This is the second in the Late Bloomers Series and if it is any indication I definitely want to read more! You can see my review of book 1 which gives an over view of each of these woman here.
Ivy is the classic female who claws her way to almost the top of the job ladder--careless of others, no time for personal relationships until she learns the hard way that being tough is not always the best way to be! The only people she allows near her are her closest girlfriends from high school. The long distance banter between these 40 something year olds is amusing and gives insight into each of their personalities.
Without giving anything away Ivy has 3 choices to make--stay stagnant and accept a high position in her current job, take a new job or go for love with the character Ruben Alegre who if nothing else is persistent and obstinate and used to getting what he wants without having to work for it. As an economist (an excellent one but not so much so in her own life) she tends to see things in black and white and never sees that gray area in between. But after getting herself into a corner--she learns!!
About the Book: (from Amazon)
"I absolutely loved Ivy...She makes bold moves that other women could only WISH to make, making her a character who a reader can enjoy living vicariously through."~ A Well Read Woman, 5 stars
"Another delightful read in the Late Bloomers series, and get ready for Ivy Cross!" ~ The Book Queen's Book Palace, 5 Stars, A Royal Pick!
Ever Have to Choose Between Work and Love?
After years of working at the US Embassy in London, forty-two-year-old American Ivy Cross is desperate for change. She longs to recapture her adventurous spirit and spice up her life before this little rut turns into a gaping chasm.
Madrid-based CEO Ruben Alegre both infuriates and intoxicates her, and if he only lived closer she'd consider risking her heart.
When the opportunity for an incredible new job in Berlin arrives in the form of sexy Christof Brandt, she wonders if the offer is too good to be true.
Will she find a future with Ruben? Start a new career in hip and gritty Berlin?
There are no easy answers, but Ivy can't deny that her life is about to change in a very big way.
Note: The Late Bloomers Series of contemporary romance are standalone novels and do not have to be read in order. But they are more fun if you do!
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About the Author: (from Amazon)
Betsy Talbot is a forty-something traveler and author. When she's not traveling or penning books about love, adventure, and self-discovery, she is hiking, learning flamenco dancing, and drinking wine in a tiny whitewashed village in Spain.
Her latest project is The Late Bloomers Series, a five-book romance series about women in their forties. Because women with experience make the best characters...in life and on the page.
Read a free short story starring all five Late Bloomer characters when you join the Late Bloomers group at www.BetsyTalbot.com. New York City, New Year's Eve, and five life-long friends on the verge of change. Which one will make the first leap into the unknown?
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