A Different Kind of Forever

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Michael Carlucci, the hot, young musical genius behind the successful rock band, NinetySeven, knows that he's found the woman for him. Diane Matthews is not just beautiful and smart, she's got an infectious passion for everything in her life, from her three daughters to her new play. For him, the search is over. He knows they belong together.

For Diane, it's not as simple. She's almost twenty years older than Michael. She's not interested in remarrying - she's very happy with ...

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Overview

Michael Carlucci, the hot, young musical genius behind the successful rock band, NinetySeven, knows that he's found the woman for him. Diane Matthews is not just beautiful and smart, she's got an infectious passion for everything in her life, from her three daughters to her new play. For him, the search is over. He knows they belong together.

For Diane, it's not as simple. She's almost twenty years older than Michael. She's not interested in remarrying - she's very happy with her life just the way it is, thank you very much. But she can't deny the growing attraction between them - and it's not just his touch that she craves. But it's not until Michael is gone and an old love returns that she realizes just what he meant to her. He said he would love her forever. Can she trust that? Or should she find a safer route to happiness?

A Different Kind of Forever is the story about two complicated people finding - and trying to hold on - to love.

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Editorial Reviews

Dear Author - Dabney Grinnan
So many things in this book worked for me. I liked the way the jobs Diane, Michael, and others do in A Different Kind of Forever is portrayed. The creative work Diane and Michael do is wholly believable as is the context that work exists in....

Most importantly, Michael and Diane are remarkably real people...

...as I turned the pages, reading late in to the night, I hoped that Michael and his conviction of true love, would be stronger than Diane’s fears. I give it a B.
Dizzy C's Little Book Blog - Carol K
Now this is a little gem. I was expecting a sweet story about an older woman falling for a rock star that would be pure fantasy fun rather than a grown up read that I could identify with.

This is an easy read but covers plenty of issues that face women, of a certain age, back on the dating scene.

All these are explored in Dee Ersnt's flowing writing style that has me hooked. It was one of those books I couldn't wait to get back to.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781475159165
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/17/2012
  • Pages: 262
  • Sales rank: 883,602
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Dee Ernst was born Elizabeth Diane Ascoli in Newark, NJ. Her family moved to Morristown, NJ when she was still a toddler. She started writing stories on a battered Royal typewriter when she was about ten or twelve, and she graduated Morristown High School determined to pursue a career as a writer in some form or another (she considered advertising, but luckily came to her senses). Creative writing majors were hard to find in 1974, so she attended Marshall University as a journalism major. That wasn't working, so she tried Education, but that didn't quite work either. Several jobs and years later, staying home with a three-year-old and trying to figure out what to do when she grew up, Joan Hamburg on WOR radio in New York was interviewing someone who said if you wanted to know what to with your life, remember what you were playing when you were ten, and try to turn that into a career. Since Dee was writing stories at ten, she sat down and wrote her first novel. It went nowhere. Her second novel got her a terrific agent and upwards of fifteen rejection letters (She reread them all in preparation of this biography). Her third novel, Better Off Without Him, garnered even more rejection letters from a much higher caliber of editor. Undaunted, she self-published Better Off Without Him in October 2010. Then, she decided to give that second novel another chance, and A Different Kind of Forever was launched in 2012. She is now waiting patiently for fame and fortune.
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  • Posted March 9, 2013

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    A Different Kind of Forever by Dee Ernst




    “A Different Kind of Forever is the story about two complicated people finding – and trying to hold on – to love.”




    Diane Matthews, a divorced mother of three, is a smart, successful, and independent woman who likes the direction her life is headed. Everything she has ever wanted is finally falling into place; until a chance meeting with Michael Carlucci, a hot young musical genius behind a successful rock band. Neither can deny the growing attraction between them, but is it enough with all the demands on both of their lives to survive the test of time?




    Michael stole my heart right away. His introspection certainly gave his character a lot of charm. I loved his whole family and how they related. I can’t say the same thing about Diane’s character. For a woman as successful as she was in all other areas of her life, she showed too much ambivalence where Michael was concerned to be believable. It made her character weak in my eyes and she obviously wasn’t. I especially liked the way she handled her teenaged daughters when it came to her dating life.




    The premise of the story was interesting; with the female being the older in this May/ December romance and the conflicts and complications were realistic. I felt like too much of the story centered on the mundane in Diane’s life that could have been glossed over and still keep the integrity of the story intact. As a result, the story lagged. Adding Quinn, a man Diane thought she once loved, into the mix was a nice twist, which gave us some insight into another aspect of her dilemma. There were several peripheral characters because of the professions these two main characters were in. At times, it got difficult to keep track of them all and the frequent change of prospective confused me at times. However, I did enjoy this story.




    This book contains adult language and situations that may be offensive to some.
    There are a small number of proofing issues and at least one copy editing error that I found in this book.




    **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **  March 4, 2013

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  • Posted August 5, 2012

    Delightful story and a hero to die for

    Diane Matthews is smart, educated, sexy and practical. Divorced, with three daughters, Diane is not looking for romance, and certainly not with a man nearly the same age as her eldest daughter. But fate has a hand in things when a pastrami-loving dog accosts Diane for her sandwich and his owner comes to her rescue. Michael Carlucci, keyboardist, vocalist and songwriter for a hot rock band meets Diane quite by accident in the park when his dog pursues the tantalizing scent of Diane’s pastrami sandwich. Despite a nearly twenty-year age difference, Michael is bowled over by the beautiful Diane. He invited her to lunch, then dinner a couple nights later. Diane finds herself attracted to Michael, but the age difference convinces her nothing can come of it. Michael, on the other hand, feels he has found the woman of his dreams. Convincing Diane to give the relationship a chance is another matter. Ms. Ernst has penned a delightful romance, filled with the unexpected. Great pacing, snappy dialogue and heart-thumping sensual scenes should charm the pickiest reader, but it is her portrayal of Michael that will steal your heart. He is sensitive, gorgeous, wise beyond his years and so utterly wonderful that he steals the show. Diane has very realistic worries about the age difference, how her daughters will react and how the romance will change her comfortable life. Then an old flame comes to town and she is forced to make difficult choices. I loved this story. There are a few editing problems, but the writing was so good and the story so engaging that I could let them go. I finished the book in two sittings and was thoroughly satisfied with the ending. Brava Ms. Ernst for allowing me to suspend my disbelief and enjoy Diane’s and Michael’s journey. This book was provided by the author for an honest and unbiased review. Suzanne Barrett, published author

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