Slow and steady development of characters throughout the story. This book captured me from the first page. It’s not gossipy or trashy, instead it showed me Bonnie’s life: demanding  job with backstabbing co-workers and unreasonable customers, single mom raising an autistic son and watching her ex husband fall in love and start a new family. She has so much on her plate that she doesn’t have any energy left over for a personal life, which is why it was so great to see her evaluate and make changes. I liked this book a lot