We have all wondered about our first boyfriend. And with the days of internet searches, it is easier than ever to find about them or even find them. Recently, I reconnected with my first boyfriend. He was a guy I grew up with...from diapers to necking. And while I'm happily married, it was nice to be able to chat with someone who knew me back then. They knew my crazy days and glory times. As I told him...he saw me in diapers and still kissed me.
But really, what would you do if you were unhappy in your marriage? Would you take a chance and see that first boyfriend? Would you reach out? Have a fling? Where is the boundry for you?
The line is what is discussed in Restless in LA. This tale describes what each woman is thinking and the actions she wantsto take. Yet with these reconnection, things begin to fall apart. Can our heroine hold her life together when it's coming undone??
It was an innocent online flirtation. Until it wasn’t…
Alexandra Hoffman thinks she has it all together. She lives with her work-obsessed husband Jason and their three challenging children in upscale Los Angeles. She never meant to “friend” her old boyfriend, Matt Daniels. She hasn’t seen him in twenty years. But as Alex’s fortieth birthday approaches, she finds herself re-connecting with Matt online—and re-reading her college journal, which details their intense connection and unresolved ending. But Alex’s hands are full with the kids, one of whom she just can’t help, no matter how hard she tries.
Lonely and alienated by the helicopter moms, and from Jason who is never around, Alex’s flirtation quickly moves from on-line to real-world. Alex realizes—too late—that she cannot trust herself. When she meets Matt for dinner, the attraction is undeniable. And when he touches her face, it’s electric. As her life spirals out of control, she clings to her free-spirited life coach, Lark, to make sense of the mess she’s made. But Lark’s advice is clear: Alex must confront her past and find the courage to face her future, even if it means risking everything.
What would you do??
About the author:
Robin Finn spent years advocating for a child with ADHD before she began writing about it. Drawing from her background in public health and spiritual psychology, Robin’s essays appeared in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, ADDitude Magazine, and others, as emails from parents in similar situations flooded her inbox. Inspired by their experiences arguing with schools, contending with judgy parents and stressful marriages, and intrigued by a study linking social network sites and marital infidelity, she wrote her debut novel, Restless in LA.
Robin has master’s degrees in public health from Columbia University and in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She lives, writes, and searches for inner peace in Los Angeles (no pun intended).
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