As part of the BritMums book club I was sent a copy of A Better Man by Leah McLaren
About A Better Man:
Maya wants Nick to be less of a workaholic, to come home earlier, to spend some time with his children.
Nick wants a divorce.
With his mind made up, Nick is determined to leave. But it comes as a shock to realize how much it will cost him to walk away. As a stay-at-home mum, Maya is entitled to everything.
Then an unlikely solution presents itself: Nick needs to act like a better man. If he plays the part of a good husband and father, Maya will become happier and more self-sufficient – and Nick’s pay-out to her will be far cheaper.
But as Nick pretends to be a better man he becomes one. He remembers why he fell in love with Maya, and what a great couple they can be. Everything seems to be back on track. Until Maya finds out exactly what Nick had been planning…
As a former ‘granola mum’, I could related to Maya as a sustained breasting mum, no processed foods (up to a point), scheduled play time etc when my kids were toddlers.She wants to be the perfect mum and wife but Nick, is absorbed in work he’s forgotten how to be a dad and husband.The twist I saw coming but it I didn’t see how it was going to pan out.Very cleverly written and gripped me for a whole Sunday of reading it.
Joining in with Chantelle from Mama Mummy Mum’s Read With Me