Lissa's Review: Slip of the Tongue by Jessica Hawkins
Publisher: Jessica Hawkins
Released: February 18, 2016
Genre: Contemporary, Women's Fiction
Length: 538 pages
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 in to 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.
Four Boundless Stars
Slip of The Tongue, is this super intense read. A sad tale of a deteriorating relationship. Now, rarely do I ever read a description. I love covers, so I just jump without even knowing anything about the book. And of course that's what I did with this one.
Sadie and Nathan have been together for going on 8 years. They're married and have built this life together. But Nathan starts not coming home, being distant. But without even knowing what's going on Sadie assumes he's cheating on her. But then she meets Finn the new neighbor. An artist at heart and very different from Nathan. She does something and crosses that line.
I'm very indifferent to Sadie because I felt for her, but she did cross that line. I don't feel that she felt one ounce of guilt. I think subconsciously she wants this relationship to be over. Because she's scared their marriage is no longer "perfect". Nathan on the other hand should of came to her and talked out all his issues. Instead of ignoring her and pushing her away.
There is so much going on with all three of them. Now, Finn was a little on the creepy side. He had this fantasy like, they were always suppose to be together. At times, he could make you feel uncomfortable. Which, is the only way I can describe him. It did gloss over the situation a tad. It's like oh you did that! OK let's be together forever anyway.
But I feel this really is a Four Star worthy read. Because it has a tone and the anticipation of what's going to happen. The writing is pretty exceptional.