The Affair

Hellooooo, bookworms! I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve brought you an update. I know I inundated you with posts last week, which wound up working out because my latest read took me forever to finish! Real life has been cramping my style and my reading flow BIG TIME, so I had days where I just didn’t get to touch the thing. Anyway… I finally finished The Affair by Beth Kery and had to tell you what I thought! I found this book in my local Barnes & Noble and have to admit, I was drawn to the cover. It doesn’t happen for me all the time, but it has been a lot more lately. After reading the synopsis, I carried it in my bag every single day until I could get to it.. and that day finally arrived last week!

This book is the perfect beach read. I just wish I had a relaxing day at the beach in order to do just that. Instead, work and life disrupted me enough that these 500 pages took me a week to finish.

I loved how Vanni and Emma played off of each other. She’s the hospice nurse with an innocent and kind heart. He’s the brooding millionaire with the weight of the world on his shoulders.

While she cares for one of his ailing relatives, he becomes quite captivated by her. once the two strike up a conversation, all bets are off, and they want more time together. The only problem… Vanni doesn’t do anything long-term.

Emma enforces a time limit on their affair in order to protect her heart, but as the weeks pass, they both find their limit and end hard to stick by. After a blissful time together, will they walk away, or break down the walls that hold them back in order to move forward as one?

I’m a sucker for a book with a tortured soul as my main man, and Vanni Montand was no exception. Emma had a purity and sweetness about her that made him better when he was in her presence. I knew they’d have obstacles to overcome, but when you find yourself on the coast of France in a rustic estate right at the water’s edge, there’s little to object to or overthink. I adored every spicy minute I spent with these two!

My Final Rating: four out of five stars

 

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