img_2505The Dilemma by B. A. Paris

Published June 30, 2020

Hardcover, 352 pages


(Thanks to Netgalley & St. Martin’s Press I received an eARC)


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, Marnie.

But 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.


This is one of my all-time favorite authors. I’ve loved every one of their books and will continue to have them as an auto buy author. I’m always amazed at how this author takes their books one step further every time and they get better and better as time goes on. I love that this book was told in different characters perspectives each chapter.

I thought Livia‘s was very selfish and I found myself getting so annoyed with her throughout the whole book. She may be one of the most annoying characters I have ever read. Fortunately for this book it works out perfectly. I really thought Marnie was a great character and her whole storyline put everything into perspective for Livia and the rest of the characters . Adam as a character really seemed to save the whole story for me, he was by far my favorite, even though his communication skills were the absolute worst he always had this way of trying to make everyone feel as happy as they possibly can.

Overall if you were looking for a very character driven read that plays out pretty slowly, but gives you so much character this is the book for you. The fact that the story itself was very unique and told in a wonderful way by switching from characters perspectives just makes it very put together. I will continue to read every book by this author and probably love them all.

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