Not Quite A Husband
by Sherry Thomas
Published May 19th 2009 by Bantam
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Not Quite A Husband Book Review
Every time I think about this book, I am so torn. On one hand, I absolutely love Sherry Thomas and her writing. Not Quite A Husband is exactly what I’m looking for when I want a second chance romance in terms of feels. <br><br>However, there are some problematic elements in this book that makes me reluctant to love it. [CW: Marital Rape.] There are some scenes where Leo has sex with Bryony in the middle of the night. While she experiences pleasure, she also tells him to stop doing it. He doesn’t. When Bryony and Leo reestablish their relationship, this is never brought up again.
Their marriage lasted only slightly longer than the honeymoon—to no one’s surprise, not even Bryony Asquith’s. A man as talented, handsome, and sought after by society as Leo Marsden couldn’t possibly want to spend his entire life with a woman who rebelled against propriety by becoming a doctor. Why, then, three years after their annulment and half a world away, does he track her down at her clinic in the remotest corner of India?
Leo has no reason to think Bryony could ever forgive him for the way he treated her, but he won’t rest until he’s delivered an urgent message from her sister—and fulfilled his duty by escorting her safely back to England. But as they risk their lives for each other on the journey home, will the biggest danger be the treacherous war around them—or their rekindling passion?