Review | Slip of the Tongue by Jessica Hawkins

Overview 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: Amazon  
Publishing Date: February 25, 2016
My Review:  The emotional roller coaster from hell is what this book is and it gets 4 solid stars from me! It was a good read because Jessica Hawkins is a beyond talented writer, but I didn't care for the ending. The book is set up for you go through all these complex situations and emotions which play upon morality and loneliness. The scope of the book is through Sadie's eyes so you see her struggle constantly as she makes decisions. It also sets up for you to either strongly dislike or like Nathan, her husband, and either strongly dislike or like Finn, the man she has an affair with. 

The situation is made to feel like there is no good and bad but various people in between to which it is like real life. People always think affairs and cheating are black and white topics, one person is bad and the other is good, but this book spins that about to make you feel as conflicted as Sadie does. She loves her husband but can't handle the rift between them and the change in him so when Finn gives her time, affection and attention it causes her to rethink her lines. She is physically attracted to Finn and even grows to care for him which further complicates the matter. 

Personally, I found Nathan to be a good guy but he made me roll my eyes quite a bit. His anger and change towards his wife stems from one situation that was out of his control and another behavioral thing that was in his control. I find that people like to get angry when others get use to being treated a certain way but that is unfair when you allowed them to become this way. I did respect Nathan and liked that he didn't want to just give up but I wasn't a massive fan of him.

Finn was my personal choice. I found him to be the right balance of what Sadie was lacking to also what he needed. Their physical chemistry was obvious from the moment he said, "Hello again," in the hallway. They begin to build up whatever it is that zings between them to complicate matters further when physical actions and feelings come into play. Finn doesn't push too hard but he always lets Sadie know the score. I found I loved him by the end of the book.  

"Hello again."
We shared sips of coffee, flirtatious glances, and a dark chocolate pistachio croissant. Finn and I have met before . . . and he's known it all along.



  1. <3 So true, things are never quite black and white with this kind of thing. Thank you for reading & reviewing!