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The Hapless Husband & His Curious Wife by Helen E. Field
Publisher: In Jest
Source: Random Things Tours
About The Book
Follow the madcap lives of the sassy Brooke and her anxious husband Dean, as they navigate the chaos caused by their double lives: secrets, syndicates and stress… money, mystery shopping and McDonald’s… political incorrectness, punters and posh people… betting, blood pressure and ballet… haves, have nots and horseracing…diversity, dilemmas and days out…gender, gyms and gentility. WARNING: If you are easily offended, ‘woke’ or work in human resources, beware of irreverent British humour!
Essex girl Brooke secretly works for Lady Townsend, who’s attempting to transform her into a lady, by offering her an eye-opening education. She exposes Brooke to some mind-boggling experiences and a class of people a million miles away from her own, resulting in some seriously funny social faux pas along the way. Brooke’s outlook changes as she takes advantage of these opportunities to better herself, with often comic results! Meanwhile her husband Dean is clueless as to why his normally ditsy wife appears to be acting so weird.
Meanwhile, Dean has been set a challenge by his boss. He’s been tasked with making their workforce the most diverse in the industry, but Dean’s unorthodox approach to recruiting, reveals that he struggles with the very concept of what he considers a ‘woke’ request. In addition, he’s still keeping his mystery shopping side hustle a secret from his demanding wife, ensuring he gets some ‘me time’ away from her and their boisterous toddler Paige.
The farcical situations they find themselves in as a result of their lies, cause off the scale stress for them both. How much longer can they withstand the deceit? Will Brooke’s transformation make her long-suffering husband feel left behind? Or will it improve all their lives? It’s that or even more chaos…
Marriage is not an easy thing, so, if you keep secrets from your partner, even if it’s with the best intentions, the moment they will go out it will be a mess!
But for this couple, Brooke and Dean, I don’t think you can expect a normal life for them. Magnet trouble should be their second name, with hilarious situations and a lot of secrets they always pretend to be perfect!
I think this is a book to make you laugh and disconnect a little from the stress of the day; sometimes a story that makes you laugh makes the day less difficult and the light at the end of the tunnel.
For me this could be the perfect addictive series, where you want to hide behind the blankets of how both partners are lying and hiding something from each other and the ball gets big and big… Till it can’t take anymore and explodes!
I can’t say anything bad from this book, maybe that I want to read more of Brooke and Dean adventures. Even if sometimes you want to shout at them asking what the hell! It’s impossible to not love them, they are not doing anything bad, always things for the best of the family, the problems are the secrets!
I really don’t want to make any spoilers, just read the book and you’ll understand me, really! Are you ready to discover “The Hapless Husband & His Curious Wife”?
About The Author
Helen Field is a business woman, writer, publisher of greetings cards, funny poet, speaker, traveller and author of The Mystery Shopper & the Hot Tub.
She was born and brought up in Waltham Abbey in Essex and currently lives in a small village in North West Essex, so it would be fair to say she has earned her “Essex girl” badge!
Helen has had a varied and interesting career in retail and hospitality in UK, Europe and USA, including setting up and running her own restaurant. She runs her own training consultancy to the hospitality industry. One element of her business has been designing and implementing mystery shopper programmes all over the UK for some of the most well-known organisations. With inside knowledge of the industry and armed with thousands of funny mystery shopping incidents, she was inspired to write her debut novel, The Mystery Shopper & the Hot Tub.
Helen has recently spent time combining work and writing with travelling with her husband, including four months in Europe in a 20 year old campervan, a completely wild four-month ride round India by train and a month in an isolated log cabin in Finland.
She rides a motorbike and has three talented and amazing grown up children.
P.s. She doesn’t have a hot tub… yet!