I am not typically a fan of memoirs, however, this book has exquisite, vivid writing. Although Malabar would have whole-heartedly pursued the affair with or without her daughter's blessing, she purposefully involves Adrienne in the secret, sharing the responsibility with someone who is just beginning to figure out her own stance on relationships with the opposite sex. With one question, "Aren't you happy for me?" Malabar pressures her daughter to become a coconspirator in her plot, throwing any care about her husband or his friendship with Ben or Ben's relationship with Lily to the wind. I am eager to read more, and since this book is also a selection choice on Book of the Month for September, if I do not win, I will likely order the book from BOTM.