Published by Booktrope on December 2nd 2014
I received this book for free from Chick-Lit Plus in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
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.
In An Oyster Shell – The concept of this book intriquied me but the lack of subtlty of sexual things left me not wanting to finish this book.
The Pearls – I think it was a brave thing to attempt to capture the mind of a 30 going on 40 something in New York. I love coming of age stories!
The Sand – This was not a new concept as the description describes it like Sex in the City. Which I was never a fan of that series anyways. I was hoping the author would take a fresh spin on the concept and make it fun. I did not like her exectuion of the concept. I am all for sexy things, but being explicit and crass about it is not appealing for me.
Overall I think I was not a good audience for this book, so I put it down.