Midlife Crisis: another romance for the over 40 Kindle Edition
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“I’m afraid to let go. I might float away.”
Midge is a single mom of three boys. Romance is something she thinks may never happen again for her. But, a chance meeting with the irresistible Hank lights a fire that she had kept hidden for far too long.
“Time to walk on the wild side. Make a wish, little lady, and take a bite.”
I was literally jumping up and down with the start of this story. Oh yeh! This is not your teenage or college romance. This is how the 40-ish adults do it...and boy do we know how!
“...he can’t have you. You were made for me. You’re my cupcake, and only I get to sample you.”
I swooned for the silver fox. Hardcore and edgy Hank, and his timid, sweet, and sexy Midge. What a pair! Watching these two grow in their relationship, going from a spark to reawakening of immeasurable desire, was rousing. I loved that Midge wasn’t some crazy, experienced, sex-crazed woman. She was reserved. She knew her preferences, her desires. She wanted to love and feel loved. Hank was just the man to change her everything and become his. He was the reformed bad boy, who still hung onto those tendencies in all the best ways. But, he knew a treasure when he found it.
“I want to be somebody’s someone.”
Author L. B. Dunbar did a fabulous job in giving us a story of more seasoned characters while keeping the story true to their age and stage in life. But, don’t think that this detoured our characters from having fun and finding out E-VE-RY sweet spot they could use to tempt and tantalize each other. Whew! If pages could blush, they would.
“...I want to fill you up, your heart, your soul. All of me for all of you.”
Midlife Crisis exposed a new shade of silver in an over-40 love story with mature steam and stamina.
Midge is a forty-one year old divorced mother of three boys. She had her act together in all things concerning her boys, but when it came to the hero Hank, she oftentimes lacked a backbone. Hank is a recovering alcoholic and the drummer of a popular rock band that no longer performs. For years he was in love with Kit, the now deceased singer of the band. It’s apparent through multiple memories that Kit used and treated Hank like dirt. As a result, he’s never been in a serious relationship and struggles with letting anyone close. Kit was like a third person between Midge and Hank and her memory constantly caused problems. I wanted Hank to man up and leave his past in the past, and I wanted Midge to stop being a doormat. They were too quick to use sex as a way to heal wounds, instead of actually talking about what the real problems were.
I understand that Hank went through a tough time, but how could twenty-six years go by without him finding out the truth. How could he be such good friends with Tommy and be okay with Tommy keeping such a monumental secret. Who cares if it was Kit’s wish. The woman was no longer there and Hank deserved to know the truth years earlier.
Hank calls Midge his “little lady” and this nickname drove me crazy. If Hank was a cowboy or on a farm maybe I could handle it. But the man is covered in tattoos, a former drummer for a famous rock band and now works at his brother’s auto shop repairing and restoring antique and expensive cars. He was not the kind of man who would call his woman his little lady.
Overall, I actually liked both Hank and Midge and I could feel how much they cared about each other. There were times when I applauded Midge for sticking by Hank, but other times when I thought she’d be better to walk away and let Hank come to her. The ending left us with Hank and Midge in a good place. Also, I was glad this story was told in dual POVs because that helped a lot in understanding each character’s thoughts.
Hank Paige’s rock-n-roll lifestyle has left him a little worse for wear. Battling his demons, and the scars of an unhealthy relationship have left him weary. His life is on track now, but his past hurt and regrets have made him steer clear of a serious relationship. So what is it about Midge that has him thinking about her 24/7, and wanting to stake his claim? Is there a second chance for love after 40? Maybe they are just what the other needs to move on, and find happiness in a life that has let them down.
Midlife Crisis is the second story in the author’s romance for the over 40, Silver Fox Former Rock Star series. It is a standalone but features characters from After Care, the first book in the series. If you’ve read the first, it was like catching up with old friends. I loved Hank and Midge’s story. It dealt with real-life issues, and has plenty of heart and heat. The awkwardness and playful banter between the characters was fun to watch. Fans of second-chance romance with mature characters will enjoy getting to know this endearing couple.
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