The Ideal Man

The Ideal Man

by James Conrad


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Twenty-nine-year-old Grace Watts is feeling stifled in her marriage to David Watts, a successful real estate agent. He is financially secure, but is insensitive, unimaginative, sexually inept and sometimes cruel. As Grace seeks meaning in her life, David becomes annoyed at what he considers "erratic behavior" and frustrated that his wife refuses to let anybody dominate her. Furthermore, he is tempted by the affections of Lana Dyson, his colleague from the real estate agency who is waiting for his increasingly fragile marriage to disintegrate so that she can have him all to herself. However, Grace remains with him because she has a fear of being alone.

Grace crosses paths with Anthony Parris, an artist who opts for one-night stands because of a fear of intimacy. She becomes disgusted when she sees him in the arms of many different women, but when she unwittingly attends one of his exhibitions, she becomes increasingly drawn to him herself. In turn, Anthony learns that Grace is a dependable confidant. As David begins to let Grace down more and more, Anthony proves - much to her surprise - to be a strong ally. But will he believe her when she expresses her feelings for him?

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ISBN-13: 9780982200957
Publisher: Fine Tooth Press
Publication date: 11/14/2011
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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Ideal Man 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Audball84 More than 1 year ago
This book was wonderful read! The joys of self discovery after years of joyless marriage. Fun, unapologetic and gritty, The Ideal Man speaks to the heart. I read it, I love it and so will you! ~ Audrey
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Move over Joseph Conrad, there's a new Conrad in town. Lord Jim Conrad!