April 18, 2013 by aoifebrennan
The Cougar Diaries (Part I) is partner-ignoringly compelling, if you pick it up you will not be able to put it down! The basic premise is this: husband has affair, husband leaves wife to shack up with another woman, ex-wife left to rear kids while working full-time, coping with the fall out of separation in terms of reduced living means, reduced social-standing etc. So far so depressing; however, our protagonist, Aoife, far from wallowing in her pretty dire circumstances takes a proverbial deep breath and takes on the world alone again. What follows is a recounting of Aoife’s capers with (mainly) younger men, as she rediscovers and recreates her sexuality punctuated by the mundanities of keeping a family of three afloat against the backdrop of a fractious impending divorce. Said capers are hilarious and extremely racy in equal measure. Where Fifty Shades was fantastical and, lets face it, unattainable, Cougar Diaries screams sincerity and attainability. Beware married women – after reading this you may well wish you were free to hunt alone again! 10 out of 10, roll on Parts II and III!