13 October 2014

The Grass Could Be Greener by Constance Masters

 Jeremy and Jamie are a young married couple that live together but live separate lives. Jamie is a journalist that is obsessed with giving their two little girls everything... except for her time. Sarah and Joe are a happily married couple that have four children. Sarah is a stay at home mother who home-schools her brood. She and Joe are living in a domestic discipline relationship. When Jamie finds out that Joe spanks his wife she sets out to expose him as the abusive husband she believes that he is. It doesn't take long for her to end up over her fake husband's knee getting a first hand account of what it's like to be a spanked wife.

This book was one interesting read!  I liked how it was kinda like that TV show, Wife Swap, in that the wives did swap homes and husbands.  And I really liked how different the two women were as well.  Talk about complete 180’s from each other!  But that really added to the effects that they were going through and what they were being taught as well.

That was another thing that I really enjoyed as well, while this story was a really interesting read, you also learned a lot about two completely different parenting styles.  You have the party mom, Jamie, and you have the stay at home mom, Sarah.  Both of them have completely different ways with how they see parents should be.

It was also very cool to be “taught” about a Domestic Discipline relationship while reading this book.  Because that is what Jamie had learned while she was living Sarah’s life.  I did think that Joe did a great job at explaining what it was about, and how it worked for him and Sarah, so I’m glad that Ms. Masters thought to add that into the story and not just throw Jamie into it with no clue what was happening and why.

While I did enjoy reading this book, and everything about it, the reason why I didn’t rate this book 5 stars is because of how when Jamie went back home to her husband, Jeremy, they just seemed to jump right into a Domestic Discipline relationship.  Neither of them had even expressed interest in that type of relationship prior to the swap, and suddenly Jeremy just jumped into that relationship.

Besides that, I did completely enjoy this book and I can’t wait to read more from Ms. Masters in the future.


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