The Swing of Things
Told from the dual perspective of a husband and a wife, The Swing of Things is a sexy, provocative, page-turning novel about a suburban couple who wants out of their routine—but will they take things too far?
Attorney Jayne Larsen loves her stay-at-home husband. Eric is attentive and a great father to their daughter. He’s also unfailingly committed to their Wednesday da...more
Buzz words for swingers..... words that describe various forms of swinging behavior might be:
Lifestyle, (LS), rules, safe word, permission, warning signals, vanilla, secret club, secret code, closed group, screening, insiders, outsiders, sharing, newbies, experienced, unicorn, hard swap, soft swap,same room, separate room, open door, closed door, play, and drop out.
Swingers agree with non-swingers that adultery is a bad thing. It’s just ...more
Jayne, an attorney, and her stay-at-home husband, Eric are quickly swept up in the allure of Mia and Theo after attending a potluck at their home that ends with skinny-dipping. Like a lot of married couples, Jayne an ...more
Having read a book or two about swinging/open marriages previously, and not being overly impressed, I didn't have high hopes for this book either. But, it was free on Kindle Unlimited, and I enjoy books about neighborhood drama, so the book cover spoke to me.
Turns out, I started reading around 5 PM last night, and finished around 11.
I could not put this book down.
It's mesmerizing. By far, the best portrayal of this lifestyle I've read. Surpri ...more
The writing is fine... And the narration is good for s ...more
The novel reminded me of that classic New Yorker cartoon of the couple getting married. Mid first-kiss at the altar, the groom is thinking, “Tim and Betty” while the bride is thinking, “Betty and Tim.” The title of the cartoon: Trouble Ahead.
Linda Keir—the join ...more
The synopsis and comparison to Tom Perrotta set expectations for a literary drama, but reality was a lackluster, light erotica that failed to engage. I’ll never understand how authors can make a book about sex boring, but this is not the first to accomplish that feat and will probably not be the last. DNF’d at 67% with no cares to give about how it ends.
Favorite Quote: She always tried hard when she wanted to win people over ...more
They are welcomed into a group of like minded couples and are soon swapping partners and having sex with them.
Its soon obvious that they cannot have sexual partners without developing feelings, and they both fall for members of the group, causing them to break the rules putting their marriage at risk, but as the affairs continue everyt ...more
All turns out not as it seems and there ends up with more anguish than pleasure for the newbie swingers !
Even from the title I didn't know where this book was going and I hadn't read about it on the blogs, so it was a pleasant surprise.
Eric and Jayne married with a little girl. Jayne is the bread winner, hubby stay at home dad and a good home maker. The marriage is beginning to be in a bit of a rut and Jayne wants something to shake it up to get back to their earlier spark. Eric seems more set in his ways and happy with his very comfortable life.
When Theo and Mia invite them over for a small dinner ...more
Well, this is an interesting read. It’s a novel about swingers, as in married people who have sex with other couples, and it’s told from the points of view of the husband and wife of one such couple. It’s also written by two novelists, one of whom handles each perspective. I thought it was very entertaining, though the sex scenes got a little overwhelming after, oh, a dozen or so. However, just as a domestic drama in keenly observed, aspirational suburbia, it had a lot to ...more
A lot of things happened in this book, as you can see in the description there is non-monogamy in the book. Whether intentionally or not by the end of the book it's implied that monogamy is the only good way and that non-monogamy results in lots of Very Bad Things. The problems in this book were actually caused by certain people (trying not to spoil), and not by relationship styles.
Misrepresentation of non-socially-standard things annoys me. Hence 2 s ...more
For Jayne and Eric, an otherwise pleasant evening spent at a potluck for school parents turns into quite the opportunity. When most of the crowd departs, Jayne and Eric realize they’re left with the hosts, Th ...more
Brief Summary: Things have gotten too predictable and comfortable for power attorney Jane and her stay at home father husband Eric; so when they meet Mia and Theo, a blissfully happy couple at the center of the social circle; they can’t help but be enticed to learn the secret to their happiness. But the swinging lifestyle involves more than they bargained for and how far will they go to obtain a picture perfect life. I requested this book knowing little about swi ...more
I have only DNF'd 4 books that I can remember so I decided to push through but this book is awful! I was lured in by the description and the cover because the cover really did grab me. I also saw so many good reviews but this is my biggest disappointment so far this year. There was not a likable character in the book. Okay, I take it back because I kind of liked Amanda and I did like Eric and Jayne's daughter Sophie. She was fine. It wasn't the book's topic because I really h ...more
I liked the twists that happened. This wasn't just a story about sex. There is a lot more to it.
I did not like the Male narrator in the audible book. He just didn't read it like it was a real story.
I recommend this book of you like a bit of sexy with a plot. . ...more
I didn’t really know what I was getting in to when I picked the book up - but I truly enjoyed it up until the end. I wasn’t sure that the turn it took played the story to the best; but it worked.