Title: City Affairs
Author: Seb King
Publisher/Year: Revival Media 5/17/17
Length: 201 Pages
An epic tale of heartbreak, despair, hope and second chances, inspired by a real life story. Felicité has a reasonably successful career, working in London’s Canary Wharf financial district; and is a faithful, doting wife. Her husband is an author and serial cheater. After catching him cheating for the umpteenth time, she sets him an ultimatum. Meanwhile, a dreamy mega-rich hedge fund manager has been showering her with attention. A chance encounter one lunchtime will have profound ramifications beyond her wildest imagination, catapulting her into a voyage of self-discovery.
As she struggles to make sense of everything, she is forced to confront her inner demons and grapple with the difference between fate and destiny. A strange confluence of circumstances conspires to present her with her greatest dilemma yet
first off – thank you to the folks @Netgalley for getting me a copy of this book – definitely one that’s a bit different than what i’ve been reading lately even in the genre. I’ll start off by saying that i’m a bit mixed about this one. The story itself is a good one, but i feel like it’s a bit over written in places – where the vocabulary and the banter is more high brown than it needs to be, even when it’s used to make a point.
That being said – we have at the core a sweet story about our female lead Lissie who has found herself in yet another bad situation with her husband – someone that she’s been married to for 3 years, but has caught cheating 4 times already. When she crosses paths with Pierre – the fiance of a friend, well sparks are flying and that in itself leads to so much confusion.
When they go off on a joint holiday, we see that things are getting even more interesting. Lissie wants to call her husband out on his indiscretions and Pierre wants to find a way to spend more time with Lissie. So we can all imagine what that means right?
Throughout the rest of this story – we see Lissie grow a pair – she gives her husband an ultimatum, and then try to sort out how she can be her own woman while being ‘alone’ doesn’t really suit her. Her mind is taken up 24/7 by Pierre yet she won’t allow that to be something that comes into reality….until she does.
He’s persistent, and his Dom side really takes us to the next level on that. That’s actually kind of where this story goes a bit awry to me too. I feel like he’s definitely the alpha dom, but he doesn’t seem to have the compassion and the emotion that we typically see from Doms. There’s usually more of a reciprocated connected, and he still seems like a playboy who wants to have his slave and the women fawning over him.
So from there we see Lissie’s friends question his motives, we see some powerful people voice their concerns and then we see the proverbial shit hit the fan when people dig too deep in places they should stay out of. What that means for everyone involves, Lissie, Pierre, Anne (the fiance), Laura (the PA) and well just about everyone else, well – you’ll have to read to find out. It’s not where you expect the story to go – that’s for sure. Happy Sunday all!