The Passion Thief
Betty Boomer is in her mid-40s. Dissatisfied with her marriage and the direction of her life, she decides to reach out to her college boyfriend, Michael. Michael, the flashy casino manager, is the exact opposite of her husband Stan, the workaholic banker. Any woman would be lucky to be married to the loyal Stan, however, the passion has long left their marriage. Betty flies to Vegas to meet up with Michael, finding the flame is still very much alive and things with him are exciting and unpredictable. The two begin a year-long, long distance affair, but when Michael asks Betty to leave her husband, she’s forced to decide between the two.
While many have an aversion to books that deal with infidelity, The Passion Thief is an excellent story of finding one’s self amidst the chaos of life. As we age, for women in particular, all of the variables in life that are beyond our control seem to culminate, leaving us to question where our priorities lie. While it is a work of fiction, the book is a testament to that. If anything, the book serves as a cautionary tale that the grass is not always greener on the other side.