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"She only needed one more change." -Sandy James, The Bottom Line
WARNING: This book contains Sexual Content
It was nice to know from almost the very beginning Ben's story. It made interpreting his actions and understanding them a little easier.
But we were still left with a slight mystery for Mallory's history.We know her divorce was not exactly what she wanted but there's little clues that there might be something more. It doesn't take long to figure out that Mallory has been sick and why. But it added a bit of uncertainty with her actions and some of her thoughts. Then there was the banter that the two characters exchanged. It was amusing and engaging. I wanted to continue reading just to see what the two would say to each other.
There was also the fact that Sandy James gives readers a perspective that most people don't get to see. That of a teacher. Students don't often know exactly what their teachers do or even really want to think of their life outside of school - or at least this student has. But Sandy James gives us an insight into the life of a teacher. It was interesting and new to me.
There were many different battles that took place throughout the book and each gave a realistic perception. The reader gets to find out how difficult dating and having a daughter can be, the fear and doubt that a single parent can experience when dating. Then the readers also get to see the fear that women who have had cancer or who have had a family member or friend experience cancer go through over something that many women would overlook. Not to mention the day-to-day fear that there would be a remission. It was a refreshing perspective, one that I enjoyed seeing.
The Bottom Line was a touching, thoughtful, and amusing book to read. I enjoyed it and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys romance with difficulties thrown in. It gives readers new perspectives on life and can be an eye-opener for some. The Bottom Line is going to be released on May 6th. Do you think you'll give it a read?