Ten Thousand I Love Yous


 I read the book in two sittings (nearly one, but
I had to give in to sleep!)”—Love Reading

In this humorously
touching novel by the critically acclaimed author of Degrees of Love, a woman
is blindsided when her high school sweetheart abandons her after eighteen years
of marriage.

At sixteen, Kimberly Kirby thought the only thing she
needed to be perfectly happy was to spend the rest of her life with Jay
Braxton. Twenty years later, she still believes it. As they proudly watch their
daughter, Haley, graduate from high school, she imagines her life is as perfect
as anyone could reasonably expect.  Jay
is a formidable attorney, she a freelance writer, and their love as strong as
ever.  With Haley heading to UC Berkeley
in the fall, Kimberly fantasizes about making love on the kitchen table.  She has no clue that Jay’s bags are already


Now divorced and determined to squelch her love for
Jay, she accepts a gig writing a sex and dating blog for divorcees.  As the Virgin Dater, she is on the hunt for
love.  No-strings-attached nights with a
sexy fireman and moving to San Francisco are just what she needs to boost her
battered ego and mend her shattered heart. 


But just as she falls
hard for a talented young chef, Jay fights to win her back.  Torn between her bold new life and the
comfort of Jay’s strong arms, she questions if there is too much to
forgive.  The ten thousand I love yous
that had passed Jay’s lips can’t be dismissed, but nor can her newfound freedom
and the knowledge that her happiness doesn’t depend on Jay.

“The novel doesn’t make things simple or straightforward for the main
character, and the reader benefits from this complex analysis of present-day
existence, getting both a thought-provoking work of contemporary fiction and a
cheerful romance in the bargain.”—Self Publishing Review ★★★★½