My Time in the Affair
Cheating books are a sensitive subject in the romance community. Its one of the most voted on topics when people ask, “What books won’t you read?” on social media. The topic doesn’t bother me, and that doesn’t mean I condone cheating or some of the other various topics discussed in books. It means I am not sensitive to certain topics like this one.
I wish more authors wrote about cheating. Wait, let me back up. I wish romance authors wrote about it in the way Stylo did with My Time in the Affair. Stylo didn’t use it as revenge, but more like a means to an end. One of the messiest and heartbreaking ways for a couple to break up is cheating. The conflicting and complicated emotions that go along with the story, not to forget the reasoning behind it. The doubt, fear, hurt, the loss and numb feelings woven through the story are something I haven’t read in a long time.
Cheating shouldn’t be a prohibited topic, its so darn real. The judgement. The loss. The gain. All of it is truthfully painful.
Stylo wrote a beautiful story about Mischa. It was hard not to like her. It was also hard not to see her reasoning for doing what she did. Her intentions never started out the way she wanted to them to until she met Tal. Her thoughts were drowning her, sinking her down in a marriage she fought and tried to save. The only thing that saved her was Tal. He gave her a newfound confidence. He shredded away her inability to speak up when she lost her voice. He also gave her a reason to understand that love isn’t what she thought it once was. And in some fucked up way, he helped her see the validity in a shitty situation.
This story is an emotional roller coaster of relationships ending and beginning. The ups and downs and highs and lows of marriage and affairs woven into a beautiful tale of epic proportions.
I can’t force you to read this book. The title gives away what the story is about, but I can say, you won’t regret it. I know I didn’t.
Buy, Buy, Buy My Time in the Affair on Amazon