I didn't think I would like this story. First off it was a gift and I have the worst luck with books given as gifts and secondly it is in first person present tense. I hate the present tense because my dyslexic brain freaks out when it reads it. The fact that I love this book is a testament to how brilliant it is.
I stuck with it because one of the characters has my name and that made me feel like I was part of the story. That was the theme of the day because, man, I am so Bea. Okay, not the high powered job but I can tell you every LDS single woman contemplates artificial insemination by the time they hit thirty. I don't get to read many characters that are like me. I live on the other side of the world from where books are marketed for so the chances are slim to find a character that has a life much like my own.
This book deals with some series issues. Some I'm glad I've never had to face but some that came close to the bone. The author doesn't shy away from the ugliness of the world. Warning you will need a box of tissues. I swear I went through half a pack by the time I finished. Which was well after 1 am in the morning. I couldn't put it down.
Now I want my own Eddie.
A well deserved five stars. Especially since I'm writing this after 1 in the morning because I couldn't get my head to shut up.