✤ 39 & Holding Author M.R. Joseph – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk

39 & Holding My Name Is Greer Walker Mom Of Two Friend Daughter Dance Instructor And, Let S Not Forget A Woman Scorned For The Twenty Years My Husband And I Were Together, I Gave Him My Soul, My Life, My Everything What Did I Get In Return Heart Break, Crows Feet, Stretch Marks, And A Slew Of Insecurities.You See, My Douchebag Ex Husband Of Fourteen Years Dumped Me For A Twenty Five Year Old, Real Life Barbie Doll With A Large Repertoire Of Medical Enhancements He Crushed My Heart His Affair Destroyed Me There Were Signs Lots Of Them But I Didn T See What Was Right In Front Of Me Or Maybe, I Didn T Want To.Somewhere Along The Line, Things Changed With My Eyes Wide Open, I Vowed To Never Go Through That Kind Of Heartache Again I Don T Need Someone To Make Me Feel Special Or Beautiful, Or Sexually Charged Hell, I Can Take Care Of That Part On My Own If You Know What I Mean It S Been Twenty Years Since I Last Dated I Have Resigned Myself To The Fact That I Ll Be Alone.But There S Always A But And With Age Comes Wisdom Like I Said, I Had Come To Grips With The Fact That I D Always Be Alone Until Gorgeous, Dominant, And Sexy Nick Costa Walked Into My Life Or Rather Drove Right Into It And Made Me Feel All Sorts Of Things That This Woman Right Here Has No Business Feeling.He Has Me Asking Myself Questions That I Never Thought I D Hear Myself Ask Can I Allow Someone Into My Life Again Can I Risk Being Hurt Can Nick Deal With All The Insecurities The Fallout Of My Marriage Produced I Am Thirty Nine, For Crying Out Loud Can I Start All Over Again Can I Let Go Of The Past And Possibly Move On With My Future Could Nick Costa Be My Future You Might Want To Stick Around To Discover The Answers.For Now, I Ll Be 39 Holding.


10 thoughts on “39 & Holding

  1. says:

    This is the kinda book Id have liked to have read a few years ago when I had my heart broke thought there was no hope for me As I ve just turned forty I found this story and characters very relatable.This is a really good laugh out loud story There are also some heart warming parts in it too This story touched me on so many levels When your put down so much it s hard to have any values of your self worth You need someone strong to banish them worries M.R Joseph has...


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    copy received for a blog tour and honest review from us lovies at 5 Mr Doughnut Loving StarsThis story gives me hopethe kind of hope that burns bright on the dark who the fuck did I marry kind of nights, where you dream of living in blessed solitude with nothing but a kindle to keep you warm Having visions that my husband finds himself in a tall, long legged, gorgeous young hotties vagina and dives in head first, I still might have a chance to meet a hot ass doc that treats me like gold Yeah that kind I LOVED this story, I fell head over heels for Nick from the first goofy ass cameo he made, and continued to swoon over every other moment they shared From the minute countdown texts, pebbles at the window, and the demanding hot talking man he could be when needed This story was than a love story, it was a reminder that even when the world as you know it drops out from under you, there is waiting for you if you open your heart to it Finding the ability to move past the hurt and faults that paved the way to demise and start enjoying the road that you are now traveling on with out all the baggage Truly living in the moment...


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    Overall rating 3.5 Doc starsWhy 3.5 stars Well, I liked it but didn t love it It had nothing to do with the storyline or anything like that It didn t even hit on any of my triggers, but something just didn t feel complete for me I felt like something was missing and I would have liked a longer epilogue But I will say, I didn t like view spoiler how the cheating bastard of an ex husband als...


  4. says:

    I loved this book It was funny, sexy, and witty Greer is 39, divorced, single She meets Nick who is 29 She fights their relationship with her insecurities of being almost 40 and ten years older Maybe I loved it...


  5. says:

    What an amazing and hilarious read One minute your heart hurts, then the next your laughing your ass off Such a great storyteller you are, M.R Joseph I just got lost in the story and couldn t put this book down Very truthful and emotional feelings were told in this story I highly recommend this book to any woman over the age of 35, you ll just get it My favorite lines are A small pageant wave out the door is all I can handle I m becoming better at it I should watch some old footage on YouTube of some Miss America so I can really get it down pat Greer, the main female character trying to be sociable to her ex husband s 25year old girlfriend. The next one is My eyes travel and lock on his Bravery comes to those who finally accept the fear and face the ones head on that take over your mind, body, and soul Greer gain...


  6. says:

    4.5 funny, sweet, heartwarming s It s so true if you haven t been in someone else s shoes, you just don t know I ve been in Greer s shoes, and the author hit the nail on the head with this one I truly loved all the characters not Ryan, he s an a hole Looking forward to reading books by Ms Joseph


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    Full review at from 6th Feg 2015ARC received for an honest reviewM.R Joseph is a new to me author, but I can tell you now, I won t be a stranger to her work any 39 and holding is a gem of a book I hit that big 40 last year, so some of the things our leading lady Greer goes through hit right at home not the cheating husband deal, but some of her thoughts and feelings absolutely spot on to what I have felt We meet Greer as her marriage is falling apart, and she is going through all the emotional stuff hitting middle age, being a mother, shutting her heart to ever finding love ever again.A chance, brief encounter with a sexy, chocolate doughnut eating hottie in traffic one day brings those feelings back to life.Dr Nick Costa aka Mr Doughnut has her feeling things she hasn t felt in a long time but they were just strangers passing in the traffic or were they I really enjoyed the banter between Nick and Greer It is fun, witty, full of sexual innuendos And when their lives are thrown together, those innuendos become a thing of the past.There is so many emotions in 39 and Holding One minute you are laughing, the next your heart is hurting for either Greer or Nick as they tread the path of love and relationships.I could completely relate to Greer She has bod...


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    Holding is a light, funny, sexy, romantic read If you are looking for a book to lighten your mood make you laugh then this is the book you should most definitely read Greer Walker is a mum of two, dance instructor she s experienced the ultimate betrayal Her Husband has left her broken distrusting of the Male species Leaving you for a young, blonde, tight in all the right areas, 20 something bimbo must leave your confidence a little knocked She has to keep her spirits high for the sake of her kids, she doesn t want them to know how much she is hurting She can t forgive her Ex Husband for the way he made be feel and the things he said to her, and she is comparing all men to him.All that changes one day in the most unlikely place Traffic Sitting in traffic singing away too herself, in her own little world She meets a very witty guy eating chocolate donuts Not only is he friendly and funny but he is VERY easy on the eye, she cant help but squirm when he looks in her direction.Greer being the tough women she is, ignores his advances and just continues on her way Will she come to regret her decision of not getting the strangers number Why shouldn t she be happy Why shouldn tt she move on Nick Costa can t stop thinking about the women from the car who caught his eye Shame he didn t get a name, which makes it pretty damn impossible to find ...


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    It felt like a girl s night out Laughing, crying, talking about men, boobs, and even puking in a purse M.R Joseph just gets it, and you can tell when you re reading any of her books but especially 39 Holding The characters feel like your best friends and by the end you re laughing and crying right along with them.I can say that out of the thousands of books I have read, 39holding, is one of my absolute favorites Between the tears I was shedding, and the laughter, it made me take a hard look at my own insecurities whether they re body image, career, or age issues, and Just like Greer I was able to realize that in order to be happy in any relationship I need to love me before anyone else can Through her writing, and through Greer and her hilarious group of friends Author M.R Joseph was able to remind me that imperfect is beautiful Laughing with your friends is amazing, and finding a love that will see your flaws and love you anyway, well that s priceless Even if you re not 39, divorced or a single parent, this book will have you laughing your butt off, crying your eyes out, and frantically turning the pages while yelling at the characters Although it s a fictional story with fictional characters you can t help but get sucked into their lives and find yourself, loving each and every one of the characters, even Silicone Valley, lol.Watching the impact of Greer and her now Ex husband Ryan s marriage fall apart and the resulting damage to no...


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    Most stories end with the happily ever after, but what happens when you thought you already had yours, life is perfect, you ve done the big white dress, the white picket fence, had kids, settled down into a life of happy normalcy, and everything is coasting alonguntil it isn t Maybe the life you had wasn t so perfect after all.For Greer Walker, her world collapsed when she discovered her husband Ryan s infidelity There was no denial, no grovelling, no remorse, it was just over, packing up and leaving his family for his new younger lady Hindsight is 20 20 though, as Greer deals with the emotional wreckage of her marriage she is forced to see her seemingly perfect world in a whole new light.For me reading 39 Holding brought to the surface so many fears and doubts, I have always believed the opposite of love was hate, but wading through the collapse of Greer s marriage with her, I realised something so incredibly enlightening, the opposite of love is indifference, because at least hate comes from a passionate place, but indifference with its shroud of nothingness is so much worse While Ryan had always been a good husband , a loving father, somewhere along the lines Ryan stopped seeing Greer as his lover, and Greer stopped feeling desired and wanted.Enter Nick Costa, young and sexy doctor, after a chance meeting, sparks fly and Greer finds herself at...