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About the author:
Kerry Taylor was born in London, UK. Currently, she resides in Madrid with her three children. She is often found either writing in her local park or, if the weather is bad, which is not often in Madrid, in Starbucks. She has written several poetry books and romantic comedies.
What inspired you to write your book?
Being a mother and watching an advert on online dating!
Here is a short sample from the book:
I look at myself in the mirror. Girl, you need to go shopping. After looking for clothes for three kids, I am too exhausted when it comes to my turn. Then there is the cooking, cleaning, food shopping. It just never ends, and I am alone. My stomach looks like I have had ten children, not three. I need to start working out and taking care of myself again like I used to do. I cannot remember the last time I changed my hair or even put on make-up.
If I had a partner then things would be different
Why do I always delude myself and say that?
I had a partner—Tom—and he still never did any of that. Worse still, he was even more demanding.
I am the mother of three kids. OK, so the girls were twins so technically I have only given birth twice. That does not make the pain any better. It was obvious after the twins I could not have any more children. Not only could we not afford it, but the whole ordeal of the pregnancy took its toll on my body and Tom’s. He said he could not deal with any more stress. No one knew what he meant, because if there was one thing for sure, he was far from stressed!
Tom would clean the bathroom, simply brush and mop the floor, never clean inside the sink or bath, and, heaven forbid, if you asked him to clean the toilet. It was even worse. He was incapable and never able to do anything properly.
Get my clothes from the dry cleaners, cut my toe nails, and cut my hair so I can save money and do not need to go to the hair salon or male parlour.
At times I would sit and watch Tom, thinking, There is only one thing I want to cut!