Alex has been with her husband, Michael, since they were kids but she is blindsided when the ESPN sports commentator is outed after an affair with a college basketball player. When Michael admits he is gay, she tells him their marriage is over. Keen to find love again, she begins dating again, spurred on by her friends, political consultant Darcy and yoga studio owner Samantha, and even her ex.
This novel starts with a bang, as Alex weathers the fallout of her husband’s scandal. I particularly enjoyed reading about her interesting job as an environmental psychologist and found her an engaging character. It’s a humorous and entertaining read about an amicable separation and a new beginning.
Single-Minded, by Lisa Daily, is about a woman looked for her second chance at love. The synopsis says: "Alex has planned and executed her life with laser focus since she first met her future husband at the play-doh table on the first day of kindergarten. They have a terrific life, a gorgeous house on the bay, and fantastic careers they love. There's only one problem: Alex's husband has a secret. A big one.
Now, Alex's perfectly planned life has completely fallen apart, her biological clock is starting to feel like the timer on a nuclear device, and she finds herself drooling over her completely-dreamy-but-definitely-off-limits client, a star chef opening a hot new restaurant.
Armed with dating guidance from her oddball collection of advisers - including her gay ex-husband, a foul-mouthed political consultant, a perkily masochistic yogi, and a pot-smoking octogenarian - Alex navigates the booby-trapped world of modern dating, in her search for a second chance at love." Single-Minded is out in June 2017.