I could really relate to so many thing about the main character, this made the book really enjoyable. I chose this book by the blurb and expected something different but what I got I liked.
Emerson is a divorced mum of three, she is a career woman and struggling with accepting who she is in her 40s. One day she finds an old list in her wallet, it's a Sex Bucket List, written 2 years earlier with her two best friend at a drunken bachelorette night, soon after her marriage breakdown. The list is mistakenly left on her desk and found by staff member Mateo, the company's hot security expert who has been flirting with Emerson already. Having been secretly obsessed with her for a long time Mateo uses this information to his advantage.
Emerson's ex-husband is still very much in her life but doesn't want her anymore, or so she thinks. Everything is becoming confusing for her and the kids. Throw in the antics of her friends and it all makes for a good read.
Reviewed for Amo and Sarah's Book Corner.
I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review.
When we got married, I made sure to scratch out the obey part in the standard vows, and I know there wasn’t a part about promising to kill my soul, either.
Hard lesson to learn – not every woman can work a pole. I dislocated my big toe. Honestly, who dislocates a toe? It hurt like a mother when the doctor popped it back into place. At least my doctor was cute, but unfortunately, she was also a woman.
Some people call it sexting, but I think textual relations has a nice ring to it. Either way, it’s good for the soul.
Wait! You can’t drink when you breastfeed? … This pregnancy and baby thing keeps getting worse and worse.
There’s an art to loving someone. And just like real art, it’s subjective. One person’s way of showing love doesn’t work for everyone. It’s delicate. And just like real art, sometimes you mess up and have to start over. Sometimes the piece can be saved, and sometimes it can’t.
After only reading two of her books, I enthusiastically and unequivocally adore Prescott Lane and want to follow her around like a rabid fangirl. I do believe I could read her work every day and never tire of her witty word-craft. Her humor is crisp and clever; her writing is amusing, smart, observant, and keenly insightful; and her characters are endearingly flawed and knowable. I quickly fell in love with Mateo; he was a god among men and the most perfect and patient of boyfriends. More, please!
This book seemed to speak to me. I loved every word and felt Emerson's every worry and frustration. I even ignored my phone so that I could read! The writing is just so realistic that I felt like I was a member of the family, living every event and emotion. I am totally in love with Mateo. He is everything you want in a man and boy does he know how to handle every situation. He is some kind of miracle worker (in and out of the bedroom.) The additional characters are so complementary to the story that they are also my family too; Emerson and Ryan's three kids, Emerson's brother and his wife and her best friend, Poppy all make a great mix.
Emerson and Ryan have been divorced for a couple of years now. They remain a solid unit for their three kids and back each other up. But, the marriage just couldn't hack it. Ryan just wasn't bothered enough to try and fight for their marriage. It has taken Emerson the last couple of years to be ready to let go. A night out with her best friends produced a 'sex bucket list' that Emerson had kept in her purse for a while. This list springs to life when Mateo finds it on her desk at work. These two had been watching each other for quite a while. Having three kids, an ex-husband and a job is hard work. Factor in a new relationship and watch the drama unfold.
I could read this story forever and not tire of it. It's just so true to life. I definitely recommend you read this. I am going to look into more books by Prescott Lane because I am a new fan.