★★★ 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