Dating for Decades
Book Blurb: IT guru Cassie Noble can depend on networks and servers. It’s the people in her life that always let her down. With her fortieth birthday looming, she’d love to find a way to trust and commit to someone.
Eager to work out her problems methodically, Cassie reaches out to her support group. Electrician Keith manages to infiltrate their all-female ranks, infuriating her with his flippant jokes and his all-too laid back attitude. The other women all find him hilarious and she can’t see why. She takes this seriously and he’s doing anything but.
When Cassie needs Keith’s help on a project at her day job, she’s dreading having to work closely with him, however much his hazel eyes make her stop dead in her tracks. As days turn to weeks, he starts to break down her hard exterior. She’s seeing new possibilities. She’s seeing the future…a life that is joyful and bright. A life that includes Keith.
But when a letter from her mother drags her back to the world where Cassie has no control, she shuts down. Can her support group yank her back from that place where hope is lost? And can the man who once drove her crazy be the one who finally doesn’t let her down?
Cassie is a strong, independent woman that’s on the brink of turning 40. She has no intention of ever getting married or having children – a direct result of her mother’s crippling drug addiction that tarnished Cassie’s entire childhood experience. She bands together with a few women at various stages in their lives to create a support network and they all have one thing in common; man problems. When a man decides he wants to join their group, life gets a bit interesting for Cassie on a personal and professional level.
Dating for Decades was a wonderful heart-felt story that dealt with real-life issues. Filled with a few broken adults, a less-than stellar childhood, and a group of women that do their best to help one another get past the bad things in their lives. One of the main topics in this story is forgiveness. Forgiveness is freeing and you shouldn’t wait until it’s too late to tell people how you feel. Although this story was quite entertaining and filled with clever humor, it was also heart-felt and real, and gave me all the feels. I found myself tearing up throughout the second half of the story, and cheering Cassie on the whole way through.
It’s interesting to think how much of an impact one’s past has on their perspective in life and love. Some things in life are learned, some things are taught, and some things are a defense mechanism in response to one’s personal experience. Cassie constantly pushes men away because she never wants to let anyone get too close. Eventually the walls one puts up to protect themselves from getting hurt can be broken down by people who do so with unconditional love and care. Through our shared experiences, we live life and embrace love.
5/5 for another fabulous story from Tracy krimmer. I can’t wait to see what she writes next!
I received a complimentary Advanced Review Copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Connect with the Author – Tracy Krimmer
Author Bio: Tracy’s love of writing began at nine years old. She wrote stories about aliens at school, machines that did homework for you, and penguins. Now she pens books and short stories about romance. She loves to read a great book, whether it be romance or science fiction, or any genre in between, or pop popcorn and catch up on her favorite TV shows or movies. She’s been known to crush a candy or two as well. Her first romance novel, Pieces of it All, released in May 2014 followed in December with Caching In, a romance mixed with the hobby of geocaching. She also has written several short stories.
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