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Publisher's Summary

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.
©2016 Jessica Hawkins (P)2016 Jessica Hawkins
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By Jo Fergus on 09-02-16

Thought provoking story

This took me well over a week to read because I had to keep putting it down out of complete frustration with Sadie and the decisions she made. I am a firm believer in turning inwards to your husband if you are unhappy in your marriage, not outside of it. However, there were many bad decisions made by all involved in this story.

Sadie has been married to Nathan for seven years and it would be fair to say that they are deeply in love. Nathan put his wife on a pedestal from the moment their relationship begun and Sadie has become accustomed to receiving this attention from him. Everything he does is with her in mind, he always puts her needs before his.

This is the crux of the beginning of their problems. When Nathan discovers something about their relationship that she has kept hidden from him, he completely closes himself off from Sadie. He does this for over two months. For the first time in their relationship she feels alone and insignificant. No matter what she says or does she cannot get Nathan to open up to her.

When a new neighbour moves into their building things begin to unravel more. Finn is sweet, handsome and really easy to talk to. Nathan may be shutting Sadie out but Finn is willingly letting her into his life. He is filling the pieces of Sadie's life that Nathan has vacated and feelings are growing between Sadie & Finn.

There were a lot of moments when I was reading this that I stopped because I was unhappy with the storyline and also at times I was reflecting on my own relationship with my husband, who also treats me the way Nathan is with Sadie. I even asked my husband if he thought I was lazy and if he felt like I took him for granted, the answer was 'no babe' by the way!

I guess this could happen to any couple in any marriage. I really loved Nathan, he was such a sweet man who was struggling to deal with the way his wife had deceived him. I did not think for one moment that he had stopped loving Sadie, he was just trying to deal. I found Sadie very self centred and hard to like as a female character. I completely understood her frustration about her husband not opening up to her and how rejected she felt, after spending seven years being adored by him.

I thought that Finn was a really nice guy and that in another time he and Sadie could have been meant for each other. However, I also felt like he should have stepped back, knowing how vulnerable Sadie was when she met him. He could have been a good friend to Sadie but he was relentless in his pursuit of her, never considering how it would affect anyone else.

In the end, someone's heart will be broken and all the lies will come to light.

I found this a very thought provoking read.

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By Cyndi on 06-26-16

This Book Was An Emotional Roller coatser!

I am so confused about my feeling on this book, It took me 2 days to finally feel like I could write an honest review. I think it's one I just have a love/hate relationship with. In the beginning I was getting extremely annoyed because if this couple had just talked to each other then there wouldn't have been so much drama. But then again the more I got to know each character the more I understood their actions. I ended up loving them all and not wanting anyone to get hurt. I think Sadie and Nathan spent too much time thinking their marriage had to be perfect that they let that come between them. Saying this book has cheating isn't really giving a spoiler since it's in the synopsis but for the first time ever, this author made an affair make sense to me. Not that I agree with it but I can understand how it happened. I was a little disappointed that someone had to get hurt in the end, I would have loved for that person's future & happiness be in the epilogue (wishful thinking). All in all this book hit all of my emotions - anger, annoyance, sadness, lust, love and happiness. And I need to say that this book has a sex scene in a movie theater that was BEYOND HOT!!!!

The narration was amazing, which come on...It's Andi Arndt of course it was amazing!

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By Ami-Lou on 06-03-17

The not so pretty side of love

I loved this book because it was real. It showed love in all its forms, some not very pretty. It narrated the tale of a woman unhappy in her marriage, detailing her emotions and how someone else provided comfort when her husband did not. This book is gritty, sexy, sad. It's real life, not perfect and bittersweet. I get the ending, I do, but without wanting to spoil it, I wish it ended differently.

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By Patricia on 05-29-16

Gripping

Would you listen to Slip of the Tongue again? Why?

Yes I will listen again. I think you get more out of it the second time

Who was your favorite character and why?

Finn, he is honest and sounds lovely

Which character – as performed by Andi Arndt – was your favourite?

Andi does them all very well. Her voice is great for the part of Sadie though

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes near the end when Sadie has to make a decision of husband or lover

Any additional comments?

The only thing that disappointed me was the ending. I was hoping for an epilogue to give us some insight into the future, unless there is going to be a sequel........?

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By dejoux on 01-24-18

Great read

This story was so different to any romance book I have read before and be warned there is cheating involved but I still enjoyed how different it was I don’t like stories with cheating but this one was a great journey to a happy ever after.

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By Christina on 10-11-17

The Sex...my God

So...while the book was pretty ordinary where the story is concerned, if you're looking for some less bondage related Fifty Shades of Grey this is exactly what you need. The story could've had more twists and turns where it flattened out a bit. I was hoping for more excitement and surprises but loved the sex scenes. They are pretty intense! It's 4 stars as porn, 3 stars for the love story it was also attempting to be.

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