Title: Single Husbands
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Publish Date: 2/1/2010
Just exactly what did your husband mean when he said, “I do?” The three main characters in HoneyB’s new novel, Single Husbands, dance their way around that question like boxers in a championship match. Herschel Henderson is married to a successful TV hostess/chef, and is glad to be living off of his wife’s money to live a lavish lifestyle filled with ladies that aren’t his wife. Lexington Lewis has no qualms leaving his wife and kids at home to cruise sex clubs. Brian Flaw is madly in love with his wife and adores his children, but still dabbles in frequent extra-marital activities anywhere he can. These three friends schmooze their way through life living as “single husbands,” to whom money is no object and women are just part of the game.
I did not enjoy this book.
In the begining the 8-page introduction by the author, throughout which the author slams marriage totally turned me off .. Still I tried to keep an open mind for content of the book, but it did not grab my attention. I couldn’t connect with any of the characters – It was a full helping of sex with a side story of very small helping ..Don’t get me wrong , Iam all for reading about sex scenes if included appropriately but when the whole story line becomes dependent on sex scenes only … it becomes boring…
I disliked the violence shown toward women and the objectification of many of the women in the book..
At the end of the book Honey B gives women some advice : “Honey Bits” – on how to improve themselves. Her number one tip was for women to get permanent makeup to look better and to feel better about themselves. This really made me furious… I think we women are worth more than that and makeup is never a solution to make ourselves feel good !!!! we are capable of doing better to make ourselves worth and feel good …….
We readers have different tastes on books, may be this book is for you… so, try it by borrowing first…
Reading Group Guide:
1. Do you love yourself? I ask this question first because most people either don’t know how to love themselves or they think they love themselves, yet they allow others to abuse them.
2. Married, divorced, or single, have you had sex with (or dated) a married person? Before you answer, think, have you dated or sexed a person without inquiring about his or her marital status (i.e., a one-night stand, a short-term relationship, etc.)? Was the relationship fulfilling? Why?
3. After reading Single Husbands, do you feel the characters in this novel violated their marriage license? Why or why not?
4. Has reading Single Husbands changed your outlook on marriage? Why or why not?
5. Would you have or have you had sexual intercourse with your friend’s spouse or mate? If so, would you ever tell your friend?
6. Do you know any women or men who are married but live like they are single? Do you envy their relationships or lifestyle?
7. If you knew for a fact that your friend’s spouse or mate was cheating, would you tell your friend? Why or why not? Have you ever lusted after your friend’s mate?
8. Could you have an open marriage, knowing that both you and your spouse were permitted to have sex outside the marriage? If so, would you want to know your spouse’s sexual partner(s)? Why or why not?
9. Is it possible for one person to satisfy all of your sexual needs and fantasies? Before you answer, what are your sexual needs and fantasies?
10. Should the person who earns more money in the relationship or marriage be permitted to control the relationship? What emotional impact, if any, do finances bear on a relationship?
11. After reading Single Husbands, how would you write or rewrite your marriage vows? Do you believe marriage vows are important? If the vows are broken, what can a person do to make them enforceable? What are the laws of marriage?
12. Would you divorce your spouse for sexual and/or emotional infidelity if everything else in your marriage was perfect? Why or why not?
13. Would you go to a sex club with your spouse or mate? Would you participate in sexual activities with other club members? Could you be comfortable watching someone else have sex with your spouse or mate?
14. What’s the freakiest thing you’ve done sexually? Would you do it again? Are you try-sexual?
Thanks to Valerie at Hachette Books, I have three copies of Single Husbands by Honey B to giveaway to three of my readers.
Feb 22 nd – March 1 st
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