Title: What Holly’s Husband Did
Author: Debbie Viggiano
Publication Date: May 29, 2018
Page Count: 328
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy with a twist that will make you gasp!
Holly Hart has been married for fifteen blissful years to hubby Alex. Well… if you don’t count last Christmas, when she accidentally found a load of flirty texts on Alex’s phone. But every marriage has its ups and downs and Alex had a perfectly reasonable explanation… so why can’t Holly forget what she saw?
With the help of best friends Jeanie and Caro, as well as their handsome neighbour Jack, Holly resolves to settle her mind once and for all with a bit of sneaky detective work. So what if her husband isn’t exactly Brad Pitt? He’s hers, and if someone else is trying to steal him she wants to know who… But the truth is way more shocking than Holly ever anticipated. Can Holly, let alone her marriage, ever recover from what she discovers?
A laugh-until-you-cry, feel-good novel from the bestselling author of Stockings and Cellulite. Perfect for fans of Tracy Bloom, Sophie Kinsella and Marian Keyes.
What Holly’s Husband Did by Debbie Viggiano is another example of an author taking a tough subject and turning it into something fun. The entire book is one woman’s struggles with trust and suspicion of infidelity but it will still have a reader laughing out loud many times.
Holly Hart and her husband Alex have been married for fifteen years and have a thirteen year old daughter together that has just hit the teen rebellion stage. On the outside they could be seen as the perfect family but on the inside things aren’t so great for the couple.
The previous Christmas had Holly frantic and sending Alex to the store for milk when he left his phone lying in the kitchen. The phone beeps and Holly glances at it seeing some very naughty texts her husband’s way. When Alex returns he has a perfectly reasonable explanation but Holly just can’t get it out of her mind. With Alex’s fortieth birthday approaching Holly goes to the extremes to bring the spark back into their marriage and find out just what is going on with them.
I love that the author was able to take something so serious and turn it into something a bit more fun. All of the characters in here were done rather nicely making them just jump from the pages and the author certainly answered my love of having quirky characters that stand out. I have to admit to the rare occasion of thinking oh just leave the jerk but then she would bring the laughs to the story yet again lightening it up and then giving a huge twist at the end that one wouldn’t expect.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Prior to turning her attention to writing, Debbie Viggiano was, for more years than she cares to remember, a legal secretary. She lives with her Italian husband, a rescued puppy from Crete, and a very disgruntled cat. Occasionally her children return home from uni bringing her much joy…apart from their gifts of dirty laundry. Follow her blog: http://www.debbieviggiano.blogspot.com Tweet @DebbieViggiano or look her up on Facebook!