I heard this song once or twice back in 1987 when it was popular. But by then, unlike other college students, I was more into public radio and not paying a lot of attention to the current music scene. Several years ago when I first started writing my latest novel, The Red Dress, after I shared the idea with one of my writing groups, someone suggested that my protagonist, Eve, could dance with the boy of her dreams to that song at her senior prom. What happens after that? Read the book and find out. Meanwhile, enjoy the song.
By the way, My Ideal Partner and The Red Dress are now available on Smashwords as part of its sale to support those isolated by the coronavirus. This sale will run until the end of May. Please click here to visit my Smashwords author page and download these books. As always, thank you for reading.
Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books
When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.
Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.