My Time In The Affair
by Stylo Fantome
'Sexy. Mysterious. Raw. Angsty. A real guilty-pleasure knock out of a read. Fantastic!' - Kelly, Perusing Princesses
If I had to read ANY book that focused on the woes of infidelity then this is THAT book! I know cheating is a hard limit for many readers but I've always had a secret love of the forbidden kind in fiction. Mischa and Tal's story may be wrong, but my goodness... reading it, submerging myself into the depths of their passion, their connection was off the wall electrifying and I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT!
It felt right!
Mischa married her best friend, Mikey. Together they dreamt of the perfect marriage and at first it was great, but over the course of 8-years, their time as lovers has come to an abrupt end. Having not been touched for six months, Mischa is fully aware that their time as lovers has come to a close. Mike on the other hand seems reluctant to discuss it. In his world everything is rosy as he dusts their problems under the carpet.
A new job takes her away to Rome on business and it is here that Mischa makes the conscious decision to cheat on her Husband. A one night stand to release the sexual tension. Then, go back home, pretend it didn't happen and get on with married life, however laclustre it may be. Her intentions may not be noble but her need to be desired is identified very early on and as a reader and a woman, I felt myself connecting to that. In fact, a part of me believed she should. Is she weak? Absolutely. But only because she wasn't strong enough to stand up to her Husband and make him talk their problems through. She was literally alone, sad and frustrated.
Tal Canaan is confident, sexy, successful and a complete mystery. He has the ability to render woman powerless to his charms by just a look, the perfect elixir. Mischa is enarmoured when this perfect stranger steps in and helps her fend off a man who won't take no for an answer. Her knight in shining armour come to whisk her away on a night of sexual debauchery and he is all too willing to oblige.
Mischa has never felt anything like it. Tal is incredibly gifted and it sheds light on everything she has been missing over the years. It was supposed to be a one time thing, not a wash, rinse, repeat.
Tal can't get the sad woman out of his mind. He is a master at reading people and he can see clearly her vulnerability as he makes a conscious decision to plant himself firmly into her path.
I had planned on cheating on my husband. I had never planned on having an affair.
Erotic, sexy and utterly engaging, Tal and Mischa's quest to find happiness is packed with suspense, mystery and underlying guilt, but overall it is pure romance at its finest. A passionate love story that delivers in every area and I devoured it in two sittings.
Tal will blow your mind! He has such a confident air, very alpha in his way, almost dominant but this story is also very much about him finding home within the arms of a married woman. Tough decisions need to be made. Damaging secrets are only a step away and the consequences of their actions a burden that both seem unwilling to acknowledge until it's too late....
Or is it?
'Come find me.'
"I love you," she had whispered, shivering underneath him. "That doesn't make you a bad person," he had whispered back. "I think it does."
Even if you are wary of books with cheating, give this one a try, you may find yourself falling for the enemy! ;)
Kelly - 5 Crowns
I made a conscious decision to cheat on my husband.
Now, before you judge me, hear my story. Hear how much I'm like you, how similar my thoughts are to your own. Yes, I'm a horrible person. Yes, I've done horrible things. Yes, I don't deserve forgiveness. Yes, bad things happened because of my actions.
But I'm willing to bet I've done things that maybe, just maybe, you have thought of doing.
Maybe, just maybe, you're not as innocent as you'd like to think.
Or maybe I'm not so guilty ...