Title: Private Affairs
Author: Anie Michaels
Genre: Contemporary romance
Release Date: January 31st 2015
Age group: Mature readers
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Reviewed by Donna Elsegood on behalf of Kindle Friends Forever.
I was asked to review this book under the instructions that it is a secret book with no synopsis. Nobody knew it was going to released or even that a copy existed. So I must say I was intrigued when given instructions that would not normally happen with reviewing. I love a bit of mystery and mystery certainly reflects in the story. I was on tenterhooks wanting to know the whys and wherefores to a lot of questions which clouded my mind while reading this story.
Lena Bellows has been married to her college sweetheart, Derrek, for seven years. Spending little time or no time at all together, it appears to be a failing marriage. The time spent together is when Derrek expects Lena to accompany him to functions and galas with a false togetherness. Lena decides she wants to fight and revive their marriage and sets about making a special meal for their anniversary. When Derrek arrives home, Lena tells him she wants their marriage to work and rebuild their relationship. Derrek is disinterested and says they haven’t behaved like a married couple for years; only in the public eye but in their home, it fell apart long ago.
Poor Lena wants to fix what’s broken, Derrek says it’s too late. And when the accusation of him having an affair is made, he denies it. Although Lena thinks she sees a hickey on his neck, he denies it. He leaves saying he is going back to work as he clearly will not be getting any work done at home.
Lena confides in her friend Sam and they set about following Derrek. A discovery is made which I won’t mention as I want to leave some air of mystery. Hasten to say, Lena decides to hire a Private Investigator to investigate her husband’s movements. In steps PI Preston Reid who is not only a very hot man, but also takes on the case. There is an attraction between these two and towards the end, I could feel some intensity building between them. There is a bit of a hot scene towards the end.
There is mystery surrounding Derrek and Preston Reid and I cannot wait to read part two for it to all unfold. I hope the author does not keep us waiting too long as the suspense is literally killing me. I must admit I have not encountered this author’s work and I will definitely be looking forward to reading more.
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