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.
©2016 Jessica Hawkins (P)2016 Jessica Hawkins
Yes I will listen again. I think you get more out of it the second time
Finn, he is honest and sounds lovely
Andi does them all very well. Her voice is great for the part of Sadie though
Yes near the end when Sadie has to make a decision of husband or lover
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........?
"Thought provoking story"
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.
"this story gripped my heart!"
I would say the audio is equally as good as the print version of the story
Being that the story is told in the female POV, Sadie would have to be my favorite character. She has depth, her emotions are internalized by the reader from the writing of the author.
Andi delivered the dialogue portions of the audiobook as if she was the one experiencing the confusion and heartache
There is a part towards the beginning of the book where Sadie is trying to get her husband to be intimate with her. They have just returned from a bowling game with his friends. He allows her to pleasure him, but then turns cold with her right after. he says some hurtful things to her. My heart was heavy and cracking with pain when reading it. Hearing these scene play out made it hurt even more.
"This Book Was An Emotional Roller coatser!"
I am so confused about my feeling on this book, It took me 2 days to finally feel like I could write an honest review. I think it's one I just have a love/hate relationship with. In the beginning I was getting extremely annoyed because if this couple had just talked to each other then there wouldn't have been so much drama. But then again the more I got to know each character the more I understood their actions. I ended up loving them all and not wanting anyone to get hurt. I think Sadie and Nathan spent too much time thinking their marriage had to be perfect that they let that come between them. Saying this book has cheating isn't really giving a spoiler since it's in the synopsis but for the first time ever, this author made an affair make sense to me. Not that I agree with it but I can understand how it happened. I was a little disappointed that someone had to get hurt in the end, I would have loved for that person's future & happiness be in the epilogue (wishful thinking). All in all this book hit all of my emotions - anger, annoyance, sadness, lust, love and happiness. And I need to say that this book has a sex scene in a movie theater that was BEYOND HOT!!!!
The narration was amazing, which come on...It's Andi Arndt of course it was amazing!
"NO VILLAINS... ONLY CASUALTIES OF CIRCUMSTANCE"
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.
"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.
"I enjoyed the story but..."
I did not like Sadie's character. I found her character to be selfish and I was shaking my head at her actions several times as I listened. Overall, the book was good. I wish there were more men like Nathan.
this book was great...HOT and sexy Sadie's story is very easy to identify with
definitely worth the credit
"Struggling to get through"
I am half way through and I want to kill the female lead. I am going to try and finish it, but dealing with a character like this is so frustrating. The narrator is good at least, but I'll never read anything by this author again.
"Sadie was way too frustrating!!!!"
I had a hard time getting through this story... The writing was great but I became so mad at the main characters. They all played a part in the problems that were going on, but they didn't take responsibility.
I liked the plot of this book. Marriage takes work, and its a give and take partnership... I also liked how the husband turned around at the end.
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