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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Heart of The Matter by Emily Giffin

i make a separate post for the second book read over Merdeka weekend, so, it'll be easier for me to do the linking at the end of the year to conclude my reading counts.


A very light reading relative to the first book. a story, you'll be able to get, even if you skimmed it through (as i did). another attempt at dissecting the cheating spouse phenomenon. a good attempt because at least it was told by the two inflicted women.

okey, here's the summary: Tessa and Nick are happily married with two great kids (Ruby and Frank). Tessa, decided to quit her academic profession to take care of her demanding children and to have more quality time with her family. Nick, a renowned plastic surgeon supported her decision.  a year into her homemaker role, Tess suspected her husband to have an affair. Nick befriended a single mother, Valerie, whose son Charlie involved in a nasty burn accident. Valerie, an independent and stucked up lawyer was drawn to the warm, sympathetic doctor. and Charlie needed a father figure, someone's missing in his whole life. Tess, by aid from her tennis buddies found out about the affair. Tess confronted her husband of 10 years. Nick was to decide what he wanted in his life. he chose his family.

No twist in the story. it's expected. Maybe, all married couple should read this, to brace themselves with the inevitable. and just because this book talked of man cheating, the reality of any relationship to work is that it takes two to fulfill, even an affair is sort of relationship. if you know he's married, he's untouchable. this remind me of a colleague who found her 'jodoh' with an older, married man and her nasty "nak buat macamana?, dah jodoh saya" comment. She broke family apart and said that? palui!. she refused to be second wife. so the first wife with 4 children was divorced.

just watch Private Practice where Dr. Addie bitterly declined advance of Dr. Noah Barnes in season 2 of the series to understand the longing and chance of an affair thrown away. in life, love and passion are not everything, baby.

Rating: 6/10

7 comments:

kayau said...

Owh sy biasa tgk lah cerita betul yg mcm....Tapi bertepuk sebelah tangan x kan berbunyi..

kukuanga said...

itulaitu juvi...

banyak kes makan jalan. sy pun terkejut.. kdg2 org yg kita x sangka pun... dei...

Dy said...

i think, loneliness can drive one to do the unthinkable - and the easy way out is "what to do?"...

kukuanga said...

dy,
thus the adage of relationship can only happen when two engaged.

this book discussed in length of the big 'if' we married the wrong person and ended up falling for somebody else sometime later. its bitter and heartbreaking. yet, love is not a free pass to do as we wanted. love wont manipulate.

yes, loneliness might be a huge factor.. :(

Dy said...

I don't think we can ever marry a wrong person. It's just diverted love. A feeling which will prove itself untrue the moment the affair becomes "legal". Deep down inside, the "love" is for #1.

It's harder for the ladies I think - because, how attractive a man becomes once he's an experienced married man - he is more loving, caring, gentle - all the works. BUT.

A big huge fullstop should appear the moment his status is made known.

kukuanga said...

dy,
emily giffin also have a book "love the one you're with". and ya, i also of the same stand that one cant never married the 'wrong' person.

some try affair for the thrill, i guess. and ya, *wink* you know my own fascination with married man :)

still. its taboo.

Dy said...

*wink* same same *wink* :P

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