As a recently divorced woman with a tween son, this book had me laughing so hard in some points that I had to wipe the tears away! I just hope that I can survive those upcoming years with as much humor as Janine does (even if it is of the black humor variety)and that my son and I fare as well. Of course it wouldn't hurt if we found a good looking, rich man who loves us both as much... :)
Not known for a layback approach to life, bestselling writer Janine Ruvacadois is stunned with Dr. Harvey's medical finding that she suffers from sever osteoporosis that could easily lead to her being wheelchair bound. She feels this is not an opportune time to worry about breaking bones as her son is turning into an evil teen and her mom is driving her crazy; alas part of the woes of the sandwiched. Even her ex is trying to cook his way back into her life.
However, Dr. H forces Janine to do more than just reassess her lifestyle of taking the hill at any cost. Besides diet and medicine, she begins an exercise program to at least prevent any further damage to her skeletal structure especially her spine. As she works out, she meets Tom Kennedy who finds her attractive and brings encouragement to a still upset Janine.
TREADING LIGHTLY may be a Harlequin Next tale, but it is not a romance; instead the story line focuses on a fortyish woman needing to adjust how she lives due to osteoporosis. The story line provides the audience plenty of information on this somewhat common crippling illness though at times the amount slows down the pace of a solid character study. Janine is terrific with her efforts to change from a drill instructor into a mellow mushroom as she tries to learn to tread lightly.
This was a great book. Janine's ex-husband was a piece of crap, and she was having a hard time dealing with a teenage son while she's trying to get her book finished. Then her doctor lies to her and tells her she has osteoporosis. She meets Tom at the gym and her life soon changes, for the better!! You have to read this!!!