A sweet, sexy and stunning romance that’s beautiful and compelling…
Oh me, oh my…I’m a little flustered and excited about this one! Can I just say that this book made me so so so happy. It brought heat and swoon to my snowy weekend. I loved Gavin Kingsley so bloody much, but now I’m torn…Cooper is just something else altogether. I feel like I’m the rope in a tug-of-war between these two…just a note: I wouldn’t mind if that were to actually take place. Massive thumbs up from me on that scenario…and more. Now, before I use up my ellipses quota, let me just pull myself together so that I can make some sort of sense. Or not.
Ok, so…Torrid Little Affair can be read as a standalone, but I’d honestly recommend reading the Dirty Little Duet beforehand. I know that sometimes you just want to jump in because you just want to read that book and you don’t have the time for the ones before it that aren’t actually a part of this story…ish, BUT, the duet and this standalone are kind of interconnected and you will learn bits and bobs from the Dirty Little Duet that can act as spoilers. Plus, these books and the Kingsleys are just to delicious not to taste them all. Personally, I’d say these are a must read, I found myself rereading the Dirt Little Duet before going in to Torrid Little Affair because, well, because. I mean, I couldn’t resist Gavin and I really wanted to just lose myself in the Kingsley world! So, now that I’ve rambled on and on about that, let’s get to the good part—the plot!
This book was so easy to read. actually, scrap that, it wasn’t. It was angsty and at times had me bawling and screaming to the sky: Why, oh why? Like a Tom Jones broken record. I love the whole rebound thing and it was actually rather fresh. I just love how Ms. Ryan can keep things exciting and how she never fails to surprise me. Believe me, the twist in this one… To. Die. For. Anywho, I’d been dying to get Cooper’s story since the Dirt Little Duet, and as soon as it landed on my kindle, I was jumping for joy. I found Torrid Little Affair a little tamer and sweeter than the Dirty Little Duet, to be honest, after everything you see Cooper endure you want him to have that warm and touching moment. So for me, it was heaven. Saying that, Kendall Ryan has delivered angst and feeling in abundance. It is one helluva a rollercoaster ride and if you want a quick and easy read—this isn’t it. This story had me on my teary laughy toes all the way through. The writing is is just marvellous and the character AND plot progression are so tightly woven and just so incredibly and intricately followed through that as the twist ambushes you, you have no inkling of it. That twist, left me absolutely gobfreakingsmacked and can I just say…Oh Corinne….I want to just love on this woman so much. Her and Cooper…GAAAAAAAAH…Kendall you have left me reeling. She killed it with these two and their story and OH MY GOD!!!!
Right. Come on, get yourself together.
For me, this story—this plot—would not have been the same without these characters. Cooper is just incredibly beautiful. I know that’s not the most macho term to use for a guy, but he really is something out of this world special. He’s a little bit (a lot actually) broken in terms of his heart and feelings and his outlook on love. Yet, he till has this fire that has every single cylinder fired up and ready to go full steam ahead. I love him so much. There’s so much to him—he’s sweet, kind, humorous and hot as hell AND he has this hypnotic thing about him that makes him the beginning and end of it all. Even when he has his daft man moments. I think Kendall did such a fantastic job of fashioning a heroine that was strong and grounded enough to share that big spotlight. I don’t think I ever had a moment where she felt like she was out of her depth in his presence, where he felt like too much for her. I also love that in the grand scheme of things she is just as broken as he is. They share the same insecurities and that is what brings them together. I have to say that they have the perfect balance of screwed up and perfectly normal, and that’s what makes them so endearing and empathiseable. It’s what makes you root for them and fall in love with them, even as an unit. They really are phenomenal.
I can’t actually put into coherent words what this book means to me. I love it. Every single word has found itself imprinted on my heart and my soul is still crying out for more of these two. Every bit of this story was meticulously carried out, I can’t fault a single twist or turn. This is one of those ones where you keep checking how much you have left because you NEVER want it to end. Kendall Ryan has really outdone herself with Torrid Little Affair, and I really cannot wait to dive back in. I can just picture myself cozied up to this book on Boxing Day with a spiked hot chocolate and my PJs still on! In fact, that’s a date!