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Contemporary
Confessions of a Frog Kisser
By Roberta Austin
Jun 1, 2006 - 12:17:00 PM

 
Sam Emerson has always been the bridesmaid and never the bride. At the age of thirty-seven, she wonders if she will ever find Mr. Right. Her sister has a strong marriage and children, so Sam knows it is possible. The pressure is on now just to find a relationship with a suitable man so she does not have to go to yet another wedding and her twentieth high school reunion single.
 

Feeling desperate, Sam tries different ways to meet new men, including online dating sites. After several disasters, she realizes new technology is not any better than old-fashioned means. After meeting Sean Gilly, Sam feels a bit more optimistic about her love life. Of course, true love never runs smoothly and Sam will have to make tough choices along the way.

 
Sam is a heroine who represents many modern women. Media and society tell her she needs a man to complete her, but often a journey of self-discovery and dealing with the past are more important. Sam is fortunate in having the support and nurturing atmosphere of close friends and a good boss.
 
Sean is a charming bad boy. Most of us have had at least one "Sean" in our past. They are fun, but not lifetime partner material. There are many other engaging secondary characters, such as Sam's sister, who lend richness and humor to the plot. Some of Sam's dates will make you cringe and chortle.
 
Susan Rose confesses in the beginning of the book that real life inspired some of her story. The clever dialog and insights into human nature certainly ring true. She is wished much future success in her writing career.


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