I love me some Sommer Marsden. I haven’t yet read a book of hers that I haven’t liked, and this one is no exception. The Accidental Cougar tells the story of Abby, an early-forties woman who’s just come out of a twenty-plus-year marriage and is just learning how to cope with the huge change to her life.
When she meets Charlie, though, things are turned upside down. He’s gorgeous, funny and is attracted to her – but he’s only just older than her kids. Abby’s just as attracted to Charlie, but really struggles to get past the age gap between them. Can she manage it before Charlie gets fed up of being messed around and moves on?
This was a fantastic read. Told in Marsden’s typical engaging, true-to-life style, I was immediately pulled into the story as I learned about Abby and her background. She’s an incredibly likeable character, with flaws and insecurities, and I found myself seriously rooting for her throughout.
Charlie’s adorable, too. Cute, sexy, and fun, he’s so hot for Abby that you can almost feel it radiating off the page! I rooted for Charlie, too, finding myself hoping he’d get what he wanted. I’m not going to give any spoilers, however, so I’ll just round off this review by saying this is a down-to-earth, funny, sexy, smart book that any fan of erotic romance should have on their eReader.