Old Boyfriends

Old Boyfriends

by Rexanne Becnel
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Old Boyfriends 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
ga_diva More than 1 year ago
Great Read! So rare to have a character over 40 and in this story there are 3. I identified with each of the ladies and felt their pain and joy. Easy to read, and easy to love. I highly recommend, you will not be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ever wonder how your old boyfriend turned out? Ever wonder what might have happened if you had stayed together? Everyone has. Men do the same about their old girlfriends, at least the men with hearts do. The others, well we won¿t go there. In OLD BOYFRIENDS, Rexanne answers these questions beautifully and gives us a lot more. This is a skillfully crafted novel that is much more than a road trip or coming-of-age book. It gives us insight into the angst of so many modern American women. Take the ride from California to New Orleans. Feel what these women feel, ride their thoughts and emotions. It¿s a great trip.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, every girl has an old boyfriend somewhere & wonders what would have happened if???? I couldn't put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rexanne Becnel has skillfully crafted an exquisite coming of (middle) age tale to which most readers will be able to relate. ¿Three women raised in the South and trapped in California¿ decide to go together to their home town of New Orleans after one of them has received an invitation to her 30 year high school class reunion. While there, they can¿t help but check out their old boyfriends to find out if they missed anything good. From the time they leave their homes in California, to the long journey on Interstate 10 to New Orleans, to the time spent in New Orleans prior to the reunion, and to the reunion, the three examine their pasts and experiment with their futures to rediscover themselves and realize their true life lessons as they experience both tragic and comic episodes. Old Boyfriends kept me entertained, interested, and wondering from the moment I picked up the book to the moment I put it down. The characters are exciting, interesting and realistically portrayed in an all-for-one-and-one-for-all relationship. Rexanne Becnel does as well in modern romance as she does in historical romance. Old Boyfriends is a great read. I recommend it highly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is fun and captivating. Three middle-aged women return home looking for closure for their pasts...not to mention maybe a little romance. A great book to read on the beach!
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Southern California, everyone pays respect to the ¿great¿ man, but his widow Mary Jane ¿MJ¿ Hollander knows her bisexual spouse¿s final breath was on a round bed of a ¿pseudowoman¿. While his adult kids and their spouses salivate over the inheritance, MJ makes it through the platitudes and the sushi served by her stepson only because her two best friends Cat and Bitsey are truly there for her. --- The three transplanted southern amigos get together to help MJ with her grief and discuss the men in their lives including the one that memory serves as being their ideal mate. Bitsey is married to her lord and master Jack Albertson who never appreciates her efforts because if he didn¿t do the chore then it is not perfect; however, he never does it with her nor helps with their Stepford kids. Cat has less patience with the lesser gender than her friends having two divorces on her belt. Sick of selfish perfection, avaricious stepchildren, and failing husbands, the trio agree to visit each one¿s hunk that got away to see if the memories match the realities or their dead, ex, and living husbands. --- Though middle age female buddies star, OLD BOYFRIENDS is an amusing coming of age relationship drama. The three women learn about themselves during their often comic escapades as they realize how much their behavior as an individual and as a trio impact on the rapport with others. Though the fine story line lacks a specific center to hold the tale together due to the constant rotation of perspective, fans of a jocular tale with a moral ¿to thine own self be true¿ will hitch a ride in the Jag. --- Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
Three very different women, bound by friendship, offer readers their perspectives on their lives and the lives of their friends as they set off on a journey of self discovery, to see if the one that got away was worth catching. MJ, Cat, and Bitsy have all had their hearts stomped on, whether by a husband who takes complete advantage of them and shows no appreciation, two divorces, or a closet bisexual husband who died in an awkward position, leaving her to the unmerciful care of her step children. Each woman has one man in her past who was better than all that, at least in memory. So, hoping that memory lives up to reality, they set off in a semi stolen Jag to reconnect with their Mr. Someone, and with themselves. Along the way, whacky adventures and belated coming of age occurs for each of them. Not everything is up to what they expect, but in some ways, that is better. ...................... Campy and tragic by turns, this rambling travelouge suffers from the frequents shifts between narrators. The plot itself lacks true focus, so that whatever life lesson there is, gets lost.