[young adult fantasy Books] Kindle ePUB Turning Thirty Twelve AUTHOR Sandy James
She is so real Throughout
BOOK SHE S CONSTANTLY WORRIED ABOUT she s constantly worried about appearance and how couldwould find her attractive Detective Mark Brennan is a forty eight year old widow father of two girls Kathy and Carly who are freshman in college and a freshman in high school respectively He has just started ating again two years after his wife Elaine The Cosmic Drama died of breast cancer Mark and Jackie are brought together by a mutual friend on a blindate When they mean the first word that comes to Jackie s mind to Black Indians describe Mark is yummy She balks because she can t fathom how a gorgeous man like Mark Brennan would want to spend time with herAs they start toate each
FEELS STRONG DESIRE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN THEMstrong Wodehouse Is The Best Medicine desire chemistry between them suddenly Markoesn t call her for six weeks She s convinced he s just Hear My Voice Living With Crps discarded her like her husband had The plot thickens up when on Parents Day Jackieiscovers her son Nate is Night Of The Werepoodle dating Mark saughter Kathy Where o they go from here On one fast roller coaster ride that involves all six of them The ride will keep you on the each of your seat as some angerous curves are thrown their way Overcoming these obstacles will change their lives forever for better or worse Turning Thirty Twelve will be a uick favorite for any woman in her forties because it shows all the insecurities that women feel at that time in their life For example women can relate to Jackie s anxiety when Mark sees her naked for the first time in ay light or God forbid without makeup This is a fun witty charming love story that will make a nice easy read book to take with you to the beach this summer 5 Tea Cups and a Recommended Read I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading Turning Thirty Twelve Sandy James writes with a classy wit that is refreshing As someone who in real life is turning the big 4 0 or Thirty Ten as Sandy would say I could really relate to the story Comments like those twin sisters are most efinitely middle aged and falling faster than the thermometer in a Minnesota winter kept me chuckling throughout the book Jackie Delgado is a high school biology teacher who is turning forty t October 2018 Review Rereading this book for a project with Read Bliss and I am so happy that I Vampire Kisses Vampire Kisses Blood Relatives 3 did As I said in my original review this story is about selfiscovery and family Four years later and I can see how relevant sweet and needed the message of this book brings to the mature woman This specific video review will be included in the October 2018 wrap up For other video book reviews check out my YouTube Channel Steph s Rom Book Talk Jan 2014 Review Start off a little slower than I usually like but once it picked Jackie Delgado a thirty twelve teacher meets Mark Brennan a thirty eighteen cop and romance happens The Good The Bad and Everything In Between The premise this came highly recommended and I really love reading about older heroesheroines The life experience is ifferent it s certainly something I can relate to being a thirty teen myself and the outline for this was right up my alley Plus the heroine is Latina and being Puerto Rican I like seeing Latino heroesheroines represented in romance novels The humor and Jackie s very self eprecating humor was funny at times and there are humorous moments throughout that livened things up well because Soapy aka melodramatic plot Jackie can bring the Distorting The Law drama herself and there s alot of convenient coincidences thatrive the plot In this case the Ostatni Rycerz drama is further complicated by her son s romance with Mark saughter I Forsaken Otherworld Stories 13 5 don t mind soapyrama but that s not everyone s cuppa Frustrating heroine the biggest hindrance to my enjoyment of the story was how negative Jackie is Now going in I had an idea that she had some self esteem issues but I Racinet Explains Baucher didn t fully grasp the extent of her insecurity Her constant negative internal monologue was hard to read and she even admitted it Which leads me to First person POV is a hindrance in this case The entire story is told from Jackie s POV and the way she always put herselfown made it Tales Of Suspense difficult to see her great ualities the very ualities that people around her loved her for Had it been told in third person perhaps I would have gotten a clearer glimpse of who Jackie really was instead of the intense almost crippling insecurity that she lives with She had brief moments of clarity but for the most part even towards the end she struggled with no self esteem The Bottom LineThere s a good story in there as long as you like a bit oframa and The Blah Story Volume 4 don t mind a frustrating heroine Turning Thirty Twelve by Sandy James was aelightful book What is it about Sandy s books that appeal to me so much Is it the humor mixed with stories that we all can relate to in one way or an. With guilt that he's 'abandoning' his late wife Mark resists the pull toward Olives Ocean dynamic Jackie When Mark'saughter begins to ate Jackie's son things become complicated Can Jackie and Mark find the courage to leave the past behind and embrace a new love And how will a surprise pregnancy affect all their lives. 3 stars Above average pleasant reading
The heroine puts herself own a bit too much but it s a good storySTORYheroine puts herself Bowlaway down a bit too but it s still a good storySTORY and David have two college age boys David had an affair with his secretary andivorced Jackie a year ago Jackie teaches high school biology She feels rejected and undesirable Her friends set her up on a Walt Whitmans Selected Journalism date with Mark a policeetective Mark s wife Elaine Pashas Begs And Effendis died of cancer He is raising their twoaughters His youngest aughter Carly age 14 is in Jackie s biology class Mark and Jackie hit it off but he oesn t call her afterwards Jackie accidentally runs into Mark six weeks laterREVIEWER S OPINIONThis is real life Drugging A Nation drama aboutating again after 40 I Loved The Character loved the character She had great judgment knew what was best for everyone and took good action Mark was a neat character Mark and Jackie were both wounded in Power In No Other Name different ways Jackie had low self esteem and too often put herselfown At one point I was tired of her put Fifty Shades From Twenty downs Just after her wedding ceremony she is thinking Now that he s got you heoesn t have to try any He ll get bored and Mihael discard you just like David Selfoubt before the wedding I understand but after the wedding They both knew they loved each other It just rubbed me wrong Other than that I Germany Will Try It Again did like the storyDATAStory length 195 pages Swearing language moderate Sexual language mild Number of sex scenes 4 Total number of sex scene pages around 8 Setting currentay Evansville and Bloomington Indiana Copyright 2009 Genre contemporary romance I adore Sandy James writing I can t help it I am a sucker for witty Value Change And Governance In Canada dialogue and true to life characters and every one of her books has been chock full of both This book was uickly added to my TBR pile when I found out that one of the characters from this book will be the love interest in Fringe Benefits the next book in her Ladies that Lunch Series I was super lucky enough that when I expressed an interest Ms James sent me a copy to review Since I finally found an afternoon that I could just set and read with no interruptions and noeadlines looming I Sabrina The Girl With A Hole In Her Heart dived in 2 word Loved ItAs I get older I find that I just can t read most books about teens or young 20 somethings especially in contemporary romances Most juston t have the maturity level for me to connect with That is not the case with Ms James books Let s take Jackie Delgado She has just celebrated the twelfth anniversary of her thirtieth birthday As I am currently staring the same age in the face I can commiserate with many of the things that she is experiencing I too have hated admitting to forty Add in that she is a teacher a member of the working class and she could be a friend or co worker Watching as she eals with the realities of things like Empty Nest Midlife Crisis and life after ivorce I can totally identify with her and the issues she is Living The Luxe Life dealing with There are no uber sexy billionaire bikerrock stars here Just hard working peopleealing with everyday problems Completely relatable in every wayYou can see yourself in Ms James romances Because after all I m not really looking for an billionaire alpha male stud to come sweep me off my feet and whisk me away That s just a fantasy But a solid Hige To Nikutai Flesh Beard dependable guy who will stand beside meay in and ay out That s a reality I think we are all looking for This book made me snicker and cry sometimes at the same time An awesome 5 star read Jackie Delgado a high school teacher is a ivorced mom Delirious Series Boxed Set Delirious 0 5 3 dealing with her children leaving the nest Her youngest son is off to live in a collegeorm so she s not sure what to The Necropastoral do with her life now Before school starts Jackieecides to get a jump start on buying school supplies for her Science classroom by going to the office supply store She gives a few helpful tips to two girls and winds up meeting their hunky father I had a hunch this guy was going to be the love interest and my hunch was firmly set in place when the younger girl turns out to be one of Jackie s studentsSo since they Sentido Social didn t exchange numbers or information I was wondering how the two would wind up chatting again Jackie s friend sets her up on a blindate only for Jackie to realize that it s the hunky widower from the office supply store The two get along well but aren t picture perfect Both have their hang ups which the other has to tolerate and work through Jackie has self esteem issues and who wouldn t considering her husband left her because he knocked up his extremely younger secretary Mark on the other hand has issues with letting go of his past wife Oh and I forgot to mention Mark the sexy widower is a police officer I Cook Once Eat Twice do love a man in uniform though heoes have a bit of a temper which shows in the book a few times Noth. This book has been updated and re released by the authorJackie Delgado Easy Dinners didn't want a new man in her life until areaded blind Moonlight Murders On Lovers Lane Crimescape Book 16 date turns out to be exciting than she'd ever imagined When her youngest son leaves for college Jackie is hit hard by empty nest syndrome and pours herself into her work as a teacher. Ing crazy but gives Turning Thirty Twelve a bit of a realistic touch as we know men aren t the most level headed beingsI cannot recommend Sandy James s books enough Her writing style is perfect for me her characters areetailed and have characteristics that you can easily find yourself relating to It New Blood doesn t stop there though the friends love interests etc aren t picture perfect beings Sandy makes them work for their relationships and while the friendships are easy going theyo have isagreements occasionally I highly recommend this book if you re looking for a contemporary where the female is looking for another chance at love 375 starsREVIEW TURNING THIRTY TWELVE Is A Stand Alone Contemporary a stand alone contemporary storyline focusing on two forty something adults who have both suffered through love and loss Jackie Delgado is a high school science teacher ivorced mother of two who struggles with self esteem issues about her body and her sexuality in the wake of
ex husband s infidelity Mark is a etective widowed father of The Druids daughters who never expected to ever find love again But the moment these two meet their attraction is immediate and palpable and it will take the action of a fourteen year old girl to show Mark and Jackie they are perfect for each otherIt is refreshing to read a storyline where the characters are not cut out perfect caricatur Turning Thirty Twelve works on so many levels that it sifficult to pen a short review without breaking it Recollections Grave And Gay Of A Virginia Lady During The Late War down into its composite parts and ruining the beauty of the integrated wholeThe cover of the Siren BookStrand edition and the first few pages lead the reader to expect a witty and cozy contemporary romance Jackie a 42 year oldivorcee with two grown up sons and Mark a widower with two aughters are both convinced they ll neverher ex husband s infidelity Mark is a etective widowed father of
marry again Fate however brings them together and instant attraction results Fate also brings alongagain Fate however brings them together and instant attraction results Fate also brings along romantic couple s offspring all of whom exhibit ifferent reactions to their parents relationship Fate also adds to the euation the emotional legacy of Jackie and Mark s former marriagesBehind the couple s satisfying sexual relationship hence the steamy rating lie some serious issues that face middle aged people who fear their lives have peaked and are all Darkness Rises Reign 0 5 downhill Jackie is a well balanced and cheerful high school teacher who still harbourseep pain and regret from her failed marriage Mark on the other hand finds it hard to forget the years of contented marriage with the love of his life suddenly taken from him by cancerAs Jackie and Mark try to work their way through these issues they run into further complications when Jackie s younger son falls in love with Mark s older Macmillan Mcgraw Hill Reading daughter Meanwhile the only person unreservedly supportive of Jackie and Mark s relationship seems to be Carly Mark s youngeraughterAnd so the complications continue new ones coming along just as old ones are resolvedOn a personal note I was captivated by Turning Thirty Twelve because it afforded an insight into some of the psychological and emotional The Peoples Dynasty difficulties experienced by single parents attempting to rebuild their lives after crossing the Big FortyJust as Jackie and Mark are about to ride off into the sunset to the sound of wedding bells twoisasters strike their newly united family Describing either of these Castle Eppstein disasters would be a spoiler so I ll limit myself to noting that the first of the two seemed natural and authentic whilst the second introduced a whiff of melodrama Fortunately Ms Jamesescription of the aftermath of these two isasters than compensated for the slight bump in the narrative leaving the reader contented satisfied and perhaps a little wiserAn elegant and thoughtful story of a mature romance Kris ReviewI have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading Turning Thirty Twelve Sandy James writes with a classy wit that is refreshing As someone who in real life is turning the big 4 0 or Thirty Ten as Sandy would say I could really relate to the story Comments like those twin sisters are most efinitely middle aged and falling faster than the thermometer in a Minnesota winter kept me chuckling throughout the book Jackie Delgado is a high school biology teacher who is turning forty two Or as her and her girl friends have After The War Is Over decided is the twelfth anniversary of her thirtieth birthday She is aivorced single mom of two boys Patrick and Nate a senior and freshman in college respectively She vows that this year will be a year of self Dwelling discovery and she will not be a clich middle aged woman After her husband David left her two years ago for his twenty year old secretary he Taken For His Pleasure d knocked up Jackie has some self esteem issues I loved Jackie s character because. Bowing to pressure from friends Jackie agrees to a blindate But when Mark Brennan calls she realizes the Evidence Based Instructional Strategies For Transition date won't be 'blind' He's the father of one of her students Widower Mark Brennan isn't looking for love After only a fewates with Jackie he realizes he's uickly forming I Survived Rumbuli deep feelings for her Wracked.