What if you were approaching the end of your thirties and all of the life milestones you took for granted in your youth suddenly seemed out of reach?
On the eve of her thirty-ninth birthday, Maggie Piper doesn’t look, act, or feel much different than she did at twenty-nine, but with her fortieth birthday speeding towards her like a freight train, she wonders if she should. The fear of a slowing metabolism, wrinkling of her skin, and the ticking of her biological clock leaves Maggie torn between a desire to settle down like most of her similarly-aged peers and concern that all is not perfect in her existing relationship. When a spontaneous request for a temporary “break” from her live-in boyfriend results in a “break-up,” Maggie finds herself single once again and only twelve months from the big 4.0. In the profound yet bumpy year that follows, Maggie will learn, sometimes painfully, that life doesn’t always happen on a schedule, there are no deadlines in love, and age really is just a number.
Meredith Schorr, best-selling author of light women’s fiction, digs deep in her newest novel and raises the age old issue of the ‘proverbial clock’ that haunts many women, in a way that is refreshing and sassy no matter your age or relationship status.
(Blurb from Goodreads)
Maggie has the perfect boyfriend…she just doesn’t know it. Usually the grass isn’t greener on the other side, but it takes some people venturing over on that other side of grass to see that.
Maggie doesn’t have the excitement and butterflies with her live in boyfriend Doug anymore. They’ve been together a long time. He’s a great guy and all, she’s just starting to doubt their relationship. And it doesn’t help that her 40th birthday is looming in the near future. So Maggie decides to tell Doug her feelings and they break up.
I loved how real this book was. I got into the story so much, I was legit scared for Maggie. I was silently screaming in my head, “No! Don’t do it! Don’t break up with him; you’re going to regret it!” I honestly felt nervous for Maggie that she lost her chance and wasn’t going to find happiness with another guy again.
I loved how I didn’t know where this book was going and where it would end up. And I’m not going to spoil it and tell you either.
See how I used the word “love” a few times in this review? That pretty much sums up how I feel about it.
This is my second Meredith Schorr book, and you can definitely call me a fan.
My Rating: 4 1/2 stars
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