Room to Breathe by Liz Talley

Kindle Edition, 332 pages
Published November 1st 2019 by Montlake Romance
About the Book:
For a good part of Daphne Witt’s life, she was a supportive wife and dutiful mother. Now that she’s divorced and her daughter, Ellery, is all grown up, Daphne’s celebrating the best part of her life, a successful career, and a flirtation with an attentive hunk fifteen years her junior…who happens to be her daughter’s ex-boyfriend. Ellery is starting over, too. She’s fresh out of college. Her job prospects are dim. And to support her fiancé in med school, she’s returned home as her mother’s new assistant. Ellery never expected her own life plan to take such a detour. With no outlet for her frustration, she lets an online flirtation go a little too far, especially considering her pen pal thinks he’s corresponding with her mother. As love lives tangle, secrets spill, and indiscretions are betrayed, mother and daughter will have a lot to learn—not only about the mistakes they’ve made but also about the men in their lives and the women they are each hoping to become.

I don't read a lot of romance novels and this book is the reason why. I thought I was getting a steamy older woman/younger man tale and all I really got was sick to my stomach. It wasn't the writing per se but the characters themselves. Daphne was kind of a bore, she sleeps with a guy her daughter USED to date and had said things like "He's yummy with a cherry on top". She is forty years old for Christs sakes!

Now don't get me started on the character of Ellery. She is 23 and acts 15. Daddy is paying her way and all she does is whine about her studious fiancee not spending time with her. If she doesn't realize that med students need time to study and can't be at her beck and call, she's too damn young to be engaged. Not only that but her mother gave her an over-paid job as her assistant.

I really didn't like any of the characters in this book and found it hard to read. I was hoping for juicy know hard abs and ahem...other things. But all I got was a dried out floppy mess.

Thank you NetGalley, Liz Talley and Montlake Romance for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.

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