Review: Midlife Crisis by LB Dunbar

July 3, 2018

Midge Everette. 


I'm forty-one today. 
It's my birthday, and I'm crying over burnt toast. 
That's not some euphemism. 
Literally, I'm sobbing over crusty bread, 
so I call a crisis center. 
I just need someone to talk to about life. 
Only I recognize the smoky voice of the man on the line. 
Sweet cheese, don't let it be... 


Hank Paige. 


As a former rock star, 
I once had it all. Fame. Fortune. Females. 
Except for the one thing I wanted most. 
Then I lost everything. 
I fix cars now and restore other people's dreams. 
I just want to be somebody's someone. 
And there's a certain woman with captivating eyes 
who might be the more I’m looking for. 
For the love of all things, please let it be her... 


In the midst of questioning everything, 
could love be the resolution to a midlife crisis? 


+ o + 
If you loved Tommy Carrigan in After Care meet his best friend and former drummer, Hank, as he discovers romance in his forties. 

Book 2 of the silver fox, former rock stars can be read as a standalone. 




*** 3 Star Review ***


This definitely wasn't what I was expecting. I was excited to read this one after I read After Care, which I enjoyed. This one fell a little flat for me.


It's hard to get on board with characters who don't have their lives together, but then add in middle aged characters who don't have their life together, and you get one big mess. I get they both had life changes, but by their age, they should be able to bounce back in some form.


Midge. Her character didn't scream her age at all. She felt like an unsure young adult just getting her feet wet in life. She was indecisive, insecure, and weak. If I am being honest, I didn't like her character much at all.


Hank. He is one of those characters who you can tell will never have their life on track. He is stuck in the past, refusing to move forward. He is so hung up on his past life, he just can't live his current life. He has some sweet characteristics to him, but they are drowned out by his obsession with a dead woman who wanted nothing to do with him.


I figured out the "twist" very early. I am not sure if I was supposed to or not, but it was very predictable. I saw it coming a mile away. 


I am not completely sure where I fall in my feelings for this book. There were parts I really liked, but the parts I didn't like tend to shadow the good ones. I think I could have fallen for this book if the characters were more age appropriate. The plot itself was okay. 

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