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The opening scene is from some pulp mystery, then the next 1/4 or 1/3 of the book is told in flashback in excruciating and unnecessary detail. I learned more about Transformer action figures than I did about Tristan, the main character longing for a child. From what I did learn, he was a drunk womanizer who was emotionally distant from himself and those who cared about him.
The author made mysteries out of straightforward events going for the big reveal a few pages or chapters later rather than spit it out or lead to it in some interesting or plot advancing way.
Then there was the end... REALLY, was that what I get for slogging through this drivel?
I gave it 2 stars instead of one because SOMETHING about it, did keep me reading to the bitter end in spite of editing errors and the shotgun approach to telling the story hoping something would hit the mark. Very few pellets did.
Tristan was easy to like, very honest and had plenty of faults that were so realistic that you could easily relate to him. There were times when I laughed out loud, felt a tear form in my eye, and most of all felt the tug on my heart strings while Tristan fumbled his way through life and the momentous decisions he had made. Although sometimes I stumbled a bit with Marie's dialect, I loved her character and continued reading eagerly. Spunky, wise and caring, she did a fabulous job in grounding Tristan, and she was the perfect contrast for him. Mr. Evans did a fantastic job in expressing how much Marie teaches him during the story, and you cannot help but admire her strength. I cannot recommend this story high enough. A five-star + for feel-good factor!
By the way, you've already read the synopsis and the reviews, so just hit the button on the right and buy it!!!! You won't be disappointed.
It was a great twist on the subject of parenting, Tristan was desperate to have a child of his own and going to huge risks/cost to be able to do this. I loved the surrogate character Marie, I loved how she told how parenting really was!!
Many parts of this book are very funny and will really make you laugh out loud but also very emotional passages as you near the end. I wonder if there will be another book to follow this as not all the ending were totally explained, however that doesn't stop you enjoying the story and you long for the happy endings for everyone.
All in all, I really enjoyed the book and would certainly read more books by this Author.
Tristan's friends all find the notion of their carefree single friend suddenly wanting a family to be something of a joke. Either some form of cynical self amusement or nothing more than fabrications designed to lure in unsuspecting women for a one or two night stand. When he actually goes so far as to hire a woman to get pregnant and have a child for him, nobody will believe it. Well almost no one. Marie McDonald, the hired surrogate mother insists that he respect her and treat their relations as nothing more than standard business.
This unusual relationship between expectant father Tristan and surrogate mother Marie develops on more levels than seems likely or possible while remaining just about platonic. So close the two of them are pushed together, it's almost painful how far they hold themselves apart. As Tristan struggles to remain respected in his professional world, he can't escape the need he finds to do what he sees as the right thing for Marie and her other young child.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Spoiler alert. Based on the description you would think that H hires h to hve baby and they fall in love. Reality the baby dies and H and h do not end up together.Published 9 months ago by RJH
The book has several twists and turns that keeps your mind moving. The personal relationships that take place makes you think of people in your past and situations that you or your... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Gary Schlunz
Fowl language and it did not appeal to me after reading 3 pages.Published 19 months ago by Sir Nebo
Didn't like the beginning of this book at all, never even finished itPublished 21 months ago by Ann Colby
I love the book very much come out with another like that please.
I liked this book but it was too much back and forth into the past, and the ending just sucked.Published on July 12, 2014 by Karen Findley
The story is reasonably engaging (the reason for 3 stars) although maybe a bit sophomoric. The plot twist devices could have used more finesse. Read morePublished on July 7, 2014 by Dalynn J Park
I gave this book the star rating I did because I thought the author developed the characters very well. what makes it also enjoyable are the little surprises along the way. Read morePublished on June 25, 2014 by Barbara J. Aaron-Kohn
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