Thursday, January 3, 2013

Is This All There Is? by Patricia Mann

Is This All There Is? by Patricia Mann
 
This is an adult contemporary romance. (Rated NC-17)
 
 ♥♥♥♥1/2
(Four and a Half Confusing Hearts)
 
Book Summary
 
Beth Thomas has the perfect life. At thirty-five, she’s married to her college sweetheart, has two adorable kids, and teaches part time at the local university. But when a friend persuades Beth to go dancing on a rare night out, a chance meeting with twenty one year old Dave, one of her former students, changes the course of her life. Loud music, too much to drink, and the thrill of feeling young again lead to an unforgettable kiss that was never supposed to happen. As she tries to put the memory behind her, Dave’s pursuit leaves Beth torn between what her mind says is right and what her heart and body crave.
 
My Review
 
I tend not to read a lot of contemporary romance unless it’s the billionaire or historical variety. This way I’m still in a fictional world which is my escape, why I read. However, sometimes, I get a book that reminds me in way of my past or present. This was the case here. I almost felt like the author had hidden cameras in my house. I’ve felt a lot like Beth in my life.
But to the meat of things, this story was well written. We really get a solid view of Beth’s life. At times, I wanted to get to the heat part, but the author gave us the full picture so you could really understand and empathize with the main character, her choices and the reasons why.  
With characters so well written, I struggled with my love for Dave then my empathy for Rich. I rooted for them both in ways. Why can’t we have our cake and eat it too? No fair, I say, lol.
I won’t say more because you have to experience the story for yourself.
Overall, I really enjoyed. I’m looking forward to reading more from this author.
My book boyfriend is tough. But I’m going with Dave. I still love Rick. But I choose Dave.

 

 
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2 comments:

  1. This is the exact type of book that keeps me away from too much contemporary too. I hate anything that feels too real, give me a fantasy any day. Life is hard enough without the added pressure of others' lives...hmm, yes ~ even fictional characters lives! Great review but I don't know if I have it in me to dive into this one. Though Dave has me seriously considering it! ;)

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    1. I know what you mean, but I did enjoy it.

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