This Time is Different by Mae Wood

This Time Is Different by [Wood, Mae]


Life can change in a flash.

Marriage and a baby wasn’t Amy Forsythe’s college plan. After a shotgun marriage glued together by her son, she’s convinced that love isn’t meant for her. Now nearing forty and single for the first time since her senior prom, her friends are pushing her to date. Her teenager isn’t thrilled by the idea and neither is Amy.

Silver fox Thomas Popov isn’t looking for The One. He found her decades ago. And fell apart when she died. At fifty-three with a new job, a new city, and an empty nest, he’s focused on climbing the corporate ladder.

When a softball accident lands Thomas in Amy’s dental chair, sparks fly.

My Review

First and foremost kudos to Mae Wood for writing a book with characters that are closer in age range to a large portion of romance readers.  The H/h are 53 and 39 respectively.  They both have kids.  One is widowed and one is divorced.  This book is a shining example that romance and sex and wanting to be desired doesn’t end in your 30s.  I’ve never understood why most romance writers stop writing about characters once they hit 40.  Gen Xers want and deserve love too!

This book addresses real issues I’m sure many people and couples face when dating after death/divorce and having adult children.  These issues were dealt with in a smart and believable way.

The writing is smart.  The references to many things Gen Xers will appreciate and love.  I mean, who doesn’t love a good Augustus Gloop reference.  The sex is well written.  The dialogue between all the characters is authentic.

This book is definitely worth checking out.

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