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Midlife crisis? What midlife crisis?
At forty-four, Cynthia Smart is exactly where she wants to be. Almost.
In a couple of years, she’ll be the CEO of the company she’s spent her most of her adult life working in. For now, though, she’s still busy shimmying up the greasy pole of corporate business. She’s single, carefree, and independent, and nothing can stop her getting what she wants and deserves.
Until she discovers she’s pregnant.
Determined to have her cake and eat it, she’s convinced that having a baby will make little difference to her life, and that she will be one of those women who can hold down an incredibly demanding job and also be a perfect mother.
But as her pregnancy progresses and her life slowly falls apart, she has the sneaking suspicion that Max Oakland, the new guy on the block, is out to steal her dream job. That she’s terribly attracted to him doesn’t help, nor does the fact that he’s devilishly handsome, appears to be a really nice fella, and is good in a crisis.
When she gradually comes to realise that something has got to give, what she doesn’t want it to be is her heart.
Perfect for fans of Mandy Baggott, Heidi Swain, and Holly Martin.
Cynthia Smart has everything she ever really wanted; a life in London, a high flying job and a promotion on the horizon. What she hasn’t accounted for is an accidental pregnancy and a hunky man who is after her job. Will Cynthia chose the high flying single life or decide she’s more of a motherly type after all?
I am now at the point where I cannot say no to reading a Liz Davies novel and Cynthia’s story did not disappoint.
I loved Cynthia and her journey from the very start. At the age of 44 she was not planning on becoming a mother and had a very definite plan for her future career. I found her navigation of pregnancy realistic and heartwarming as she begins to realise certain things but find it hard to let go of others to find the balance that her heart truly wants. There are plenty of amusing moments but a lot of tender one too. At times I could feel Cynthia’s anxiety around her job and career prospects and really felt for her. Her boss was a plonker (polite way of saying it) and she really had to deal with his attitude on top of everything else.
I loved how the character of Max ditched stereotypes of men in that work environment and was so caring and kind towards Cynthia. He was such a breath of fresh air and although I could understand why she was so guarded, I really fell in love with him straight away.
Humorous and heartwarming this is a perfect uplifting novel.
Author Bio – Liz Davies
Liz Davies writes feel-good, light-hearted stories with a hefty dose of romance, a smattering of humour, and a great deal of love.
She’s married to her best friend, has one grown-up daughter, and when she isn’t scribbling away in the notepad she carries with her everywhere (just in case inspiration strikes), you’ll find her searching for that perfect pair of shoes. She loves to cook but isn’t very good at it, and loves to eat – she’s much better at that! Liz also enjoys walking (preferably on the flat), cycling (also on the flat), and lots of sitting around in the garden on warm, sunny days.
She currently lives with her family in Wales, but would ideally love to buy a camper van and travel the world in it.
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