★✩★✩★✩NOT A STANDALONE★✩★✩★✩
“Is it really cheating if you’re doing it to yourself?”
➦I was really apprehensive about reading this novel based on its title alone. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that not this novel ISN’T ABOUT CHEATING at all. The heroine, in fact, has very strict principles about infidelity and refuses to even entertain an idea of getting involved with a married man.
➦Alex and Nox, this book’s main characters, meet at a resort and agree to a week of fun together. They set the rules to not ask about their lives and to never contact each other after the week is up. Throughout the vacation they develop rather complex feelings for each other but they still follow through on their agreement and part ways severing any connections… Except Nox slips in his phone number into Alex’s phone.
➦This book is a set up for bigger things to come and ends in a cliffy. I have to admit I am intrigued enough to give a second book a shot. (this doesn’t happen very often for me :p)
♥What I love the most about the book is the heroine. Alex comes from money but refuses to be manipulated by her parents into arranged marriage. She pursues her dream of becoming a lawyer and will go to extreme lengths to get what she wants. The book is told primarily from her POV, although at the end Nox’s POV makes an appearance.
➦I did get multiple hints leading to BDSM theme with the frequent mention of “hard limits” and I am guessing we will see more of those elements in the second book. However, there was never any “Say you’re mind and bend over!” from the hero here. He is dominant but he is also very attentive, considerate and respectful.
➦I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romance with a bit of kink and mystery!