Author: Julie N. Ford
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: June 1, 2015
Publisher: White Star Press
Living with no regrets is harder than it seems.
Finley isn’t exactly sure when her life began to feel unfamiliar. She suspects the transformation started long before she caught her husband and fellow garden club member doing the white-trash-two-step on her new Bernhardt sofa. Now free from the shackles of a loveless marriage, and with her children off to college, she’s finally able to go searching for the missing pieces of her heart.
Finley’s best friend, Cathyanne, is already working hard to ensure that Finley finds true love this time around. But when Finley is unwittingly tossed into the arms of two men—their sexy trainer and her neighbor, a popular country star—Cathyanne fears finding the right guy will be more complicated than she ever could have imagined.
For Finley, building a new life feels as impossible as flying a paper airplane to the moon. But maybe, just maybe, with the right help, she will find her whole heart—even if it’s in the very last place she thinks to look.
I have mixed feelings about this book. There was much to like about it. I liked that the main character was older. I liked the “journey” she went on and the things she discovered about herself with the changes happening in her life. It wasn’t easy for her and I thought a lot of her feelings and apprehensions were very realistic. I liked what she eventually concluded about her future and what she needed to do. I also liked the very fun southern setting!
However, there were also a few things I didn’t like. I didn’t like all the coarse language, and the innuendo and talk of sleeping around (making it sound very normal and commonplace). I have read other books by this author and was pretty surprised by this content. I also didn’t like how quickly the main character jumped into another relationship after her divorce. Plus, that relationship never felt quite “real” to me – I just didn’t feel the connection at all between those two characters.
I did like the ending and the overall theme of living with no regrets.