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?
~I was gifted a copy from the publishers - all opinions are my own-
I give it - 4/5
My review - I adore B.A. Paris and her books. They are so addictive and this one was just as gripping as her others. I really enjoy her writing style and how it just instantly captivates me from the first page and I couldn't put it down, even when I had to go to work I was trying to read as much as I could before I had to go, I just really enjoyed this book.
In this book we follow Livia. She is about to have a party and ready to have the best night. Her daughter Marnie is not coming which, she is secretly glad about but, Adam plans to surprise Livia with Marnie before something terrible happens and throws the whole night into uproar. Will the secrets be told? Or will the party still happen with no one knowing what has happened?
This story is full of emotions and I just loved it. B.A. Paris is not afraid to push the buttons with her writing and story line. This story is emotional and will take you for a ride!
This book is about a family with secrets. Livia is ready to celebrate her birthday with her closest friends and family but, is hiding a secret from her husband about one of her children but, her husband is also hiding a secret. With the party getting closer will the secrets be told or will they be hidden for a few hours of happiness?
A brilliant and riveting story from B.A. Paris that is fantastic from start to finish. A story about a family and the secrets they hide to have a little bit of happiness and not to shatter the illusion and break people apart.