Release Blitz and Rachel's Review: The Sex Education of M.E by L.B Dunbar

Title: The Sex Education of M.E.
Author: L.B. Dunbar
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: August 22, 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 fuck 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.

A coming-of-an-older-age novel.
Something new from L.B. Dunbar -- a stand alone!

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I started this book LOVING the idea of older characters, not to mention I really enjoy LB Dunbar's writing since a lot of it takes place in Michigan and Chicago.
This book showcases the complications of dating, sex and relationships in your 40's.  Mary Elizabeth (aka Emme) finds herself husbandless at the age of 42. It's been a year since he'd died and she's looking for something..Honestly, it's sex.  It's been a long time since she's found herself entwined with another.
Merek Elliot is a player. He makes no bones about it. He's 42 and prefers the younger ones, but he's getting tired of their antics, and he knows the thirty somethings are starting to look toward marriage and family.  So, drunk at a party he offers to be Emme's Uber...just call when you want a ride.
This was a funny, heartwarming tale of looking for love in your forties. All the mistakes, apprehension, the embarrassment, the seems so much more complicated as you get older. Now you're dealing with independence, and trying not to compare the now with the past.  Easier said than done.  Merek and Emme have their share of ups and downs.  Kids, jobs, trust, getting to really  know someone...all the particulars of loving later in life.
This story was so entertaing. Well written, it keeps you guessing, keeps you hoping, keeps you saying...Oh my goodness, she pegged that one...with Emme's tale of her and her husband Nate's twenty year marriage.  This story makes you see that all those little things that bother you, well, they most likely bother every other female out there as well.  LOL  
This would be the perfect book for your husband to read..see if he gets those hints of the things women really do like, but don't want to have to ask for.
Enjoyable, entertaining, great characters, great writing.
5 Stars

Author Bio

L.B. Dunbar loves the original legend of King Arthur. Inspired by this classic tale, she pulled over to the side of the road to take notes when it hit her that if King Arthur lived today, he'd be a rock star. A lover of fairy tales, myths, legends, and anything with happily ever after, she loves to read and write contemporary romance. Her Legendary Rock Stars series is complete with the final tale: The Trials of Guinevere DeGrance, but the story began with The Legend of Arturo King. She also wrote The Sensations Collection, which includes five stand alones based on the five senses in a small town setting near Lake Michigan. Raised on one side of that lake, she grew up in Michigan, but now lives on the other side, in Chicago. Mother to four, wife to the one and only, and teacher to hundreds of former students, she looks forward to sharing more stories in the future.

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