Review: Torrid Affair by Callie Anderson

Torrid Affair by Callie Anderson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release: October 23, 2016
Length: 310 pages

I’m fucked.

The life I have lived for the past ten years is built solely on lies and secrets.

But I can’t help myself.

I’m in love with two different men. And one of them is my brother-in-law.

He’s my drug. My fire. My addiction.

But he’s married to my best friend. And I’m married to my husband.

I’m not ashamed. I have no guilt.

None.

I’m not fucked. I’m a fucked up person.

This is the story of how I ruined my life.

And the life of the one I loved most.

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My Review

The title of this book is pretty self-explanatory. Some people, like myself, find it very hard to get into a story that involves cheating.


Usually I try my best to avoid these types of stories because not only are they painful, but I can never figure out how cheating can result in a HEA. However, this book was about so much more than a torrid affair. As a matter of fact, I found myself rooting for the characters that were involved in said affair.


I know. I even surprised myself.

This story is essentially about Brie, Del, Nate and Julian. I couldn't help but fall for Brie and Nate. Their love story was sweet and heartwarming and bitter and heart-wrenching. Their road to happily ever after was paved with good intentions. For the most part. My heart ran the gamut of emotions: from happy, to sad, to angry, to confused, to furious, to devastated, to hopeful, and finally to elated.

"I'm going to kiss you the way you deserve to be kissed. You'll be able to feel it. You're not spineless, nor are you broken. You're the strongest woman I know." - Nate to Brie

As previously stated, this story is about much more than an affair. It's about family, friendship, manipulation, betrayal, abuse, addiction, revelation, hope and love. I wanted more from the ending. More of a time jump for the winning couple. But it definitely had a decent HFN.

I recommend this book to those who don't mind putting their hearts through the wringer and those who believe in second chances.

XO

ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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