What was it about a man as damaged as Montand that made Emma say yes when she should have fled and never looked back? His intense sexual preferences intrigued her more than she'd been willing to admit. But now that she's been privy to his secrets - including a long-ago family tragedy, and the true identity of a woman who lurks in the shadows of his mansion - Emma fears she'll be just one more submissive conquest in Montand's troubled life. And then abandoned like so many who came before.
She needs to be strong and protect her heart, but her desires won't let her resist. So, if their affair is to continue it'll be on her conditions: it will not continue indefinitely, only she can end it, and when it's over, they'll part and never speak again of the things they dared to do behind the locked doors of the Breakers.
Firstly thank you to Headline for approving me for a copy of this title via NetGalley. This is the third instalment in Beth Kery’s The Affair series and you can find my reviews of part 1 and part 2 by clicking the link.
Emma, and readers, were blindsided a bit by the revelation that Michael and Vanni are the same person. It’s was a shock at the end of the 2nd part I think partly because you were always waiting to find out but also because Michael had started to show this gentle side of himself that is at complete odds with what Emma knows of Vanni. This 3rd instalment continues in the same vein unveiling some more of Vanni’s secrets both family and personal.
Vanni and his proposition are irresistible and I really love how much Emma is attracted to him. You’re given a taste in this instalment of how their affair with its imposed time limit of 8 weeks, is already boiling over with attraction and intense feeling and I also started to feel like it was about to get way more complicated than either of them think. Can’t wait to read the next week.