Lizzie returns with more feelings and slightly less sarcasm.
What was the book about?:
The fourth book of the series starts just before the twins turn one. Lizzie is her neurotic self, and has to deal with an unwelcome blast from the past. Sarah is struggling with her identity as a stay at home mom and also trying to deal with her mother’s new romance with a man closer to Sarah’s age, than Rose’s. Maddie still lives and breathes to give Lizzie hell. They are all still trying to build their lives within the new and different make-up of the Petrie family.
Featured Tropes: Series; changing family dynamics
The thing I have always loved about this series is how dysfunctional the characters are. This book is no different. T.B. Markinson has built a world that is as real as the one we actually live in with characters who are just as messed up as the people in our own lives. Add a dash of wit and whole heap of comedy, and you have a wonderful ride. You could read this without having read the previous books, but you would really miss out on understanding some of the real dynamics of the relationships between the characters.
Lizzie is one of my all-time favorite characters. I kind of identify with her on a spiritual level, even down to her sweater vests. She’s neurotic and sarcastic, but deep down she has really big feelings. Her relationship with Sarah is indicative of this, and they play off each other exceptionally well. Sarah generally handles Lizzie just the way she needs to be dealt with. Although sometimes she goes too far, Lizzie and Sarah also have really hot sex, so there is that.
Heat Rating: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
I am excited to read the rest of this series.
Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️