Call and continually thinking he should do something but not doing it on and on and on If I were a violent person I would have on and on If I were a violent person I would have my Kindle across the room but I m not a violent pe BA Paris is my een The Dilemma her 2020 release was one of my most anticipated releases of the yearAlthough very different from her prior works I still really enjoyed this The narrative is smaller in scope yet ite intricate as a character studyFollowing husband and wife Livia and Adam this story takes place during the course of a single day that of Livia s
Much Anticipated 40th Birthday PartyAdam anticipated 40th birthday partyAdam Livia were married very young and never had the chance to have the wedding of her dreams Livia has always looked on this party as an opportunity to celebrate not just her birthday but also their relationshipAs the day arrives Livia is dragged down by a monumental secret she is keeping from her husbandUnfortunately she s not the only one with a secret Adam also has a life changing secret that he is keeping from herThe narrative alternates between the two as they struggle with their decisions to keep such important facts from one another While very introspective in a lot of ways there is still ite a bit of suspense Over the course of the story the reader learns the true nature of their respective secrets of suspense Over the course of the story the reader learns the true nature of their respective secrets what the implications of those could beAs I mentioned above this novel seemed smaller in scope compared to her previous novels By that I mean all of the action takes place at their home during the course of a single dayHer previous novels certainly covered larger geographical areas as well as longer spans of time making the stories seem complex However I think after you complete this one and you sit back and think about what you have read the real intricacies begin to come to lightI cried reading this The characters go through so much it really moved meAlthough I would classify this as a domestic drama versus a psychological thriller which is what I would classify her earlier novels as I appreciated it very much for what it isHer writing style is just so compelling and never fails to keep me glued to the pagesBA Paris has a fan in me for life I will pick Head To Toe Healing up every book she has publishedThank you so much to the publisher St Martin s Press for providing me with a copy of this to read and review. Lebrate with herAdam is determined everything will be just right for Livia and the party is going to be perfect until he learns something that will leave him facing annbearable decision. .
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15 stars Watch outI m annoyed and it s about to show This will definitely go down as one of the worst books I have ever read Without a doubt the worst by this author Y all The 4 and 5 star reviews are baffling to me BAFFLING For the love of God someone please explain what I must have missed here The Dilemma is basically a short story that is drawn out into 260 pages of nothing Literally nothing This book is the furthest from a psychological thriller that you can is the furthest from a psychological thriller that you can Family drama Sure However there s just not enough happening here I was hoping for some huge shocker ending Something to justify these fantastic reviews Nothing Disappointing I love BA Paris s books I look forward to the next one This one was just a huge letdown for me Thank you to NetGalley St Martin s Press and BA Paris for my advanced copy to read and review 4 StarsMost spouses keep a few secrets from each other am I right Everyone does it and it s the reason why this novel will getcha Livia and Adam have been married for over 20 years and have two children Josh 22 and Marnie 19 Having had a small wedding ceremony way back when Livia has
"been scrimping and "scrimping and for 20 years to have a huge 40th Birthday Party to make p for what she has always dreamed ofLivia s party would almost be perfect if onlyLivia never planned to keep this secret from Adam for so long yet the longer she
keeps it the harder it is to tter She knows that if she fesses p it will destroy both her husbandit the harder it is to tter She knows that if she fesses The History of Immigration and Racism in Canada: Essential Readings up it will destroy both her husband and several of her friends livesAdam just wanted to do something special for Livia on her birthday He never imagined the horror his surprise would inflict on his entire family now he can t fathom telling them the truth The Dilemma is a novel that makes you think about intentions both good and bad and how they can be perceived Communication in a marriage is oh so important and yet it s not that easy is it Sometimes as we all know pretending is easier This novel made me think about secrets Little White Lies and those Big Old Whoppers We ve all told em Now I wonder if they were worth it Told from the perspectives of Livia and Adam The Dilemma is nothing like I expected it to be Livia and Adam are in my opinion whollynlikeable and that made for an extremely interesting read It s hard for me to love a novel when I don t like the charac. It’s Livia’s fortieth birthday and tonight she’s having a party a party she’s been planning for a long time The only person missing will be her daughter MarnieBut Livia has a secre. Ters and yet this is highly addictive This novel which is of a domestic family drama is a departure for B A Paris It is one that will make YOUR HEART CATCH YOUR THROAT TIGHTEN heart catch your throat tighten your nerve endings feel raw It is very well done and I recommend it to fans of B A Paris and any one who loves fiction of all kinds This was a Christmas buddy read with Kaceey and I m so glad I got to share it with herThank you to Marissa Sangiacomo at St Martin s Press and B A Paris for the arcPublished on Goodreads on 122919 I m in a andaryno a full fledged dilemma on how to review this one The entire read takes place over the course of just one evening Told from alternating POV of Adam and Livia A misguided couple so desperate to please each other yet so dismally confused on how to accomplish it A birthday party like no otherLivia has saved p for years to throw herself the bash of the century for her 40th birthday And no one
s stopping this epic event No matter what craziness might be happening around hershe won t let it rob herstopping this epic event No matter what craziness might be happening around hershe won t let it rob her her stupendous day And Adam He simply wants nothing than for Livia to have her day But at what cost This book read like a freight train running off the rails I couldn t turn the pages fast enough And basically read it in just a bit over 2 sittings Who needs to eat I was desperate to see how this would turn out I needed to know the endingHowever the main characters were so despicable it was hard to sympathize with either of them Livia came off as selfish and self absorbed to the point that she puts herself far above from her family and friends Adamwell I m not even sure what to say about him What s the old saying if you can t say something nice I ll just say his behavior boggled my mindDid I enjoy it Well yes I certainly did Was it what I expected Ha Not even close Would I recommend it YES If you are looking for a speedy thriller for a weekend read then this is the one A India Hicks: Island Style uick and fun buddy read with Susanne Thank you to Marissa Sangiacomo at St Martin s Press for an ARC to read and review This is a story about a dilemma that takes place over less than 24 hours but felt like a century to me Despite the fact that my reading buddies liked this one a lot than I did it was still a fun buddy read I pretty much griped about the husband Adam not making a necessary phone. T a secret she’s been keeping from Adam her husbandntil the party is over Because how can she tell him that although she loves Marnie she’s glad their daughter won’t be there to ce. ,