A surprisingly brilliant, touching and funny read given the dark topic of marital breakdown
The Book focuses on the marriage of Nick and Maya and how it has been struggling since the birth of the twins.
Nick decides he wants out but once he realises how much that will cost he looks at the alternative offered to him by a lawyer friend to become A Better Man and get Maya to be more self-sufficient which would mean the courts would see the case differently
But as with the best laid plans things start to go squiffy when by being the man he thinks he ought to be he finds himself falling in love with Maya all over again. It all seems to be going well again until Maya finds out exactly what he’s planning.
There’s a couple of really good twists in this book and a fair amount of light heartedness.
The book is really easy to get into and difficult to put down.
It’s light hearted even with its more serious undertone and I think a lot of people can relate to parts of the story, especially how relationships change when the kids arrive.
I think it’s a brilliantly written book that takes a good hearted poke at modern marriage and wouldn’t hesitate to read it again!
A Better Man by Leah McLaren is published by Corvus Books and is available in all good book stores and online. RRP £7.99
Disclaimer: I have been sent this book as part of the Britmums Book Club. The thoughts and opinions written here are my own