The Sex Education of ME by LB Dunbar




“LB Dunbar has given us a story that will make you love yourself and reach for what you deserve in life. No matter what stage of life you are in I think we can all relate to the emotions! Emme and Merek will set your world ablaze!”
-Schmexy Girl Book Blog




I’m forty, flabby, and frustrated. Don’t get me wrong, I have a good home, a decent job, and great children. I had a loving marriage for twenty years where we had our ups and downs. It wasn’t perfect; but it wasn’t awful. Then he died.

After the grief took its course, and the reality of my life set in, I grew frustrated. It wasn’t the bills or the struggle to keep my interest in my work. It was life without a man – the only man I’d been with for twenty years. And before you go all feminist on me, it isn’t that I can’t be an independent woman, but there are certain areas where a man is necessary.

You need a f*ck buddy, my friend said.
I didn’t even know what that meant.
Is it friends with benefits?, I asked.
Better, you don’t even have to be friends, she offered.

Boy, did I need an education in the modern workings of dating, and sex.


A coming-of-an-older age novel.
Something new from L.B. Dunbar — a stand alone story!


Author Bio:

I’d love to say I’ve written for 10,000 hours, and that makes me a pro. But I can’t say that. What I can say is I had a story in my head that wouldn’t go away. I thought typing it in my computer would be the end of things, but it only led to another story and another. I love reading, so characters in my head isn’t something new. What is new is my creation of them. Hope you enjoy my favorites as much as I do. Happy reading!

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The Sex Education of ME
LB Dunbar

This book spoke to me on such a personal level.  Don't get me wrong, I love a good smut book like the next person, but this book got to me. I enjoyed it from the first page.
Mary Elizabeth(Emme)-
A mother and a widow. These things defined her. Add the fact she is forty-something.  It's been a year since her husband passed. This isn't a story about the dead. It's about re-birth. And with her re-birth, Emme wanted to recall sex. More than recall it-reinstate the practice of it.  For the past year, she had no desire & also didn't want to dishonor the memory of her husband of 20 years.
It's time, but she has no freaking idea how to go about it. Her best friend , Gia Carlotta. "It will be good for you," she said. "Meet some people. Go to a club. Be wild again."
While at a 4th of July block party, what does her BFF do? She grabs her phone and downloaded a dating app. But Emme doesn't want to date, just sex. She doesn't have the time nor the inclination. She is a college professor and a mother of 2 teenage daughters.
"Friends with benefits," I suggested
"F**k buddy," Gia said
"I don't know even know what that is,"
Nearby by, Emme sees a man she hasn't seen before. The man was sex on legs and clearly out of her league. I wasn't a size 0-6, I didn't feel beautiful.
Merek Elliott-
Doesn't get close to anyone. He has a lot to protect and has his hands full with his life, so relationships will NEVER be in the cards again. He has been burned in the past.
At the 4th of July party, Merek notices a woman, not his typical type.
But he overhears Gia talking to Emme about getting back out into the field.  In his drunken stupor, Merek heads over to the ladies,
Emma is utterly horrified when Gia spills what Emme wants and takes to leave, Merek walks with her. Merek offers to delete the app and he had one in the past. Emma, so not technologically inclined, hands her phone over. Emma notices her contact screen is open. "what's this?"  "My number. Think of my like Uber. You need a ride, I'm your man."
This story was funny, sweet, sad, heartbreaking. I was an emotional wreck by the end of this book. It was a nice to read of both MC's being in their 40's, dealing with 40 something problems.
Now, I want a Merek. Thank you L.B.!!!!

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