Title: Ditching the Dream (Dream #1)
Author: Isabelle Peterson
Published Date: November 18th 2013
Genre: Erotic Romance
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Feeling dead in her marriage, Elizabeth Fairchild ditches the dream of her seemingly perfect life with her husband in search of who she really is. She went from her parents’ house to her husband’s home and never really learned to stand on her own two feet. She decides to leave her comfortable life in Napa Valley in search of her inner fire in New York City. She certainly didn’t leave her husband to find another man, but she soon finds herself involved with two: Jack Stevens and Kevin Parker. Jack is older. He has heart-stopping good looks, is wildly successful, and is very much in control of everything around him – especially Elizabeth. Kevin is younger. He is carefree with a heart of gold and loves Elizabeth’s spunk. While Elizabeth’s old life still calls to her, she also finds what she needs in New York. But which dream will she choose?
Ok, so I wasn’t sure how I would feel reading about a book with a woman leaving her husband to try life on her own, when I love being married…But…Wow!!
Isabelle Peterson created a world in which I could live vicariously through Elizabeth, and see what she felt and went through, learning to be independent after so many years of a stagnant life.
I found it refreshing, to read about a real middle-aged woman, closer to my age, than many other books. By page 8, I was already relating to her, when she describes how her marriage became a roommate situation.
I enjoyed the little bit of a love triangle, I liked Kevin, but Jack was who I wanted to win! I enjoyed their chemistry together, and I was a little disappointed in the end. However, realistically speaking, I probably would have made the same decision.
The last page of the book and the excerpt at the end left me desperately racing to buy Not In My Wildest Dreams, I need to see how this ends, I’m team Jack all the way!
The only thing holding back my 5 star review was that there were some cliché moments, including a few references to certain other books in this genre. I thought it was a little overused, “…a popular book we’d read in bookclub” was referenced more than once. It wasn’t very original. However, all of this aside, I did enjoy this book, and definitely would recommend if you’re looking for an easy, steamy, read!
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