The Ideal by Katherine Boulder

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Emily could not have asked for a better relationship with Howard. They were lovers. They were friends. They each catered to the whim of the other. Theirs was an ideal relationship in every sense of the word. Emily knew how to please her man. She thoroughly enjoyed being pleased by him.


Something went terribly wrong. Love turned to obligation. Obligation turned to boredom. And boredom turned to perpetual disappointment. Emily tried to fix their relationship, but Howard was emotionally absent. When Howard tried to meet her halfway, Emily was nowhere to be found. Emily considered all the options from divorce to suicide. She settled for nothingness.


For a strange reason that neither understood their nineteenth anniversary was the make it or brake it appointment in their marriage. Would Emily put Howard above all her other options? Would Howard stop his persistent hounding of her short falls? Would Emily regain her physical satisfaction? Would Howard be a husband in every way?


A date night to celebrate Emily and Howard's anniversary was not enough. Their route to an upward spiral of joy and resolution would involve a mysterious stranger on the computer, an attack on a neighbor, and the F.B.I. Emily had to blossom and become the vibrant woman she never was. Howard needed to learn a hard lesson. For the both of them this could finally be a dream come true. But would it?


About Katherine Boulder

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In this romance mystery novel Katherine Boulder made extensive use of her years as a counselor helping couples resolve their issues.  She pointed these lovers toward higher peaks in their relationship.    She strongly believes that each day love can be ideal.  Katherine challenges women to empower themselves against the discontent and the mundane.  For her selfhood is a decision, not an accident.   She is convinced that love will evolve as the couple faces the hard facts about themselves and reach for that one last chance to experience true emotional and physical fulfillment.   Ms. Boulder has a solid story core and understands her characters well.  The internal struggles carry the plot to a surprising conclusion.  Emily, the main character, is every woman seeking to blossom in full strength of passion and self confidence.   
Published September 17, 2008 by AuthorHouse. 348 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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