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 fuck 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.
Something new from L.B. Dunbar — a stand alone!
What a wonderful book! I have to say that this book delightfully surprised me. Being a woman over 35, I was so happy that Ms. Dunbar portrayed Emme to be an older beautiful curvy woman that was not ashamed of her body or age. The story of Emme getting her self back out there after her husband’s death is something that I’m sure has crossed the minds of many women, and this shows us that it can be done in a playful and fun way!
Merek is probably the most sinfully frustrating guy ever. Secrets and sexiness do not mix and that is what he is made of, until he realizes what he does not have anymore. Isn’t that how all guys are?
Well, this funny and loving story had me up late reading it, and I am happy to say that LB Dunbar has done it again! 5 shining stars from me!
L.B. Dunbar loves the original legend of King Arthur. Inspired by this classic tale, she pulled over to the side of the road to take notes when it hit her that if King Arthur lived today, he’d be a rock star. A lover of fairy tales, myths, legends, and anything with happily ever after, she loves to read and write contemporary romance. Her Legendary Rock Stars series is complete with the final tale: The Trials of Guinevere DeGrance, but the story began with The Legend of Arturo King. She also wrote The Sensations Collection, which includes five stand alones based on the five senses in a small town setting near Lake Michigan. Raised on one side of that lake, she grew up in Michigan, but now lives on the other side, in Chicago. Mother to four, wife to the one and only, and teacher to hundreds of former students, she looks forward to sharing more stories in the future.