This was a story about a husband getting his wake-up call from his point of view. It's real life and very entertaining! Getting inside Ridley's head was being entertaining, there was no holding back in what he was thinking, but we also saw the love he had for his wife! While it was a fun read, it makes you take a step back and look at your own relationship! Great read all the way around!
So glad I read this book, it was really good. If your looking for a fun and sexy read with depth about how a couple can get their marriage off track by not communicating with each other with it being as I call it "fictional realistic " then this is your book.I loved how Ridley, the husband tells us the whole story, the author did a great job of telling this story through Ripley who is quite the character in a loving, fun ,wild , sexy ,clueless way.I learned alot from this fictional man , alot of crazy and useful and useless male information but I'll take it because I love the guy's POV , it's hysterical and informative all in one.The kids are a blast , great personalities that have you sighing and hoping they aren't on your block all at the same time. Seriously its a good read from the very first page about a 8 year marriage with kids, stresses, horrible in laws and wild best friends that make this book work. It has the laughter, with the heart pangs, the ewwww, with the LOL pages ,it was just very entertaining and I liked the way this author told this story.I really liked her Deal book too.I havent loved everything this author has written but her book "Deal" and this read I say ,Well Done !!!! and thanks for the laughs and for keeping it real of how all marriages can be a struggle, us as couples sadly adding extra drama that is definitely not needed due to immaturity and not feeling loved at times but in the end if it's true love and you pinky swear to stop the destructive behavior it can sometimes hopefully be a very HEA.Keep up the really good and fun reads Ms.Stahl because this book was so enjoyable and it was a pleasure to read.P.S . I loved your acknowledgement portion Ms.Stahl, it showed in your writing skills that you really enjoyed writing this book so much because it was so enjoyable to me as the reader, and my husband and I are with you on your views on marriage, my husband sat behind me in English class at 15 years old , we were together throughout high school and married at 18 years old too , it's been 32 years now and I 100 percent agree with you" when you know you know" and laughter is key and you always hope that the ups times are often and the not so proud moments are not so unforgivable. You really did this story well ,from one married lady at age 18 to another ,again well written, well told ,well done!!! And again thanks for the many laughs.
Ridley Cooper finds himself blindsided when his wife, Madison, has him served with divorce papers. He was really confused in light of the fact that they had had shower sex that morning and she gave no indication anything was wrong. Ridley then sets about trying to get her to fall in love with him again and strives to be a better husband. Madison was ridiculous this whole book and I had not one ounce of empathy for her. She acted bratty, self-righteous and downright juvenile at times. Ridley is no wall flower and has no issue calling out people on their crap. He does not get along with her best friend, Nathalie, nor her mother. Both women cause him to want to commit murder and I couldn't say I blamed him. He feels like the more he tries to save his marriage, the further away it is getting. I gave Madison credit for finally opening up about what she was really doing and realizing she went too far. Nathalie would be the last person I would take advice from. Madison was a mother of 2 who acted like a 14-year-old throwing a tantrum. I had zero respect for her at the end. The book is told entirely in Ridley's POV and although witty at times, it dealt with a serious issue. I liked it okay but found some of it juvenile.
I loved, loved, loved this book. Where to start? After being served divorce papers, Ridley decides he must show his wife Madison that he does in fact love her. I'm not going into more, because it would completely give away the story.
This story was hilarious. I loved that it was not only in alternating views, but that Ridley kind of controlled the story. I have to hand it to Shey Stahl for writing from a mans point of view. Not only was it amazingly hilarious it was fun to read.
I can't say enough fantastic things about this book. It made me laugh and cry. It actually made me stop and think about my interactions with my husband. This fantastic story will not disappoint.