The Sex Education of M.E.
Released: August, 22nd, 2016
I’m forty, flabby, and frustrated. Don’t get me wrong, I have a good home, a decent job, and great children. I had a loving marriage for twenty years where we had our ups and downs. It wasn’t perfect; but it wasn’t awful. Then he died.
After the grief took its course, and the reality of my life set in, I grew frustrated. It wasn’t the bills or the struggle to keep my interest in my work. It was life without a man – the only man I’d been with for twenty years. And before you go all feminist on me, it isn’t that I can’t be an independent woman, but there are certain areas where a man is necessary.
You need a f*ck buddy, my friend said.
I didn’t even know what that meant.
Is it friends with benefits?, I asked.
Better, you don’t even have to be friends, she offered.
Boy, did I need an education in the modern workings of dating, and sex.
The Sex Education of M.E. by L.B. Dunbar is a wonderful book about Mary Elizabeth (Emme) and Merek who are both in their 40’s. Emme lost her husband a year ago and recently joined an online dating service with help from her best friend, Gia. Although, Emme was hesitant to begin dating being very insecure of her body after having two children.
Emme then meets Merek at a neighborhood 4th of July party. He has a history of being a womanizer, mainly having one night stands or dating younger woman for short periods of time. Once finding out she joined a dating service, Merek gives Emme his number and offers her a “ride”. Then one day, she texts Merek taking him up on the offer.
L.B. Dunbar did a fabulous job with the story line and characters. My emotions were all over the place while reading Emme and Merek’s story. I am hopeful there will be another book telling Gia’s story!!
I’d love to say I’ve written for 10,000 hours, and that makes me a pro. But I can’t say that. What I can say is I had a story in my head that wouldn’t go away. I thought typing it in my computer would be the end of things, but it only led to another story and another. I love reading, so characters in my head isn’t something new. What is new is my creation of them. Hope you enjoy my favorites as much as I do. Happy reading!
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