Mary Elizabeth Peters (Emme to her friends) has spent the last year adjusting. For the last year, since her husband passed away she's been learning how to be a parent without him, but now it's time...
It's time to learn how to be a single woman again, and to say that a lot has changed since she last dated back in college is a huge understatement.
Internet dating, Phone apps, Friends with benefits, benefits without the bother of being friends, the singles scene seems almost like an alien landscape, that she has less idea how to traverse than do her teenage daughters (though she's not the type to ask them for help in that area)
Fortunately, or perhaps not so much, Emme has one really good friend and neighbor, Gia, also a single mom, who knows the ropes and isn't at all shy about helping Emme find her way ... even if a little pushing is necessary
The Sex Education of M.E. by L.B. Dunbar, Author is an engaging fish out of water tale, premised with doubt and insecurity leading to false starts and more than a little second guessing. However, counterbalancing that is some off the charts tension (sexual and otherwise) between Emme and the very reserved (but hot) Merek Elliot (Another M.E.)
I have to say I really enjoyed the portrayal of Emme as a heroine who is somewhat removed from the perfect figures that often fill the pages of many a romance novel. By contrast, she comes off the page as real, relatable and sympathetic as she struggles with her own self image while still striving to put herself out there.
The intrigue over what secrets Merek is hiding keeps the story rolling along as Emme strives to find what she's looking for, even as she's trying to work out exactly what that is.