This erotic romance has both mystery and passion as it delves into the way a single decision can have lasting and profound repercussions. I normally love this author’s style but wasn’t crazy about the heroine, especially her approach to the major betrayals in her life, and the forced voyeurism was an odd beginning to her journey for me. The revelations and implications on the emotional stunting of certain characters are a bit startling and I wasn’t impressed by the way a serious threat was somewhat cavalierly dealt with, in keeping with the pattern throughout the story. I understand that Emma has a somewhat unique paradigm due to her own special circumstances but I still felt she was a bit wishy-washy in her responses to some major trauma. Despite all of this, I was still captivated by the emotionalism of the tale and the sensuality of the story, especially as it delves into the burden of guilt and the concept of being responsible for one’s own happiness, irrespective of the actions of others, and I continue to look forward to other powerful tales penned by this talented author.
“The Affair” by Beth Kery is the novelization of the serial of that name and centers around plucky hospice nurse Emma Shore, who gets drawn in to the complex web and dark and seductive wiles of the mysterious Michael Montand while caring for his dying stepmother. The challenge presented by the dynamic male combined with the betrayal she is dealing with in her private life leads Emma to take an uncharacteristic leap into a way of life that threatens to turn all of her preconceived notions on end. The more she gets to know about the intensely carnal and Dominant Michael, the more she wants to know, but her fear that she may not be able to survive the experience unscathed has a very real basis and Emma may not have the strength to do what is best for everyone.
Available for the first time as a complete novel—the serial from the New York Times bestselling author that explores the dynamics of power and sex between two people who set the rules of desire…only to shatter them.
When unconventional hospice nurse Emma Shore secured a new position at the Breakers, the sprawling mansion of enigmatic and dangerously handsome racecar billionaire Michael Montand, she had no idea how soon she’d be drawn into his darker sexual games—or that it would be her own fantasies that would hold her captive.
Michael knew he shouldn’t have engaged such an innocent woman to share in his desires. But strong sexual appetites and selfishness run in his blood.
From Michael’s luxurious lakeside home to the sun-drenched, sensual shores of the French Riviera, Emma submits again and again to his intoxicating power. But she knows there is only one way to protect her heart.
The affair will continue, but under her conditions: Only she can end it, and when it’s over, they will part and never speak again of the things they dared to do behind locked doors.