on May 2, 2015
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Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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 ...
Full Length Standalone Novel, 85,000+ words
I have been teetering rating this book between 4-4.5 stars. It came very close to being one of my favorite reads of 2015. It had many elements that I just absolutely adore in books: forbidden romance, exotic settings, and a panty-melting, possessive, drop-dead sexy hero. And believe it or not, I thought the heroine was very likeable and relatable even though she intentionally decides and plans to cheat on her husband.
‘Worse than falling in love. Worse than hating someone. Falling out of love was much, much harder.’
I have read several novels that center on infidelity. Some of them I really enjoyed while others kind of disgusted me, frankly. I guess it depends of the circumstances and how the author portrays the characters involved. My Time in the Affair is an infidelity centered story that I definitely ENJOYED. I think it boils down to the fact that the author wrote a heroine that was relatable to me as a reader. I could understand her feelings, struggles, loneliness, and desire to feel wanted by a man sexually. Mischa was not some cold-hearted bitch out to destroy her marriage. It is a complicated journey for her that leads her into the arms of Tal.
‘Tal paid no attention to plans. Plans didn’t exist in his world. He colored outside the lines, and he dragged me with him. Handed me a brush and said, “here, paint me as you like.”‘
I instantly fell for the hero, Tal. He’s a sexy guy that has no familial ties. He has an interesting job that has him traveling all over the world. He works a lot and beds beautiful women. He doesn’t care if they are single or attached because he doesn’t plan to have any kind of long lasting relationship. I really liked Tal. He had a humorous wit, a big heart (*cough* other big parts as well), and great charisma that draws you to him.
‘What am I doing, chasing a married woman all over Rome? I’m a stupid, stupid man. Only me. I’m the only man on earth who, when I decided to fall for a woman, she’s fucking married. Figures.’
This book had a great plot that kept me engaged beyond the cheating aspect because this book was more than just that. If you enjoy forbidden romances set in exotic locations with a hot as hell hero that throws some surprises at you along the way, then My Time in the Affair is definitely one to 1-click or add to your TBR list.
‘She’d fallen in love with him in Rome. She’d been in love with him when she’d left Istanbul. She was still in love with him, right then and there. And she would still be in love with him tomorrow. And the day after. All the days. All those moments between the seconds. Timeless. Their love would always be alive; a living, beating heart, but just caught in a moment. Caught in their time. Maybe that’s all they were. Just a time in love.
Just a time in an affair.’