Restless in LA: A Novel
It was an innocent online flirtation. Until it wasn’t…
Alexandra Hoffman thinks she has it all together. She lives with her work-obsessed husband Jason and their three challenging children in upscale Los Angeles. She never meant to “friend” her old boyfriend, Matt Daniels. She hasn’t seen him in twenty years. But as Alex’s fortieth birthday approaches, she finds herself re-connecting with Matt online—and re-reading her college journal, which details their intense connection and unresolved ending. But Alex’s hands are full with the kids, one of whom she just can’t help, no matter how hard she tries.
Lonely and alienated by the helicopter moms, and from Jason who is never around, Alex’s flirtation quickly moves from on-line to real-world. Alex realizes—too late—that she cannot trust herself. When she meets Matt for dinner, the attraction is undeniable. And when he touches her face, it’s electric. As her life spirals out of control, she clings to her free-spirited life coach, Lark, to make sense of the mess she’s made. But Lark’s advice is clear: Alex must confront her past and find the courage to face her future, even if it means risking everything.
—Jillian Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of Some Girls: My Life in a Harem
—Shannon Bradley-Colleary, author of Married Sex: Fact and Fiction
—Bella Mahaya Carter, author of Secrets of My Sex and the forthcoming memoir, Raw: A Midlife Quest for Health & Happiness
—Ann Imig, Founder, LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER
—Erik Himmelsbach, contributor Los Angeles Magazine
—Amy Friedman, Author of Desperado’s Wife: A Memoir
—Kimberly Barclay, MA, life coach, spiritual mentor, teacher, and founder, Moment Connections
—Rita Arens, author of 2016 Library Journal SELF-e selection, THE OBVIOUS GAME