Title: Slip of the Tongue
Author: Jessica Hawkins
Genres: Romance, Adult
Release Day: February 25th 2016
ARC was kindly provided by the author and Book Enthusiast Promotions via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
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“I will love you the same in the dark as I do in the light.”
Oh this book! I requested it yesterday on Netgalley and got approved immediately so I said the classic I’ll read a chapter before bed just to see if it’s any good. Yeah… 4 hours later and I was in shock! I literally could not have read this any faster, so amazing!
Sadie’s marriage is falling apart, her husband Nathan is suddenly very distant and she doesn’t know why but she’s keeping it together for now, waiting to see how things are going to progress. That is until a new neighbor moves across from her and yeah, you get where this is going right? Finn and Sadie immediately become sort of friends. Nathan is gone most of the time, due to his work, and volunteering work, his sick father and his free time spent with friends; no, he’s actually not a bad guy, I’ll get to that later.
Finn and Sadie have this very easy friendship that starts kind of reluctant. She’s alone most of the time, he’s moving and things have a natural progress, nothing about this felt forced, or too much. Sadie had a very believable chemistry with both her husband, of course, and Finn. Up to a point, I was rooting for both of them to be honest, and I didn’t know who I wanted her to end up with.
Nathan, he is such a great guy. I loved this about the story, that the author didn’t try to make the husband a monster just to justify the wife, although the story is told from her POV and she sees things from a certain angle, in the middle of all that’s been happening between the three of them, things aren’t always as they seem. Nathan was an absolute delight, I loved his character, he literally worshiped his wife but even that is kind of too much at times, he spoiled her and with time and it got to a point where Sadie became selfish in the relationship, always taking but not always giving back to him.
Sadie was great, she was herself throughout the book, yes she was selfish and spoiled, always used to Nathan putting her first and satisfying her needs before she even registered them so when he stopped she immediately had to re-evaluate the whole thing. As a couple they went through a lot of stages and you could feel the love despite everything and in spite of everything, they truly loved each other.
Finn on the other hand, he was fresh and ballsy, he was straight forward about wanting her but he too had a lot of pre-Sadie stuff to handle. I didn’t like that the Sadie/Finn storyline at one point got too lovely-dovey and too cute for them, like the story was trying way too hard to prove they had something real.
“I’m waiting, Sadie. Ten years I’ve been hoping to turn a corner and run into you.”
I loved the writing and I loved the amount of dog scenes, not a lot of books have pets in them but this one had a decent amount and OMG the cuteness. It was angsty and shocking when you least expect it to be, it was good reading an NA book after so many Fantasy books, I really stayed up all night to finish because I had to know what was going to happen and the ending, it was sweet and I loved the conclusion ♥