“I rate this book 1-star because there is no excuse for a man/woman to cheat on their spouse, and that’s just something I can’t forgive…” BLAH, BLAH, BLAH….REALLY????
I honestly do not understand how some readers get so decisively enraged when they read a work of fiction that involves infidelity-no matter what the circumstances may be! I am a member of several reading groups on FB, and this is a heated source of contention when the subject comes up. And I mean heated! The book could be a superb work of fiction that details real-life, complex situations in a relationship, and the fact that someone cheated will reduce this masterpiece to nothing more than a piece of smut.
Now I get that infidelity may be a sore subject to some readers for personal reasons. But what I don’t understand is the hypocrisy of it all. These are the same readers who can read a story about a man who emotionally and physically sodomizes his wife yet forgive him because of his “rough childhood”, yet if a man and wife are having unresolvable marital issues, and he meets another woman and falls in love, Nope, nah uh…HE’S A LOUSE!