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Monday, June 9, 2014

Quote-Tastic #49 The Cheating Husband, the Slut, and the Clueless Wife


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This is a longer quote but I wanted to use the whole thing. It's a fantastic, no slut-shaming look at two women who meet and discover they're sharing a man. It's funny, shame-free, and a rocky start to a strong friendship; it also provides insight into both women. The book is "The Collector" by Nora Roberts; read my review here.


     "We met at yoga class," Julie began. "Lila and I, not me and Maxim-my ex. We hit it off during up dogs and down dogs, started hitting the juice bar together after. One thing led to another."
     Lila sighed. "I was seeing someone, and it looked like it might get fairly serious. So, being females, we talked about the men in our lives. I told her about mine. He was great-looking, successful. He traveled a lot, but was very attentive when we were together. And Julie told me about her husband."
     "Also great-looking and successful. Working longer hours than he once did, and not as attentive as he'd once been. In fact, things were a little rocky, but we were working on smoothing them out."
     "So with a few yoga sessions, a few smoothies, some sharing of details, it turned out the guy I was seeing was married, to Julie. I was sleeping with her husband, and instead of drowning me in my own smoothie, she dealt."
     "We dealt."
     "We did." Lila tapped her glass to Julie's. "And our friendship is written in his blood. Not literally" she added quickly.
     "No violence necessary when you take your husband's slut-"
     "Ouch."
     "When you take his slut home for drinks and introduce her to him as your new best friend. He packed up what he could in the twenty minutes I gave him and moved out. Lila and I ate the best part of a half gallon of ice cream."
     "Ben & Jerry's Coffee Heath Bar Crunch," Lila remembered, with a smile that had the dimple flickering. "Still a favorite. You were so amazing. I just wanted to crawl into the deep dark hole of shame, but not Julie. 'Let's get the bastard,' that was her reaction. So we did."
     "I ditched the bastard, kept the slut."
     "I ditched the bastard," Lila corrected, "and kept the pathetic and clueless wife. Someone had to."
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6 comments:

  1. Hehe.. I love this quote! I'm not sure if I'll read the book though but yeah, it's a great way of introducing these two strong and unique women. :)

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  2. I love the quote! I'm starting this book tomorrow on a car trip and I have really high hopes for it. No one does friendship better than Nora Roberts! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. lols...Oh I like it...i like it ;) Awesome quote!

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  4. Haha what a cool excerpt! Good for both of those women for getting rid of that awful dude and becoming friends over that situation.

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  5. HAH! This book sounds fabulous! Loved that excerpt!

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  6. Coffee Heath Bar Crunch was the best ice cream ever. I'm so sad B&J ruined it just recently :/

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