Forget What Your Mother Told You—Prince Charming Doesn’t Exist

Anchorage, AK, August 31, 2007 --( Monica Bouvier spent years searching for Mr. Right, but always ending up with Mr. Wrong. Divorced twice, she was disappointed with men who cheated, lied, stole, verbally or physically abused her, performed poorly in bed, or just plain bored her. Her experiences drove her to write In Search of Mr. Wonderful: The Journey from Myth to Madness, a novel of heartbreak, self-destruction, desperation, and, ultimately, of transformation and discovery.

Synopsis: Syvanna Lee knows what she wants—an everlasting love, her own “Mr. Wonderful.” Yet in her precarious quest to find such a man, she refuses to listen to the truth of her inner voice and ends up disappointed time and again. Each “Mr. Somebody” Syvanna becomes involved with opens a new chapter in her life. Each new relationship causes her to look at herself from a different perspective. Each new lover unveils previously unexplored facets of her own personality. She is ready for love, but will she ever realize that to give love, receive love, or even demand love, she must love herself first? And if Syvanna would only take a moment to listen to her inner voice, she might learn an important truth. As the tale unfolds, an ominous secret from Syvanna’s childhood rises to the surface, a secret that may ultimately kill her.

Many women experience the same kind of man-hunting troubles as Syvanna in In Search of Mr. Wonderful. While Ms. Bouvier wants to help women to empower themselves, her book is not a how-to-find-a-man primer, but rather a deeply moving story that serves to inspire all women.

Monica Bouvier says that a woman’s search to find the right guy is really about a woman’s search to be happy—even if the guy never materializes. “There are no magic pills or concoctions that will attract the right person to you,” she says. “What will attract the right person is you—be the best person you can be, for yourself. Don’t waste time waiting for this person to make your life complete. Grab life by the balls and make a permanent stain for future generations to live by. The hardest step is only the first one. Learn it, live it, love it.”

With In Search of Mr. Wonderful, Monica Bouvier shares her insights on the dating scene, how to know when it’s time to end a relationship, how the myth of Prince Charming sets women up for failure and heartbreak, how even the smartest of women can fail miserably when it comes to men, and why the search for Mr. Wonderful really begins with uncovering the wonder in yourself.

ISBN: 978-1-4327-0407-0 Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Paperback SRP: $24.95
Genre: Romance — Adult

About the Author: Born in Spokane, Washington, Monica Bouvier moved with her family to Anchorage, Alaska, when she was six years old. Her grandfather was one of the state’s first African-American homesteaders. She studied business management and fashion merchandising at UAA in Anchorage and, at present, is currently pursuing her Bachelors degree in Psychology at the University of Phoenix. Ms. Bouvier has worked at various roles in media, sales, marketing, and television programming for over twenty years. Currently, she is the Traffic Manager and PSA Director at KTVA Channel 11, the CBS affiliate in Anchorage. When not writing, she enjoys reading, tennis, traveling, and acting. The inspiration for In Search of Mr. Wonderful, The Journey From Myth To Madness, came from her own experiences navigating the complexities of romantic relationships. Visit to learn more about Monica and her upcoming book projects.

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