Thursday, April 7, 2016

Book Review: Slip of the Tongue by Jessica Hawkins

Slip of the Tongue (standalone)
by Jessica Hawkins
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Sadie Hunt isn’t perfect—but her husband is. Nathan Hunt has her coffee waiting every morning. He holds her hand until the last second. He worships the Manhattan sidewalk she walks on. Until one day, he just…stops. And Sadie finds herself in the last place she ever expected to be. Lonely in her marriage. 

When rugged and sexy Finn Cohen moves into the apartment across the hall, he and Sadie share an immediate spark. Finn reveals dreams for a different life. Sadie wants to save her marriage. Their secrets should keep them apart, not ignite a blistering affair. But while Sadie’s marriage runs colder by the day, she and Finn burn hotter. 

Her husband doesn’t want her anymore. The man next door would give up everything to have her. 

Slip of the Tongue is a standalone forbidden romance. Please note it contains adultery themes that may be triggers for some people.

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"Sometimes, in this city, talking to strangers is a burden. They want something - directions, money, time. I'm glad I stopped for my new neighbor, though. He's chasing off dark clouds that've been hanging around lately."

When asked what I think about Jessica's latest release, Slip of the Tongue, I'd describe my answer in four simple words: forbidden, daring, thoughtful, and different. Yup, and by different I mean in the best way possible. I didn't know what to expect when agreeing to review this book. The blurb makes it clear what goes down in it - do I agree with cheating? Heck no! - but let me tell you, I'm glad I read it.

This book is different. It makes you think and I noticed that I didn't focus so much on the cheating part but more on what's going on in the heads of the characters. I can't fully describe it but I was fascinated to read about Sadie's inner struggle and agony knowing her marriage, her beloved husband, who is just so perfect, might not love her anymore. Her trying to figure out what could have gone wrong, what could she have done etc. I felt for her, I truly did. But also for her husband - hands down, he's indeed perfect, inside and out. 

After reading the book it felt like I got taught a lesson, you know, as in, '101 How to keep your relationship alive'. I love such books. I love feeling I learned something no matter if it's through mistakes by others. 

Anyhow, don't let the cheating part hinder you from picking up this standalone. It's a great smooth read with some sizzling moments in them, characters and actions that make you think and situations that make you feel uncomfortable. For me, it was great, I love different, and Jessica def succeeded to create yet another noteworthy novel.



1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much, Nadine! Glad you enjoyed it because I plan to keep going with the inner struggles... :)


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