Thursday, March 3, 2016

Slip of the Tongue written by Jessica Hawkins (334 pgs) – finished reading 2/25/16 – 4.5 stars - Contemporary Romance


So, the reason why I’m giving this book such a high rating is because of one man – Nathan. He carried the book with his caring and kindness towards his wife. He’s perfection on a stick with his dark hair and dark eyes.. Trusting and honest.  His wife, on the other hand, I really didn’t have any respect for. She plays the wounded wife pretty well. She’s whiny and spoiled. Almost to the point of being selfish and always thinking about herself. She gives every excuse in the world to justify for her actions, which are just bogus. Yes, there is cheating in this book, which in a book doesn’t bother me the slightest. And, it’s not pretty. It’s just plain and simple – an excuse! An excuse to not dig down into your husband’s thinking and find out what is really going on. She does repeatedly ask him for a reason why he’s so distant to her, though. So cold. I will give her that. But, she’s weak and needy, almost where it becomes desperate for her not to be alone. He never gives her an answer and tells her over and over he’ll talk about it when he’s ready. But, to just think you can find comfort in someone else’s arms, just doesn’t cut it. The neighbor across the hall is HOT! And, tall and muscular. But, he comes with some baggage also. And, when Sadie finds out what it is, she’s not happy at all. Talk about being kicked in the ass. But, did I feel sorry for her? Not really, I can’t say that I did. In the end, I really wasn’t surprised by the final decision made after all is said and done. I did feel that this book needed an epilogue, however, just to show where everyone was at about a year later. It would have been a great follow-up just to see if everyone was happy with their decisions.

The author doesn’t hold back any feelings being expressed, especially Finn’s. It’s all right out there for everyone to see. The chances that are taken are reckless. How and when would they get caught? And, it’s so unexpected the way it happens. The realism sinks into Nathan just what Sadie has done. He’s shocked and saddened.He realizes that if he doesn’t fight for his wife, he may lose her. And, then everything is let loose. All the emotions. The truths. Everything is revealed. And, it’s heartbreaking to read. The author does a great job of not holding back when it comes down to the honesty finally being expressed. It’s with a heavy heart that Sadie realizes her mistake and that her husband wasn’t going to initially leave her, he just needed time to reflect on the major decision that she had made without him. It hurt him, and he was angry. Disappointed. I was so rooting for them to get their crap together and fight for their marriage in the end after seeing just how devastated Sadie was. This is one emotional rollercoaster of a book. Not one to be missed – unless cheating is not your thing. Then this one might not be the book for you...

Review Written, 3/1/16

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