set? One lucky winner will receive a copy of The Chocolate Ship, Hot Boyz, Hot Girlz, Dr. Feelgood & You've Got It Bad along with an extra surprise. The total gift set is valued at $75. So, I'm sure you want to know what you need to do to win. It's very simple! 

Share the Amazon link for You've Got It Bad on your social media pages: FB and Twitter. You can also post the book cover on Instagram. You get an entry every time you post (within reasons). All you have to do is tag me in the post. You can find me on Twitter: ILC1 and on Instagram: yoyog74. 

Here is the Amazon link:

Contest ends on August 17th. The winner will be announced on August 19th. This contest isn't affiliated with Facebook or its entities. Good luck everyone!

Readers you can find Marissa on Facebook & Twitter.


  1. GREAT post! I love the forgiveness is certainly a theme throughout this book...I love it!

  2. To forgive or not to forgive? I can't wait to read the out come of that for Mr. Dr. Feelgood.

    Thank you, Yolanda and Marissa

    Ollie Moss