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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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What did you like best about Slip of the Tongue? What did you like least?
This is a hard book to review because I don't want to give any spoilers.
I can't say what I liked most and what I liked least, it will give the entire book away. I will say, I do not like the title of the book.
Would you recommend Slip of the Tongue to your friends? Why or why not?
I would cautiously recommend the book.
What about Andi Arndt’s performance did you like?
I love everything Andi Arndt does!
Could you see Slip of the Tongue being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
Yes I could see a TV series. I don't know the actors, I like the mental pictures I have in my mind of the characters.
Any additional comments?
I liked this book but there are some trigger points for me. There were so many times I wanted to strangle the characters and just say "TALK TO EACH OTHER"
there is also another HUGE trigger point for me that I cannot discuss without spoiling the book but I hated that part of it!!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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.
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........?
This book was a random pick and I decided to emerse myself in a different sort of story telling and this book shook a few things. Its not the usual story where people meet and its the journey to find what makes them compatible but about a marriage that is imploding and what that pushes partners to each ends of the spectrum. sometimes Sadie made me mad but I understood where she was coming from as was Nathan. life's choices can change people and the dynamics of a relationship. But I loved it
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.