[EPUB] ✺ The Dilemma ✽ B.A. Paris – Turboville.co.uk

The Dilemma 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 Secret, A Secret She S Been Keeping From Adam, Her Husband, Until 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 Celebrate With Her Adam 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 An Unbearable Decision 2 stars because I made it to the endThis is a case where theI thought about this book, theI turned to the dark side where the words god I so dislike this story entered my mind So what words describe a book like thislackluster, boring, nonsensical, immature, egotistical are a few that come to mind Of course none of them indicate a book that I would recommend.First the premise of a woman who missed out on a big fairy tale wedding and now has scrimped and saved for countless yea 2 stars because I made it to the endThis is a case where theI thought about this book, theI turned to the dark side where the words god I so dislike this story entered my mind So what words describe a book like thislackluster, boring, nonsensical, immature, egotistical are a few that come to mind Of course none of them indicate a book that I would recommend.First the premise of a woman who missed out on a big fairy tale wedding and now has scrimped and saved for countless years to throw herself a fortieth birthday party was ridiculous For pity sake, if you missed a wedding why not throw one for you and your husband Countless people do so are you so narcissistic yes that it must always be all about you Oh and she has a secret, one she can t share with her husband by the way And then there was the husband, hiding a secret so awful that he let his beloved wife go through her day without telling her the horrible news My god, this is your wife, the person you share everything with Why would you not share this Shouldn t you both be able to face this happening together are husband and wife, as parents Yes, the tragedy was horrendous, one that no parent should ever experience, but at the end of the long drawn out, or what could have been a short story in Reader s Digest, we find everything back to normal The tragedy has been handled, the secret has not been exposed, and life goes on its merry way Absurd 1.5 starsThis was a boring short story that was stretched out into a full length snooze of a book I basically hate read it Why Let me count the ways The entire book relies on the tired trope of a couple NOT TALKING TO EACH OTHER UGH I found it hard to believe a grown ass woman would dream of a 40th birthday party for 20 years, to make up for the big wedding she never had The way she obsesses over the party is utterly ridiculous Grow up already Pages and pages could be skimmed withou 1.5 starsThis was a boring short story that was stretched out into a full length snooze of a book I basically hate read it Why Let me count the ways The entire book relies on the tired trope of a couple NOT TALKING TO EACH OTHER UGH I found it hard to believe a grown ass woman would dream of a 40th birthday party for 20 years, to make up for the big wedding she never had The way she obsesses over the party is utterly ridiculous Grow up already Pages and pages could be skimmed without missing a thing 90% of the book was repeating over and over and over again the dilemma Good grief, we get it already Without the repetition the book would have been about 30 pages long The dilemma Each knows a secret that they are keeping from the other Adam s secret is serious and to think he could continue with the party despite his suspicions is utterly ridiculous Just so his immature wife can have her ridiculous party Livia s secret is just plain dumb, as is the way she obsesses over it The ending It was not only pat and unbelievable but it made me angry for all the people who have lived this particular hell There was no tension, just irritation This is a family drama, not a thriller, and a boring one at that.I did finish the book thinking there just might be a payoff at the end There wasn t I m rounding it up to 2 stars simply because I finished it I received a digital copy fromNetGalley and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review B.A Paris, my Queen.Although very different from her prior works, I still really enjoyed this The narrative is smaller in scope, yet quite intricate as a character study.Following husband and wife pair, Livia and Adam, this story takes place during the course of a single day The day of Livia s much anticipated 40th birthday party.Adam and 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 celebra B.A Paris, my Queen.Although very different from her prior works, I still really enjoyed this The narrative is smaller in scope, yet quite intricate as a character study.Following husband and wife pair, Livia and Adam, this story takes place during the course of a single day The day of Livia s much anticipated 40th birthday party.Adam and 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 relationship.As the day arrives, Livia is dragged down by a monumental secret she is keeping from her husband.Unfortunately, she s not the only one with a secret Adam also has a life changing secret that he is keeping from her.The 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 quite a bit of suspense Over the course of the story, the reader learns the true nature of their respective secrets and what the implications of those could be.As 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 day.Her previous novels certainly covered larger geographical areas, as well as longer spans of time, making the stories seemcomplex 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 light.I cried reading this The characters go through so much, it really moved me.Although 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 is.Her writing style is just so compelling and never fails to keep me glued to the pages.B.A Paris has a fan in me for life I will pick up every book she has published.Thank you so much to the publisher, St Martin s Press, for providing me with a copy of this to read and review This was absolutely one of my most anticipated releases of the year and it did not disappoint I should rename this book with my another favorite Led Zeppelin s song name Communication Breakdown or we may call it Anatomy of Marriage and deliver this heart wrenching, soul crusher, touchy story into talented hands of Noah Baumbach to turn this into a tear jerker movie What do you think if we may have another realistic, memorable movie after Marriage s Story.I have to admit, I didn t expect a dramatic family fiction when I started reading this book When I saw B A Paris name, I thou I should rename this book with my another favorite Led Zeppelin s song name Communication Breakdown or we may call it Anatomy of Marriage and deliver this heart wrenching, soul crusher, touchy story into talented hands of Noah Baumbach to turn this into a tear jerker movie What do you think if we may have another realistic, memorable movie after Marriage s Story.I have to admit, I didn t expect a dramatic family fiction when I started reading this book When I saw B A Paris name, I thought I was about to devour a nail biter, eyes wider, grey cell crusher thriller story So I may have given two stars after the disappointment but I couldn t because this is really good written fiction I truly loved Livia as a character, Adam and her marriage story made me cry, affected me deeply because in my opinion you re not growing up till you get married and spend your life with someone, discovering yourself and learningabout your partner in crime When you get married, you learn how to share, how to fight against tremendous challenges life is throwing at your way, because your marriage teaches you to be selfless, mature, logical Mostly marriage also teaches you to be blind, mute and listen , act lesser.Livia and Adam were so young when they put their rings on and took their first steps to the parenthood when they were also young adults Livia is shunned by her family emotionally and financially And Adam had real hard time to adapt his new life He acted like spoiled brat baby boy who wanted to hang out and play with other boys, riding bikes, rejecting responsibility and put entire parenthood burden on his wife s shoulders He made so many mistakes and now he was adamant to pay his dues and atone his past marriage sins.So our story starts at the 40th birthday party of Livia She s finally having quality time with loved ones and being pampered by her friends and family But Livia is not really happy She s keeping a secret from her husband about her daughter Her husband s favorite, Marnie, their daughter, betrayed their trust and Livia is not ready to face to her daughter who is still in Hong Kong for her education This secret could change everything about their family dynamics, their social circles and close friendships But guess what Her husband is also keeping a secret, too Their daughter is planning to make surprising appearance at her mother s birthday Adam is so happy and determined to compensate his faults and wrongdoings throughout their marriage by giving his wife the most special night she deserves.Then he checks the news and finds out there is a plane crash and their daughter might be in very same plane But he can tell it to his wife and ruin his day Maybe their daughter missed the plane Maybe she was alive, wasn t she You wanna know what s gonna happen Go on and read it It s getting better at each page.I enjoyed book s realism about marriage, friendship, parenthood and the author s way of questioning those matters with honesty Only thing I didn t like is the couple s lack of communication because of their own reasons could befrustrating than you could ever imagine And of course ending ripped my heart apart So I m giving my happily ever after four stars and recommend this heartbreaking journey to you But please keep your napkins, tissues, any kind of tear driers closer and do not wail way too long like I did not to traumatize your lovely neighbors Special thanks to NetGalley and St Martin s Press for sharing this meaningful ARC COPY with me in exchange my honest review.bloginstagramfacebooktwitter

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *