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Sunday, May 3, 2015

MY TIME IN THE AFFAIR by Stylo Fantôme Blog Tour Review



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.

“Where are we going?” she breathed when she realized they weren't heading out of the hotel.
Tal didn't answer. They were heading towards a bank of elevators, and one had just opened up, depositing a group of people into the lobby. He picked up his pace, practically dragging her into the lift.
He let go of her and she lost her balance, stumbling into a corner. By the time she righted herself, he'd pressed a floor button. When she turned around, he was back up against her, flattening her against the wall. She held her breath, staring up at him. It was the best lighting she'd seen him – he really did have super dark eyes. Black whirlpools, intense as they swallowed her whole.
I never stood a chance.
“God, you tasted good,” he groaned, lowering his mouth to her neck.
“Tal … we can't … I'm …,” she struggled for air. For thought.
“In another country, looking for something you aren't getting at home,” he finished for her as his hands swept over her hips.
Am I that transparent?
“That doesn't mean I'm going to -,” she ended in a gasp when his hands slid down to her butt and gripped her, hard.
“Yes, it does.”
“No, I'm not -,”
“Yes, you are.”
“Please,” she whined. He chuckled.
“You'll be saying that a lot more tonight.”
When his hands moved up to her breasts, she felt like she was going to jump right out of her skin – she actually jerked to the side involuntarily, her body so shocked by the contact. She started shivering and his hands stopped moving.
“My husband is the only one who's touched me like this in eight years,” she whispered. There was a long pause.
“I'm willing to bet it's been a long time since anyone has touched you like this, period,” Tal called her out as the pressure from his hands increased, pushing her breasts together.
“How do you know these things? How do you know me?” she asked. He finally lifted his head, looking down at her.
“I'm a very observant person, Mischa,” he sounded serious.
She felt like shit.
“I don't know how to be this kind of woman,” she said, her voice small. He chuckled.
I'll teach you.

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  2. Grown Woman – Beyonce
  3. Lips Are Movin' – Meghan Trainor
  4. Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
  5. Do I Wanna Know - Chvrches
  6. Seaside – The Kooks
  7. Love Somebody – Maroon 5
  8. Can't Stop – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  9. Firework – Katy Perry
  10. Stay With Me – Sam Smith
  11. We Found Love – Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
  12. Safe and Sound – Capital Cities
  13. Paralyzed – Mystery Skullz
  14. I Bet My Life – Imagine Dragons
  15. Everything – Alanis Morissette
  16. Gold – Neon Hitch ft. Tyga

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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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My Time in the Affair

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am so impressed by this author. I loved her previous books so I couldn't wait to read this one. Stylo's writing is so original. When a person reads as much as I do, many stories begin to run together, and much of the phrases, words and scenes seem on repeat. Never once while reading My Time in the Affair did I get that feeling. And I had absolutely no eye rolling moments.

Mischa is married to Michael. They have always been best friends, but their love life is nonexistent. She has to travel out of the country with her job and meets Tal. He appears to be everything she ever wanted in a lover, but she never planned to have an affair. Nothing is or goes as she thought it would with Michael or Tal.
I told you, fate. What a mother fucker."
"You're such a romantic."

MTITA is filled with so much heart and soul. Most would never imagine sentiment this deeply over someone cheating. It's hard to find where to lay the fault on which of the characters. None of the main three are unblemished—Such a tangled web of endearment and lies.

I also wanted to add that this book has lots of side story. The main focus is the affair, but many other things are happening. It is not one dimensional.

Of course those who can't handle a story on cheating should not read it, but to the rest of the romance subscribers, I recommend this beautiful, poignant drama. It illustrates the allure and the agony of love. All decisions have consequences.
"Come find me."

***copy given in exchange for an honest review***


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