Nate Turner has a nice life. He has a steady job as a driving examiner, and lives with his wife Sinead and son Flynn in a lovely house in a good part of town. Yes, it’s a very nice life.
Until one morning Nate comes downstairs to find Sinead gone and a note lying on the kitchen table, listing all the many things that Nate does wrong – or doesn’t do at all.
Now, somehow, Nate needs to show Sinead he can change – fast. But as Nate works on being a better husband and dad, his life changes in amazing and unexpected ways. And he starts to wonder whether he wants to go back to normal after all. Could there be more to life than nice?
Source: Netgalley My Rating: 2½/5 stars
The Bottom Line: Based on the description and the bright, fun cover, I think I expected this book to be something more than it is. I expected this to be a funny and heartwarming read and what I got was quite the opposite. What’s more, with the exception of one character, Flynn, I didn’t find a single character worth liking in this book. Sinead is extremely selfish and unwilling to admit she had a significant part in the collapse of her marriage and Nate is just completely clueless about everything. I stayed with this book all the way through to the end because I kept hoping something would salvage this book for me, but alas, that just didn’t pan out. With all that being said, I would have absolutely DNF’d this book if the writing quality had been bad. That is not the case at all and I can’t find any complaint with the mechanics of this book. At the end of the day, this just wasn’t the story for me, but I can see it being quite an appealing and enjoyable read for many readers.