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Viagra Diaries by Barbara Rose Brooker

Friday, July 12, 2013

THE NOVEL THAT PROVES THERE’S PLENTY OF LIFE— AND HOT SEX—AFTER SIXTY! Just because Anny Applebaum qualifies for a senior discount doesn’t mean she’s ready for retirement. But if she wants to keep her job at the San Francisco Times, she’ll have to find a way to spice up her lifestyle column. Even if it means posting her profile as an eligible single on JDate .com. Sure, Anny’s a little out of practice. She hasn’t been with a man since she found Viagra in her ex-husband’s suit pocket, and he wasn’t taking it for her. But she’s got her friends to help her fumble her way through the strange and intriguing world of online dating.

After hearing cautionary tales from the trenches—about “boomer oldies” who drag around pictures of their dead wives and fixed-income misers who wine and dine their dates at chain restaurants—Anny is relieved to meet Marv Rothstein, a charming . . . 75-year-old diamond dealer. Unfortunately, he’s also a Digital Age Don Juan who prowls singles sites for younger women. Not be outdated by this “Serial JDater,” Anny realizes Marv is the perfect subject for her flagging column and chronicles his sexcapades for the reading public. But when the new column becomes an overnight hit, Anny can’t help but feel conflicted—because now she’s having sex with Mr. X . . . and it’s nothing less than extraordinary.

Goodreads Blurb


    Anny Applebaum may be a senior, but  she is not ready for retirement.  Taking another shot at dating is another story,however.  After discovering her ex-husband’s infidelity, Anny focused on her career, choosing not to pursue new relationships.  This decision has come back to haunt her when her boss demands that she shake-up the lifestyle column she writes for the San Francisco Times.  Making a profile on JDate.com and meeting Marv is the start of a whirlwind relationship and the revitalization of her column.  
    Anny is an extremely weak female character.  Several times, as I was reading, I wanted to pull her out of the book so I could give her a pep-talk.  She lets her daughter and Marv walk all over her.  Other than this, however, I enjoyed reading The Viagra Diaries.  It is hilarious and anyone with a sense of humor will love reading it.  Barbara Rose Brooker knows how to keep her audience in stitches!  

4 Stars

*Reviewed by Kristin*


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3 comments:

  1. bn100 said...:

    This sounds different

  1. Susan T. said...:

    I'm not sure I want to read about sex over 60 but on the other hand I will be 60 someday and hopefully still frisky!