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.

Slip of the Tongue is a standalone forbidden romance. Please note it contains adultery themes that may be triggers for some people.

Author Q&A
Why write about a controversial topic like adultery?

Adultery is a tough sell, especially in romance. I think it scares people—and I find it utterly fascinating. Cheating is one of the worst crimes a person can commit. It’s a betrayal. So I had to know – why does it happen? In love, nothing is black and white. Adulterers are branded with a scarlet “A”, but things aren’t always what they seem. I wanted to show another side to it & for it to be real, not something with sugar on top.

Would you say you gravitate toward more forbidden topics?

Absolutely. There’s an innate draw to the things we can’t have, and often in real life, we’re able to restrain ourselves. That’s why it’s fun to live it through the characters. My other series, Cityscape, is also about an extramarital affair, and I've written about office romance and a stranger’s sexy but oh-so-wrong proposal.

Where do you get your inspiration?

Everywhere, but mostly from other artists. I love music, film, books. Anything that moves me will generally stay with me in a big way. For this series it was Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, or the film score for American Beauty. I try to keep Spotify playlists and Pinterest boards to share with readers, all of which can be found on my website:

About Jessica Hawkins

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Published February 25, 2016 by Jessica Hawkins. 540 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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