I had an affair. The most forbidden and seductive affair, and fell in Love.
He was a rare gentleman, intelligent and gorgeous; a man every woman desired. Every cell in my body was telling me that he was my happily ever after.
I was stuck in a marriage of mediocrity, I ached for red silk romance and carry me away passion, but not with my husband. I craved Him.
Living without him was cruel and unusual punishment, even for my wandering heart.
Affairytale is a tantalizing memoir of sultry encounters, hidden grottos and secret hillside cabins. From the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes to the Southern shores of Maui you’ll fall in love with this tell-all memoir that pulls back the veil on infidelity and gives you rare look into hearts and bedroom of a real life extramarital affair.
Woven with original love letters and scandalous text messages, this engrossing true love story is sure to break then win your heart.
True Love always finds a way.
Sometimes…it starts with an affair.
I absolutely fell in love with this book and the characters. This is a very adult, very difficult story and is certainly not for everyone; it is painfully real, messy and passionate and I loved every single word.
I wanted to find someone who belonged with me like the stars belonged with the sky. Someone I could get lost in, who would make me forget about reality for a while, who would adore me second to none.
Affairytale is a book that fascinated me, at times made me cringe, enthralled me and in the end, captivated me with its realism, beauty and ultimately very hopeful message. This is the non-fiction account of the author meeting her soulmate, while promised to another. C.J. actually meets Grant, the great love of her life, before she marries Levi, the father of her child. She knows in her heart of hearts that Levi is not the right man for her, but he was a good father and she wanted to make a home for their child.
I craved him. I needed him, I was myself when I was with him. I had married the wrong person, there I had become the wrong person.
This story is gripping on so many levels. The reader is a witness to the destruction of a marriage. It should have never occurred in the first place and it takes a very long time for the author to come to terms with the reality of her situation. The story takes place over many years and is much, much more than just the tale of two people destined to be together. It is an exploration of becoming the best person you can be, living each day to the fullest and living your life with honesty. That might seem out of place in a review of a book like this but events unfolded the way they were meant to, and in a way that was gritty, painful, real and finally, very uplifting and joyous.
I didn’t always agree with C.J.’s actions or her behavior toward Levi. But she and Grant were always meant to be, even if took them years to get there. Her struggle with chronic back pain, along with the realities of her brutally painful relationship with Levi, were so honest that I could not put this book down and still find myself thinking about it days after finishing.
There is no question that this story is not for everyone. But it is an honest account of two people’s path to happiness and truth and for that alone, I applaud the author for putting her story out there. The inclusion of text messages and love letters was brilliant and only added to the feelings and emotions I have for this book! If you are looking for a very challenging and very thought-provoking story, then do no miss Affairytale. It is one of my favorite books this year.
(ARC provided by the author in return for an honest review.)
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