Thursday, 15 August 2013
Is This All There Is? - Patricia Mann
Rating: 4 out of 5
Beth Thomas has the perfect life. At thirty-five, she’s married to her college sweetheart, has two adorable kids, and teaches part time at the local university. But when a friend persuades Beth to go dancing on a rare night out, a chance meeting with twenty one year old Dave, one of her former students, changes the course of her life. Loud music, too much to drink, and the thrill of feeling young again lead to an unforgettable kiss that was never supposed to happen. As she tries to put the memory behind her, Dave’s pursuit leaves Beth torn between her loyalty to one man and her lust for another.
You don't know what you have until it almost slips through your fingers
That was what I thought when I finished this. It was honest and heartfelt. Beth is like many married women, stuck, comfortable, unloved and uncared for.
But Beth is also not appreciative of the man willing to rub her back, look after her kids and be what she needs.
Dave - He played Beth and I still think he just wanted to 'Fuck the hot professor' and I wasn't concerned about his future.
Rick - He forgot that he loved and he forgot that someone else would love her if he didn't. He was actually my favorite character.
Jill - strange woman, obviously exhibitionist fetishes.
This was a great story about a lost woman, a busy husband and a selfish yet sweet young lover. It was a realistic outcome and an interesting journey. The two boys were beautifully written.
Nice work, Patricia. I loved Beth and Ricks relationship and I would love a novella about them.