Love, Lies and Lemon Cake
Faye Dobson has lost her sparkle. Living on film star fantasies and vague memories of a marriage that once was, she can’t help feeling that life is passing her by. She dreams of being whisked to Paris for dinner, making three wishes at the Trevi fountain and having sex under the stars. But the wrinkles are multiplying, her husband’s passion is for plumbing, and the nearest she’ll get to Rome is a take-away pizza.
So when Faye meets Dan the gorgeous Australian surfer guy working in the local deli she can’t help but wonder what it would be like to see the world. He is blonde, tanned, ten years younger and bakes the most amazing lemon cake. Unlike her husband Dan actually listens to Faye, his smile makes her feel fizzy inside, and when he smiles… Oh. My. God.
But is Faye being silly? What would Dan see in someone like her? Even if he did have feelings for her, could she give everything up to be with him?
A laugh-out-loud, bittersweet comedy about taking your life back before it’s too late.
I adore Sue Watson and her books. Ever since falling in love with her first novel, Fat Girls & Fairy Cakes, I’ve been following (stalking) her career with much interest! And she just keeps growing as an author. In Love, Lies and Lemon Cake, Sue explores what some might describe as the “mid-life crisis,” but I believe it’s more about discovering one’s true self and following your heart than having a freak-out in your forties. As always, Sue’s brilliant humor shines through with great comedic scenes to balance the more contemplative nature of the story. Oh, and I have to mention this very important element. This story is steamy! With a hot, young Aussie as the catalyst to main character Faye’s sexual re-awakening, there was plenty of sexy action, which had me biting my nails with anticipation. But Sue always knew just where to close the bedroom (or car) door so as not to cross over into the realm of erotica. She is such a tease! And I loved it. So, if you’re in the mood for something sexy and funny and even a little thought-provoking, do check out Sue’s latest. It’s an (afternoon) delight!
Side note: Sue Watson and I are working on a project together along with Cindy Arora and newcomer Joel Zlotnik, a lad lit author who I guarantee will get the ladies swooning! And it’s all about cake! So stay tuned for more information on what I promise will be a very delicious read. Out this fall!
About the Author:
Sue Watson was a TV Producer with the BBC who combined motherhood and family life with a busy career. However, one day it dawned on Sue that Cosmo magazine may have been telling porkies about ‘having it all,’ and her life had become a slightly crazed juggling act.
So after much soul searching (and comfort eating) Sue abandoned her TV career, bought a pink laptop and wrote a novel. ‘Fat Girls and Fairy Cakes,’ tells the story of Stella Weston, whose life is a constant struggle with a nasty boss at work, the weighing scales and being a mum, wife and daughter.
Originally from Manchester, Sue now lives with her husband and teenage daughter in Worcestershire. When she’s not toiling over her latest novel, Sue bakes (and eats) cake and enjoys very large tubs of Caramel Chew Chew ice cream all to herself while watching ‘The Biggest Loser USA.’
Sue’s second book, ‘Younger, Thinner, Blonder’ was released in October (2013) and her third book ‘Love, Lies and Lemon Cake’ is released on June 27th 2014. To learn more about Sue, please visit her website.