RaveThe Washington PostTaddeo methodically circles back to the ways in which men’s actions fuel, fulfill and warp female desire ... It is far from an exhaustive look at desire, as its focus is distinctly cisgender and heterosexual, firmly invested in the dichotomy of male/female ... The book is narrative in tone, and Taddeo is stellar at embodying the women, taking on the voice of each in turn. It produces a feeling that the reader is sitting down over coffee to listen to the deeply personal and frequently painful stories of Maggie, Lina and Sloane ... Although this is a book about women’s desire, readers will not find in its pages an answer to the question of \'what women really want.\' Rather, it is a heartbreaking litany of the disappointments and betrayals that shape female longing.