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After Care

(Sexy Silver Foxes)

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4.33  ·  Rating details ·  1,058 ratings  ·  321 reviews
Breast cancer survivor Edie Williams is ready to live.
Divorced. Mother of two.
She’s planned the vacation of a lifetime for a reboot,
only to encounter an awakening adventure—Tommy Carrigan.

Manager of the band Collision, Tommy Carrigan has his plate full.
Independent. Carefree.
He’s on an annual holiday with his band family,
when the unexpected happens—Edie Williams.

Love m
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Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published January 31st 2018
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DJ Sakata
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Favorite Quotes:

I was forty-three. I should have been in the prime of my life. Where was that sexual libido return everyone promised me would happen? Oh, right, it walked out the door with a younger model—blonde, thin, and cancer-free under her skin.

Marriage was hard work. One in two marriages still ended in divorce. I wasn’t a statistic; I was a trend.

When leaving the hospital, aftercare was always part of the experience. What you did after—the procedure, the treatment, the incision that cut de
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Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When Edie Williams meets Tommy Cardigan in Hawaii, it's the most unusual of settings
They're both older, with family baggage and both survivors in their own lives. I'm so glad someone wrote about a woman's love story , yanno. A woman who's over 40, who does NOT have the perfect body, who's life has two adult kids, an ex and fake boobs (Fuck Cancer) in it. A woman who's confident yet so vulnerable. She's lost herself in taking care of her family, her kids, her career, her husband. Now when she eve
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Lisa (A Life Bound By Books)
Loved! Soooo good! Can’t wait for more!
K.  Ramjohn
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing. After Care by L.B. Dunbar was real, emotional and delightful. This story about an over 40 couple held my interest from start to finish. These two complex characters Edie and Tommy were so different and from completely different backgrounds yet they just fit together perfectly.
While this was a romance between an older couple, I loved how the author balanced it out by showing relationships with the younger couples in the story and it goes to show you can find love at any ag
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Diane (Books and Tequila Blog)
There is so much to love about this story. It has a strong heroine. Edie is so relatable. She is a divorcee, over 40, a cancer survivor, a great mom on vacation with her adult children, not looking for anything except relaxation and a recharge.

Tommy is manager of Collision and on holiday with the band. He is rough around the edges and speaks his mind. He is immediately attracted to Edie but looking for nothing more than a fun fling.

This was my first book by this author but I loved the writing,
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Tammi
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I don't even know what to say about this story. I am blown away! It was AMAZING! It was real life and so absolutely perfect!
Edie was a mother, a divorcee and a breast cancer survivor. A once in a lifetime vacation to Hawaii threw a curveball in her simple life. A sexy silver fox named Tommy Carrigan ROCKED HER WORLD! They were HOT!
I absolutely loved watching her come out of her "mom" shell and enjoy life with him. He made her feel sexy, feel wanted, feel like a woman. He just made her feel.
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Sue
Loved this story about a breast cancer survivor. Edie is on a holiday with her two grown children, the holiday is a present and celebration of her fighting the deadly C and coming out on top. Now she just needs to find herself again & re-learn being a woman and feeling desirable.

Tommy Carrigan, band manager and caretaker to a host of family and friends is also on holidays, their paths cross and what evolves is a beautiful story of a free flying guy showing Edie that she is more than a cancer
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Leigh Lennon
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, there needs to be more books depicting the life of both men and women over forty. Yes, men and women are still sexy at this age and we need more books to empower them. I love this book in so many ways. First, I love a book where there is a diverse group of characters as this story held. I love real life struggles but I also like it when the story reaches; as it does when it pairs Edie, a cancer survivor with Tommy, a rock and roll manager. But, there is so much to this story, so many layers ...more
Livia
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Contemporary Romance Fans
Recommended to Livia by: L.B. Dunbar
★.•**•★Minor Spoilers Alert★•**•.★

Cover gush: I wish I met more men aged 40 and over in my daily Los Angeles life who looked like this Tommy cover model. He’s so fit and yummy looking! 😉
Length: 300 pages
Release Date: January 31, 2018
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Story rating: ★★★★☆

These two weren’t looking for love while on their respective vacations but indulging in a bit of lusty companionship never hurt anyone. Edie certainly deserved a bit of fun after the medical battle she had to fight and luckily survived. I enj
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4.5 stars

I love reading romance between people over the age of 40 and After Care by L.B. Dunbar was exciting, fun, sexy, and memorable. There were a lot of themes running through this book, it was full of plot twists and turns, but there was so much love in all forms that it was a joy to read.

On a two week vacation with her grown children celebrating being Cancer free, the last thing forty three year old Edie Williams expected was to meet a man who jump started her absent libido. Tommy Carrigan’
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Jennifer
Feb 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Although I’ve been familiar with L.B. Dunbar and her books for a while now, I have to admit After Care is the first novel of hers that I’ve had the opportunity to read. Simply put, I found the premise of this second chance love story irresistible.

After Care is the story of Edie Williams, a woman whose 20-year marriage ended at around the same time she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Having come through the most challenging time of her life, Edie and her children have decided to celebrate her r
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Laura- BookBistroBlog
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After Care
By: LB Dunbar
4.5 Stars

Did someone say, “Silver Fox”? That was all it took to hook me into this book! Longing for a book that wasn’t about a 21 yr old virgin, this book nailed it.

Edie has fought the battle against breast cancer. While fighting for her life, she gets informed that her husband of 20 plus years, wants a divorce. Now in remission and recently divorced, she has taken a much-needed vacation to Hawaii with her 2 children. A vacation that she really couldn’t afford. One that s
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Tiblu
Feb 03, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not bad, is the best I can say....

Not bad is the best I can say....
I started out soo soo hopeful but by the end I was ready for it to be over....
I hate that this book wasn’t better, I kinda hacks me off a bit that with romances where they couple aren’t in their teens or early twenties or even in their 30’s even ( which, sighs, you don’t see enough of sadly) that separately and together these two are two of the most insecure ppl iv3 even freaking met!!!
That’s definitely something you should get i
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Karie Gibson
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting for this book for months. I was so happy to get my hands on Tommy and Edie's story. Their story is hot, romantic, and real. I could relate to this couple more than any other I've ever read.
Edie got a second chance at life and Tommy shows her how she wants to live it. Neither were looking for long term, a vacation fling at most, but sometimes the attraction and chemistry is so strong you can't deny it. This book is super sexy ladies so get ready. I'll never be able to hear th
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Romazing Reader
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely Amazing!
What a terrific story and what wonderful writing!! Sexy, sweet and so heartmelting all the way through... I fell in love with Tommy just as hard and fast as Edie did!! Do I recommend this book for everyone to read? Yes. Yes. And YES!! This is one of those stay-up-all-night-to-must-keep-reading-books, and it was totally worth it! A highly recommend Must Read romance!
Deb Markanton
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing

After Care is a deliciously sexy, totally engaging, wonderfully written story about second chances at life and finding love after 40. As one of the over 40 crowd myself, it’s refreshing to see characters who are comfortable enough in their own skin to use their years of experience to see beyond the stigmas of age. On the surface, Edie and Tommy may not appear to have much in common, but that’s where the beauty of maturity comes in. Edie has lived a conservative, midwestern existence. Tommy is so
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Virginia
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was drawn to this book when I saw the cover. First of all, the model is sexy as all hell. Second, I liked that this book has older characters. Not many books do and I was excited to read After Care.
This is my first book by LB Dunbar and will not be my last. That’s for sure. Both of these characters were so real and so lovable. This is life. Real life portrayed. And I loved it. With that comes baggage and issues.

Tommy is so sweet. I really fell for him hard. He’s so good to Edie and that made m
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Samantha Ortegon
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I don't even know where to begin with writing this review. L.B Dunbar had me with her over forty romance of The Sex Education of M.E, so I knew how high my expectations were going to be with After Care. Dunbar did not let me down with this emotional story of finding oneself after a divorce, being a single mom and surviving cancer and that's only Edie's story. 

Edie Williams is on a celebration of life vacation with her son and daughter, Edie has survived divorce and cancer but now she has to figu
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Diane plourde
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing



Just looking at the cover, I knew I would devour this story. I have heard of this author but sadly never read any of her books. I’m glad I took the chance. This 5 star story was just plain amazing.

Edie is a 43 year old divorced cancer survivor that spends 10 days in Hawaii with her 2 kids. What she didn’t expect to find is the sexy, tattooed, silver haired Tommy. What she didn’t also expect to find, is to make close friends that she would eventually call family. That’s all I will say. This stor
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A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
4.5 Stars

This is a refreshing over 40's story of loss, romance, love and all the trials and tribulations that go with it. I thought it was a very well written story and I really did enjoy reading it. The book covers sensitive issues of breast cancer that was very well dealt with.

Edie Williams is taking a much-needed break in Hawaii with her two grown-up children when she collides with a gorgeous hunk of a man that makes her heart skip a beat or two. I did like Edie but wished she would have had
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Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookworms
After Care was sweet enough, but it also kind of felt like Edie was 17 years old at times. She had all the same insecurities and a lot of the same naïveté I would expect of a much younger heroine.
I enjoyed Tommy, Edie, and the others, though.
Monica Murphy
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Included in this book:
1. Rockstars
2. Fun in the sun
3. Steamy times
4. A hot man over the age of 40

This is a great story about Edie, a 43 year old divorcee, mom and breast cancer survivor. She is on vacation in Hawaii with her kids, celebrating life. She happens to make friends with Ivy, not knowing she is married to a rockstar. And she meets Ivy's uncle - Tommy (a hot silver fox). There is an immediate attraction between Edie and Tommy. She is on vacation for ten days. Can she have a fun fling an
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Kim Carter
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
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4.5 Stars! ARC kindly provided for honest review.
“You’ll never be an excuse, darlin’. Always my reason.” Bats eyes and swoons...I want Tommy
Carrigan!
So my my first introduction to L.B. Dunbar was The Sex Education of M.E. and I friggin’ loved it! I haven’t found many authors who write romance for the over 40 club like me. Edie, breast cancer survivor and single mom on vacation to celebrate...chance meeting with Tommy Carrigan....former singer/songwriter, now band manger and father figure to hi
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Karen
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a really good premise to a well written story!! I loved that it was a manager of a rock band and an older guy. I can't remember if we got his age told to us. He was a star when he was younger and the explanation of where he is currently works.

Our female lead is a strong woman and I love a strong woman story. She's 43 and has two young adult children who are close to her after her divorce and breast cancer fight. She survived both and is watching her children take wing.

They meet up with roc
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Karen Komarinski
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After Care is an amazing emotional roller coaster that you will want to keep reading 📖 over & over. Edie is starting a new chapter in her life with a family vacation to Hawaii with her son Caleb & daughter Masie. Edie is celebrating several milestones in her life; surviving breast cancer, a divorce & watching her children spread their wings & fly. She was befriended by a young mother name Ivey who was wife to the lead singer Gage Everly of the Band Collison; which had her childre ...more
Misty Sorg
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow. This is the first book of L.B. Dunbar’s that I have read and also the first time I’ve read one with the MC’s being over 40...where have I been?? I have seriously missed out on a wonderful writer and a great genre.

I started After Care yesterday and found myself sneaking ways to quickly read more about Edie and Tommy’s story. I couldn’t get enough! The attraction that these two characters have for each other pulls readers into their world. You find yourself hoping for a HEA and when you get t
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Jeannine
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I say yay for another over 40 book. There were a couple of things that made me scratch my head a time or two. Holy moly cow was Edie ever a runner. That lady should have a good medal because in the beginning, she was running from Tommy as fast as she could on several occasions. It was almost like whoop, there she goes again. Also for a woman that has survived so much, she’s very insecure. I think that part drove me the craziest. Tommy had a moment or two with that, but I felt like it was the sam ...more
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L.B. Dunbar has been accused of having an over-active imagination. To her benefit, this imagination has created over twenty novels, including a small-town world (Sensations Collection), rock star mayhem (Legendary Rock Star series), MMA chaos (Paradise Stories), rom-com for the over forty (The Sex Education of M.E. and After Care), and a suspenseful island for redemption (The Island Duet). Her alt ...more

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