I love contemporary fiction, but when Susannah Nix – who is an auto-buy author for me – announced her newest book, I have to admit I just wasn’t so sure about it. It wasn’t that it was a departure from the nerdy heroines she is known for. She’s written an entire other series that I love. I hate to admit this, but it’s because the heroine is mature (read: my age). I guess I like to relive my younger years because I just was not sure I would like reading about a middle-aged woman.
Nix proved me wrong, however, as I very much enjoyed Mad About Ewe. I read it in two sittings, which was only a few hours length total. Dawn and Mike were both great characters.
Dawn reminded me of myself, never wanting to need help – stubborn to a fault and often finding myself frustrated with myself because of it. And Mike was just right for her – willing to be persistent, patient, and kind, even when Dawn didn’t necessarily deserve it. They were a good reminder that wonderful things CAN happen to people even after the age of 30. 🙂
ABOUT THE BOOK
Dawn Botstein is doing just fine after her divorce, thank you very much.
She’s got her yarn store to run, her house to herself for the first time in her life, and no use for men anymore. That is until the hottie silver fox who walks into her store turns out to be her old high school crush—the guy who rejected her 30 years ago.
No way is she going to lose her head over him this time, no matter how well he wears that salt-and-pepper lumberjack beard. Okay, so he’s the opposite of her ex in every way, and his attention gives her a thrill she thought she’d never feel again. She’s not risking her heart again.
Mike Pilota is having a mid-life crisis.
Only instead of buying a red sports car he can’t afford and dressing like a 25-year-old who’s time-traveled from the 1990s, he quit his job after his second divorce to move closer to his recently widowed mother.
He didn’t expect to run into Dawn again, but as soon as he lays eyes on her he’s utterly smitten. So he sets out to make up for past mistakes and prove he can be the kind of man she deserves.
But is it too late for second chances? Or will these two lonely hearts find a way back to each other?
Mad About Ewe is a full-length contemporary romance and can be read as a standalone. Book #1 in the Common Threads series, Seduction in the City World, Penny Reid Book Universe.