The Dilemma by B.A. Paris
Could Not Wait for This One!
When I find out about B.A. Paris has a new book coming out, I get giddy. When I actually get the book on my kindle to actually sit down to read it, it’s like my happy place for the few hours or days that it takes me to read it from start to finish.. I just have so much fun reading her books, and this one was no exception.This one took me about three days. I wouldn’t say any of her books are perfect and I realize she is not everyone’s cup of tea, but an amazing reading experience always counts for something and that’s why I’m placing this in the 5 star category. When you can put your life on pause to enjoy a book then you know it’s worth the high praise.
I 100% agree with other reviewers who said this book is a bit different than anything she has written before. I don’t want to get into spoilers and I do think the less you know going in, the better it will be . If you can appreciate a slow burn of a story this might be the book for you because most of it takes place over the course of a day. I also think that if you love a thriller and are looking for something outside the box that this is the book for you. Livia got married and had her first child at a young age. Now that she is turning 40, she wants to finally do something special for herself, so she throws a big party to celebrate her birthday.
This party has been in the works for a long time and she doesn’t want anything to ruin the day, so she thinks it’s best to just wait until after the party to share a secret with Adam, her husband. Adam has something rather important to tell Livia as well, but he knows how important the party is to her so he’s going to have to decide when to change his wife’s world forever . The story alternates between Livia and Adam on the day of the birthday party.
So who is most likely to enjoy this book? Well, if you have liked other books by the author, then give this one a chance but just go in knowing that it is different from her other novels. Anyone who enjoys a good thrill ride is bound to find this fun and unique. Also, I do not recommend reading the back cover the less you know the more you will enjoy this one in my honest opinion.
If you haven’t read a B.A. Paris book before I recommend you start with the older ones and work your way here. I know that this book may not be everyone’s cup of tea because people who read lots have a long list of favorites. This author just happens to be very high on my favorites list. I can’t wait to see how outside the box or on par with her writing style the next one is because I for sure I am here to stay!.
Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with an advance digital copy in exchange for an honest review!
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