Thursday, February 25, 2016


Title: Slip of the Tongue
Author: Jessica Hawkins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: February 25, 2016


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.

Purchase Links



After spending two hours outdoors getting my headshots taken by Finn, I slide into the backseat of the Uber with Finn, grateful to be back inside. He puts an arm around my shoulders and draws me to him. “Cold?”

I should pull away. Once I have it, though, his warmth is impossible to reject and feels as necessary as breathing. “A little.”

He squeezes me closer. Moves his hand up and down my bicep. “You’re shivering.”

The driver looks at us in the rearview mirror. “You guys are a cute couple.”

“Thanks,” I say.

Finn arches an eyebrow, pleased—because she thinks we’re together, or because I didn’t correct her? I don’t even want to correct her. I’ve missed the look she’s giving us, the one a woman makes when she’s more envious than jealous. I get it all the time with Nathan. That feeling, coupled with the heater blasting from the front seat, leaves me slightly woozy.

We’re just like actors in a movie, I tell myself. This isn’t real. It doesn’t count. After a few minutes, the urgency to get warm lessens, and the door opens to another less pressing, but still basic need. Because that’s how my arousal feels—essential. The more it’s ignored, the fiercer it grows. I snuggle into his side. All it takes is his hand on my upper thigh to invite an assault of graphic fantasies. Finn shoving me down on the backseat because he can’t control himself anymore. Thrusting his fingers under the hem of my dress to find me ready for him. The lower half of my body aches with sudden demands.

“Some of those photos we just took were for me,” he whispers in my ear. He couldn’t have chosen a worse moment to tease me. My legs are jelly-like. “Does that make you mad?”

I check to see if the driver is paying attention. She must know I’m married. How can something so vital and concrete in my life be hidden? “What if I say yes?” I ask.

“I’ll delete them. If you’re sure it doesn’t . . . turn you on.”

I try not to pant. “Why would it?”

“Imagining me looking at them later.”

I turn my head. Our mouths are a breath apart. One more inch, and they’ll touch. Again. Those lips are the color of sunburnt rock but whisper soft. We’ve done it once. Would one more kiss hurt? I can’t stop the image of him looking at me, my exposed, white throat on his computer, his cock in a firm fist. It should disgust me. It makes my panties damp instead.

“No response necessary,” he says as the car pulls up to the curb. “I can read it on your face.”
I am the first to admit cheating books aren’t my thing. I chose to review this because I like to dive into uncomfortable topics, the blurb grabbed me, and that cover is gorgeous.

Sadie is a woman lost. In my opinion she didn’t really know who she was without her husband Nathan. She loved being adored by him and when that is ripped out from under her she falls. Nathan has put Sadie on a pedestal since the day they met and has kept her there until now. Sadie in her own way has kept Nathan on a pedestal too. She sees him as perfection; he loves her and dotes on her and in her eyes she has the world. Until the day the doting stops, and Nathan starts staying out late and ignores Sadie. Sadie’s attempts to get answers and fix things are met with hostility by Nathan. He won’t talk so she is left in the dark as to why he can’t be bothered with her.

Enter Finn, the new neighbor who is beautiful and charming. Unfortunately for Nathan, Finn enters the picture just in time to comfort Sadie. Long talks and shared secrets lead to the unthinkable. I personally didn’t like Finn. He didn’t show any remorse for hurting people and he had his own secrets that came out to confuse things. He zeroed in on Sadie and he stayed in his fantasyland of them running off and living HEA. Sadie was a bit hard to like at times too. She comes across selfish by not being a partner to her husband. At the same time Nathan created a monster. He put Sadie up so high and gave so much it bit him in the ass. I had a hard time liking Nathan in the beginning. His refusal to speak made me angry and while I wouldn’t have turned to another man like Sadie did, I understand it. But Nathan grew on me a bit and the more you learn about him you realize this is something he would never do.

I thought this was beautifully written. They were all very flawed people. Nathan and Sadie built their world based on perfection and had to face the idea that they weren’t perfect.

I won’t tell you how this ended up but I will say I would have liked a bit more detail here. I thought the resolution needed a bit more work but overall I enjoyed this story. Nice Job!

copy received in exchange for review

Author Bio

Jessica Hawkins grew up between the purple mountains and under the endless sun of Palm Springs, California. She studied international business at Arizona State University and has also lived in Costa Rica and New York City. To her, the most intriguing fiction is forbidden, and that's what you'll find in her stories. Currently, she resides wherever her head lands, which is often the unexpected (but warm) keyboard of her trusty MacBook.

Author Links

Sign up for her Mailing List!



No comments:

Post a Comment


Title:  CHURCH. Series: Church Duet #1 Author: Stylo Fantôme Genre: Dark Romance Release Date: July 20, 2018 Blurb ...