Marriage Made Me Do It by Ashley Fontainne
Title: Marriage Made Me Do It
Author: Ashley Fontainne
Published: Sept. 15, 2017
Publisher: Killer Reads
Genre: Murder, Mystery
My name is Roxy Davenport and I’m part of a dying breed: I’m the perfect housewife.
My whole life, I’ve tried to follow the rules of previous, “wiser” generations. High school sweethearts must marry (check!), the wife must stay home to look after the children (check!), all married couples must procreate and raise 3.2 children (demerit – we only managed one – oops!).
But it turns out all the while, my husband has been playing by his own rules…and playing around.
So screw him! I’ve chucked the handbook out the window. He has no idea what’s coming for him. And my perfect neighborhood will never be the same again.
I have read this author's work before and I really love how she can pull you into a story I expected no different with this book.
Now I will say this the title, is what really made me want to read it. I mean marriage made you do what exactly? That screams pick me up and give me a read!
I will say this I read this book in one setting and found myself opening and closing my mouth like a goldfish needing water, and then laughing a few paragraphs later.
Roxy is your normal wife and mother yet she follows a handbook that you should just know as a housewife. Well she is done with that handbook and will be making her own rules. When she finds out her husband did not take their vows seriously she is not having that. She will deal with a lot yet her daughter will mean everything to her. She would do anything to protect her daughter even if that means holding secrets. I wasn't expecting to the end the way it did but I can say that Roxy loved her daughter with all of her soul.
Roxy is a character that I couldn't help but love. Her attitude, the way she handled herself when she was sober was on point for me. I liked how she didn't back down no matter what was thrown her way.
I had quite a few quotes and things that had me laughing.
"I don't need a man, anyway. I can achieve the same satisfaction with a vibrator and then stuff it into a drawer when finished. Easy-peasy and no fear of unwanted pregnancies of STDs."
"If I was a carpet muncher, I'd take you home with me and lick you dry."
Oh man if you like murder, laughter in the right spots, and a mother's love who is done doing the housewife job then pick this book up.
Ashley writes in multiple genres ranging from mystery/thrillers to suspenseful paranormal to dark comedy. The recipient of numerous awards for her gritty, no-holds barred style of writing, her stories will captivate and pull you inside the lives of her characters and intricate plot lines.