A rollicking romp through the world of singlehood, sex, and dating follows the lives of four thirty-something women--Erin Weston, who loves a married man; Abby Walker, who longs to become a wife and mother; pediatrician JoAnne Chiofalo, who has no time for love; and Maggie Branley, who finally decides to dive back into the dating pool. Reprint.
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: This is going to be Erin Weston's year. At thirty-two, she has decided to make a concentrated effort to find The One, though certainly not at the expense of her career in a Boston PR firm. But when she meets the married man-of-her-dreams, she has to figure out how to chase after the real Mr. Right, when Mr. Right - Now has swept her off her feet. Abby Walker is New England's version of a steel magnolia. A hopeless romantic, she has the unwavering determination to make her dream of becoming a wife and mother come true. Plus, she has the looks that make grown men swoon - even one as grown as Erin's recently divorced father. Now, love and loyalty are on a collision course. A highly respected pediatrician, JoAnne Chiofalo treats Boston's youngest - but her own life lacks some tender loving care. As far as relationships are concerned, she's realistic to a fault, until her own medical emergency gives her something more to live-and love-for. She's no fashion plate, but Maggie Branley packs a one-two punch of brains and compassion. A professor at M.I.T., it's her work at a women's shelter that brings her satisfaction. And although a doomed grad school relationship has put her off men, it's long past time for her heart to get back in the game. It's life shaken-not-stirred for these four sister-in-arms. Career moves and cocktails go hand-in-hand when they take to Boston's teeming streets in their search for lust, love, and everything in between. And while bad hair days and lonely nights might trip them up, they'll never give up their faith in five-star restaurants and four-way friendship.