Dating a cougar book one of never too late series
Originally published May 2006 in mass market paperback.Chapter One Clare drove through the March rain to the house that had been hers, the house she left when she separated from her husband, and she felt a little guilty.'Tis the season to be jolly as Christmas arrives at the First Dates restaurant.
While recovering, Clare realizes she has the power to choose her life’s path. With enthusiasm and a little envy, her sisters watch her bloom.
” There had been such vitriol in his tone, she didn’t even dare to respond. He’d never been a coach or Boy Scout leader, but he’d enjoyed his son’s games and achievements.
Truthfully, Roger only had one screwup—it just happened to be about the biggest one available.
It was probably for the best that the dinner hadn’t worked—Jason was still so angry. In his naiveté he’d imagined that his adultery would be a secret from his son forever; that Clare would be the only one hurt by his actions. Just budding into manhood, struggling with puberty, freckles giving way to pimples, his overly tall, big-footed form gangly and awkward. Take one irritable teen, one self-centered and adulterous father, mix, watch explosion in a matter of seconds. “Don’t think I don’t know what I’ve done, how stupid I’ve been. Once people knew what he’d done, they couldn’t believe she’d taken him back again. Needless to say, the people she loved most had all but given up on her.
She had forced Jason to sign the card, and would leave it on the breakfast bar for Roger to find when he got back to town. He’d really screwed up with Jason and it was a pity. A plethora of responses had sprung to her mind, but she squelched them. So when Jason had refused to even go by the house with her to drop off the birthday card, she had said, fine. In this relatively small town of only fifteen thousand, she was sure everyone knew.Maybe she was too easy on Roger, as their son, Jason, maintained. Maybe she should try to be tougher, less tractable.