02 March 2016

Blog Tour & Review ~ Slip Of The Tongue by Jessica Hawkins

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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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In his dimly-lit kitchen, Finn lays a comforting hand on my shoulder. “I have to tell you something.”

My hairline prickles. I can sense whatever he says will be heavy, and I’m not sure I want to hear it. I force a crooked smile that probably looks as awkward as I feel. Since I just fed Ginger, I joke, “What? I smell like dog food?”

“I want to kiss you,” he says without missing a beat. “I won’t, but I just thought you should know.”

My stomach drops as if I’m in free fall. I bite my lip involuntarily, then release it, afraid it’ll look like an invitation. Can he really come out and say that? Without prompting, without wavering? You can want to kiss someone and not say it. Should I be angry he confessed that? I’m not. I’m curious. Stirred, even. And because we’re being honest, I ask what I want to ask. “Why?”

“Why do I want to kiss you? Or why did I tell you?”

My heart rate picks up. I lose my nerve. “The second one. That’s not the kind of thing you just come out and say to a stranger. A married stranger.”

“I like you.” He absentmindedly caresses the nape of my neck with his fingertip. “So I want to be honest.”

I put my hand over his wrist, and he stops. Now, and for the last hour, it’s as if we’re the only two people on the planet. The Bad Wife and the Stranger. If I let him kiss me, nobody would ever know. After all, Nathan might be kissing someone else too. Why else would he have lipstick on his tie? Finn doesn’t wear lipstick. Neither do I. It would be our secret.

“You’re leaving, aren’t you?” he asks.

Am I? I have to. I don’t trust myself to stay, and I don’t trust myself to speak, so I nod. I don’t have to pull his hand away. He takes it back willingly. And he walks me to his door.


If you're in the mood for a rollercoaster ride of emotions with a side of angst, then look no further. Jessica tells a story about a woman who is questioning her marriage when her husband starts pulling away, then add in the sexy new neighbor that sets her pulse racing. Although the neighbor is in the middle of a life change himself, he is drawn to her and wants to give her everything he can. He husband is standoffish, but there is more to him that you would expect. And after all that is said and done, the person standing at the end may or may not surprise you.

This book is a real page turner that will leave you breathless and yet you'll want to yell at the characters. Both men are seductive and you can see what Sadie would fall for them. And let's not even get started with the oh so titillating times... that was some hot stuff!

The twist and turns throughout this book will keep you at the edge of your seat, turning each page faster and faster until you've completed the book. Then you'll sit there for some time just trying to absorb it all.

Jessica has a way at weaving words that will consume you, thusly, I really enjoyed this provocative book. This alluring tale may be fiction, but it symbolizes the hardship we all face in real, day to day, life.

About Jessica Hawkins

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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