Friday, May 8, 2015

Blog Tour: My Time in the Affair


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. 

This book had a small buzz going on FB amongst some fellow bloggers and what they were posting peaked my interest. It definitely sounded like my type of read! So, when I saw a blog tour sign up, I jumped at the chance to get my hands on this book!

It ended up being a mixed bag for me. I didn't love it and I didn't hate it. I read LOTS of books that contain cheating, affairs, love triangles, etc. I think in order for them to work for me, I need that moment. The one where the relationship takes a turn and you can see it headed towards destruction.

I didn't get that here.

All I really knew about Mischa is that she was unhappily married to her best friend and that had decided she wanted to have an affair. There was no build up of her character to make me truly understand her sudden decision. Where was that moment in her marriage that things started to change? (And not getting laid is not a good enough reason in my opinion!)

I did love the mystery element of the storyline. And even though j was not 100% on board with the whole affair thing, I did love her relationship with Tal. Their connection was intense and I could easily see why she fell for him. that is where the true story was and it almost felt like her being married was just added for the drama factor.

Overall, an okay and quick read if you can overlook the cheating aspect.

“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.
Created by The Literary Gossip

1.       I Adore U – Adore Delano
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

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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