A Summer Affair
By Elin Hilderbrand
She's the perfect wife and mother--and he's the perfect temptation in this "perfect summer cocktail of sex, sun, and scandal" (Kirkus Reviews).
Claire has a problem with setting limits. All her life she has taken on every responsibility, assumed every burden, granted every request. Claire wants it all--and in the eyes of her friends, she has it: a devoted husband, four beautiful children, even a successful career as an artist. So when she agrees to chair the committe for Nantucket's social event of the year, she knows she can handle it. Claire can handle anything.
But when planning the gala propels her into the orbit of billionaire Lock Dixon, unexpected sparks begin to fly. Lock insists on working closely with Claire--often over a bottle of wine--and before long she can't ignore the subtle touches and lingering looks. To her surprise, she can't ignore how they make her feel, either. Claire finds the gala, her life, and herself spinning out of control.
A Summer Affair captures the love, loss, and limbo of an illicit romance and unchecked passion as it takes us on a brave and breathless journey into the heart of one modern woman.
Not my favorite4By DirstenDisappointing ending. It ended abruptly and without any resolution.
Cheating on her husband why again?1By nancycccslpI like her books. I enjoy an easy summer read. But she cheated on her husband, for MONTHS without guilt, for no real reason. Boredom? Too busy with the kids? At no point did we ever see her work WITH her husband, her teammate, on THEIR relationship. Frankly, I didn’t like the character of Claire at all, as a person.
A Summer Affair5By SPemel10I always enjoy reading Elin’s novels, but this one was by far, my favorite! I couldn’t put it down! The story had me hooked from page one! Having found myself in Claire’s shoes several years ago in my own life, this story spoke to me on many levels! I have to say I was very pleased and relieved with the end of the story! I’m not an avid reader, but rather one who will indulge in a book a few times a year. A Summer Affair has me craving another good read immediately! And I will surely be reading another Elin Hildebrand novel! Thank you Elin Hildebrand for the gift of your stories!
Depression and rambling2By Cck1103I have loved every one of her other books and was looking forward to another good read. This book is so depressing and really showed no direction and made me feel tense the whole time. Most of the story was rambling with no clear reason. I didn't like this book at all.
Not impressed1By Emmers123456Not a book I would suggest to anyone I know. I understand the author's intentions with this story but still don't think that adultery is a healthy way to solve problems in a relationship or deal with one's own problems within herself. Therefore I would not recommend this book!
A summer affair5By AsheeyyyLove!
A Summer Affair5By 2believe1Excellent! I had a hard time putting it down and can't wait to read more of her books.
Summer affair5By btbamrulesLoved this book! Couldn't put it down.
Ok, not great3By mrs329This is my 2nd Hilderbrand book. I was looking for an easy summer read like "Barefoot" was. The story line was ok. The writing was a little disconnected for me. I read it when I had nothing else to do, or while sitting by the pool. But I found I could put it down, unlike "Barefoot".
Good read!4By Emac82Enjoyed this book; tough to put down!