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The Cougar Diaries: Part 1 (2000)

by Aoife Brennan(Favorite Author)
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review 1: I have just finished reading ''The Cougar Diaries: The Prequel and Parts I & II' and wish I didn't have to wait so long for 'Part III' to find out what happens next! The books are accounts of real life with Fiction thrown into the mix!I have absolutely loved reading these books ...as I can totally relate! They are witty and hilarious in parts; hot, sexy and informative in others, and then very real, serious and inspiring in the other parts.... but what I have loved the most has been how relatable, real life and truthful they are!These books tell you about the journey that an Irish woman, called Aoife Brennan, goes through after the breakdown of her marriage! She is in her early forties and has been separated from her husband Paul for 5 years - since he had an affair and mo... moreved in with the girlfriend, leaving Aoife to raise their two teenage boys on her own, and he has now decided he wants a divorce so he can re-marry the girlfriend, who is now pregnant!As Aoife struggles to cope with all of this, her father falls ill and she is also trying to hold down a full-time job - with the worry of being made redundant and the possibility of loosing the family home ...due to the hard times Ireland is going through with the recent recession and new laws that have been put in place with the Banks! Within this period in her life she also heads back out into the dating scene and provides the reader with a very honest, entertaining and educational account of her personal experiences along this journey - how after divorce some married friends now look at and treat you differently; the difficulties in dating as a single mom; her account of exploring dating sites (with some hilarious results, "Strawberrygate" is a lol must read); problems faced when trying to use a vibrator at home with your children close by; her adventures in the world of BDSM and Erotica and how she meets and ends up dating a younger man called Chris, (whom she calls 'sex-god'), and the difficulties she faces with falling in love again and the expectations that can go along with that!What stays with me is through these books is that in the face of adversity this incredible woman and mother doesn't give up... she just keeps putting one foot in front of the other, which is truly inspiring! What also stood out to me was the importance of having people there for you in your life ...that no matter what happens, how you need people as sounding boards and ready to help if they can... as it really helps to clear your head and gives you the strength cope!I love this Authors writing style immensely and thoroughly look forward to reading more of her works! And wish her all the best in life!
review 2: Ok so I am a bloke and I read alsorts and yes I read this wonderful erotic diary by Aoife Brennan a native of Dublin. Aoife proves that just because you are a divorcee and have have a couple of teenagers at home a certain age you are by no means dead. Yes this book is racy but it is fun also, and uses language that we are more acustomed too - especially if a few of us have been round the block once or twice.Usually when you has sex in it you are usually expecting it to win the bad sex of the year award. Not in this book, not written for long distance memory like many others - and I hope Aoife doesnt mind me saying - but some one who is still an active particiapant, and good luck to her.We all have friends like Aiofe's best friend Trish, encouraging and goading her back to life, especially after her boring dates with the butcher, Tescos manager and a charity shop worker. She also finds how some people embelish on the dating profiles onlne. In the book the statement "Men don't change .." how true that is, we all think we are love Gods and an Adonis -pity our mirrors dont work to well.This is a delightful book a real fun book and searingly honest - Aiofe where have you been all my life? less
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sabrena
Funny, well written and I liked the characters. Looking forward to reading part II
rich
this one is really good. recommended for everyone!!
Ipad
Hi, I really liked the ending. It made my day.
Libby
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