The Husband Diet

An absolutely laugh-out-loud and addictive page-turner

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Pub Date 23 Jun 2022 | Archive Date 23 Jun 2022

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Description

Erica Cantelli feels weighed down and it has nothing to do with the extra pounds she's trying to lose.

Juggling a successful career with two children and a deadweight husband, most days can feel she's biting off more than she can chew.

In fact fantasising about getting rid of her increasingly disinterested husband is just about all that keeps Erica sane. That and daydreaming about the incredibly handsome new school Principal, Julian Foxham...

So when her husband jokes about trading her for a size 0 model and the only man who shows her any affection is her gay best friend, Erica knows something has to change. But is counting calories really the answer? Or is getting rid of him the real path to happiness?

The Husband Diet is for fans of snarky humour and women who know what it's like to feel under-appreciated. With a simple honesty that is in turns both hilarious and touching, you'll laugh and cry, sometimes both at the same time!

Erica Cantelli feels weighed down and it has nothing to do with the extra pounds she's trying to lose.

Juggling a successful career with two children and a deadweight husband, most days can feel she's...


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Fun read! I really enjoyed the premise and I LOVED that Erica took the steps to change her life to be what she wanted.

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I adored this book. It was a quick read that was cute, easy and funny. The characters are well developed and I loved Erica, she was sassy, funny and sarcastoc and honestly made me want to jump into the book and be besties with her. I loved it

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The start of the book will infuriate you. That's the fun part of the book, and the rest is about a strong woman, Erica, who finally puts herself first. It was a nice break from my usual read. Strong women protagonist is hard to find. Erica is the very day woman that's not a perfect 10 in society's eyes. It is a very refreshing story.

Thank you to Head of Zeus, Aria and NetGalley for letting me read this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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She is 34 years old wife , mother , manager in on of the best hotel in Boston and a 20 size . She does not care that she is not thin but her husband and mother are always telling to lose weight . Her children adores her and she is their hero . After she dicsover her husband is having an affair she ask him for divorce . While trying to be a good single mother she loses some weight because she does not have the time to think about food and she really want to be healthy for her and the kids . After a weird and fanny first meeting with the most handsome man she discover that he is her kids school principal . He is a caring and lovely man that really care about her and her children .
I received this book from net galley and the publisher as an ARC. Thank you! All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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I really enjoyed this book! It had me hooked from the first chapter, and I really enjoyed the storyline and characters.

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I struggled with my star review for the husband diet. It wasn't bad- it was very well written, and the characters were very realistic- I just didn't connect to Erica the way I usually can with MCs. Someone who loves to read second chance at love romances, with a strong, determined, occassionally insecure leading lady would adore this story. I think I just wasn't in the headspace to really fall in love with it.

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This was such an uplifting book about a woman who comes to terms with herself, and finally realizes her worth isn’t tied to her waistline.

Erica’s story was fun to read and I can’t wait to read more about her adventures in Italy.

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This was a really easy read. Well developed characters and a pretty honest look at marriage breakdown and the aftermath for the wife. Plenty of pain and angst but also a healthy dose of humour.

I loved the second chance element to the story and the plot twist towards the end kept things interesting. Definitely recommend.

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This book hit so many emotions. It was completely relatable, funny, and interesting. I was so glad that Erica rid herself of Ira and met Julian, in the funniest way ever. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

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I enjoyed this book, as you don’t get many written about the aftermath of divorce! It was well written and emotional in places to! Looking forward to read more on Erica future adventures

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I really enjoyed this book which is about loving yourself and follow your dreams. It had everything a good book nerds, a good plot, divorce, new love, a desperate situation which ends well. A nice romantic book! Thanks @netgalley and Nancy Barone for the Arc in Exchange for an honest review.

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I would highly recommend this to a friend and would shout it from any roof top! I loved this mind-blowing, impulsive, crazy book!

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Ever since Nancy first brainstormed the plot of The Husband Diet with all of us in Matera, I’ve been longing to read it. The story of Erica, a plus-sized woman who put aside her own dreams to help her egocentric husband get his business off the ground. Fast forward twelve years and Erica is still putting her wants aside for the sake of Ira, who still hasn’t managed to get his business going. But now Erica has two kids to think about. And then there’s Erica’s shallow mother, Marcy, who seems to thrive on making her daughter feel awful and who never provides her with the emotional support Erica desperately needs. Thank God Erica has her gay best friend Paul in her corner to remind her that she is beautiful no matter what size she is and that she is a great mom with kids who adore her. Paul gives Erica the unconditional love and support she’s been missing but she wishes she had someone who could take care of her physical needs as well, and that certainly isn’t her husband who announces that she is too heavy to turn him on.

Enter Julian Foxham, brave spider killer and dead sexy headmaster of the school Erica’s children attend. His good looks and quiet calm set Erica’s heart racing and remind her there is hope for her love life–there are other men in the world and, unlike her husband, they find her incredibly attractive. At first Julian is nothing more to Erica than a perfect fantasy hero but then it becomes obvious he’s interested in more than just a parent-teacher relationship with Erica…well, I won’t spoil it for you.

Take my advice and order yourself a copy of The Husband Diet. If you want a book that will have you laughing and rooting for the heroine from page one until the very end and wishing you had your own spider-killing hottie, then this is the book for you. I loved how Erica shakes off the shackles of her self-doubt (and her deadbeat hubby) and rediscovers her plan to get what she wants in life. It’s lighthearted without being fluffy and Erica’s moments of introspection will have you nodding in empathy–let’s face it, we’ve all had those moments when we don’t believe in ourselves and we need someone else to shake some sense into us.

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Loved this book, it was everything I was excepting! The writing is good just like the story itself and I would for sure recomend it to a friend.

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Well, this was just a delightful read. I've devoured it in 2 days! Erica, bless her, what a great character, showing us the damage that a narcissistic husband can bring to the table. I wanted to murder him with her. Having been a young single mother many years ago, it really resonated, and wanted her to get the happy ending she so deserved. Which is why I couldn't put it down, I needed to know how it ended, fast!

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The Husband Diet such a funny, touching story. If you've ever felt like you're not quite enough and/or love a heroine that you will be rooting for from the first page until the last, this is a book for you. A fantastic read. 5 stars..

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Erica is a strong woman who wants to lose a few pounds and the dead weight of a husband she’s been carrying for all these years. Ira makes that easy on her when he finally asks for a divorce and Erica is given her time to shine, and boy does she! A strong book with a strong female lead. Definitely a book worth reading

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A fun vacation read, I really enjoyed this book. It has snarky humor which makes it hilarious

Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for this ARC

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A fun read of a woman coping with a useless and degrading husband and finally finding herself and her happiness.

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Oh Erica! She's been sublimating her own desires to those of her husband Ira for years. Ira who is dismissive of her and who points out her weight. Her mom is no help but her BFF Paul is always a ray of sunshine. And then she begins to fixate on Julian, the headmaster of her kids' school.- and he reciprocates. But how far will they go? It's a light read with, let's face it, some plot holes but I felt for Erica. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC.

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Absolutely loved this book with its emotional highs, lows, laughs and tears.

Have you ever felt that a diet just isn't enough? That the dead weight your carrying runs deeper than the extra few pounds you gained over the years? If so then you need the Husband Diet. You'll shed the pounds and gain a confidence that you haven't seen in years. Of course finding your own personal Julian is one thing every woman needs

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⚜My Summary
📚I enjoyed this book from beggining to end. I laughed, smiled and was angry and wanted to knock out Erica's husband Ira at times. This book gave me all the feels. Nancy took us on the journey of Erica's life; fighting for her marriage, divorce, family secrets, her kids, building up her self esteem, and my favorite finding love. This book is a spicy must read! Very hard to our down!

⚜ Favorite/ Least Favorite Part
📚My favorite part was definitley her meeting Julian. Everything changed.
📚My Least Favorite part was Ira and his crazy selfish antics.

⚜Would I recommend?
📚Absolutely!

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this was fun and adorable book. it had it upsetting moments but they were needed for the whole story to unfold.
great characters, even the crappy ones that you hate bc if not for them then the story would not be as good.
Some characters will even shock you with what they do
Oh wow the love and feelings of Julian unbelievable, he is def a book boyfriend that you would want.
this book was about love, loss, family drama and finding a new future and happiness.
Such a great feel good book
loved it def a 5 star book

I would like to thank NetGalley for giving me an advance copy of this book to read and my opinions are my own, honest and voluntarily given.

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A big thank you to NetGalley and Head of Zeus Publishing/Aria for the eARC. I am voluntarily reviewing this book.
I understand that this is a reissue. This for me started out slow, but wow did it heat up. I found it interesting, and absolutely loved the dynamics between Erica and Julian. Her ex Ira turned out to be a sad horrible person. I was jealous that Erica was able to move on and find an amazing guy!! This doesn't happen for all of us. But I will keep hoping. 4 stars.

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