Review – Dear Thing


After years of watching her best friends Ben and Claire try for a baby, Romily has offered to give them the one thing that they want most.

Romily expects it will be easy to be a surrogate. She’s already a single mother, and she has no desire for any more children. But Romily isn’t prepared for the overwhelming feelings that have taken hold of her and which threaten to ruin her friendship with Ben and Claire-and even destroy their marriage.

Now there are three friends, two mothers and only one baby, and an impossible decision to make…

Author: Julie Cohen
Format: NetGalley E-ARC – 432
Publisher: St Martin’s Griffin
Rating: ★★★★

This isn’t the sort of book I normally read at all, so it was interesting to look into something different.

From the start, I didn’t really understand the lack of friendship between Claire and Romily as Ben meant so much to both of them, how did they not even try to be friends? I think that was a bit difficult for me to understand at the start, but it was interesting to see how their relationship changed in different ways throughout the book.

One other thing that bugged me a bit was Posie. Although she was funny and sweet and such a great character throughout the whole of the book, I felt that the way she was written was too old for her at times. For example, the fact that she could talk to her mom so casually about sex and how Romily allowed it, and even just sometimes the way she acted.

Regardless of this, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I loved the relationships the book explored between a number of characters. I admired the ways the characters were able to overcome their problems and if they couldn’t really overcome them, they adapted and found a way to cope or work with their problem.

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