Seth is only 8 or so years younger than Casey, but when Seth's parents died when he was 12, Casey was 20 and already married to Susan. So Seth and Jenna obviously want their "parents" to meet. While there's some of the expected age-difference debates, it doesn't drag down the book.
The 2 main leads have their own issues and are strong, forceful people. Alexa is a 50 year old former fashion model3.5 stars This book is tough to rate, because it has so many unique characteristics for the contemporary romance with "steam" genre. It's meaty, in that it has well-developed characters who don't play by anyone's rules but their own. They struggle with age differences and life and finances and all the things that we "normal" folk do.She's surrounded by wonderful, loving, supportive friends (Lauren "The Saint" and Dr. But Alexa's past relationships often made the press, because of her celebrity status. Alexa's only gone for the attraction-physical in so long, she doesn't know how to be part of a real relationship now, and she's sure that at 50, she's past her prime anyway. He retired, because during his last duty at an embassy, a bomb resulted in him having a hip replacement.He's still got limited mobility, but he's all Marine, so he sucks it up and uses a cane when necessary.A couple years ago, she got tired of the game completely and just stopped dating. Believe it or not, I read my share of Chick Lit (see my other reviews). ehh so I finally decided to stop reading this book.
Now friends and family keep her mostly content, so it’s shocking at 50 yrs old to find herself suddenly wanting a sex life again. However, I prefer good Chick Lit, which Dating a Cougar is not. I do have to say that the story was very enjoyable and I liked how it started out.
The book's focus is really on these 2 people with an instant and constant attraction trying to figure out if there's MORE than just a physical connection between them.