Lyn’s husband dumps her after 35 years of marriage and she starts her new life by moving and joining an online dating site. Of course, her ex gets wind of it and suddenly she’s looking attractive again. It’s a familiar scenario, cleverly told in the author’s unique style, which is witty and very entertaining. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
This is the first book I've read by this author but it won't be the last. The characters are easy to relate to and I loved the plot. The book is well written with plenty of laugh out loud moments. It follows Lyn, who has no choice but to come to terms with what's happened and make a fresh start. I thought I knew how it would end but I was wrong. Stevie kept me guessing right until the end. Highly recommended.
Stevie Turner's No Sex Please, I'm Menopausal! opens up in Lyn and Neil's marriage. Lyn is suffering through menopause and no longer has any interest in sex. Neil is less than understanding because he wants to be satisfied, even if Lyn doesn't. He begins an affair with a younger woman, and the way Lyn uncovers the affair is both comical and sad. He tells her he wants a divorce to be with the new woman. Lyn is forced to start life over again with the fear that she will be alone without any means to attract another man, since sex is not an option. She decides to join an online match service to find companionship. It manages to surprise her in more ways than one, and it certainly spices up her life.
I was torn by the main points of No Sex Please, I'm Menopausal! It was a sad and conflicting tale. Stevie Turner did a good job describing both Lyn's and Neil's plights. I felt sympathy for Lyn because of what she was going through physically and emotionally. I also felt sorry for Neil because they were a married couple; how could he go for the rest of his life without sexual contact? Why would Lyn expect him to? There's more than one way to show sexual affection, and a long standing, loving marriage could have been saved to begin with, but it took a lot of misery for them to realize it. I rode through the ups and downs of the catastrophe and suffered the emotions of a rejected husband and discarded wife. I liked the strong, independent woman Lyn grew into. The supporting cast of characters in Lyn's new life were colourful and interesting, and they added humour to the story. It was an entertaining read.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story about Lyn, whose life is turned around after experiencing residual effects of menopause, while her husband Neil seems to be going through a mid-life crisis. Lyn discovers Neil's philandering ways by finding out about his adulterous affair he's having to satisfy his sex drive. This escapade leads to the end of their marriage. Lyn's devastation has her moving away and starting a new life with new adventures, friends and relationships. Meanwhile, 'back at the ranch', Neil learns his newfound freedom and relationship with a younger woman isn't all it's cracked up to be and finds himself pining for his ex wife. The story mirrors real life in many ways - pitfalls in relationships, side effects of menopause, and marriage mishaps. I found myself laughing with Lyn and drawn into her drama and decisions. And although I'm in total disagreement with some of the choices she made at the end of this book, it was her story, not mine, and that didn't change the fact that the story was engaging and well written.