Sunday, July 26, 2015

Waves of Sunday #66

Welcome to our weekly edition of Waves of Sunday where each Sunday we spotlight a book that has been making waves in the book scene or has simply caught our attention causing a riptide on our TBR. 

Today we are spotlighting:
My Time in the Affair by Stylo Fantome
Published May 2nd 2015

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 ...

WARNING: This book involves CHEATING. The word AFFAIR is in the title. The main character has an AFFAIR. In the synopsis (directly above), she states that she intentionally has an AFFAIR. If you don't like CHEATING, then you have been VERY WELL warned. Also, this book is primarily written in the third-person narrative. 

Arlene's Thoughts
Most likely my blog roomies here are not going to be surprised by the fact that I chose this book as a spotlight for Waves of Sunday. It's a very odd obsession of mine… but I find myself fascinated by stories about cheating, deplorable characters, and not so ethical behavior. I'm also the first to sympathize with the anti-hero. So, yes… when I came across My Time in the Affair, I thought that it sounded right up my alley. I'm intrigued, and I definitely plan to pick this one up and stretch my moral compass. Excitement!

Rachel's Thoughts
I had a giggle when Arlene told me she picked this book for WoS.  The main character sounds unlikable, and the subject of cheating is not popular, but I find myself curious, wondering why Mischa feels the need to cheat? What events brought her to that point in her life? If I can understand a character's motivations and sympathize with them, a cheating story can work for me.  Still, why not divorce first? I'm looking forward to Arlene's review on this one!

1 comment:

  1. This sounds interesting and I agree with Rachel re: motive. Cheating outside of marriage in a book doesn't usually bother me enough to not read a book but I have DNF'd cheating inside a marriage before (The Siren, ugh!). Regardless, I'd probably give this one a try!