When Dana Sue Sullivan catches her husband Ronnie cheating on her, she kicks him out and files for divorce, getting a great settlement courtesy of her workaholic lawyer pal Helen, despite still being in love with her husband. Two years later, Ronnie's indiscretion has taken its toll on their teenage daughter Annie, who feels that if her mother took better care of herself, dad wouldn't have strayed or had to move away. She vows to remain as slim as can be, until her health is in jeopardy and she's admitted to the hospital with a severe case of anorexia. Dana Sue and Ronnie must work together for the health of their daughter without laying any blame on each other and with the prodding of her pal Maddie, the two realize that they're still in love.
Not quite up to par with the previous novel in the series ("Stealing Home"), Woods has penned a follow up that delves peripherally into both diabetes and anorexia, with a resolution that's just too simplistic and pat. Annie was annoying and whiney throughout most of the book; Ronnie's character was never fully developed; and Helen was surly as usual but in the middle of a bout of baby fever (which plays a significant role in the final story in the series). Though well written, with realistic dialogue, this was a bit of a disappointment for me. I expected more from the series after reading the much better "Stealing Home."