Slip of the Tongue

  • by Jessica Hawkins
  • Narrated by Andi Arndt
  • 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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For seven years Sadie has been put on a pedestal by her loving doting husband Nathan and then he stops, he goes out, comes home late, won't talk about what's wrong and Sadie is helpless, sad and eventually suspicious. She's also vulnerable... so, when sparks fly between her and her handsome new neighbor Finn, Sadie gets drawn in because Finn gives her a shoulder to cry on, eats her lovingly prepared meals meant for her absent husband who doesn't come home and Finn makes her laugh and feel again. As strong as she thought her marriage was, it's been broken for two miserable months and now Finn, and all his bold declarations, prove to be a very powerful temptation..... and, in her present state of mind, Sadie crosses the line.

This story is a heartbreaking account of two people whose soul deep love is tested to its breaking point.... not because they don't love each other, they do, and that's the tragedy about this story. Nathan's a tortured soul, he's a 'perfect person' but his inability to talk things over with Sadie and clear the air between them, is the catalyst that weakens their marriage. Does it destroy them?... Well, Finn is in the picture now, he too has a sad tale to tell.... of missed opportunities, Fate and broken dreams.... and, unlike Nathan, he's there for Sadie.

It's an emotional and powerful glimpse into a solid beautiful marriage that suddenly and unexpectedly reaches a crisis and, instead of leaning on each other for the answers, they both lean the other way. I'm not going to preach on the morals, decisions or broken promises that cheating elicits.... instead all I can say is that this story was ABSOLUTELY riveting - and I've had a sleepless night proving it..... I just couldn't stop this knife-edge listen until I knew the damage, the casualties and the bitter-sweet outcome. Told from Sadie's POV, there's passion, beautiful heartfelt words, some frenzied stolen sex scenes and the narrator was good.

Worth a credit? It depends - if you feel strongly (for whatever reason) about cheating and infidelity then definitely no it's not for you - but if you're easier and more comfortable about listening to this type of scenario then absolutely yes... it's an emotional and well written story about wrong decisions and second chances.
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- CAROLYN "I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again"

I do not care how realistic it is . . .

This book may be realistic, but it that is not its biggest flaw. In my opinion, it is WAY too long. This book covers the time period of a few weeks, but takes forever. I realize we have to go back in time to learn certain things that feed into why the characters do the things they do. But it was just too drawn out. And not to mention how terrible the main character, Sadie, is. Selfish does not even begin to describe it. I realize her marriage was "perfect" and then all of a sudden it wasn't. But it had only been 2 months of non-perfection. 2 months out of 7 years and she turns her back on the whole thing? What kind of sense does that make. And all her thoughts of how "if I am selfish, its only because Nate made me this way!" That, in and of itself is a selfish statement. Not wanting to take any responsibility for anything. A person who is proud of the fact that they never feel guilt. I honestly cannot understand why EITHER of these men wanted her.
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- Heather

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-22-2016
  • Publisher: Jessica Hawkins