By Danielle Steel

In her 57th bestselling novel, Danielle metal brilliantly chronicles the roller-coaster experience of relationship the second one time around--and tells an enthralling tale of the surprises one girl encounters whilst she's thrust into the terrifying, exhilarating global of the Dating Game.

Paris Armstrong by no means observed it coming. With grown little ones and a beautiful domestic in Connecticut, Paris was once proud of her marriage, her kinfolk, her existence. So whilst her husband of twenty-four years acknowledged they had to speak, Paris couldn' t think what he used to be approximately to say.

"I need a divorce," Peter tells her. similar to that, the husband she loved had dumped her for a more youthful lady. And similar to that, Peter and his thirty-one-year-old lover had made their plans for his or her destiny, leaving Paris to select up the items of a shattered lifestyles. inside of days, Peter was once long past. And Paris used to be left to determine how she meant to get throughout the subsequent day, not to mention the remainder of her life.

The activity couldn't were extra painful. First got here the tears. Then the excruciating makes an attempt via well-meaning buddies to “fix her up” with males who paled compared to Peter. Worse but, she nonetheless enjoyed him. ultimately, Paris discovered she was once in a struggle for her very survival. Drastic measures have been referred to as for. Even her curb agreed. It used to be time to move—as far-off as attainable, simply after Peter remarried. Paris had by no means felt, or been, extra alone.

Saying goodbye to the area she knew and enjoyed, Paris heads west, to San Francisco, and discovers being unmarried in an international filled with males who have been too younger, too outdated, too married, or too reliable to be precise. For Paris, the checklist appeared endless...the fascinating commitment-phobe...the drunken Neanderthal...the younger Frenchman—so adorably attractive she virtually forgot approximately his age, and did, for your time. together with her relationship song checklist veering among disappointing and disastrous, and her daughter now engaged to a guy Paris’s age, Paris ultimately involves the realization that romance isn't really in her destiny. That’s while her small circle of offbeat, loving neighbors turns into extra vital than ever ahead of. And a choice Paris makes just for herself alterations her existence once again. the key, she discovers eventually, is to find the presents in life’s unforeseen twists and turns, and turning depression into freedom and loss into joy.

In a poignant, wickedly humorous novel approximately getting dumped and getting over it, approximately tackling lifestyles with either braveness and laughter, Danielle metal explores what it ability to begin over, no matter if you desired to or now not, and discovering whatever higher than you had sooner than.

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I hated my traitorous stomach for growling the way it did, but I knew from personal experience that Dominic was a fantastic cook, and I couldn’t help but be tempted. Until I thought about hanging around with Adam and Dom together. I have no problems with gay people—I have a lot of prejudices, but that isn’t one of them. What I do have trouble with is public displays of affection, and I swear Adam loves nothing more than making me squirm. Dom’s a little more modest, but not so modest that he ever refuses Adam’s advances.

And it wasn’t pretty. “Not to be shitty or anything,” I said, “but is there some burning reason you and Adam felt it necessary to tell me this? ” Dominic shrugged. “Lugh can’t gain control of you. There’s got to be a reason, since Raphael had no trouble taking over your brother. ” I leaned back into the stiff, uncomfortable cushions of my rent-a-couch and brooded a bit. I wasn’t sure how I felt about this revelation. There was definitely an element of shock. I mean, how could I not be shocked? But I think I would have been more devastated if I were actually close to my dad.

A mechanical voice said. “I’m trying to reach—” I cursed again and erased the non-message. It was now officially one week since Brian had last called. I’d told myself the cute, endearing messages he’d left on my machine every day were annoying. Not that it had stopped me from listening to them, mind you. When I’d been having a particularly bad day, I’d save his messages and play them over and over. Maybe he was taking a vacation, on a cruise ship somewhere with no access to a phone. A lump formed in my throat.

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