In What She Really Wants, Delinsky takes us into the hearts of most marriages and presents a problem that most woman complain about at some point in their marriage.
Tom and Sarah have been married eighteen years and are raising two beautiful daughters. Their anniversary is coming up, and Tom overhears Sarah complaining to her mother. She feels that Tom doesn't really know her, because the presents he gives her never fit her personality.
When he confronts her she challenges him to find an anniversary gift that is perfect for her. The story is a short one, and nothing about it is earthshaking. It is just a feel good tale of a husband who spends several days following his wife and really getting to know her. It is a story that most married couples have lived, with an ending that makes the reader smile.
Many authors are writing these "bookshots" or short stories now, and I am generally not a fan. When I get into a story, I want to visit the characters for more than a few hours. Some stories are just built to be short and sweet though, and Delinsky's style is perfect for a cozy afternoon read.
Publisher - St. Martin's Press
Date of Publication - May 5, 2015