A Better Man

A Better Man

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Grand Central Pub
What if the only way you could get out of your marriage was to become the perfect husband?
Nick and Maya Wakefield's relationship has been in crisis since Maya left her high-powered legal career to stay home with their now 3-year-old twins. Today she feels invisible, anxious, and under-appreciated, and Nick has checked out of family life. Sex is a distant memory and the love is gone.

A workaholic and a consummate flirt, Nick has decided he wants out. But he balks when their old friend, a divorce attorney, shows him that as sole breadwinner, he stands to lose the most. Together, he and his friend hatch a plan: Nick will act like an ideal husband and father in order to ease the pain of leaving and make out better in court. So he encourages Maya to go back to work, spends time with the kids, and even takes her on a vacation without them. But with his cynical ruse comes a surprising change of heart. Nick is astonished to find his actual emotions match his act and now his marriage is truly on the mend. That is, until Maya finds out, and Nick's world falls to pieces. Now his only hope of saving his family is to prove to his wife that he really is the man he was pretending to be.
A BETTER MAN is a sharply observant novel of the pitfalls of marriage and success, and how one couple must lose it all before they can hope to find their way back.


Baker & Taylor
Workaholic and consummate flirt Nick Wakefield hatches a plan to act like the perfect husband and father in order to ease the pain of leaving and make out better in court, but when he falls back in love with his wife and she discovers his deception, he, to save his family, must prove to her that he really is the man he was pretending to be. 35,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

"Every couple has a wish list. Maya wants Nick to come home earlier To engage with their children To engage with her Nick wants. A divorce Having decided that their marriage is over, Nick is determined to leave quickly and with dignity. But when he looks into the financial realities of splitting up, he realizes that more of his hard-earned income than he can handle will go to Maya. Then a mutual friend proposes that Nick improve the marriage in order to end it amicably, because the better father and husband he is, the more self-sufficient Maya becomes and the cheaper his pay-out will be at the end. But as Nick sets out to be a better man, he starts to feel like one. Time with his kids, dinners with his wife, fewer hours in the office has the strangeeffect of making him happier. As Maya starts to feel appreciated by her husband again, she starts to blossom, to unclench her fists from the parenting reins and start to do things for herself. Nick and Maya feel like they are falling back in love. How odd, how funny, how serendipitous. But if Maya knew what had promoted this marital metamorphosis? Then it would be war. A BETTER MAN is the story of a modern marriage on the rocks, how we constantly change in and out of relationships, and the price of love. "--
In order to make out better in divorce court, Nick acts like the perfect husband and father, but when he falls back in love with his wife and she discovers his deception, he must prove that he really is the man he was pretending to be.

Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : HarperAvenue, c2015
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781455532513
9781443441568
Branch Call Number: FIC MCL
Characteristics: 303 p. ;,23 cm.

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