The New Husband By: D.J. Palmer/ Book Review

 

What makes Simon Fitch so perfect? He knows all her favorite foods, music, and movies. Her son adores him. He was there when she needed him most. He anticipates her every need. He would never betray her like her first husband. The perfect husband. He checks all the boxes. The question is, Why? Nina Garrity learned the hard way that her missing husband, Glen, had been leading a double life with another woman. But with Glen gone-presumably drowned while fishing on his boat-she couldn’t confront him about the affair or find closure to the life he blew apart. Now a year and a half later, Nina has found love again and hopes she can put her shattered world back together. Simon, a widower still grieving the death of his first wife, thinks he has found his dream girl in Nina, and his charm and affections help breakthrough to a heart hardened by betrayal. Nina’s teenage son Connor, embraces Simon as the father he wishes he could have been, while her friends see a different side to him, and they aren’t afraid to use the word obsession. Nina works hard to bridge the divide that’s come between her daughter and Simon. She wants so badly to believe her life is finally getting back on track, but she’ll soon discover that the greatest danger to herself and her children is the lies people tell themselves.

 

My Review:

I keep seeing this on the shelves of every store I went to so I decided to pick it up because the synopsis sounded really good.  Nina a widow after her husband disappears from a fishing trip that he likes to go solo to just clear his mind. She meets Simon who is actually a History teacher at her daughter Maggie’s school. From the start, Maggie did not like Simon at all even Nina’s friends weren’t so fond of him every time she would make plans Simon would talk her out of them, making her see her friends less but she would always make excuses for him ” I mean he even built me a gym in the basement so I didn’t have to go to the gym so sweet” Right!?!  What is up with this man I mean no man could be too attentive unless he has alternative motives!  Then Maggie gets a text from an unknown number! This is dad Maggie I’ve done horrible things and please don’t tell your mother I have contacted you!!! I thought this book was well written and well played out with the twist! I gave this book an even 3 stars out of 5.

 

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