30 Days (30 Days #1) by Christine d’Abo

30 Days30 Days by Christine d’Abo
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I won this book from Goodreads First Reads.

Alyssa lost her husband Rob to cancer two years ago. She has been simply going through the motions with her life and trying to adapt to living without Rob. The two had been high school sweethearts and Alyssa had never known another boyfriend or lover before Rob and didn’t think she could ever be with someone again.

Before Rob passed away he encouraged Alyssa to continue to live her life. He wanted her to find be happy and find someone when he was gone. Rob had made up Alyssa a package with a letter and some cards telling her to open when she felt attracted to another man again and felt she was ready to move on.

Two years after Rob’s death Alyssa gets a new neighbor and for the first time in a long time she feels the attraction to a man. She then decides to open Rob’s letter and finds he has made a challenge for her. 30 cards with 30 different sexual tasks on them and challenges her to go out and have some fun and attempt the things on the cards.

I absolutely loved this book. You can’t help but feel for Alyssa and cheer her on in her tasks of discovering her sexuality without Rob and simply living her life and feeling again. Harrison also was an easily liked character with his sense of humor and his sensitivity to Alyssa.

There’s obviously a lot of sex in a book with the topic being 30
days of sex but I quite honestly found this relationship more touching than a book that is meant to be romance only. Also rather erotic too so the best of both worlds.

Great characters, great story, highly recommend it.

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