Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon
Alice Buckle is stuck in a rut. She loves her husband, her children and her job, but things just seem less than perfect. One day she inexplicably decides to check her Spam folder and there is an inquiry from the local university about a marriage survey. She decides, why not? – it’s something different after all. She is assigned the anonymous email moniker Wife 22 and her questioner is Researcher 101. As Alice reminiscences about how she and her husband met and how the past somehow became this humdrum future she starts to feel that Researcher 101 may be the perfect man for her.
This book is best categorized as Chick Lit for the over 40 crowd. This is Bridget Jones grown up, married, with children and living in California. It is best compared to the romantic comedy films of the 80s and 90s. Thoroughly enjoyable summer read.