#BookReview – Can I Give My Husband Back? by Kirsten Bailey

The Blurb

It’s normal to prefer getting a filling at the dentist’s to spending time with your husband, right?

I thought I was sorted on the life front. I was a heart surgeon with a loving partner and two gorgeous little girls. Except my husband’s version of ‘loving’ is lying, cheating and sleeping his way around London. Which means I definitely deserve a refund.

Unfortunately, moving on isn’t that simple. Just because I know how to operate on a heart doesn’t mean I know how to fix my broken one. Plus, I lost the receipt for him years ago so I’m definitely getting short changed.

But now I’m single, am I ready to mingle? There are a few minor issues:

  • The last time I went on a date double denim was in fashion and my eyebrows were horrendously overplucked.
  • Men wear stupidly skinny jeans now.
  • I don’t know how to use dating apps but at least I don’t have to get changed out of my pyjamas.
  • Sometimes the most promising thing you have in common with a guy is a shared love of prawns.
  • I don’t know whether to open a date with ‘hi’ or ‘hello’ or ‘hey’ and once I ended up saying ‘howdy’.

Everything happens for a reason, they say. There’s plenty more fish in the sea. But what happens when everything falls apart and you haven’t got a clue how to go fishing?

My Thoughts

I was super excited to get started on this book having read and laughed out loud at ‘Has anyone seen my sex life?’ and Kirsten Bailey did not disappoint.

Like Bailey herself, I quite like my husband but I could completely relate to how Emma was feeling and seethed with rage at several points throughout the book. She’s a better person than me! She was calm, collected and mature – not many people could say that if they went through what she did. That being said, I did at times get annoyed at Emma because of the way she blatantly ignored her husband’s infidelities and subsequent abhorrent behaviour.

What I love about the story is the relationships between the sisters, they are all very different but so very close and although they react to situations in different ways their love for one another shines through. Lucy is by far my favourite character and I cannot wait to read her story! I have a feeling I will be laughing out loud from start to finish.

‘Can I Give my Husband Back?’ lived up to my expectations and is indeed laugh out loud funny. If you haven’t read any of Kirsten Bailey’s books yet then I would highly recommend. They would make a fantastic Christmas gift! I’m away to pre-order the next Callaghan sister instalment…

Published by charismaticcritic

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