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Published (first published February 17th 2013)
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Jun 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A poignant retelling of finding life after divorce. This honest and witty narrative chronicles Aoife's life after her husband leaves her for another woman. Left with running a household, raising two teenage sons, worrying over aging parents, and fighting for her job, Aoife finds the courage to step into the dating pool again, often with hilarious results. Divorce is a process, her father tells her; The Cougar Diaries is that process of rebuilding your identity despite the pull of family and soci ...more
Ele Wilson
Nov 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The Cougar Diaries, Part 1, is a true-to-life story of one womans' fight against the world. Struggling to cope with the breakdown of her marriage, running the family home, holding down a job and bringing up two teenage boys, Aoife, with the help of her best friend Trish, decides it time to get back out there and see what else life has to offer.

A new haircut, wardrobe, underwear and a surprise gift from Trish are just the beginning for Aoife and she quickly notices the amount of attention she's r
Jennifer G.
May 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I was asked to read this book for an honest review. And I must say that it was more than I expected. I mean WOW!!!!

Not sure why this book doesn't have alot of reviews, but it sure should. What a great author, great imagination.

This woman went through hell and back, and still stood tall and proud. She did what she had to do for her kids, and finally started living her life in the wild stage, which I think is "good for you", cudo's to her!!!
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And the ending was grea
My Book Addiction and More MBA
Jun 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: women-s-fiction
THE COUGAR DIARIES, Part 1 introduced us to Aoife Brennan, a single mother of two teenage boys who had been separated for 5 years. She was struggling financially and really had no social life. Her best friend Trish decided it was time to get her out and that was truly where the fun began.

This was a great book. It had some pretty steamy areas along with BDSM. I found myself laughing one minute and mad the next. It was definitely a page turner for me. I was cheering for Aoife. Having her describe
Patrick Darcy
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Watch out straight men, there is a cougar on the lose!
This book is funny, sexy and not what you expect.
Well work a read!
C.D. Foxwell
Aug 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book from start to finish - professionally written, compelling throughout and a lot of fun. The author, a well-known face in Ireland, has taken the interesting decision to use a pseudonym and give her main character the same name. It lends the story an enticing scent of realism - not surprising, really, because the author told me that the story is based on her life, only 'squeezed through a fiction mill'.cougar

This is a funny, yet often gritty novel with a strong, realistic, likeabl
Jun 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: trashy-books
Ok so I am a bloke and I read alsorts and yes I read this wonderful erotic diary by Aoife Brennan a native of Dublin. Aoife proves that just because you are a divorcee and have have a couple of teenagers at home a certain age you are by no means dead. Yes this book is racy but it is fun also, and uses language that we are more acustomed too - especially if a few of us have been round the block once or twice.

Usually when you has sex in it you are usually expecting it to win the bad sex of the yea
Feb 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: bdsm, menage
I thought that I saw somewhere that this book was autobiographical...but I'm not quite sure. Not really sure how to classify it. There is some romance and a lot of a sexually repressed 40 something women dipping her toes into A LOT of different ponds.

Sometimes the writing feels jumbled and all the Irish-isms, well I have to Google quite a bit, but over all this was an enjoyable read.
Maggie Corbett
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
realistic, hot, sexy read. Must read if you're Irish and Separated/Divorced.. completely relatable ..
Tessa Harmse
Apr 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hi, I really liked the ending. It made my day.
Kelly Ross
May 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Apr 26, 2013 marked it as to-read
Tbird London
Aug 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Aoife found herself at the age of 40, raising two teenage boys, going through a divorce, helping her mother with her ailing father and desperately trying to hang on to a job that she needed in order to support her children. Did she have time for a social life and dating? No but she tried to slip it in on her free time.

This is a story of a middle-aged, newly single woman trying to find Mr. Right, or maybe just Mr. Sex for one night. You travel through her life as if you are actually reading her d
Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-reads
I have just finished reading ''The Cougar Diaries: The Prequel and Parts I & II' and wish I didn't have to wait so long for 'Part III' to find out what happens next! The books are accounts of real life with Fiction thrown into the mix!

I have absolutely loved reading these books I can totally relate! They are witty and hilarious in parts; hot, sexy and informative in others, and then very real, serious and inspiring in the other parts.... but what I have loved the most has been how relatabl
Sandy S
Nov 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars

THE COUGAR DIARIES is the first instalment in Aoife Brennan’s fictionalized account of her life following the demise of her marriage. The storyline is a culmination of real life and fantasy adventure of a forty something, newly single mother of two teenage boys and her foray into the world of dating, sex and divorce. The storyline is a sexual mixture erotica, BDSM and MMF situations.

Aoife Brennan pulls the reader into one woman’s struggles as she tries to enter the world of online dat
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Aoife is facing midlife, two teen aged boys, a divorce, job uncertainty, and finally trying to put herself out there to date again. The Cougar Diaries Part 1 chronicles her journey into this new stage of her life.

In the beginning of the story I felt so bad for Aoife. Her life was in shambles and she seemed to live for everyone but herself. Her first few dates were a total debacle, and would’ve been rather funny if they weren’t so pitiful. Then into her life walks Chris, a DJ ten years her junior
Mar 02, 2014 rated it liked it
This book tells us the adventures of Aoife and her life after her husband left her for another woman. She is 42 years old and has no idea how to go about dating but decides to get back out there and give it a try. She gets a makeover and joins a dating site. She gets lots of attention and much of it from younger men. Aoife's sexual awakening is quite erotic with some BDSM and MMF situations. She has her hands full trying to look after her sons, dealing with her lawyer who is overcharging her and ...more
Ricky Penley
Dec 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book was good. I enjoyed reading of the adventures of Aoife. This book had some heartache with the husband that left the family. The lawyer that tried to screw her over. So when a woman with two teenage boys tries to get back out in the dating world you have this book. I was interested in reading every encounter that she came across. Some were funny, others were kind of disturbing. But all in all I believe that this book would be a good addition to anyone that is interested in what happens ...more
Oct 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
*** I won this book through Goodreads Giweaways ~ thank you! ***

This is a witty and sexy story about a woman's life after divorce. Well written and with characters one can easily relate to. I'm looking forward to Part 2! ;)
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#realworldsex 1 6 Apr 21, 2013 02:15AM  
Hello :-)

I am the author of The Cougar Diaries Trilogy. Parts I & II are available with Part III arriving just in time for Christmas. I have also written The Prequel which I am hoping to giveaway as much as possible - just so you can get a feeling of my writing.

I started off writing a non fiction book about divorce which suddenly segued into fiction - so I took all I knew about dating again and fi

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