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Turning Thirty Twelve

Bowing to pressure from friends Jackie agrees to a blind date But when Mark Brennan calls she realizes the date won't be 'blind' He's the father of one of her students Widower Mark Brennan isn't looking for love After only a few dates with Jackie he realizes he's uickly forming deep feelings for her Wracked. I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading Turning Thirty Twelve Sandy James writes with a classy wit that is refreshing As someone who in real life is turning the big 4 0 or Thirty Ten as Sandy would say I could really relate to the story Comments like those twin sisters are most definitely middle aged and falling faster than the thermometer in a Minnesota winter kept me chuckling throughout the book Jackie Delgado is a high school biology teacher who is turning forty two Or as her and her girl friends have decided is the twelfth anniversary of her thirtieth birthday She is a divorced single mom of two boys Patrick and Nate a senior and freshman in college respectively She vows that this year will be a year of self discovery and she will not be a clich d middle aged woman After her husband David left her two years ago for his twenty year old secretary he d knocked up Jackie has some self esteem issues I loved Jackie s character because she is so real Throughout the book she s constantly worried about her appearance and how anyone couldwould find her attractive Detective Mark Brennan is a forty eight year old widow father of two girls Kathy and Carly who are freshman in college and a freshman in high school respectively He has just started dating again two years after his wife Elaine died of breast cancer Mark and Jackie are brought together by a mutual friend on a blind date When they mean the first word that comes to Jackie s mind to describe Mark is yummy She balks because she can t fathom how a gorgeous man like Mark Brennan would want to spend time with her As they start to date each feels strong desire chemistry between them Then suddenly Mark doesn t call her for six weeks She s convinced he s just discarded her like her husband had The plot thickens up when on Parents Day Jackie discovers her son Nate is dating Mark s daughter Kathy Where do they go from here On one fast roller coaster ride that involves all six of them The ride will keep you on the each of your seat as some dangerous curves are thrown their way Overcoming these obstacles will change their lives forever for better or worse Turning Thirty Twelve will be a uick favorite for any woman in her forties because it shows all the insecurity that women feel at that time in their life For example women can relate to Jackie s anxiety when Mark sees her naked for the first time in day light or God forbid without makeup This is a fun witty charming love story that will make a nice easy read book to take with you to the beach this summer Turning Thirty Twelve gets 5 teacups and a heat rating of 2 This is my review of the book that I did for Happily Ever After Reviews which can be found at

Summary Ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Sandy James

This book has been updated and re released by the authorJackie Delgado didn't want a new man in her life until a dreaded blind date turns out to be exciting than she'd ever imagined When her youngest son leaves for college Jackie is hit hard by empty nest syndrome and pours herself into her work as a teacher. Jackie Delgado a thirty twelve teacher meets Mark Brennan a thirty eighteen cop and romance happens The Good The Bad and Everything In Between The premise this came highly recommended and I really love reading about older heroesheroines The life experience is different it s certainly something I can relate to being a thirty teen myself and the outline for this was right up my alley Plus the heroine is Latina and being Puerto Rican I like seeing Latino heroesheroines represented in romance novels The humor and Jackie s very self deprecating humor was funny at times and there are humorous moments throughout that livened things up well because Soapy aka melodramatic plot Jackie can bring the drama herself and there s alot of convenient coincidences that drive the plot In this case the drama is further complicated by her son s romance with Mark s daughter I don t mind soapy drama but that s not everyone s cuppa Frustrating heroine the biggest hindrance to my enjoyment of the story was how negative Jackie is Now going in I had an idea that she had some self esteem issues but I didn t fully grasp the extent of her insecurity Her constant negative internal monologue was hard to read and she even admitted it Which leads me to First person POV is a hindrance in this case The entire story is told from Jackie s POV and the way she always put herself down made it difficult to see her great ualities the very ualities that people around her loved her for Had it been told in third person perhaps I would have gotten a clearer glimpse of who Jackie really was instead of the intense almost crippling insecurity that she lives with She had brief moments of clarity but for the most part even towards the end she struggled with no self esteem The Bottom LineThere s a good story in there as long as you like a bit of drama and don t mind a frustrating heroine

Sandy James ☆ 9 Read & download

With guilt that he's 'abandoning' his late wife Mark resists the pull toward dynamic Jackie When Mark's daughter begins to date Jackie's son things become complicated Can Jackie and Mark find the courage to leave the past behind and embrace a new love And how will a surprise pregnancy affect all their lives. I adore Sandy James writing I can t help it I am a sucker for witty dialogue and true to life characters and every one of her books has been chock full of both This book was uickly added to my TBR pile when I found out that one of the characters from this book will be the love interest in Fringe Benefits the next book in her Ladies that Lunch Series I was super lucky enough that when I expressed an interest Ms James sent me a copy to review Since I finally found an afternoon that I could just set and read with no interruptions and no deadlines looming I dived in 2 word Loved ItAs I get older I find that I just can t read most books about teens or young 20 somethings especially in contemporary romances Most just don t have the maturity level for me to connect with That is not the case with Ms James books Let s take Jackie Delgado She has just celebrated the twelfth anniversary of her thirtieth birthday As I am currently staring the same age in the face I can commiserate with many of the things that she is experiencing I too have hated admitting to forty Add in that she is a teacher a member of the working class and she could be a friend or co worker Watching as she deals with the realities of things like Empty Nest Midlife Crisis and life after divorce I can totally identify with her and the issues she is dealing with There are no uber sexy billionaire bikerrock stars here Just hard working people dealing with everyday problems Completely relatable in every wayYou can see yourself in Ms James romances Because after all I m not really looking for an billionaire alpha male stud to come sweep me off my feet and whisk me away That s just a fantasy But a solid dependable guy who will stand beside me day in and day out That s a reality I think we are all looking for This book made me snicker and cry sometimes at the same time An awesome 5 star read

  • ebook
  • 200
  • Turning Thirty Twelve
  • Sandy James
  • English
  • 06 February 2017
  • 9781940295015

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10 thoughts on “Turning Thirty Twelve

  1. says:

    Turning Thirty Twelve by Sandy James was a delightful book What is it about Sandy’s books that appeal to me so much? Is it the humor mixed with stories that we all can relate to in one way or another? Is it the loveable characters? Probably all of the above Jackie Delgado doesn’t like the word “forty” She has decided to refer to herself as thirty twelve years old Jackie is divorced with two grown sons Patrick

  2. says:

    Jackie Delgado a thirty twelve teacher meets Mark Brennan a thirty eighteen cop and romance happens The Good Th

  3. says:

    October 2018 Review Rereading this book for a project with Read Bliss and I am so happy that I did As I said in my original review this story is about self discovery and family Four years later and I can see how r

  4. says:

    I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading “Turning Thirty Twelve” Sandy James writes with a classy wit that is refreshing As someone who in real life is turning the big 4 0 or ‘Thirty Ten’ as Sandy

  5. says:

    Kris’ ReviewI have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading “Turning Thirty Twelve” Sandy James writes with a classy wit that

  6. says:

    Turning Thirty Twelve works on so many levels that it's difficult to pen a short review without breaking it down into its composite parts and ruining the beauty of the integrated wholeThe cover of the Siren BookStrand edition and the first few pages lead the reader to expect a witty and cozy contemporary romance Jackie a

  7. says:

    375 starsREVIEW TURNING THIRTY TWELVE is a stand alone contemporary romance storyline focusing on two forty something adults who have both suffered through love and loss Jackie Delgado is a high school science teacher divorced mother of two who

  8. says:

    Jackie Delgado a high school teacher is a divorced mom dealing with her children leaving the nest Her youngest son is off to live in a college dorm so she's not sure what to do with her life now Before school starts Jackie decides to get a jump start on buying school supplies for her Science classroom by going to the office supply store She gives a few helpful tips to two girls and winds up meeting their hunky father I had a hunch this guy

  9. says:

    I adore Sandy James writing I can't help it I am a sucker for witty dialogue and true to life characters and every one of her books has been chock full of both This book was uickly added to my TBR pile when I found out that one of the characters from this book will be the love interest in Fringe Benefits the next book in her Ladies that Lunch Series I was super lucky enough that when I expressed an interest Ms James sent me a copy to revie

  10. says:

    3 ½ stars Above average pleasant reading The heroine puts herself down a bit too much but it’s still a good storySTORY BRIEFJacki

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