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My review

I have lost it, I have lost it, I’ve seriously lost it. It is sad, it is disheartening, it is really very bad. I have nothing left to do but to announce it — it’s gone! My sense of humour has deserted me. I have lost my funny bone!! Sighhhh…

How do I know that?? The book which has laugh out loud romantic comedy as the tag line did not make me laugh, not a single smile, nary a stretching of lips. Sighhhh…

Holly finds texts on husband’s phone from a Queenie with some naughty x-rated stuff and her doubts and suspicions start bubbling. The book follows the usual twists and turns, especially when the husband refuses to give her a warm hug. A cardboard hug is what he gives. (What’s that you ask? When Sheldon hugs and says there, there vis-a-vis The Big Bang Theory and Sheldon’s appeared warmer.) Sighhhh…

My second book by author Debbie Viggiano, and I had great expectations from it. I wanted to roll with laughter, but it was a pleasant read. I kept hoping that the book would pick up speed or interest, but it remained just a pleasant read. Last 20% of the book was good fun with secrets revealed, though I had already guessed with the cardboard hug. It ended as a pleasant read. Sighhhh…..

What I really didn’t like were the dialogs of the husband and Holly’s after-thoughts, especially

The doctor husband says about another woman to his wife, Holly

“She will be talking knowledgeably tomorrow, mingling with those who have suffered Trigeminal Neuralgia. But what exactly are you able to offer, Holly? An opinion of shade of nail polish you’re wearing or the best shop to buy an evening gown”

That’s what he thinks his wife does and his opinion about her level of intelligence, after years of marriage and with a 14-year-old daughter. But this is not the worst part, the wife in return goes into such realms of insecurity in the entire book that even with the texts and incomplete explanations, she believes she needs therapy and antidepressants, not the husband. He is just perfect. That put me off majorly. Sighhhh….

It might be me, but I think women can stand up for themselves and think logically, especially when the husbands are caught with sexts on cell which are supposed to be rantings of a patient. (There is something known as block and delete, if the patient texts constantly.) Sighhhh…

What Holly’s husband did is revealed in the end, and what the book revealed is my runaway humor. Sighhhh…

I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Bookouture, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.

My rating : 3 stars

Book blurb

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? 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?

Product Details

Publication date : 29th May, 2018

Publisher : Bookouture

Language : English

Available on Amazon

The mystery of my lost humor…

58 Responses

  1. NOOOOO!!!! You need some Nina and Nicole… STAT!! We’ll get you giggling and baring that soul (and bottom) in NO TIME!! 🐻🐼🐨 Does a koala bear count?? It has to, IT’S SO CUTE!! Cute, but vicious.. JUST LIKE US!! 😂😂👍😙😙😙

    1. Hahahaha bottom too? Yikes!! I need to do those butt clenches… I have been letting it hang, thinking nobody is gonna be interested… 😉😉😂😂
      Koala bear is cutest…
      Do you have a sloth somewhere, would resemble him today
      Vicious is only you… Nina is the teacher, I am innocent babe in woods

      1. Ha ha ha!! Psh. We don’t judge, let gravity do its thang and let that butt hang!! 😂😂😂. I wish there was a sloth emoji. I’m going to call “the emoji people” and complain… As soon as I figure out who that is!! 😉

        1. Well… Since emoji started with Facebook. I assume it is your fav app owner whom you gotta call… Do try and let me know how it goes. So eager to how you deal with Facebook 😉😉😂😂
          In the absence of sloth, I present to you snail🐌

          1. I just have to watch that movie that tells me who the owner of my “favourite” app is… Ha ha! You know how good I am with the Facebook and the interweb! 😋

          2. I know I know, that’s why when you do contact, Nina would come with the drinks and I would get popcorn. It would be total entertainment

          3. Ha ha!! You wouldn’t be joining me?? We could have all of our bits and bobs shaking together…. That sounds SO. VERY. WRONG. Lol!!!!! 😂😂😂

          4. Hahaha Nina is going to fall off her chair once she reads this.
            It doesn’t remain a strip tease then darling, it becomes a strip bar. 😂😂😂
            Girl, there is something very wrong with us… Sorry with YOU!!! 😂😂

          5. Nooo… I maintain my innocence… All your doing DEVILESS… You wanted to strip tease😂😂😂

          6. Hahaha I wanted a sloth emoji and an email?
            And what’s with the dual halo? The flames of hell suit you better😉😉😂😂

          7. Hahahahaha don’t you be putting words in my mouth… Nina would be banning me forever 😉😉😂😂😂😂

          8. This is tooooo hilarious a statement.. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

      2. Seriously… I’m going to put an X rating warning on your blog! Jeez! Nicole! stop encouraging her!
        I can’t! By the way… the guy in your book sounds like utter crappiness.

          1. There you go… That heat has addled her brain, she wants to striptease for a sloth emoji and my blog gets x rated label😂😂

          1. Hahaha so cute!! You decided to cheer me up by deciding to strip tease for the Facebook people for a sloth emoji…. And you want our hanging thangs joining in… Hahahaha😂😂
            Hahaha believe me, I am plenty cheered up now

          2. Hahahaha cool Cozy babe. Nice to have you here, moderating our talks and preventing me from going over to the DEVILESS

          3. Psh, no more cheering up for you, girl! Next time I’m just going to let you wallow in your own crapulance. Ha ha ha!! (I just like that word) 😂😂😂

  2. I loved your review of this one Shalini. 😂😂I’m so disappointed when I don’t get the humor. I went to a movie a few weeks back and didn’t get any of the supposed humorous lines. I kept whispering to my husband, “I don’t get it!” 🤷🏽‍♀️
    And I’m not sure if I’d connect with the wife’s behavior in this one.
    Thanks for the comical review. I loved those beginning lines. 😂😂

    1. Hahaha I was so exasperated, I kept searching for the humor. I went to the other reviews, they were rolling on the floor with laughter. I sat on the floor hoping I would roll. But alas I didn’t…
      The tag lines are quite spurious nowadays.
      Luckily people who read the review thought I had humor. I was quite sure I have lost it 😉😉😂😂

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