‘She wants a divorce
But first she’ll have to win him back’
– How to Marry Your Husband
How to Marry Your Husband by Jacqueline Rohen will be released in digital format on May 1st with Arrow Publishing. (paperpack publication set for July 9th 2020) It is described as ‘the hilarious new rom com novel from debut author Jaqueline Rohen. Perfect for fans of Sophie Ranald and Laura Jane Williams‘
I am delighted to be joining the tour today with a short extract, a teaser, for you all.
I do hope you enjoy!
[ About the Book ]
Rachel has just seen her husband David kissing another woman and she knows her marriage is over. To make matters worse, she has just discovered that her romantic destination wedding wasn’t exactly legal.
No marriage means no divorce. Heartbroken and angry, she and her friend hatch a foolproof plan:
Step one – Make David fall back in love with her.
Step two – Marry him
Step three – Divorce him and break his heart.
Rachel just has to be careful that she doesn’t get swept back up in the romance…
[ EXTRACT ]
David was oblivious to everything but the girl; the kiss had ended and he was now deep in conversation with her. Even the cacophony of traffic noises didn’t distract him. Why did he have to kiss her in front of Sylvie’s bakery? On their anniversary … their fifteenth wedding anniversary, for fuck’s sake! Rachel was drowning under waves of emotion, lapping faster and faster, one on top of another, attacking from all angles. She was upset. And sad. And angry. And baffled. And downright furious. How could he? What was he doing? Was he trying to get caught? Who was she? How long had it been going on? The questions piled up, her bewilderment mounting.
Rachel pulled at the necktie of her blouse, a stylish bow. The knot wouldn’t budge and was now suffocating her. If she couldn’t soon untie it – it’d be listed as cause of death.
Just breathe, just breathe.
Rachel grabbed her phone and called her husband’s number. She hoped he would let her in on the joke and hastily explain that he had bumped into a beautiful woman and they accidentally kissed on the street – one big misunderstanding. Ha ha ha! No such luck as the worst possible scenario played out before her. David retrieved his phone, glanced at the screen, cancelled the call and returned the phone to his jacket pocket. His voicemail announced: You’ve reached David … Rachel watched as her husband’s hands returned to caress the woman’s shoulders.
Purchase Link ~ Amazon UK
[ Bio ]
Jacqueline Rohen is from Essex. Having previously worked in television and musical theatre (BBC Comedy, 2012 London Olympics, and the London School of Musical Theatre), she now lives in Uganda where she and her fiancé have set up the Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project to conserve wild chimpanzees by supporting local households living alongside them.
How To Marry Your Husband is her debut novel.
(Courtesy of LBA literary agency)
Twitter ~ @dippyjax