Eva Cassady has a good life or so she thought. When her twenty year old daughter moves to France for a year, Eva has more time to think and the conclusions aren't good. Her marriage has become a dull, lifeless shell of what it once was, her career is going well but writing for a magazine was never her dream, and to top it all off, her weight is at an all time high.
The one good thing about her job, is that it has given her the opportunity to get back in touch with an old flame, Michael Foresman. Michael had wanted to be an architect and is living his dream. He has even created a dream home for himself in his spare time and Eva's boss wants an exclusive interview.
Eva bites the bullet and contacts Michael. Soon they are flirting back and forth in email, giving Eva a rush that she hasn't felt in a long time. She decides that before the interview with Michael, she needs to look perfect and so begins a diet and exercise regime that is fuelled by passion and longing. As the weight falls away, Eva feels so much happier in life and feels young, and desirable. When she finally meets Michael, she finds she has serious choices to make.
This book was a fantastic read. I couldn't put the book down as I was too desperate to find out what would happen next. There were more than a couple of surprises along the way, but what made this book a great read for me is the fact that even though this book is listed as fiction, it could quite easily be the true story of so many women. I also loved the humour with which it was written.
I loved this book. It's Eva Cassady's first novel and I can hardly wait to see what she writes next.