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[Download] ➿ Husband Material ➻ Emily Belden – Submitaurl.info Sometimes Love Is Unpredictable Twenty Nine Year Old Charlotte Rosen Has A Secret She S A Widow Ever Since The Fateful Day That Leveled Her World, Charlotte Has Worked Hard To Move Forward Great Job At A Hot Social Media Analytics Company Check Roommate With No Knowledge Of Her Past Check Adorable Dog Check All The While, She S Faithfully Data Crunched Her Way Through Life, Calculating The Probability Of Risk So She Can Avoid ItYet Charlotte S Algorithms Could Never Have Predicted That Her Late Husband S Ashes Would Land Squarely On Her Doorstep Five Years Later Stunned But Determined, Charlotte Sets Out To Find Meaning In This Sudden Twist Of Fate, Even If That Includes Facing Her Perfectly Coiffed, And Perfectly Difficult, Ex Mother In Law And Her Husband S Best Friend, Who Seems To Become A Fixture At Her Side Whether She Likes It Or NotBut Soon A Shocking Secret Surfaces, Forcing Charlotte To Answer Questions She Never Knew To Ask And To Consider The Possibility Of Forgiveness And When A Chance At New Love Arises, She Ll Have To Decide Once And For All Whether To Follow The Numbers Or Trust Her Heart This is my second Emily Belden book and I really enjoyed it It wasn t even a conscience decision to choose the author again, I just loved the synopsis of Husband Material so much that I hit the NetGalley request without further exploration But once I started reading, I recognized the writing and the plot focus You see, Belden has the most amazing way of writing the working woman of today She excels at, quite simply, creating an adult woman who is competant and placing her in an enviornment where she actually works That may seem silly, but I feel like 80% of the womens fic romance books I read, the heroine, who has a job, is never actually working OR the job is unrealistic to an extreme and even then, the heroine never really works So believe me when I say that I love that Emily Belden writes women leads with interesting millenial jobs that feel real and relevant It makes all the difference.I also feel like the author has grown immensely since her previous book The first was bit long, but Husband Material is a perfectly edited book There isn t any unneccesary fluff or drama All in all, this is an incredibly realistic romance book There is drama but it s balanced with self disovery and pain and growth It s not a book to make you fall over laughing at unwitting hijinks It s a deep and sweet look at a woman who thinks she has it all together but hasn t really dealt with the devistation that life threw at her way too early it just so happens to be set in a romance book format Although, the romance is of a second or third plot point, just an fyi.My only criticisms would include wanting just a chapter or two I liked the way it ended but I would have like to see some of the things at the end opened up and explored a bit at the end And as a dog person, I wanted interaction and inclusion of Charlotte s pupper He felt like a house plant most of the time.Overall, Husband Material is about a woman who is learning to live the unexpected life To balance work and friendships To being able to open herself up to anything new To learning the charms and pitfalls of coping mechanisms And maybe a little bit of love thrown in there too It was a book with a lot of emotion and I enjoyed reading it I recieved a free advance digital copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Emily Belden s second foray in fiction comes in the form of a young widow, hiding from reality into crunching numbers and leaving zero to chance including her own dating life When her husband s ashes arrive on her doorstep unexpectedly, five years after his death, her compartmentalized facade starts to falter Told with Belden s signature wit and heart, Charlotte makes for a lovable protagonist who you can t help but root for, as well as a cast of peripheral characters that are uniquely wonderful as well, namely Charlotte s goth, tell it like it is roommate, Casey Thank you to Graydon House for an advance copy All opinions are my own, Please note that I received this book via NetGalley This did not affect my rating or review.I feel a bit sad The potential with this book was pretty high, it s just that Belden ended up having a main character who wasn t that likable and also the romance felt forced Husband Material follows 29 year old Charlotte Rosen A New York transplant, Charlotte initially worked in a different field than what she does now Charlotte works for a social media influencer firm yeah that s a thing now I guess and relies on hits hashtags numbers to show her whether a client has a certified hit or not After returning home early one evening, Charlotte is surprised to find her late husband s ashes Decker waiting for her Receiving the ashes throws Charlotte into a tailspin She hasn t really gotten over losing Decker 5 years ago and finds herself dealing with her ex in law and also her husband s best friend, Brian I loved the idea of Charlotte having the ability to figure out whether a guy was going to work with her or not based on her research into their online lives And the first scene with the blind date at the wedding was hilarious After that the book just swan dives into messiness and I ended up wanting to smother Charlotte Belden does incorporate some scenes in this book so you can see how well Decker and Charlotte got along and how much they loved each other I just think there should have been Decker literally haunts most of the book When a secret is divulged I rolled my freaking eyes because it made zero sense to introduce this except as a way for poor Charlotte to overcome something else.Charlotte s character bugged me mostly though because once she meets Brian again, she turns into needing his help every five minutes and she only wants help because she s hoping for it to turn into something romantic I don t know It just baffled me as I was reading Though Charlotte pretends like she doesn t need help from her coworkers or her roommate It just bugged the life out of me because most of the book is her being disappointed if he can t do something right away or her thinking she knows him There is zero chemistry between these two and I think that Belden would have been better off just having Charlotte realize she wasn t ready to move on from her husband yet The other characters don t have much to do Belden introduces the ex in law who is nasty, but I actually felt for this character and we have Charlotte s periodic phone calls home to her mother along with the long suffering roommate Brian sucked full stop once readers are informed about something and I had a hard time even believing the HEA that the book pushes on us The writing actually started off pretty good The first scene at the wedding was hilarious, but after that the book seems to get into a pretty bad flow of Charlotte just sitting around waiting on Brian I think the plot point of what to do with Decker s ashes wasn t enough to hold this book together When a secret is revealed the book danced even further into absurdity I think that the plot could have just been Charlotte coming to real terms with being a widow and going to grief groups and meeting other women out there in a similar situation, full stop The ending was a letdown to me I didn t buy the romance especially after what Charlotte found out I honestly thought including the secret turned this book into a literary version of the movie, Catch and Release starring Jennifer Garner too. Husband Material is a contemporary fiction novel that had a great balance of humor and relatability I really appreciated how the author Emily Belden built detailed characters that have a level of depth that doesn t always happen in this genre of writing Because of this, I was really able to connect with the storyline and follow these characters on their path of grief and the process of moving forward We met Charlotte who is a young widow that is trying to rebuild her life I appreciated the discussion of death and loss, especially for younger characters who are still on the path of finding themselves while at the same time dealing with this huge loss I am so glad I didn t judge this one by the cover alone because while the cutesy cover might let you think this is just another rom com I really found this to be so much My full review will be up on genthebookworm.com when I am a part of the Husband Material blog tour this winter Thank you to NetGalley and Graydon House Books for an advanced copy.

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