Reviewer : Kaylene
Rating : 5 Stars
Rating : 5 Stars
What a pleasant surprise, well written Isabelle Peterson .. I loved it.
I saw this book advertised by the author on facebook and decided I would give it a go, I had seen it advertised before and for some reason skipped over it ... well what a mistake that was.
Ditching the Dream starts out with Elizabeth (42 years old) walking out on her marriage to Greg after twenty two years. This book follows her liberation from her marriage and then falling almost straight away into the arms of two men (Kevin and Jack). I loved this book due to how real and relatable it was. I think every older woman will be able to relate to the way this story is written and connect with Elizabeth's character.
I think Isabelle nailed the characters so well, and the men were so very different, a loving but neglecting husband, a younger adorable man who loves that Elizabeth takes charge and the older dominant man who loves Elizabeth and truly wants her. This story is fresh, original and there is some very hot and sexy moments.
I cannot write about what happens in the story because, well that would just ruin it but it was a good solid read with a bit of a cliffhanger ending which makes you want to read the second book.
Feeling dead in her marriage, Elizabeth Fairchild ditches the dream of her seemingly perfect life with her husband in search of who she really is.
She went from her parents' house to her husband's home and never really learned to stand on her own two feet. She decides to leave her comfortable life in Napa Valley in search of her inner fire in New York City. She certainly didn't leave her husband to find another man, but she soon finds herself involved with two: Jack Stevens and Kevin Parker.
Jack is older. He has heart-stopping good looks, is wildly successful, and is very much in control of everything around him - especially Elizabeth.
Kevin is younger. He is carefree with a heart of gold and loves Elizabeth's spunk.
While Elizabeth's old life still calls to her, she also finds what she needs in New York. But which dream will she choose?