My Time in the Affair (Stylo Fantome)

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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 …


Seriously?…

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I skimmed. A lot.

So first and foremost, this book tackles infidelity which some people don’t like to read so there is my warning, and it was for me for a while too but I put that all aside this year. Sadly, this book didn’t “wow” me at all. Not even the angst.

Here’s what got me: we didn’t even get a full backstory on why Mischa’s marriage was “so terrible”. We get a chapter. That’s it. We know A) she wasn’t happy and B) she hadn’t had sex in 6 months. Give me more. Validate her infidelity and feelings for me. She was planning the cheating BEFORE the author even told us why.

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I wasn’t very keen on any of the characters. Sure, they had some redeeming moments but to me they were just not realistic at all. It was very difficult for me to empathize with the heroine. I felt like I was force-fed reasons why it’s okay to be unfaithful and when you are unhappy in your failing marriage you just don’t fill your husband in on it first. Throw Mischa’s whininess on top of everything else in this book and it just completely fell BLAH for me.

The dialogue was not for me. First person then third person then this person and blah. I was over it.

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This book wasn’t boring. And I read the whole thing. It was just kind of non-believable to me. It didn’t hold my interest because I was detached from the start.

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