The Passion Thief

The Passion Thief

by Anne McCarthy Strauss

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ISBN-13: 9781620155943
Publisher: Libertary Co.
Publication date: 12/04/2014
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.64(d)

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AuthorsWebTVHost More than 1 year ago
I am one of the women who will admit that Stan sounds as interesting as watching grass grow. I would never have married him, but neither was I turned on by Michael. That being said, I definitely agree with Strauss when she writes about boredom in the bedroom (and beyond), and I admire Betty who had the courage to take that leap to find a more fulfilling life. When we reach a certain age, we tend to ask, “Is that all there is?” When that time arrives, we are definitely ready for a change. The author has produced a very well written book that had me laughing until the tears rolled, yet I wanted to cry when she described Betty attempting to make the best of a life some would envy, yet drive others mad. I loved the raw emotion, the reality of the characters, and the wonderful descriptions of some of Betty’s travel adventures. Overall, this was a great read and I’m looking forward to Strauss’ next book.
DBS2 More than 1 year ago
Betty Boomer thought “happily ever after” meant exactly that when she married Stan. She knew he wasn’t the love of her life. Her college sweetheart Michael was, but he had moved on, breaking her heart. And here comes Stan, a good, decent man. People in the community looked up to him. But although Stan tries to be a good husband, life with him is a bit dull, and he doesn’t match up to Michael in the bedroom. As time goes on, Betty becomes more dissatisfied and begins to drink too much. She can’t stop thinking about Michael and looks for him on social media. When she finds him she sees his life is full of excitement. And he’s got that missing element she craves––passion. So guess what? She does what many of us think of doing, but don’t, when we see an old flame online. She contacts him. I don’t want to spoil the ending, so all I will say is that McCarthy Strauss has written a story you won’t want to miss.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Betty Boomer is a middle aged woman who suffers from what many middle aged women suffer from - "Is my life wasted on a passionless but faithful husband?"  Entering middle age and feeling as though life is passing her by, Betty admits that her life could be worse.  Still feeling the rejection of her college love and questioning whether she married Stan because she wanted retribution for being dumped, Betty struggles with alcohol, loneliness and restlessness.   I enjoyed this book very much.  Reading a story about well-written characters always gives me joy.  I would read this one again and again.
Ang133 More than 1 year ago
When Having It Too Good Isn't Enough -- Anne McCarthy Strauss has written a fascinating book that focuses on the yearnings of every woman who believes in the "happily ever after" that marriage to the man of her dreams is supposed to bring. And in Betty Boomer's case, Stan, her husband, isn't even the man of her dreams. She married him on the rebound because her college boyfriend Michael dumped her. Fortunately for her, Stan is a decent guy with a great job. He lives up to the prince charming ideal on the surface. He's kind, helpful and a pillar in their community. But as far as Betty is concerned he's a dud in the romance department. Bored with her "perfect" life she drinks too much and peruses the Internet and locates Michael. Because he seems to be living a glamorous life, she crosses the line and contacts him. Okay, Betty is a self-centered woman who still thinks like a teenager. But that's what makes this story so interesting. McCarthy Strauss' expert writing shows this woman as one of us. And where this takes Betty will amaze you.
aburgess More than 1 year ago
Another well written and beautiful book by Anne McCarthy Strauss! I too would love to be married to a Stan Boomer, but how many women find themselves in the same situation as Betty? There are too many out there to even count, feeling alone and abandoned. The passion you once had for one another slowly deteriorated through the years. It's hard to keep a business successful and spend quality time with family. There has to be a happy medium. This book touched my heart. 
AngelJK More than 1 year ago
A wonderful book with an extraordinary ending! There are millions of women who would love to be married to Stan Boomer, a solid, kind executive with wealth and financial security. Unfortunately, after 23 years of marriage, it’s Stan’s wife Betty who is questioning the marriage. Although she is a globe-trotting journalist, she is bored.  International assignments, the finest food and wine, and even a fling with her college boyfriend don’t give this woman what she’s seeking. In truth, I found Betty so self-centered and me-oriented, I would have put the book down if it weren’t for the great story telling.  I’m glad I stayed around.  As the book delves into the demons that drive Betty to do what she does, a whole new character emerges.  The choice she makes to change her ways is surprising and encouraging. Stay with The Passion Thief.  It won’t disappoint, and you may learn more than you expected.