15. The Unexpected Love Story of Lexie Byrne (aged 391/2)
by Caroline Grace-Cassidy
Lexie Byrne is perfectly content approaching forty, as a singleton. After all, she canwatch Dirty Dancing on repeat while eating cheese and onion crisp sandwiches in bed.
She’s had a ring on it, then a ring off it, and unless it's Johnny Castle who merenguesinto her life, she is never settling again. Her ex-fiancé Dan, cheated yes, she wasflattened yes, but she picked herself up and in hindsight, had a lucky escape.
Lexie's best friend is Annemarie, who, at forty-two, has settled for Tom, desperate fora baby. But when Lexie meets Adam and she feels a chemistry that almost makes herhead explode, Annemarie strongly disapproves. Annemarie says everything is movingway too fast and insists on flying with Lexie when she goes to visit Adam, despite thefact that she thinks she might finally be pregnant.
When they arrive at Adam's, Lexie soon discovers that he has a very complicated past,and an even more complicated present. But through all the drama, Lexie realises thatwith him, she is having the time of her life. Until the tension that's been brewingbetween Lexie and Annemarie finally erupts and, as her unexpected love story unfolds,it is only trumped by a very unexpected arrival