on January 1st 1970
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I’m forty, flabby, and frustrated. Don’t get me wrong, I have a good home, a decent job, and great children. I had a loving marriage for twenty years where we had our ups and downs. It wasn’t perfect; but it wasn’t awful. Then he died.
After the grief took its course, and the reality of my life set in, I grew frustrated. It wasn’t the bills or the struggle to keep my interest in my work. It was life without a man – the only man I’d been with for twenty years. And before you go all feminist on me, it isn’t that I can’t be an independent woman, but there are certain areas where a man is necessary.
You need a f*ck buddy, my friend said. I didn’t even know what that meant. Is it friends with benefits?, I asked. Better, you don’t even have to be friends, she offered.
Boy, did I need an education in the modern workings of dating, and sex.
A coming-of-an-older age novel. Something new from L.B. Dunbar -- a stand alone story!
I loved this book. It was different in the sense that I really don’t read books where the main characters are over 40 but I’m really glad I took a chance on this one. The story was very well written and it flowed from start to finish. I loved how Emme stepped out of her shell and did something for herself for once. She really grew throughout the book. Though at times, she just seemed too timid and gave in too easily. I really wanted her to take charge and make Merek work for it a little bit during moments where I felt things were getting more serious between them. I wasn’t sure how I felt about Merek at the beginning and throughout parts of the story though he did grow on me towards the end of the book. He had a lot of secrets, some that I saw coming but others that truly took me by surprise. I think deep down he had a good heart but he was just lost and needed to find his way. Overall though I truly enjoyed this book and I look forward to what LB Dunbar comes out with next.
A coming-of-an-older age novel.
Something new from L.B. Dunbar — a stand alone story!
I’d love to say I’ve written for 10,000 hours, and that makes me a pro. But I can’t say that. What I can say is I had a story in my head that wouldn’t go away. I thought typing it in my computer would be the end of things, but it only led to another story and another. I love reading, so characters in my head isn’t something new. What is new is my creation of them. Hope you enjoy my favorites as much as I do. Happy reading!