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Paperback Searching for Spice Book

ISBN: 1414318871

ISBN13: 9781414318875

Searching for Spice

(Book #1 in the Linda Revere Series)

In this debut novel, readers will meet Linda Revere, a woman who longs to experience true romance with her nerdy, practical husband of twenty-four years. Her desire to add a little pizzazz to her marriage only confuses her husband and frustrates herself. Linda struggles to ignite romance and excitement into her marriage amid the turmoil of contemporary life.


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A Home Run!

In Searching for Spice, Megan DiMaria has hit a home run. You'll experience a wide range of emotions as you follow Linda and Jerry Revere as they approach their 25th Anniversary. Linda is looking for more romance from her husband and thinks that this is the one thing she needs to make her life complete...until curve balls begin to come her way. You'll find yourself turning the pages of this wonderfully-told story as fast as I did...and along the way you just might feel, as I did, that you've found a "sister" in Linda Revere.


Did I mention, SEARCHING FOR SPICE, by Megan DiMaria is fabulous? I did? Well, let me just say it again. IT'S FABULOUS!!! A real page turner. I know this sounds cliché, but I just couldn't put it down. I sat and read it in two evenings. And the only reason it took two evenings was because I had to do that little thing called, getting some sleep. Megan DiMaria's characters are amazing. Linda Revere is sassy, witty, and down to earth. It's so hilarious the lengths that Linda goes through to get her unromantic, no-nonsense husband in the mood for a little romance. It's perfectly normal for her to want to, right? After all, what woman doesn't want her husband to romance her? And those of you that don't, well, that just isn't normal. *smiling* Linda is so desperate to have a sizzling affair with her husband. But does he want one with her? Does she get her wish? Or is their marriage over? What can I say about Emma? Well, I will tell you that Linda's normally obedient teenage daughter finds herself in serious trouble. But just what kind of trouble does Emma get into? Poor little Belle... such a tragedy. And just who is this Belle? And what happens to her that's so tragic? Who is Carol Wrecking Ball? And just how did she earn that nickname? Is she friend or foe? Linda catches some female sitting on Luke's lap... and it isn't his wife. Who's Luke? If you want to know the answers to these questions, then buy the book. Trust won't be sorry! Finally, let me just say that things aren't always as they appear. You'll discover some pretty interesting twists and surprises in, SEARCHING FOR SPICE. Well done, Megan. Encore! Encore! More! More!

A Romance for the Rest of Us

I'm not generally a fan of romance. They all seem the same to me. Plus, I'm older. I'm not in my twenties anymore. I'm not looking for the love of my life, I've "been there, done that". And I find them to be unrealistic. But this book is a romance unlike any other I've read. It's real. The main characters are not the typical romance pair. They are a couple who have been married twenty-five years. The wife, Linda, realizes that her marriage is lacking something. She decides to spice things up. She's hoping to bring back some of that initial sizzle and passion. But like real life, things don't always go the way she'd hoped. Life throws us all curve balls and that's how it goes in this book. Our husbands don't always "get it". Our kids don't always cooperate. Life happens. Megan's writing is snappy and doesn't lull for a minute. I found myself carried away by the book. She does an excellent job of keeping you engrossed. Every chapter has one of those endings that begs for you to read just one more. This story is about love on all levels. Real love. The kind that doesn't always feel the way you think it should. It is humorous and light. An easy read. But you may shed a tear or two along the way. Because it's about life and life isn't always easy. I highly recommend that you get a copy right away. I am sure that you will enjoy it, too.

It's always SOMETHING. . .

Really, it is always something. You have a little something socked-away and your car's transmission breaks. You finally get a Saturday off and get the flu. This is Linda Revere's life. She wants a romantic, passionate, steamy affair with her husband. But Jerry is Mr. Practical/Predictable. Add two kids, a job, a best friend, a loyal dog, and everyday drivel to the mix and what you get is a recipe for excitement not conducive to bodice-ripping. Through Linda's turmoil, she finds passion more giddy and satisfying than lingerie, champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries. If you've ever felt your everyday existence could use a boost--this is the novel for you.

Breath Of Fresh Air

What a breath of fresh air. Megan DiMaria has a pulse on the Boomer generation. I love that a woman my own age is the main character - not just somebody's mom. Linda's thoughts and feelings so closely mirrored my own; I had to take a break to reflect on some of them. What insight! Linda becomes frustrated juggling her responsibilities and attempting to knock Jerry, her husband of nearly twenty-five years, out of "comfortable" into sizzling mode. Things are beginning to get spicy. However, constant interruptions from busted appliances, her kids and work are interfering with Linda and Jer's romantic rendezvous. My favorite part of the book is a remarkable reconciliation between Carol and Linda. I was literally sobbing. I won't spoil it for you; you'll have to read it for yourself. I am amazed that this is Megan's debut book. She turns a phrase with such a creative flare you would swear she was a multi-published author. Tyndale has a gem in Megan. I can hardly wait to read her next book. Thankfully, I won't have to wait too long; it's released early this fall.
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