It was after watching one of my favorites, Waiting to Exhale, that I had a breakthrough. Sure, one might say rounding up your husband’s clothes to cut the crotches out of them was more of a breakdown than a breakthrough, but I didn’t care. I had a purpose.
“GramBea, while I might have an English degree, I’m a journalist and an editor, not a librarian.” In my mind, I couldn’t imagine a more depressing prospect. Nothing screams spinster like a librarian. I could literally feel my vagina shriveling at the sexless years ahead of it. Next, GramBea would be suggesting I go with her to The Beauty Mark to get my hair teased before joining her for shuffleboard.
Oh, no. There it was. The opening of the ex-files. I’m pretty sure bringing up the ex on a date was some sort of faux pas. Although I could have told the waitress to nix the wine out of respect for Marcus and his pain, I decided against it. My sixth sense told me I was going to need all the alcohol I could get.
Considering Estelle’s profession, I couldn’t imagine what kind of man she would come up with. Probably one who was vegan, wore sandals, and considered placing crystals on my body as foreplay.
My mouth gaped open. I glanced around waiting for the impending apocalypse brought on by Dot using the word hussy.
This was a fun read and my first outing with the delightful Katie Ashley, and I was enamored with her naughty wit, clever humor, and oddly beguiling characters. I adored the gentle giant of Zeke most of all. But I never would have imagined three eighty-something women would be providing a considerable share of the levity and comic relief, but they were exceptionally keen octogenarians, and gifted with purse skills, think Golden Girls but in small-town Tennessee. Ms. Ashley is a wily minx.
Written in the first person POV of a painfully betrayed and heading for divorce thirty-year-old woman the narrative sang with levity, humorous inner musings, volcanic sensuality, and highly amusing observations. Even Finley’s more painful insights came with humorous notes. I frequently smirked and was pleasantly engaged and well entertained throughout.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2258 KB
- Print Length: 256 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Smartypants Romance (19 November 2019)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07Z9N3GB8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 26 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #101,507 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)