Letting Go at 40 by L.B. Dunbar is now live!
She didn’t think it could ever happen again. Love that is. And it definitely shouldn’t be happening with him.
Anna Kulis has lost her husband. Their love was a perfect kind of love; a once in a lifetime experience. She never intended to fall for anyone again. Never expected to have this attraction stirring inside her. And she never thought her emotions would run wild for the one man she shouldn’t be attracted to – her late husband’s best friend.
Mason Becker has a secret. As a renowned ladies’ man, he’s been in love with his best friend’s wife for twenty-five years. After his friend’s untimely death, and a period of grief, Mason finds himself in a compromising position with the one woman he didn’t think he’d ever have. And that night leads to complications – namely, a desire for more.
Letting go can be one of the hardest tasks for the heart.
Opening up to a second chance at love can be even harder.
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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars
“Ben was one in a million, but you’re a million in one.”
Anna is Ben’s widow, and Mason was his best friend — who has been in love with Anna from Day One. During the year of Ben’s illness, and even after his death, Mason steps up to take care of Anna and her kids, even though it kills him to be so close to her. Meanwhile, Anna was always ambivalent about Mason. She didn’t understand why he was so tight with her husband, and didn’t like the guy much at all. But during the months he lives with her family, she begins to see a different side to Mason and really gets to know the guy as the fiercely loyal friend her husband had loved.
As Mason and Anna both work through their grief, they turn to each other for friendship and support. Sometimes the lines get blurred, and my heart broke for Mason as he wanted so much to really truly be there for Anna when she was at times just using him to ease her pain. When Anna started developing genuine feelings for Mason, she was tormented by guilt that it was too soon after her husband’s death to be moving on — with his best friend of all people.
I loved how even though these characters are both in their 40s, they are somewhat stunted when it comes to dating and relationships. Yes, Anna is a widow, but Ben was pretty much her only boyfriend and she met him when she was a teenager. And Mason has shoved down the pain of being in love with a woman he could never have by indulging in a series of short flings over the years, never making a commitment. So while they dance around each other for a long time before they finally get together, their relationship is full of miscommunication. He thinks he’s showing her with actions but doesn’t say the words. And by not hearing the words, she isn’t sure of his true feelings. I so enjoyed the journey these two went on and how they finally, finally came together.
Letting Go at 40 was a phenomenal story, but an intense one!
I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.
Meet L.B. Dunbar
L.B. Dunbar loves sexy silver foxes, second chances, and small towns. If you enjoy older characters in your romance reads, including a hero with a little silver in his scruff and a heroine rediscovering her worth, then welcome to romance for those over 40. L.B. Dunbar’s signature works include women and men in their prime taking another turn at love and happily ever. Along with her #sexysilverfox collection, she’s made Amazon Top 10 in Later in Life Romance with her Lakeside Cottage and Road Trips & Romance series. She is also a USA Today Bestseller. L.B. lives in Chicago with her own sexy silver fox.
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