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!
Let me start by saying that LB Dunbar has given us a story that will make you love yourself and reach for what you deserve in life. No matter what stage of life you are in I think we can all relate to the emotion! Emme and Merek will set your world ablaze!
I may not be over forty yet (inching closer every day) but I totally related to this book! After the passing of her husband a year ago, Emme is thinking it’s time to move on, and so the adventure begins. She made me laugh at how she couldn’t say “fuck buddies”, she made me cry when she talked about what she had lost and how she struggles now and she made me remember what is was like to be “on the scene” and trying to date (or find a “sex friend” LOL)
“My body hummed with need that was almost audible. My problem: I didn’t know how to seduce him.”
Then we have Merek…this hot man that is virtually a mystery to us. I still can’t get over how he considers himself Uber and offers Emme a “ride” time and time again! He was the perfect combination of serious and funny. Merek will be melting your panties in no time ladies so be on the lookout!
“Listen to the pulse of your heart.” My finger tip-tapped her chest over her left breast. “Before you listen to any other part of your body.”
Watching these two find themselves in what one can only call a relationship of sorts was amusing and heart warming. It makes you see that there is always a time to find yourself and start over.
About the Author
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!