Monday, August 22, 2016

~*★Release Blitz with 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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Title: The Sex Education of M.E.
Author: L.B. Dunbar
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Rating: ★★★★1/2 Stars (Rounded to 5 for Goodreads and Amazon)
Reviewer: Melyssa

All I can say after reading this story is that the synopsis does not do it justice.

This book was about so much more than just an older women’s sexual awakening after the loss of her husband. It was different, it was relatable, and it was sexy and fun. But most of all, it was beautiful.

What I love most about this authors writing is, every book feels like a cinematic experience with the rich visuals, the effortless flow of words that detail things so vividly that it feels as though you’re right there in the moment with the characters, experiencing it all. Her prose almost lyrical in nature with the way it comes alive on the page. It made the story damn near impossible to put down once I started.

Now, I don’t begin to know the first thing about what navigating the minefield of sex and relationships in your forties is like. Especially when a previous relationship ends, much the way it did for these characters. I’ve got a couple more years of my thirties to trudge through first before that becomes known, but what I can say hands down after reading this story is, I get it. I think it’s relateable no matter what your age. A lot of the things Mary Elizabeth (our first M.E) feels and thinks here, ringing very true of the way I’ve felt before and will probably feel again as I navigate this thing called life and the relationships that come along with it.

The issues faced, once she’s met the other M.E in Merek Elliott, even more so. The awkwardness at first, the awakening, the coming into her own as a woman and not just a mother and a teacher. It was all very organic and very, very real in the way it was presented. Even Merek’s own awakening. The way he faces the demons of his past, what has kept him closed off and aloof for such a long time, it was fantastic and I understood him. Felt for him at times, much like I did with her. Even if at a couple of points I did wanna smack him upside his head with my kindle.

He wormed his way into my heart though and I can safely say that by books end, I was as smitten with this man as Emme herself. He brought heat, passion, love and sensuality. But he also brought growth and change, and a maturity in some situations they faced that honestly, even knowing his age, blew me away. It was fantastic.

I think if you’re looking for a different kind of romance, one rich with many different layers, that doesn’t read much like anything that came before it, but that you’re sure you relate to no matter what age you are, look no further. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it as much as I did, maybe even more.

My thanks to the author and all others involved in letting me read this story before official release. Emme and Merek’s journey to happily ever after one that I am so delighted to have taken.

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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