Date Published: December 3, 2021
Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc.
The Estrogen Patch is a fictional romance comedy about a recently divorced
woman in her early fifties named Marie. Marie has lupus and is going through
early menopause. After doctors put her on an estrogen patch to curb her hot
flashes, she discovers that it is causing some unusual side effects, one of
which is making her a bit more aroused than normal.
With all her recent life changes–her teen daughter being sent away to
wilderness therapy camp for depression, anxiety, and self-harm; divorcing
her husband who is eighteen years older than her; moving again for the
second time in one year; starting a second job; and dealing with the all
aches and pains of having lupus–Marie finds herself falling for a much
younger, fitter, and healthier guy named Pauly.
After continuous spying and brief encounters, Marie finds herself falling
for Pauly. Can someone like Marie, with all her issues, have any kind of
romantic relationship with a much younger man? Will her physical setbacks be
an issue for a healthier, younger man? Can she try to make herself look
younger with Botox and CoolSculpting? Can an older woman with all of her
insecurities find love again this late in the game with someone that seems
to be unobtainable? Should Marie just throw out her estrogen patch and go
back to her usual uneventful and boring life?