Book Review: Storm in a D Cup by Nancy Barone

Posted January 25, 2023 by WendyW in Book Review, bookblogger / 36 Comments

Storm in a D Cup
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Series: The Husband Trilogy #3
by Nancy Barone
Publication Date January 19, 2023
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing
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Genres: Family & Relationships / Divorce & Separation, Fiction / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce, Fiction / Holidays, Fiction / Romance / General
Pages: 320
Format: ARC

***I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.***

An uplifting and laugh-out-loud romantic comedy for fans of Jennifer Weiner, Kristen Bailey and Sophie Kinsella.

Forty-three year-old Erica Cantelli has finally got everything she wanted – she's put an ocean between herself and her ex, obtained full custody of the kids, and married her dream man Julian.

The only fly in the champagne? Julian wants her to have his baby. Which is not as easy as he seems to think. So IVF it is, with frustrations galore and that is the just the beginning of her troubles when Julian's old flame, Genie Stacie, turns up offering Julian what Erica can't give him.

She thought her days of having to fight for her relationship were over, but a storm is brewing...

Readers are LOVING Storm in a D Cup:

'What a bombshell of a book!... 5 stars for a job well done! I highly recommend!' Netgalley Reviewer, *****

'This was fun, made you feel good, happy go lucky, witty and FUNNY!' The Berry Book Report, ****

'I had such a good time with this story!... fun and quirky... entertaining and fun and I really enjoyed it!' Netgalley Reviewer, ****

'The perfect cure for a rainy day - a cup of sunshine when I needed it the most... unique and relatable.' readwithkirstyn, ****

'This fast easy read was just what I needed ! Third book in the series, but you definitely don't have to read the others, can stand alone.' Netgalley Reviewer, ****

'Such a funny enjoyable read!... I will definitely be adding more Nancy Barone books to my TBR.' Netgalley Reviewer, ****

'A most enjoyable, amusing and well written book. Read it in one day! Well done Nancy Barone.' Netgalley Reviewer, ****

'I really loved this book - especially the setting of Castellino in Italy! It made me wish it were real so I could visit. Exactly what I needed to get me out of a cold November evening slump!' Pretty Little Note, ****

'This book me hooked from the very first page... The entire time i was reading i was laughing or had a giant smile on my face.' Netgalley Reviewer, *****

'So engaging and captivating... your heart will be filled with so much joy by the time you finish reading the book.' Netgalley Reviewer, *****

Storm in a D Cup by Nancy Barone is the third book in the popular The Husband Diet series but can be read as a stand-alone novel.  However, I do feel you would get more out of this book if you read the entire series. 

Story Recap:

Erica Cantell lives in Tuscany with her ex-baseball player husband and famous author, Julian Foxham, and her two children.  Erica and Julian have been married for seven years and they moved from the States to Tuscany to escape Erica’s abusive ex-husband.  They have a successful bed and breakfast and life is good for the family.  Until, Julian’s ex-girlfriend, Genie Stacie arrives in Tuscanny.   Genie is gorgeous and a successful model and actress and this fuels Erica’s insecurities.  

My Thoughts: 

I think I would have enjoyed this more if I had read the previous books in the series, however, it was still a fun book and I enjoyed these characters.  

I really connected with Erica.  She had a tough life, and now everything is going great for her until Genie shows up.  I totally got her insecurities, and with her history, I could also understand why she kept feeling like she wasn’t quite enough for Julian.  

Genie is charming, manipulative and disruptive.  She’s a very unlikeable character, but she gives the story the chaos and conflict it needs.  Otherwise, the story would be about a happy couple and not much would happen!  Genie knows how to get under people’s skin and how to do what it takes to get what she wants.  And she wants Julian.  But, will she get him?


I highly recommend Storm in a D Cup to anyone who enjoys women’s fiction.  I received a complimentary copy of this book.  The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

About Nancy Barone

Nancy Barone

Nancy Barone is an author of Romcom/ Humorous Women's Fiction. Her very first novel, The Husband Diet, published by Bookouture, reached no. 7 on Amazon's top 100 bestsellers. With Aria Fiction, an imprint of Head Of Zeus, she has published New Hope for the Little Cornish Farmhouse (which reached #23 on the Amazon Best-Seller charts) and No Room at the Little Cornish Inn. Her next novel, Dreams of a Little Cornish Cottage, will be released on July 1st.

Nancy has a degree in English and French Literature from the University of Pisa, Tuscany. A former Torontonian, Nancy has also lived in Tuscany and England. She now lives in the Sicilian countryside near the sea with her husband and their two dogs.

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36 responses to “Book Review: Storm in a D Cup by Nancy Barone

  1. verushka

    This is a new series to me! And from this one, it looks fun + emotional! I have to check this series out further!

  2. I love the title, Wendy. Nice review. I’m glad it was still enjoyable even though you didn’t read the previous books.

  3. I hadn’t heard anything about this book, but the title made me giggle. Super creative! I’ll have to check out the first book in the series and see if it’s to my taste before moving forward. I prefer to read romance series in order, even if they can be read as stand-alone novels, so I appreciated your nudge to do so with this series!

  4. I already hate Julian for putting Erica in such situation. Man needs to be practical! I mean look at her age and ahe already had kids. I hate it when love starts looking conditional but looka like Erica is amazing here. Great review!

  5. Julian sounds a little too perfect, so I can understand Erica’s insecurities just from that and you add a perfect ex into the mix – sounds nightmarish for poor Erica. I can definitely see getting sucked in to this story and I love the setting. Excellent review!