A Reliable Wife - Robert Goolrick My January loan from the Kindle Lending Library, so diving into this book was a relatively risk-free venture and I wasn't too concerned about the mixed reviews.

There are definitely heavy sexual undertones throughout the entire book that some readers might find off-putting, but I honestly didn't have much of an issue with it. None of it was really done to excite or titillate; I felt the adult content was intended more to describe a character's emotions or state of mind.

However, I do agree with reviewers' assessments that claim this book could have been much shorter. The story's pretty straightforward, but the author seems to love writing pages and pages of rambling flowery prose and description; that much was clear even from the first few pages. To me it felt like he was trying much too hard to sound "artsy".