My Review: The Sex Education of M. E. by L. B. Dunbar

My Review:  The Sex Education of M. E. by L. B. DunbarThe Sex Education of M. E. by L. B. Dunbar
Publication Date: August 22, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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Synopsis

I’m forty, flabby, and frustrated. Don’t get me wrong, I have a good home, a decent job, and great children. I had a loving marriage for twenty years where we had our ups and downs. It wasn’t perfect; but it wasn’t awful. Then he died.

After the grief took its course, and the reality of my life set in, I grew frustrated. It wasn’t the bills or the struggle to keep my interest in my work. It was life without a man – the only man I’d been with for twenty years. And before you go all feminist on me, it isn’t that I can’t be an independent woman, but there are certain areas where a man is necessary.

You need a fuck buddy, my friend said.
I didn’t even know what that meant.
Is it friends with benefits?, I asked.
Better, you don’t even have to be friends, she offered.

Boy, did I need an education in the modern workings of dating, and sex.

My Review

The Sex Education of M. E. is a new standalone novel by Author L. B. Dunbar

“If you ever need anything, have an itch to scratch, remember to call me.”

Emme is drifting through life on an unknown path of loneliness. Her husband has recently passed, but their disconnected relationship caused an absence of passion long before his death. Having a desire to be wanted and to feel alive again, Emme decides that, even over 40, a woman can be desired by a man.

Merek is a silver fox with a body that rocks. He has been in a non-committal phase for quite some time, and is content to remain there.  But, after meeting Emme, he just can’t seem to not be around her.

When people mention the word meeting, do you roll your eyes, fake illness, feel exasperated? So does Emme. She is about to experience the meeting of a lifetime, and her nerves are on edge, as is her body.

Because I am in the age bracket of “over 40”, this story really spoke to me.  If I ever had to love again, this would be the ride to take. It was a second chance at big love for both the hero and heroine in the story, and due to their past loves, emotions and baggage did abound. But, what solidified and connected me to the story, was the realism of how the characters dealt with their pasts and each other with caution, but also with maturity.  I craved each telling of their physical, mental, and emotional connections. The family relationships that were present in the story also contributed to the feeling of togetherness and wholeness.

Author L. B. Dunbar created a story of seasoned love that was replete with passion and heat, family and friendships, and enduring love.

“Just take my hand and follow my lead. Take a chance.”

4.5 Stars

About L. B. Dunbar

Avid drinker of Coca-Cola, L.B. Dunbar loves the sweet things in life. Her affair with all things romantic began with her first book at the tender age of six: Goldilocks and the Three Bears. One can never forget her first! From there, the reading journey includes a deep love of fairy tales, medieval knights, regency debauchery, and alpha males. She loves a deep belly laugh and a strong hug. Occasionally, she has the energy of a Jack Russell terrier. Accused, yes, that’s the correct word, of having an over active imagination; to her benefit, such an imagination works well. Author of over a dozen novels, she’s created small town worlds, rock star mayhem, and MMA chaos. Her other duties in life include: mother to four growing children and wife to the one and only.

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