Book Review: Is This All There Is? By Patricia Mann

***I received a free copy from The Making Connections Group on Goodreads in exchange for an honest review***

Beth Thomas has the perfect life. At thirty-five, she’s married to her college sweetheart, has two adorable kids, and teaches part time at the local university. But when a friend persuades Beth to go dancing on a rare night out, a chance meeting with twenty one year old Dave, one of her former students, changes the course of her life. Loud music, too much to drink, and the thrill of feeling young again lead to an unforgettable kiss that was never supposed to happen. As she tries to put the memory behind her, Dave’s pursuit leaves Beth torn between her loyalty to one man and her lust for another.


I loved this book. It was written in Beth’s first person point-of-view. My favorite lines: 1) With every kiss, a rush of emotion followed. Exhilaration. Guilt. Fear. 2) I considered the possibility that Rick wasn’t the enemy. Maybe he had been a convenient scapegoat for my discontent.

Beth was married to Rick. One night she went out with her friend; they ended up at a club. The club scene where Dave, Beth’s former student, admitted his crush was so sweet! From there, they had a flirtatious affair.

I appreciated the realistic situation in the book. Her friend didn’t support Beth’s emotional cheating on Rick. I liked this because it showed the characters were mature and were held accountable for their actions. I really enjoyed the drama.

I RECOMMEND this book to read.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby


2 thoughts on “Book Review: Is This All There Is? By Patricia Mann

  1. Thank you so much for this very kind review, Yawatta! I was so happy and excited to read it! It means the world to me when readers appreciate the book and aren’t too judgmental of Beth for her indiscretions! I’m hard at work on the sequel. Hope you’ll take a look at it when it’s finished! Shooting for sometime this summer. Thanks again. You made my day! 🙂

    • Hey Patricia,

      Nah I’m not judgmental. I love characters with flaws more than the goodie-two-shoes. I’ll be sure to check out the sequel 🙂

      Keep smiling,

      P.S. Good luck with your publishing journey!

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