The 1967 Summer of Love never ended in the City by the Bay. It just morphed into the “play ethic” of the hyper-rich and upwardly mobile.
Introducing Aimée, a San Franciscan who plays by the rules – hooks up, no strings attached – until her bourgeois world collapses. Desperate, she must find a husband. A Mr. Half-Right will do, so long as he provides her financial security again. Matador, the pharmaceutical magnate who concocts the newly-launched female libido drug, Intomesee, exceeds all her expectations. His pharma-drugs give her passionate highs, but does she possess the je ne sais quoi to intoxicate him in the city, designer built for free love?
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About the Author
Maha is a proud American, Erwin is a flying Dutchman. We hooked-up during an overland safari across the heart of Africa. When the tour ended, we got hitched. Disillusioned with careers in finance and science, we sold our two homes and started to travel again. Five years later, we’re still possessed by an unrelenting wanderlust, lugging around our huuuuge suitcases wherever we go. Cape Town. Rome. San Francisco. Ubud. We’re not ones for bummin’ it. We live large. Kinda. Our Airbnb homes overlook outrageously scenic landscapes. Weekdays, we swim along pebble beaches. Weeknights, we enjoy cultural events and festivities. Weekends, we climb active volcanoes. But, recall, we’re not lazy butts. We wake up early and sleep late, typing loooots of words per day. Writing fiction gives us purpose. This summer, to celebrate the release of our debut novel, “Intomesee: In Pursuit of a Passionate Life”, Erwin grew a Hemmingway beard. Maha hopes his scruffy look is just a phase, not an excuse to justify his shameless drinking habit. Erwin hopes Maha unscrews the rusted bolts in her head, or else his scifi thriller, “Humanity Rebooted,” will never be published by the end of next year. If you’re curious about our itinerant lifestyle or want to explore the rapidly changing world with us (from your comfy armchair), visit our website www.mahaerwin.com, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on our mahaerwin Goodreads account.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a different kind of chick-lit story that’s well worth the read. Aimée is a hot friggin’ mess. She’s not just a little out of sorts or in a slump. She’s in the midst of a crisis, and the authors do a great job of pulling the reader right inside it—and somehow, they managed to make me laugh along the way. Just read the first chapter to see what I’m talking about. This story starts out with a major bang and continues at a swift pace from there, with Aimée in one crazy situation after another. What I think is especially well done in this story is that it delivers a solid background for Aimée’s issues. At first I had trouble relating to such a manic character, but then I met her parents and a whole lot became clear. Definitely started rooting for her at that point. Another thing I admire about this book is that the male characters aren't sugarcoated. Their flaws are exposed and portrayed honestly. A douche is called a douche. Random observation: Intomesee makes great use of dog. A lot of times when there's a pet in a story, it feels forced or thrown in as an afterthought, but the darling Stud was consistent throughout the story and was a necessary, enjoyable element. Loved, loved, loved the way this one ends. Aimée shows real growth. There were many moments when I was afraid for her going in a bad direction, and then our girl would come through with strength and wisdom and awesome Aiméeness. Amid the fun, readers are treated to bits of philosophy and reflection that make you think beyond - always a bonus when that happens.