Published by Self-Published on 2nd May 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Issues, Romance
Source: Kindle Unlimited via Amazon
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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 ...
Reviewed by Kelly
*Downloaded from Amazon as part of the Kindle Unlimited program*
Why does it feel wrong of me to admit that I loved this book? Who goes in to a book about cheating expecting to love it? Who expects to find themselves rooting for the cheater and the one she’s cheating with to have a happy-ever-after? But I DO admit it. I absolutely flipping LOVED this book. So much. I whole-heartedly wanted Mischa and Tal to ride off in to the sunset together and never stop to look back.
I had heard of My Time In The Affair from various people and since I’ve been pushing my own reading boundaries recently, I decided I wanted to try it. Imagine my surprise when I found it was on Kindle Unlimited! Score one for me!
Mischa isn’t happy in her marriage. She still likes her husband, still loves him even, but the problem lies in the fact that he’s her best friend. They’re no longer physically intimate and that’s something that she craves. Mischa actually sets out and plans to cheat on her husband during a working trip to Italy. It’s there that she meets Tal, and so begins Mischa’s time in the affair.
I really liked Mischa and I could actually sympathise with her situation. Now, this isn’t me saying I’ve been there and knew how she was feeling, it’s me saying I could understand how easy it would be to become so desperate for that sexual connection, no matter how short lived the connection was. Mischa’s problems start when that connection is *more* than sexual, and it *isn’t* short lived.
Tal’s backstory was full of mystery and I had so many questions running through my mind as I was reading. I found myself desperately trying to unpick him as I read. I did manage to work things out quite a bit before they were revealed but the author definitely plotted Tal’s story out well!
The more I read of Tal, especially when the POV sporadically switched to him, the more I fell in love with him. Jeez, he was in such a difficult position. And I admit, I actually felt more for Tal and his dilemma than I did for Michael, the husband, the one who’d been wronged. It was only towards the end of the book that I started to warm to Michael, whereas I loved every word that I read about Tal, every scene he was in, every word of encouragement that came came his mouth. Oh, and the fact that he was a dirty talker helped, too 😉.
I highly recommend My Time In The Affair. I couldn’t read it fast enough on Saturday and wouldn’t let myself go to bed until I was finished reading it. I’m an early-to-bed kind of girl so the fact that I stayed up to finish reading says a lot about my love for this book. Also, the fact that I had to have a couple of glasses of wine to get me through it should tell you how caught up and captivated by the author’s words I was.
If you have Kindle Unlimited, you have nothing to lose by downloading this and giving it a try. If you don’t, download it anyway, it’s more than worth it.