Don't Forget Your Miracle Pants!: The Diary of an Accidental Cougar

Don't Forget Your Miracle Pants!: The Diary of an Accidental Cougar

by Jackie Taylor-Justice


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Sometimes, finding love the second time around turns out to be more of a comedy than a romance...

Susie has just come out of a long-term marriage. It's 2006 and Britain is booming. With her divorce concluded and financially secure she's ready to launch herself back into the dating scene. But what will she find?

With the kids grown up and freed from the fetters of a control freak husband (whom her mother jokingly refers to as Saddam), she applies her lip gloss, squeezes herself into her miracle pants and naively re-enters the dating world with her two best friends: Kim (the sexually knowledgeable divorcee) and Alison (the dreamy romantic).

Join Susie and her friends on their search to find "The One". The comical journey includes escaping from ageing lotharios, fending off hot-blooded toyboys and the discovery of a surprise cure for labyrinthitis. Meantime, Susie's mum finds great hilarity in her daughter's romantic quest. In her optimistic attempts to find love Susie undertakes every form of dating imaginable including Europe's last Matchmaking Festival in Ireland. Along the way she gamely explores ways to tackle the "Seventy Signs of Ageing", takes herself off on a journey of self-discovery to the Far East, and reflects on just what love is.

Then comes the credit crunch...

Discover what implications this has for Susie's life, love and career. One thing's for sure though - she keeps on laughing.

"Don't Forget Your Miracle Pants!" is a true to life romantic comedy about dating, friendship, work, family, the survival of hope over experience and the politics of love.


"Was a fab book to read on my daily commute. A feel good journey that I'm sure most of us can relate to in one way or other. A well recommended read."

"A very well written book, easy to read and so funny you need your miracle pants when reading it!"

"A fab and funny read. Once I started it, I couldn't put it down. Lovely, light-hearted, witty book. Hope there's more to come from this lady."

"What a fantastic read. I was researching this very subject and stumbled across this title and although I am a man the book cuts across all genders perfectly which is not an easy thing to do. Guys will love it as it's not biased against them per se. It's very funny and witty. One of the best dating books on kindle to date. You won't be disappointed!"


Susie has a milestone year on the horizon. So she decides to throw sand in the face of old Father Time and resolves to make the most of her birthday year. She's older and definitely wiser now - and when it comes to love she discovers that just like football, it's a game of two halves. The show's not over until the fat lady sings; or rather the referee blows the whistle. Will she end up on the winning side or on the substitutes' bench? Find out the full-time result in the sequel, "Don't Forget Your Booster Bra!"

One thing's for sure - she has a ball!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781490526485
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/14/2013
Series: Don't Forget...... , #1
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

The author is a long-time community worker and short-time novelist. Following encouragement from her creative writing tutor she decided to turn some tales of "mature" love, life, work and laughter down in print. The result is the "Don't Forget..." series. The books are set in the Athens of the North - otherwise known as Edinburgh.

Beyond writing, she enjoys running, live music gigs, hill walking, comedy nights, chilling with her grown up kids and travelling with her friends. As a former social science lecturer she also maintains a lively interest in sociology and current affairs.

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