Sunday, June 15, 2014

Secret Affair by Melissa Love

Carter Perry’s world has turned upside down when he finds out that his wife of four years had being keeping a secret behind his back. Carter suspects Keisha of sleeping around with his younger brother, Donte. In order to have the proof he needs to catch them in the act, he put a plan in motion. He tells his wife that he has to go out of town for a business meeting, but what she doesn’t know is that Carter never left the city. He stays around to spy on her. He finally catches them together, but to his surprise Keisha’s secret was too unbearable to forgive!
Follow Carter as his rage leaves him to commit a double murder

My Thoughts:
Secret Affair is one of the worst books I have ever read. I'm not even sure where to begin. There was so much wrong with the book.

First of all, all the mistake drove me absolutely crazy. Normally, I don't mind a few mistakes in a book. I can usually overlook them and enjoy the story. However, Secret Affair had at least five to ten spelling and grammar errors per page (especially towards the end of the book) that made it impossible to focus on the story. Hell, even the cover had grammar issues (although I noticed that the cover has been fixed in later editions).

The synopsis also irritated me. It gives away the ending, which takes away from the anticipation of the story. If you read the synopsis before starting the story (as most people do), you aren't flipping through pages excitedly wondering what happens next because you already know. It's a complete vibe killer. Another thing that bothers me about the synopsis is that it says "He finally catches them together, but to his surprise Keisha’s secret was too unbearable to forgive!". It wasn't to his surprise. He knew that he intended to kill Keisha and her lover long before he followed them.

The last thing that I hated about this book is that I feel it promote violence towards women. Carter, the main character, beats his wife, rapes her, belittles her, and kills her. Yet all throughout the book, he never receives any punishment for his actions. In fact, he is almost looked at as a hero. It feels like the book is saying that everything he did was not only justifiable, but it was right. That's not cool with me.

I really disliked Secret Affair. It's very far and few in-between that a book gets a one star from me, but this book is getting one. I will not read another book by Melissa Love. I do not recommend this book to anyone.

I give Secret Affair: 1/5.

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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.

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