The Hapless Husband And His Curious Wife By Helen E. Field
‘The Hapless Husband And His Curious Wife’ is the second book in the The De’Ath Family Antics series.
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 second book in the De’ath series is another rollercoaster of a story packed with wit and drama that made for fun reading.
We meet glamorous Essex couple Brooke and Dean who are happily married but are leading secret lives. As much as Dean wants Brooke to be a stay at home wife, Brooke desperately wants something more from life and with Lady Townsend’s help develops a keen interest in art, culture and sophistication. Whilst Brooke is learning, Dean is pretending to join gyms and make his place of employment a more diverse company.
This book is a fun story, it’s warm, reactive and witty with both Brooke and Dean being the perfect entertaining couple. Their interactions with each other and other characters make for fun reading. I particularly enjoyed Brooke’s interaction with Lady Townsend as we see her develop in knowledge and grow in confidence and blossom in the story. At the heart of it, she’s a true Essex girl with a huge heart and personality and shines throughout the story and seems unaware of the impact that she has on others.
Dean is another great character. He’s quite old fashioned in his thinking with wanting Brooke to stay at home but at the core he’s wanting to provide the best for his family and this is lovely to see.
I enjoyed this story, it’s lighthearted and the perfect pick me up. I did find it slightly puzzling how Dean and Brooke keep their side hustles from each other, but then if they were honest with each other the story wouldn’t be half as entertaining as they find themselves in madcap scenarios with outlandish lies.
‘The Hapless Husband and His Curious Wife’ is a welcome distraction from the outside world with witty one liners and hilarious situations that will have you snorting throughout.
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