The Paternity Test by Michael Lowenthal
I received a copy of The Paternity Test in exchange for an honest review. This book was an eye-opener, definitely something I have not yet read. The main characters are Pat and Stu, a gay couple who has decided they want to try for a baby. They really want to find a surrogate mother and use Stu’s sperm, and find luck upon them when the meet Debora, who seems to be a great fit. But over time, Pat finds himself drawn to Debora and has some difficult decisions to make – and questions to answer.
I found myself with raised brows throughout my reading – especially at the end. The ending was really nothing that I thought it might be, and I wouldn’t say I’m disappointed, but it did bum me out a little. I’m being cryptic, huh? Trying not to give away so much information! I do think that Michael Lowenthal wrote a very honest and emotional read that lets people discover a different lifestyle in the literary world, I found that fascinating. I really enjoyed this book, as I walk away from it entertained, educated, and still thinking about Pat and Stu’s journey.