With No Regrets by Julie N. Ford
My rating : 3 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book Description: Finley isn’t exactly sure when her life began to feel unfamiliar. She suspects the transformation started long before she caught her husband and fellow garden club member doing the white-trash-two-step on her new Bernhardt sofa. Now free from the shackles of a loveless marriage, and with her children off to college, she’s finally able to go searching for the missing pieces of her heart.
Finley’s best friend, Cathyanne, is already working hard to ensure that Finley finds true love this time around. But when Finley is unwittingly tossed into the arms of two men—their sexy trainer and her neighbor, a popular country star—Cathyanne fears finding the right guy will be more complicated than she ever could have imagined.
For Finley, building a new life feels as impossible as flying a paper airplane to the moon. But maybe, just maybe, with the right help, she will find her whole heart—even if it’s in the very last place she thinks to look.
My thoughts: Finny is a conservative Southern Woman. She spends her time at her garden club and doing the things society thinks acceptable. Her social standing takes a nose dive after she divorces her cheating husband and lets loose on some closely guarded secrets.
The book didn't feel like a romance but rather a coming into oneself book. Finny has lost track of who she is, her goals, and what she wants to be. Her best friend is wonderful at directing events to lead Finny into painful decisions. In fact, at times it seems more of a manipulation, but the motivation was love.
At 40, Finny has a total of three love prospects. Each has their place in her life and are an important part of her growing process. I liked that every one of the men were flawed. They all had things that needed to be set straight in their lives. Finny saw the flaws and appreciated each one individually.
Change is always hard, Finny's change didn't come overnight and it's amazing that the men were still around while she figured things out.
The book has quite a bit of kissing, innuendo, and mild cussing.