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My Time in the Affair by Stylo Fantome REVIEW

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My Time in the Affair by Stylo Fantome REVIEW

~Mischa~

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 …

WARNING: This book involves CHEATING. The word AFFAIR is in the title. The main character has an AFFAIR. In the synopsis (directly above), she states that she intentionally has an AFFAIR. If you don’t like CHEATING, then you have been VERY WELL warned. Also, this book is primarily written in the third-person narrative.

Review

★★★ 3.5 Stars ★★★

Mischa Rapaport has been married to her husband Mike for eight years, they are best friends but the passion just isn’t there anymore. Mischa has tried to talk to him about their problems, but he is digging his head in the sand and refuses to believe that their marriage is in trouble.

When Tal Canaan walks into her life, she finds it extremely hard to resist the tall, dark and handsome and mysterious stranger, but how well can she really get to know a man in just a matter of weeks?
This is a story about a woman who consciously decides to have a one night stand whilst working away from home in the beautiful city of Rome, but ends up having a passionate and intense love affair and ends up hurting 3 people, two of which she loves in completely different ways.

Stylo Fantome sucks me in every time with her writing, I often find stories told in the third person quite hard to get into but this was not the case at all, it was really easy to immerse myself into this story.

I started off thinking that Mischa was acting really whiny and ‘woe is me’, but I soon felt myself feeling sorry for her, and although she makes some really bad choices in regards to cheating on her husband, she really does want to do the right thing by him. Unfortunately though, by this point its too late and she has already done the unthinkable.

Tal Caanan starts off being in awe of this beautiful married woman, he doesn’t care about the details, he just needs to touch her and be close to her, and when they get together it is extremely intense and powerfully addictive. Who can resisit Tal? He’s ex military, mysterious and a dirty talking sex fiend.

“You’re a married woman who, three nights ago, begged me to fuck her.
Several different times.
Mrs. Rapaport, I’m pretty sure you’re the definition of a ‘slut’.”

It was an intense read, but I loved seeing Mischa’s self discovery, both her pain and her joy. I loved the chemistry between Mischa and Tal, and also her relationship with her father and her best friend. Forgiveness is the theme towards the end of the book.

“I’m here with you. Be Strong.
If you need me, come find me.”

A very realistic and sometimes difficult read, I would recommend this book if you are in the mood for something a bit serious.

Told in the third person dual POV

ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review

About the Author

Crazy woman living in an undisclosed location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since …, forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball – I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I’m clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.

I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there’s your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair – both a curse and a blessing – and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can’t understand me.

Yeah. I think that about sums me up.

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