What can I say?
I’m a work in progress. I never planned on being 39 and still a virgin. Life got in the way and before I knew it I was almost 40 with a cherry that had yet to be popped. So, I pulled up my big girl panties and made a bucket list to accomplish before the big 4-0.
Easy peasy, right?
It only took three bottles of wine, the internet, and a dating site to flip my world on its side. What came next would consist of part disaster and part greatest thing to ever happen to me.
My new life consisted of plenty of men and plenty of dates.
None of those were with the one man I wanted more than anything. He was untouchable. With his heated looks and seductive voice, I was in trouble. My restraint, willpower, and a non-fraternization policy were the only things keeping us apart. None of it mattered to him. He was determined to have me and damn the consequences.
With men, awkward dates, a geriatric wedding, naughty needle-pointing, and a sexy as sin boss the last year of my thirties had the potential to be one I would never forget.
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Jackie lives in central Pennsylvania. A single mom of a rambunctious boy and his dog, Cady.
She is an avid reader with a blog under the name of The Book Maven.
Reading has been a passion of hers from the time she could pick up a Sweet Valley High book. Writing is a new adventure where she gets to curse, be clumsy and fall in love with every page.
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I was totally sold by the blurb and I couldn’t wait to read the story of Teagan and how she ended living awkward and weird dates, after a wild evening with her crazy besties turning I’m her life into almost a reality show. I was intrigued by that woman who was still a virgin at almost forty, a badass at work but having bad luck in love.
I guess I would have crawled under my bed and never left it if I was in her situation. But still she took it like a champ’ and tried to face the music. Not only she had to deal with it but falling for her sexy boss was definitely not expected. I appreciated the witty banter and colorful supportive characters and a special mention to her grams and her crew, who added such hilarious moments into her journey.
Things first, making her bucket list come true and you might guess a real disaster in the making.Be prepared for laugh out loud moments and also scary ones, adding in the mix that swoony hero, Grayson, she tried so hard to push away.
Grayson was determined and went for what he wanted, putting her needs first but being too easily conciliatory to me. I didn’t feel the connection immediately and as the title said, it was a constant work in progress on so many levels. I admired her tenacity of staying professional and not mixing business with pleasure, she was independent and at ease with her body. Her no filter was funny, saying sometimes her thoughts out loud leaving people speechless. She was endearing and enthusiastic, but couldn’t see the real thing.
It just took time to appreciate the main characters. Their chemistry took awhile to really bloom, as she navigated through this experience. However I felt like it lacked transitions and dragged out at times. Some parts were more outweighed by other characters who had stolen the show, and definitely had more action than Teagan and Grayson. I wanted to see more dialogue between Teagan and Grayson.
Their interactions were amazing and I wished for more development, more of them, smoking hot and tender at once.
Don’t forget the swoony parts… I loved it.
It was a work in progress and I liked it a lot but it felt unfinished to me in the end.
Otherwise the concept was pretty original and fun.