John has always known exactly what he wanted. A career as a high-powered attorney, followed by the perfect family of six, and then elected public service. So it was no surprise that the first time he laid his eyes on Josie, he knew she was the one he’d share his dreams with. More than a decade, and one tragic miscalculation later, all he has worked for is slipping through his fingers. Powerless to stem the flow, the one thing he remains certain of: he can’t lose the woman he married.
"The Woman He Married" was my first Julie Ford book and I have to say I have mixed emotions about it. I really disliked John and Josie. Its not that the characters were not well written, it was the way Josie was a dumping ground for John. It ticked me off. He cheats, blames her and I felt like she basically grovels for him not to leave while he gets everything he wanted. Hes a self indulgent, hypocritical cheater with Josie being a insecure, self adsorbed drunk and there are so many other issues in this extremely dysfunctional marriage that I felt like I have been on an emotional roller coaster and the ride ended abruptly.
The writing style was good, considering its a first book and it flowed nicely to keep you engaged. The story itself was well written, with my only complaint being how nice, neat and abruptly the story was ended. I like to see these things played out slowly and not as one big dump. Otherwise I enjoyed it and cannot wait to see what this author produces.