Review: A Paris Affair by Tatiana de Rosnay

A Paris Affair by Tatiana de Rosnay
Release Date: July 7, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Pages: 128
Source: book is provided by the publisher for review



Late nights at the office… Hotel rooms and secret rendezvous… Lingering perfume… Sizzling texts…

What takes place in Paris when husbands and wives tangle with infidelity?

In this compulsively readable collection, Tatiana de Rosnay paints a portrait of forbidden loves in many shades – sometimes tragic, sometimes humorous, sometimes heartfelt, always with a dry wit and unflinching authenticity. A PARIS AFFAIR will take you on a vacation overseas, into the hidden lives of husbands, wives, boyfriends and girlfriends, where illicit desire wars with duty, and where a French take on romance will surprise you every time.


Review: A Paris Affair by Tatiana de Rosnay was like a breath of fresh air. Here, I was thinking it was a book containing one particular couples’ affair and instead I found it contained several different affairs. Each affair had one theme. That theme centralized on how men are cheaters and women know it, yet we set ourselves up for the disaster anyway. But there were also, married women having an affair with married men. So, each affair was like a contradiction to the overall main theme. Tatiana de Rosnay has masterful captured the lives of those living with an affair. The characters come off pages and you feel like you are seated across the room from the action and watching it live instead of just reading about it. The pages will lure readers in instantly with the emotional struggles of the couples having the affair. The romance in these affairs were hot and like that of a fantasy. Yet, the sweet kind gestures were left once they affairs ended. If they ended at all.

Tatiana de Rosnay portrays the hardships and fails of a marriage. The emotional roller coaster that the devoted wives go through when they find out about their husbands’ affairs. This book shows readers how common and widespread the cheating scheme was and how it affects all of those involved. There were marriages with children and without children were the men and women were both cheating. A Paris Affair made me wonder why the men or women who cheated even married their spouses in the first place. I loved how one man is having an affair and he so carefully writes a letter to his lover. A letter that cancels their affair. Then a disaster occurs and this brings him with the haunting conclusion that he needs to come clean with his wife. The ending of its one affair will be priceless to readers. I truly enjoyed reading Tatiana de Rosnay’s brilliant fiction portraying lovers and the realistic side of their affairs. Human struggles and emotions so perfectly brought onto the pages for readers’ entertainment. Overall, I highly recommend A Paris Affair to readers world wide.