The Good Enough Husband

The Good Enough Husband

by Sylvie Fox

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ISBN-13: 9781940811055
Publisher: Penner Media
Publication date: 02/05/2014
Pages: 396
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Sylvie Fox is the author of the multicultural romance, The Good Enough Husband. She is also the author of the L.A. Night's Series which includes Unlikely, book one, and Impasse, book two. She splits her time between Los Angeles and Budapest.

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The Good Enough Husband 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
SEStone519 More than 1 year ago
Hannah Morrison Keesling married Michael because she didn’t want to grow old alone. But what started as a marriage that was just good enough, no longer works for Hannah. A trip north to put distance between herself and her unhappy life leads to a small time veterinarian named Ben Cooper. Ben is the guy that she should have met first. He’s perfect for her, even if he’s gun shy after being lied to by his ex-wife. While Hannah tries to move on with Ben, her husband refuses to let go. She must make a choice: to be the good wife or to be with the man she loves. And her decisions, she quickly learns, will ripple into everyone else’s lives. Hannah was a refreshing take on the typical romance main character. Half African American and half Danish, she’s not the short blonde/brunette that I often see in books. I especially enjoyed how Danish words were included in the dialogue and narration without making too big of a deal out of them. It made their presence natural. That’s how I felt a lot of Hannah’s identity was conveyed through the novel. It was simply a fact, and I loved that. Her identity helped me to understand Hannah’s choices. As a writer, I understood why she chose to hide her husband from Ben. However the reader in me disagreed with her decision. I watched helplessly as things got out of control, and I had several “I told you so” moments. It left me frustrated. While I didn’t really enjoy the lingering guilt over an unnecessary situation, another reader might enjoy it. I had a hard time “falling for” Ben. I know that this book isn’t technically a romance novel, so I shouldn’t expect to fall in love with him. But I found him to be a bit too generic. My first impression of him was of a nice guy who liked animals and was burned by his ex-wife. He did become more interesting as the novel progressed when his half brother was introduced. I just felt like his character didn’t really come into his own as a person until the final pages of the book. This book would be great for someone looking for a drama filled book about the consequences of the choices we make in haste. Rating: 4/5 The Good Enough Husband by Sylvie Fox is published by Penner Media and is available as an Ebook. *I received an advanced copy of this book in return for an unbiased review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An explicit bedroom scene of a crude sexual approach by her husband and her dispassionate reaction is the start of the uncensored language starting at page one Chapter 1. So she packs, leaves her pre-written note from her dresser drawer on the bed pillows, and heads from San Francisco to Oregon to 'think things over'. And within hours after removing her rings, then a talk with her husband over bluetooth about his infertility, and she finds a tall handsome hottie in a small town off an interstate exit..... let her affair begin.
eheinlen More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I listened to it on audiotape and it was just great! The story was riveting and the characters were realistic. Side note: Do not listen to it at work without headphones in.
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless More than 1 year ago
More drama than romance This book is classified as a romance. I would have marked it drama. . . Hannah has some issues with her life and she shamelessly involved two men. I wanted to love this book the title sucked me in and I was so looking for a great read. I'm sorry to say that I only got a so-so one.  I found Hannah just plain SELFISH. She took vows with one man (clearly know she did not love him) and when things got tough/bad/low whatever she bailed on him to find something else. Ben and Michael both got the raw end of this stick. I found no real hero or a stand up heroine in these pages. Fox delivered a book that could be more of drama than romance. I most certainly felt short changed in the end.  Thanks, NetGalley.
ErinRichards More than 1 year ago
The Good Enough Husband tells of a situation a lot of woman may find themselves in, i.e. settling to marry in hopes it will be enough for the rest of her life. In Hannah’s case, it wasn’t enough and she knows it and doesn’t think she can fool herself any longer. She realized her mistake, realized there’s more to life than staying married to a man that’s good enough, but not enough for her. When Hannah leaves Michael to get a better perspective, very close to the verge of leaving him for good, she meets Ben and sparks fly. The idea of Ben and what could be gave Hannah the final impetuous she needed to move on from her husband, Michael. Maybe Hannah should have waited to end things with Michael before starting a relationship with Ben, but life is full of twists and turns and we can’t always predict how these things work out. Not even Hannah could predict how things unfolded. Hannah makes plenty of mistakes, but who wouldn’t when confronted with one of the biggest decisions of her life. Ms. Fox gives us solid characterization in a well-written book. With an interesting and all too real premise, you feel the pain and emotion from all the characters from the beginning to end. I highly recommend The Good Enough Husband to all fans of women’s fiction or those who are thinking of or who might have married their good enough husband.
sportzmomof5 More than 1 year ago
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. I found the storyline flawless, atleast until the end. The ending was definitely lacking and what was there was very hurried. The characters were developed, but my disdain for Hannah seemed to limit my view of the book. For me it wasn't so much the cheating as it was her selfish actions. Overall book was good - but I would like a sequel :)
Cheryl-S More than 1 year ago
Five years ago Hannah married her good friend Michael. It was a marriage of convenience because she didn't want to end up 40 and alone with no children.  She loved him as a friend and he was in love with her.  Sex was terrible!  He treated her like a possession and she wanted out.  She left him a note and took off driving down the coast.  Her dog got sick on the drive and she ended up in a little seaside town at a veterinarian's office.  Dr. Ben Cooper was his name and he was her dream man.  She knew instantly he was her soul mate. Great story!  Very well put together.  I felt so bad for Hannah because she was so miserable in her marriage.  The lesson here is that sometimes you need to hold out for the ONE.  Michael was a little whiny but he was in love and his marriage was falling apart.  So, I forgive a little of the whining but only a little.   The story was moving along smoothly and then BAM!  It was over.  It wasn't a bad ending but just too fast.   I do like the writing style of Sylvie Fox and I look forward to reading more from her in the future. I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
books4nana More than 1 year ago
The Good Enough Husband Hannah, our main character, was a flaky female who was unfaithful to her own heart as well as those we were lead to believe she loved.  While we were to believe her a victim of a unfulfilled marriage and a husband with rauchy bedroom habits designed to demean her and to meet only his needs we soon see her passivity in some situations and aggressiveness in others a bit of a paradox.   So much of this story is overshadowed by strong sexual scenes.  We should anticipate this with the crude opening line. I found this author to be be a good writer.  She crafted her story so that it flowed well.  We were shown several situations where someone having been cheated on had long lasting effects. We saw denial, bitterness, unforgiveness and haughtiness. We saw a family deny the existence of a half-brother to save face. We also were shown in our main character a glimpse of how a bi-racial individual is treated even among cultured families. Had Fox spent more time on these and less time on the bedroom scenes the book would captivated our hearts and minds as well as our author's ability to weave a substantial story  line. I received this book in exchanfe for an honest review.
Jazzy629 More than 1 year ago
~Received a copy, in exchange for an honest review~ Hannah wants more in life. She is not happy in her marriage anymore. Finally after a while, she decides to take a drive, to think about things. With her dog Cody in tow, she hits the open road. Hannah’s poor doggy, becomes very sick. So she takes him to the vet, in a very small town. That is where she meets Ben, she instantly falls for him. I mean seriously, who wouldn’t fall for a HOT Veterinarian, who loves animals! Plus he knows what he wants in life! *happy sigh*  Hannah decides to stay awhile in the small town. Even though she wants to be with Ben, she is not divorced yet, and has to go back to her soon to be ex-husband. Once she gets back, she realizes that her marriage is really over and heads back to Lost Coast to spend her life with Ben. After some certain events, she is forced to leave Ben behind. I really like that Sylvie, didn’t make things so easy for Hannah, she actually made Hannah work at her relationships. If you like Contemporary Romance, than this is the book for you! I definitely recommend it!