Monday, May 25, 2015

{Review} THE FLING by Elle J. Lawson

ISBN #: 978-0692390788
Page Count: 358
Copyright: April 3, 2015
Publisher: Elle J. Lawson

(Taken from back cover)

Study-abroad student Amy Presgraves is full of excitement when she leaves for Greece, ready to start a new chapter in her academic life. A scenic romp to Athens is just what the doctor ordered, but she learns more than medicine from her professor, Dr. Dimitri Speros--a married man with the physique of a Greek god. Amy wants to deny her attraction to him, but, bizarrely encouraged by Lydia, Dimitri's wife, she finally finds herself unable to resist the staggering passion that she feels. But what starts out as a breezy summer fling becomes a struggle for happily ever after when Amy and Dimitri are faced with the ultimate betrayal. Together, they must learn to trust in order for their love to survive.

Charlene's Review:

Amy Pesgraves feels smothered by her parents and destined to be stuck working in the local hospital in the same boring town she was raised in. All the while, she dreams of traveling. When an opportunity to travel to Greece presents itself, she begins corresponding with the professor in charge of the study-abroad program. When the day finally arrives, and she meets Professor Speros, there is an instant attraction, in spite of his wife. Just as her program is about to end, Dr Speros wife suggests that Amy follow her feelings and have a "fling" with her husband to spice up their devoted, but stagnant marriage. As Amy and Dr Speros come together, neither has any idea of what is to come.

First off, I must emphasize the "erotic" content as being rather spicy and explicit. However, it is not the focus of the story. This is a perfect "beach read" and I devoured it in one setting. It flows quickly and is written rather simply but packs a surprising punch that I never saw coming. Some parts predictable, some far-fetched, somewhat dark and twisty, but entertaining. I would love to see more from Ms. Lawson as her romance/fiction writing grows, but as a first novel, this was a delight.

*A physical copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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