Sunday, 15 March 2015

A Most Desirable Marriage by Hilary Boyd

A Most Desirable Marriage
By Hilary Boyd
Published by Quercus Books (9 October 2014)
ISBN: 978-1782067924

Publisher's description

Lawrence and Jo have enjoyed a strong marriage, the envy of their friends. Even after thirty years they have lots to say to each other, many interests in common and, until recently, a good sex life.

But Lawrence seems wary and restless. Something's wrong. Just how wrong, Jo is about to discover…

Can they use their years of history - all the things they've shared - to overcome a devastating betrayal?

My verdict
A Most Desirable Marriage is a slow burning story about a husband who has an affair. Not only is this totally out of character for him, but the person with whom he has the affair is a complete shock for his wife and children. The couple are in their 60s, having been married for over 30 years, making it even more unexpected.

The story was a bit too slow for me and cliched. I found it difficult to feel anything for the characters. In particular, I found Jo and Lawrence's children to be very needy. I would also have liked Jo to have had more backbone, as I found the ending to be unsatisfying.

I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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