Saturday, August 7, 2010

Book Review: Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin

Heart of the MatterHeart of the Matter by Emily Giffin

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I started off hating this book. Hating it. Barely being able to turn the page.

Then something shifted and I couldn't stop reading. Identifying with all of the characters. Willing the story to move faster so that I could find out the resolution.

I don't know if I understand the ending or if its just that it didn't work out that way for me. But this passage stood out the most in the book. To the point I read it several times.

"His point, I think, is that even good guys cans cheat...But it only happens if they're in the wrong relationship - and only for the right person. And because you and Nick have a great relationship, you really have nothing to worry about."

Dex nods and says, "It might sound like an excuse...a justification. But I think it happens to people. But not if they're happy. Not if their relationship is where it should be."

That is truth. The truth is that however spineless and horrendous my husbands actions were...had things of been great, they wouldn't have happened. The problem wasn't just that he couldn't keep it in his pants; its that, as I now realize, we weren't meant to be.

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  1. I just read this book too and really liked it. I don't know if I was super happy with the ending or the confrontation between Nick and Tessa but it was still a great story. Interesting. I would love to hear what you think about Fly Away Home too, similar theme.

  2. first time you've had that realization?

  3. Jessica - reading it on my bus trip to Chicago for a bachelorette partt this weekend, didn't think Jenna Jamesons autobiography was the best choice!

    John - just making peace with it at this point. Its a much longer process than I ever imagined.