My Invisible Husband Book Review
Compared to the books we have selected in the past for our book club, My Invisible Husband
was a nice change. It was a light and very easy read and a little less dramatic or emotional as were most of our past selections. You could read it easily in a day, it is a nice weekend read.
The plot was cute, but not so controversial or thought provoking, just cute. A woman is so sick and fed up with being asked when she will settle down by her family and friends that she feels forced into telling them what they want to hear. She fakes a Las Vegas wedding and tells everyone she is eloping. But there is no mystery man and no love in her life. However, on the way back home she meets Mr. Perfect. He becomes involved in her little scheme and to make her lie more plausible, he actually fakes being her husband, this invisible husband. And of course, they end up falling in love.
The problem I have with it is the great big lie. Even as attractive as she was described, I think I would stay at least fifty feet away from a woman who was contriving such a devious little plan to fool her family and friends. I would think she was an absolute freak. It wouldn't be her selling point, as it was for Byron. I also don't know anyone who would be able to pull off living such lies. As she was telling her best friend her plan, I was thinking, "If my friend was telling me this, I would surely have her committed." Instead, her friend was calm and collected. So for me, it was too unbelievable when it was supposed to be completely believable and something we could all relate to.
I must admit however, it did become a page turner once the ex-girlfriend became involved. This woman was the woman we all LOVE to hate. She was sexy, successful and a complete bitch. She came back into Byron's life as soon as he was happy. She was a gold digger who had taken him to the cleaners in his past. The ex still wanted his money so she tried to claim that her one year old child was his, and he needed to pay up. In the meantime, she was needling her way into the main character's (Nikki) life and trying to become her friend all the while having a hidden agenda. As the reader you can't put it down because you want to find out if the child is really his and you want to see Nikki find out what a conniving little tramp she is. It is the little things in life which make you smile, right? And in the end, of course, the reader gets his or her sweet satisfaction.
My Invisible Husband is a fun book if you are looking for something easy to read. It is easy to get involved with the book and you might pick it up and read it straight through. The plot unfolds rather quickly so there is no waiting around. And the character development is right on queue, it doesn't lack.
I do have to admit, I found the ending a little bit creepy. But I won't spoil it for you, you will just have to read and see for yourself.
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