Believe it or not, repeating their therapist suggested mantra “Today is the day we change our lives,” hasn’t made a whole lot of difference for Ryan and Jennifer. Their seven year old marriage has hit the wall, and they both yearn to experience the sexual explorations they never bothered to do in high school and college. Their therapy going nowhere, advice from friends unhelpful at best and detrimental at worst, they’ve resigned themselves to a long and steadily more sexless life together. Like everybody else they know.
Their resignation is called into question when they meet Bruce and Paige at a Christmas party. This older couple is cool, worldly, and surprisingly...flirty. Over the course of a long evening of wine, confessions, questions and answers, Ryan and Jennifer both feel the tug of attraction for Bruce and Paige, knowing they could never actually do anything with that. Unless, that is, Bruce and Paige happened to not subscribe to traditional notions of relationships and monogamy. Unless they happened to be swingers.
“I thought swinging was just something people did in the seventies, like Quaaludes,” Ryan and Jennifer tell each other. The door has been flung wide open, showing them a vast universe of possibilities, that all start at the front door belonging to Bruce and Paige. Today is the day they change their lives.
This novel about swinging comes from Cooper S. Beckett, author of best selling memoir My Life on the Swingset: Adventures in Swinging and Polyamory, and host of the Life on the Swingset podcast.