Ten Thousand I Love Yous is an intriguing story of loving others and loving yourself. I enjoyed the journey of the main character as she worked to understand what she truly wants in life.
When Kimberly’s husband, Jay, tells her he doesn’t love her, and wants a divorce, Kimberly’s world crumbles. Devastated, she begs for him to stay, but alas, he’s done with her. Kimberly must now enter the world of separated women.
I really enjoyed the journey that Kimberly goes on throughout this book. She’s broken by the lost love from her husband, and she grieves over him. But then…she goes on a bit of a sexual revolution as she searches for what will make her happy. I enjoyed this journey that Kimberly goes on. She’s truly trying to understand what she wants in life, out of life, and for her life.
As the story progresses, she finds herself with some choices to make, and while I maybe don’t agree with them, it’s her life, and her story, so I support them 🙂
I would absolutely recommend this book for readers that enjoy stories of emotional and romantic journeys!
Where to Find This Book:
In this humorously touching novel by the critically acclaimed author of Degrees of Love, a woman is blindsided when her high school sweetheart abandons her after eighteen years of marriage.
At sixteen, Kimberly Kirby thought the only thing she needed to be perfectly happy was to spend the rest of her life with Jay Braxton. Twenty years later, she still believes it. As they proudly watch their daughter, Haley, graduate from high school, she imagines her life is as perfect as anyone could reasonably expect. Jay is a formidable attorney, she a freelance writer, and their love as strong as ever. With Haley heading to UC Berkeley in the fall, Kimberly fantasizes about making love on the kitchen table. She has no clue that Jay’s bags are already packed.
Now divorced and determined to squelch her love for Jay, she accepts a gig writing a sex and dating blog for divorcees. As the Virgin Dater, she is on the hunt for love. No-strings-attached nights with a sexy fireman and moving to San Francisco are just what she needs to boost her battered ego and mend her shattered heart.
But just as she falls hard for a talented young chef, Jay fights to win her back. Torn between her bold new life and the comfort of Jay’s strong arms, she questions if there is too much to forgive. The ten thousand I love yous that had passed Jay’s lips can’t be dismissed, but nor can her newfound freedom and the knowledge that her happiness doesn’t depend on Jay.
Just the Facts:
Ten Thousand I Love Yous by Lisa Slabach
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Pub Date: February 1, 2022
Ten Thousand I Love Yous is Lisa Slabach’s second novel.
Prior to publication, her first novel, Degrees of Love was recognized as a Best Book of 2014 by Kirkus Review. Degrees of Love made its publishing debuted December 1, 2017 and was nominated for a 2017 Reviewer’s Choice Award by RT Book Reviews.
In addition to writing, Lisa is a Fintech Relationship Executive for a Fortune 500 Company. She is a long-time resident of Northern California and lives with her husband, one-hundred-forty-pound puppy and numerous goldfish. In her free time, she enjoys wine tasting, shopping with her daughters, and cooking in her pink kitchen.
I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.