Limerence - a novel by Shira Block

Limerence: An obsessive infatuation with another person so much so that it can interfere with the ability to see life and relationships clearly.

Jackie Baker likes to pretend. She pretends she's happily married to her handsome, successful husband. She pretends she's the perfect mother to her two beautiful children. She even pretends that her secret job as a phone-sex operator is noble and fulfilling.

But after years of pretending, Jackie's life is about to unravel. Her husband may be having an affair. Her mothering skills may be less than stellar, and her new client with the alluring voice is about to send her spiraling.

As the line between reality and fantasy begins to blur, Jackie Baker becomes trapped by her own illusions. Read Limerence to find out what happens next.


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