What draw me into the story was because I want to see how it will turn out - why such complication and who she'll choose in the end. I'm not 3.5 stars
What draw me into the story was because I want to see how it will turn out - why such complication and who she'll choose in the end. I'm not really a big fan of infidelity books but I rarely enjoy a good read when out of curiosity who will end up with who.
Hawkins has a good kind of writing. Engaging, mysterious, and romantic (all of the right and wrong reasons). In Slip Of The Tongue, our Heroine, Sadie, was the perfect wife who has a perfect husband who one day suddenly became distant and cold. The reason behind was his own misfortune and to how he will deal with it which comes later in the story. Saddie then takes comfort on the new neighbor who moves across their apartment. He's all kinds of great on what she wanted from her distant husband. But I guess there's a reason why you marry someone, because you connected with them, you've gone through a lot in your relationship and thought you could go through some more together. And I know why she made that decision.
While reading I see the difference in both the guys' personalities. Nate, the husband, was perfect (Saddie's words not mine), handsome and fit, but beyond the surface he is determined, loyal, charitable and giving. Exactly like what we want in the perfect man and husband. Finn though is more carefree, passionate on the thing he liked, very charming. A man that I thought I would date while I was in College when I was pretty outgoing. But I see the man who is worth the difficulties, the one you know who's stable in mind and energy.
The thing that bothered me was not Saddie cheating but how it became a pass to bring the the married couple back to terms. It troubles me that she didn't even apologize for doing it but rather pointing out that the husband was not there when she needed him the most. I get the situation and why she was able to do it. With Finn's flowery words that could bring any girl (I included) to their knees it was not hard to be lured when you're vulnerable, but somehow cheating is not just about physical contact, it morphs into something more and it's something that you keep on wanting until you realize how deeply you'd go down, or you don't. In the end Nate was the perfect gentleman and husband.
I though it ended abruptly. I could've wanted to see how much more they could do with the relationship.
I would've liked it a bit more because of the mystery thrill on finding out who the "Lady Killer" is since I have certain guesses on who it might be, I would've liked it a bit more because of the mystery thrill on finding out who the "Lady Killer" is since I have certain guesses on who it might be, and also I liked how it began where we're thrown right to the situation. It started out quite strong, unfortunately I can't get past the thought that it's more awry chemistry and less action. The moment the hero and heroine met it's sexual tension exploded in the room. Days after they have this push and pull but ended up doing it anyway.
I thought the story doesn't need to be dragged out for some unnecessary scenes which could be done without. And I don't feel the H/H connection to begin with.