Slip of the Tongue by Jessica Hawkins

Posted March 10, 2016 by Kate in Review, Skip It / 0 Comments

Slip of the Tongue by Jessica HawkinsSlip of the Tongue by Jessica Hawkins
Format: eBook
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Love Triangle, Romance
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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.

It was easy to see from the book blurb that this book contains subject matter that not everyone is going to be on bored with. I know a lot of people have issues with cheating in books, but honestly as long as it makes sense for the characters and is well written I’m open to anything that happens in real life. So I wasn’t upset with the cheating aspect of the story, but at the same time I really didn’t enjoy the story itself.

So Sadie has been married to Nathan for a while and they are very happy, until one day out of nowhere her husband who used to be 100% devoted to her and making her happy basically kind of just stops. He goes out, gets drunk, doesn’t really talk to her anymore, when they are in the same room he doesn’t even really seem to even try. The whole thing is weird, especially to Sadie who doesn’t understand what happened to her very loving relationship. Enter Finn, the new next door neighbor who you can tell right off the bat is interested in Sadie, and is more than a little disappointed when he finds out that she is married, he’s also keen to point out that her husband’s behavior is odd.

As I said it’s pretty clear right off the bat that something is going to happen between Sadie and Finn, and that ultimately Sadie is either going to have to chose between the two men or maybe her husband might leave her when it finds out about the affair, but its clear that its one of those is going to be the outcome. That being said I didn’t really like the way that things played out. I’m not even 100% sure that I was on bored with who ended up with who, it was more about the way it all came to be. It all happened to quickly I think, and it just didn’t feel very organic or believable.

I had high hopes for this book, it sounds like a good one, but I just never really connected with most of the characters. I mean I liked Sadie enough for the most part, I could understand why she was feeling the way that she was feeling, but I didn’t really like the guys in the book. Nathan just seemed to be a jerk, yes he had a reason for his behavior but if their relationship was what the author said it was it just didn’t work for me. And Finn, well he just didn’t work for me either, something about him just seems off, or superficial, he just wasn’t likable for me. Like I said I had high hopes for this book, but it just didn’t work out for me. There’s a very good chance I’m one of the few with this opinion, so if the book sounds like it might be up your alley then you might want to consider checking it out.
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About Jessica Hawkins

Jessica Hawkins grew up between the purple mountains and under the endless sun of Palm Springs, California. She studied international business at Arizona State University and has also lived in Costa Rica and New York City. To her, the most intriguing fiction is forbidden, and that’s what you’ll find in her stories. Currently, she resides wherever her head lands, which is often the unexpected (but warm) keyboard of her trusty MacBook.

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