Review: Affair of Pleasure
Harlequin Kimani Romance
September 2015
REVIEWER:  Shirley Flemming | RATING: B+
REVIEW: When business partners “cross the line” can the business relationship remain intact? Lindsay Evans explores this topic and all the relationship drama associated with it in AFFAIR OF PLEASURE.

Michelle Wright is a high fashion guru and a whiz at developing strategies designed to help companies grow their business. She is an equal partner of Kingston Consulting having been lured away three years ago from the competition by Wolfe Diallo with the promise of half ownership and an outrageous sum of money.

Wolfe is a handsome playboy extraordinaire and the CEO and founder of Kingston Consulting. He comes from a large wealthy family and rather than continue in the family business he decides to strike out on his own. Because of his mother’s secret indiscretion, he believes long-term commitments aren’t a part of his DNA.

Nichelle and Wolfe grew up in Key Biscayne, Florida. Their families have been friends and neighbors for over twenty years. Everyone, including family, assumes they are more than just platonic business partners who are incredibly discreet.  Everyone can see their attraction for each other … everyone, but the two of them.

Others impacting this story include Nichelle’s widowed father, her eccentric siblings; her best friend and confidante, Nala; Wolfe’s mother; his best friend, Garrison and a wealthy middle-eastern billionare they are determined to add to their burgeoning portfolio of high-end clients.

The setting for this novel is primarily Miami with a “revealing” trip to Paris and a steamy trip to Marrakesh where they pose as husband and wife for the sake of business.  Although I like Nichelle and Wolfe as friends and rooted for them as a couple, their lifestyle was a bit ostentatious even for a romance novel.  Like their friends, business associates and families, I am amazed how they closely interacted for over twenty years and never acted on the mutual feelings they concealed.

This is the first novel I have read by Lindsay Evans. I like her easy and descriptive writing style. Albeit her characters are exaggerated, I recommend you read AFFAIR OF PLEASURE where our couple realizes sometimes you want something very badly and “when you take it, it’s good, so good that you wonder why you’d never taken it before”.

1st November 2015 |