Thursday, March 10, 2016

Review Post~Slip of the Tongue by Jessica Hawkins

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.

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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.”

This was a very different read for me.
 I don't think I ever had a story capture me, then loose me as many times as Slip Of The Tongue did. 
It was very confusing to me. 
I was deeply enthralled with the first 15-20%. 
Very intrigued by the characters and the story. 
Then something happened and I lost interest which was really irritating. I think it's because the story and characters kept repeating themselves. But I had to keep going because there was still so many unanswered questions and I was desperate for answers. Then around 40% things started to happen and I was pulled back in. But I have to be honest and say it was, at times, a battle to keep going.

Well Sadie and Nathan, 
who are married, were frustrating the hell out me! 
I really enjoyed the flashbacks 
to how their relationship began. 
So much love and passion between them. 
But in the present it's just 
two people living together without 
communicating with each other. 
I can easily understand why Sadie was enticed by Finn. Nathan pushed her away 
and in the arms of Finn with his behavior. 
Sadie's connection to Finn was exciting
 because there were revelations that surprised me. 
I have to give credit to Sadie for trying to save her marriage, but then again her back and forth between these two men was exhausting. The ending will either be a hit or a miss. 

This was an interesting and great story.
 I'm not a fan of cheating but I can run with it 
as long as the reason behind it is made clear. 
The reason why I kept reading was because of the writing. 
Overall it was fabulous and I loved the dialogue. 
It felt real and authentic. 

3.5 BadAssSweetPeaStars

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.

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