Reese Reed has written a wonderful debut novel that is at once a one-sit read and a book that will follow you around for days after finishing it. There are many strengths to this novel; one is the voice Reed uses. Her diction is very familiar and makes us feel as if we know her main character from the first page. Another main strength of this book is the characterization. The heroine is someone with all the same problems and insecurities faced by all women. She is a woman, overwhelmed with motherhood after the birth of her second child, who makes us cheer her on as she realizes what she really wants and fights to claim it. The book also has a fast-paced plot and is filled with those everyday mishaps that are much funnier when they happen to someone else. I found myself laughing uncontrollably at several points.
The book does not let any reader down. It has shades of romance, motherhood, suspense, coming of age (for lack of a better term - I think I really mean coming into her own) and chick lit. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a quick, uplifting read!