This is the first book in a few month's that I actually took upstairs to read in bed at night.

I must be one of the few people that haven't actually watched Cold Feet, so I was totally new to Mike Bullen. I have no idea if it is comparable, but I did really like this book. It made me chuckle aloud quite a few times and I found myself grinning inanely a few more.

Expertly written three-dimensional characters of Amanda and Greg, and Dan and Amanda; people that I actually cared about. Well perhaps not one of the men, but that's down to his actions rather than the character himself.

It felt like an honest account of the realities of marriage - the mundaneness of day to day life and how that can, and often does, impact on the relationship. I suppose it's also that eternal question of whether we are actually programmed to be monogamous creatures or is it the vows that hold us together.

What is a relationship of any kind without trust? Can it survive the betrayal of an affair?

Bullen handles beautifully the complexities of the relationship between the two couples. And the honesty of his portrayals make the novel believable and totally endearing.

I think that this is one of those rare books that I could see myself happily reading again, just for the enjoyment of being with the characters. I'd wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone. It's a delight.