Polly Dugan took some tender subjects and created a beautifully written book. The Sweetheart Deal. Grief can be difficult to write about but I felt like she was able to touch the subject truthfully.
There are two best friends, Leo and Garrett. Leo is a firefighter so death is a part of his job, so even though he did not like to think about dying he knew that Garrett would be the best person to take care of his wife and family, if needed. When it happens, the ties of friendship are tested as Garrett has to decide if he will honor the promise and he needs to see if Audrey, Leo's wife, will take his help.
The emotions shared throughout this book are very real. It may not be an easy book to read but it is a well-written and heart-touching one.
I was given this book by NetGalley and Little, Brown and Co. in exchange for my honest review.