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It’s Livia’s 40th birthday and she’s having the party of a lifetime to make up for the wedding she never had. Everyone she loves will be there except her daughter Marnie, who’s studying abroad. But although Livia loves Marnie, she’s secretly glad she won’t be at the party. She needs to tell Adam something about their daughter but she’s waiting until the party is over so they can have this last happy time together.
Adam wants everything to be perfect for Livia so he’s secretly arranged for Marnie to come home and surprise her on her birthday. During the day, he hears some terrible news. He needs to tell Livia, because how can the party go on? But she’s so happy, so excited – and the guests are about to arrive.
The Dilemma – how far would you go to give someone you love a last few hours of happiness?
Bring Me Back is one of my favourite books and while The Dilemma marks a bit of a new direction for B A Paris, it keeps all of the classic elements which make Paris’ books so addictive to read. Once again I was hooked right from the first page and it’s simply impossible to put down.
It’s also extremely difficult to review The Dilemma without giving the plot away, which is something that’s particularly important to avoid when it comes to this book and trust me you’ll understand why when you read it.
There’s so much tension and emotion packed into the pages that I felt like I was on a real emotional rollercoaster the entire time and I knew it wouldn’t be a book I’d be forgetting any time soon.
I loved the dual narrative style and the way it enabled me to gradually get to know the characters and the back stories whilst keeping the book moving along at a perfect pace and I don’t think I looked up once the entire time I was reading.
The ending was the jewel in the crown for me though, it shocked me again and again and was everything I could’ve hoped for and more. Once again, a classic feature of B A Paris’ books.
Overall, I’m giving The Dilemma 4.5 out of 5. It’s addictive, emotional and powerful. What a way to start off the year!
This book was provided free in exchange for an honest review
About the Author
B A Paris is the internationally bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors, The Breakdown and Bring Me Back. Now approaching 1.5 million copies sold in the UK alone, she is a New York Times bestseller as well as a number one bestseller on Amazon and iBooks. Her books have sold in 37 territories around the world. Having lived in France for many years, she recently moved back to the UK. She has five daughters.
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