Last Couple Standing



Last Couple StandingA couple determined not to end up like their divorced friends try a radical experiment and get in way over their heads in this hilarious, heartfelt novel from the author of We re All Damaged.The Core Four have been friends since college four men, four women, four couples They got married around the same time, had kids around the same time, and now, fifteen years later, they ve started getting divorced around the same time, too With three of the Core Four unions crumbling to dust around them, Jessica and Mitch Butler take a long, hard look at their own marriage Can it be saved Or is divorce, like some fortysomething zombie virus, simply inescapable To maximize their chance at immunity, Jessica and Mitch try something radical Their friends divorces mostly had to do with sex having it, not having it, wanting to have it with other people so they decide to relax a few things Terms are discussed, conditions are made, and together the Butlers embark on the great experiment of taking their otherwise happy, functional marriage and breaking some very serious rules.Jessica and Mitch are convinced they ve hit upon the next evolution of marriage But as lines are crossed and hot bartenders pursued, they each start to wonder if they ve made a huge mistake What follows is sexy, fun, painful, messy, and completely surprising to them both Because sometimes doing something bad is the only way to get to the heart of what s really good. Read Last Couple Standing – therehabboutique.co.uk

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this name.Matthew Norman is an advertising copywriter He lives with his wife and two daughters in Balti His first novel, Domestic Violets, was nominated in the Best Humor Category at the 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards.

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  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • Last Couple Standing
  • Matthew Norman
  • English
  • 11 November 2018
  • 1984821067

10 thoughts on “Last Couple Standing

  1. Taylor Noel says:

    A fun, frothy novel about a couple that tries to save their marriage by sleeping with other people Reminded me a lot of the movie Crazy Stupid Love

  2. Laura Hill says:

    Thank you to Ballantine Books and NetGalley for providing an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review The book will be published on March 17th, 2020.Mitch and Jessica are the last couple standing When the other three couples in their set all divorce within a couple of years, suddenly their own previously happy marriage seems almost up for grabs With infidelity at the root of most of their friends problems, they decide to experiment with a temporarily open marriage to see if Thank you to Ballantine Books and NetGalley for providing an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review The book will be published on March 17th, 2020.Mitch and Jessica are the last couple standing When the other three couples in their set all divorce within a couple of years, suddenly their own previously happy marriage seems almost up for grabs With infidelity at the root of most of their friends problems, they decide to experiment with a temporarily open marriage to see if they can forestall what feels like the inevitable Jessica a therapist points out Love is a feeling Monogamy is a rule One we came up with twelve thousand years ago when we started worrying about property rights While the first chapter is a kind of leaden background explaining how all four couples got together and what went wrong in the other three both writing and content picked up after that Lots of humorous and interesting dialogue and plenty of non gender conforming behavior In fact, I really a...

  3. Susan says:

    This a delicious and delightful book, written with a light yet vibrant style, about a serious subject The Core Four, as they call each other, are four couples who met in college at Johns Hopkins Originally the core eight, four woman friends and four men friends, when they all eventually meet, as they say, worlds collide, they pair up and eventually marry, and at the time of the story, all live in Maryland That s the backstory Moving forward about 20 years, they re all still living in Baltimo This a delicious and delightful book, written with a light yet vibrant style, about a serious subject The Core Four, as they call each other, are four couples who met in c...

  4. Debi says:

    While ultimately divorce is no laughing matter, this is one funny book The core four, a group of 4 couples that met in college and married shortly after graduating, have wound their lives around one another so much so they continue to live near each other and celebrate all holidays together and basic moments in life Twenty years later, three of the four couples divorce in quick succession What ensues is the sad and absurd antics of the divorced as followed by the remaining married couple, Jes While ultimately divorce is no laughing matter, this is one funny book The core four, a group of 4 couples that met in college and mar...

  5. Elaine says:

    Thank you to NetGalley for a Kindle ARC of Last Couple Standing. Mitch and Jessica have been together since college, the last couple out of their Core Four of friends to remain married.As a way to prevent their marriage from going stagnant, they embark on a not so original, radical experiment to sow their oats without consequences.Yeah, like that ever works in books and real life.I did enjoy the writing, ...

  6. Anissa Austin says:

    I received this book as a ARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.I struggled with a rating for this book Although it kept my interest, some parts were not lacking substance to me I give this book 3.75 stars The Last Couple standing is about Jessica and Mitch who decide to loosen their marriage in order to remain alive and save their marriage They are the only couple of their closest friends who are not divorced Part One The Divorces was very confusing to me This is the part o I received this book as a ARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.I struggled with a rating for this book Although it kept my interest, some parts were not lacking substance to me I give this book 3.75 stars The Last Couple standing is about Jessica and Mitch who decide to loosen their marriage in order to remain alive and save their marriage They are the only couple of their closest friends who are not divorced Part One The Divorces was very confusing to me This is the part of the book where the author introduces the characters and explains how they met and how their marriages ended With four couples, I found it hard to keep up with who was ...

  7. Olivia L says:

    Unlike the other popular novels that were inspired by Ross mantra, We were on a break , I found someone to root for in Mitch Butler In the Last Coupling Standing , Mitch and Jessica decided that with all of the divorces swirling around them, their marriage needed a break spouse sanctioned infidelity in order for it to naturally evolve Will it save their marriage or ruin it The writing was a perfect balance of wit and humor, engaging the reader and offering up the chance for a little bit Unlike the other popular novels that were inspired by Ross mantra, We were on a break , I found someone to root for in Mitch Butler In the Last Coupling Standing , Mitch and Jessica decided that with all of the divorces swirling around them, their marriage needed a break spouse sanctioned infidelity in order for it to naturally evolve Will it save their marriage or ruin it The writing was a perfect balance of wit and humor, engaging the reader and offering up the chance for a little bit of introspection on marriage, contentment, and middle age I think the tale was wonderfully done, unfortunately, I did not necessarily enjoy the book For me, the premise of temporarily cheating just weighed the story down Regardless of the outcome, I found it all terribly depressing However, it was a worthwhile read and I will definitely seek outmaterial ...

  8. Lissette says:

    This book was compelling, and also incredibly depressing It s a book about the human condition, what it means to have and live through an adult relationship and it had many morose and dark moments But that s life, and for that I actually really enjoyed it The dynamics in the book are very real and relatable and the ending makes sense in the context, but I think that s the only part that felt forced It was as if the author forgot the entirety of the book he had been writing up until then, or This book was compelling, and also incredibly depressing It s a book about the human condition, what it means to have and live through an adult relationship and it had many morose and dark moments But that s life, and for that I actually really enjoyed it The dynamics in the book are very real and relatable and the ending makes sense in the context, but I think that s the only part that felt forced It was as if the author forgot the entirety of the book he had been writing up until then, or perhaps editor intervention and so the ending didn t quite fit to me The characters were well developed, except I felt there was a clear villain and that kind of drove me crazy A roaring this is all your fault, and you re terrible because it seemed it all stemmed not quite from passion but almost nonchalance and it seemed like this created this whole conflict and it could ve been avoided Overall, I enjoyed the book a lot, and having recently married gave me many m...

  9. Vanessa Vicente says:

    What an absolutely delightful guilty read If you are married or in a long term relationshipget on this book.It indulges the reader of the what if scenarios you ve certainly had.Jessica and Mitch married for 15 years, are the last of their circle of friends not yet divorced, and they want to keep it that way They devise a plan called the relaxed marriage which explores a taboo boundaries of an open marriage I couldn t put this book down I needed to know how it all played out Often, What an absolu...

  10. Michelle says:

    Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.Jessica and Mitch wanted to make a change as they see all of their friends starting to get divorces They saw that the core of their friends issues were no sex, not enough sex or even the boredom of sex had lead to the demise of their marriages Jessica and Mitch came up with a plan to have an evolved marriage The story was easy to get lost in as it is an easy read and easily enough to relate in a relation Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.Jessica and Mitch wanted to make a change as they see all of their friends starting to get divorces They saw that the core of their friends issues were no sex, not enough sex or even the boredom of sex had lead to the demise of their marriages Jessica and Mitch came up with a plan to have an evolved marriage The story was easy to get ...

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