PositiveThe New York Times Book ReviewTaddeo’s intent—and her publisher’s hope—is to reveal what \'female desire\' looks like today ... The result of Taddeo’s investigation, however, is not a book about the vast terra infirma of female desire, but, rather, an excruciating exposé of the ongoing epidemic of female fragility and neediness in the romantic arena—a product of our insecurity, ignorance and zero self-regard. Taddeo’s sad, searing, sometimes unbearably painful tales of bad decisions, agonies and humiliations at the shrine of \'love\' show us that, in spite of 10 to 15 minutes here and there of truly hot sex, a woman \'in love\' is frequently a basket case ... While the complex feelings of the women conveyed may well be true, the voice is categorically Taddeo’s, not theirs. Nevertheless, the result is effective and affecting.