Keeping Pace is a realistic and intense portrayal of a romance between a man and woman, with a fifteen year age gap between them. From the hilarious and sexy moment they first become aware of each other till the end of the book, this well written novel held me enthralled. This isn’t one of those books where the older woman deliberately targets a younger man just for the thrill of it; but illustrates the heartache and pitfalls involved in any relationship.
Regina has been widowed young, and is only now getting to a stage where she is ready to stop grieving. Living in a neighborhood full of young families has made her wistful because if her husband had lived, they would have started a family.
Regina is lonely and unfulfilled in her work-life. She has taken to having a glass or two of wine each evening alone and has no idea that Josh, her neighbor’s college aged son, has always found her attractive. Josh may be young, but he’s a grown man who knows what he wants in life, and he wants
This book is beautifully written, the characterization is brilliant. You would have to have a heart of stone, to not be moved by it. Ms. Carney is now firmly installed on my must buy list.