The Husband

John Simpson
The Husband
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Silver Publishing
Release Date
November 2011
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

Adam and Craig reunite and their romance is rekindled when Adam returns to New York. He moves in with friends, a straight married couple, and together he and Craig solve the married couple's greatest problem.

When Adam returns home to New York and moves in with straight married friends, he reunites with his past lover despite his strong personal attraction to his male married friend. When fate makes it necessary, Craig is added to the unorthodox family unit. Instead of being a short-term burden on their married friends, the opportunity arises for them to solve an unexpected problem that surfaces in the couple's marriage. With a bit of self-sacrifice and compromise, they can bring happiness to not only Jeff and Doris, but to themselves as well, cementing their unusual family forever.

CONTENT ADVISORY: This title includes both MM and MF scenes.

Book Review by Valentina Heart (author,reviewer)
Feb 14, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
135 people found the following review helpful
I can't help but be drawn to a book with this type of a title. Despite the struggle for equality, marriage between two men is not the norm and unfortunately is more often condemned than it is accepted. So being a husband when your other half is a man isn't something I'll just skip over and look for books centered on a paranormal or maybe more sexual subject.

Here we have Adam who is leaving his current job and going back home to Long Island after six months in Huston. He was missing his friends and struggling with humidity and concluded that all the trouble was just not worth it. In the lack of accommodation, he stays with his married friends and quickly after that gets back together with his ex-boyfriend.

I'm not going to pick apart this book to its tiniest flaws because I don't think it's bad. It is rather okay with an interesting subject. Unfortunately, the writing style and the lack of chemistry between the main characters just didn't work for me. I was expecting a romance but felt more like I was reading a newspaper article with all the facts nicely stated and all the conversations properly quoted. The sentences were abrupt and the issues in the story while serious came on too quickly and had fairytale solutions. In addition, I really didn't like the main character and his blatant displays of sexual admiration.

With a bit tighter writing, serious issues receiving more attention and romance actually being romantic, this book could have turned into something memorable as well as recommendable. As it is now, it's not something I will think about long enough to recommend. But personal opinion is just that, personal and the final decision is ultimately up to the individual reader.

Disclaimer: The reviewer is also a published author with Silver Publishing.
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