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Holiday Affair (Affair #1)

3.55  ·  Rating Details ·  877 Ratings  ·  77 Reviews
It was nothing more than a holiday fling...until he moved in next door.

Staid professor Lissy McIntyre believes that choosing a mate should be based on common sense, not runaway passion. And she would certainly never pick a rolling stone like Nick Richards for long-term love. But a red-hot, tropical romance? Oh, yeah. He's got a body just made for sinning and his sizzling k
ebook, 210 pages
Published March 15th 2012 by Entangled Publishing: Indulgence (first published March 12th 2012)
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Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Nov 01, 2012 Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Quick review:

Cover: Nice
Rating: NC-17
Steaminess: HOT
Thumbs Up: 4
Overall: It was so good I read straight through
Characters: Solid
Plot: A long string of impossible events that collided in the most enjoyable way
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Nick

SUMMARY (50 words or less)

Despite the one and a million events, plural, that led to the set up of this story, I still enjoyed it. It was like a rubber necking on the betway to see this accident and how it was going to
Ann Harrison
Mar 17, 2012 Ann Harrison rated it it was amazing
Love a story with a strong woman who knows her own mind. When Lissy meets Nick on holiday she decides to have a fling with him, no strings attached. I easily found myself lost in the beautiful descriptions of the settings that Annie Seaton developed. She has a way with words that make you feel you are in the setting with her characters, even to the stage where I was cursing Nick to hurry up and stop stringing Lissy along. Interaction is good with the story, isnt it? It means that I was hooked an ...more
Mar 26, 2012 Stella rated it it was ok
The premise of Holiday Affair sounded like a delightful read: warm sandy beaches, sizzling hoiliday romance, a rational academic heroine and a roguish charming hero, I thought I’d just need a cocktail to feel like I was on vacation. But sadly the characters drove me up the wall almost as soon as their vacation came to an end and though I persevered and gave it several chances, after 70% I was just so frustrated with Lissy (and Nick) that I waved them goodbye.
At first it wasn’t easy pinpointing w
Inara Scott
Jun 25, 2012 Inara Scott rated it it was amazing
Lyrical writing and an adorable heroine. I loved seeing Lissy come out of her shell! Add to that spark and heat with a sexy hero who manages to radiate alpha while never being bossy or mean... All together a fantastic book!
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KcLu's review posted on Guilty Pleasures

Holiday Affair is the first book I have read by Annie Seaton, and I have to say I will look for more!! I absolutely loved this book!

The book starts out with Lissy McIntyre on vacation. She needs a break from being Dr. McIntyre history professor and to say goodbye to her Gramps. While on a sailing ship she meets the oh so sexy sailor/ drifter Nick, and the chemistry and sparks fly immediately. She decides to let herself have a fling, because she knows she w
Heather Book Savvy Babe
A Holiday Affair is a contemporary romance book that I appreciated and enjoyed reading. In this story, Lissy is on a holiday of sorts, traveling after laying her grandfather to rest, when she meets the good looking, but arrogant, Nick. From the start, there is chemistry between them, but their relationship starts off pretty rocky. However, they succumb to a liaison, neither expecting to see the other again. As it turns out, Nick is the new professor assigned to work in Lissy's department at the ...more
May 25, 2012 Maria rated it it was amazing
Ever wished you could just get away from it all, let your hair down and lose yourself in a wild fling with a gorgeous man and never have to worry about annoying things like repercussions? So did Lissy. Sorry, I meant Dr. Melissa McIntyre. When this sedate assistant university professor threw caution to the wind and indulged in a holiday fling, she got more than she'd bargained for. Never see the bloke again? Think again! What if he's waiting in your office on Monday morning, your senior colleagu ...more
Nov 07, 2012 Tana rated it really liked it
Holiday Affair by Annie Seaton

This is the first book I’ve read by Annie Seaton and I do have to say she is one damn great author. Her descriptions made me want to go on a holiday on a sail boat and find my own sailor. Annie writing is good the story flows extremely well and I have to say I really enjoyed Holiday Affair.

We meet Lissy McIntyre who has just lost her grandfather and has decided to take a vacation on the open sea. During her trip she meets Nick who she assumes is some sexy sailor/dri
Chrissa Vasileiou
Feb 01, 2016 Chrissa Vasileiou rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Η κλασική ιστορία "άντρας γνωρίζει γυναίκα στις διακοπές,αποφασίζουν να περάσουν καλά με την προοπτική να μη συναντηθούν ποτέ ξανά κι όμως ανακαλύπτουν πως τελικά είναι νέοι γείτονες/συνάδελφοι/συμφοιτητές κτλ."
Ευτυχώς,η συγκεκριμένη ιστορία είναι καλογραμμένη κι οι χαρακτήρες συμπαθητικοί κι ενδιαφέροντες..Μια αρκετά καλή συντροφιά για όσο χρόνο σου πάρει να το διαβάσεις.
Serenity Woods
Mar 21, 2012 Serenity Woods rated it it was amazing
I just loved this story, from the romantic settings to the well-drawn characters to the snappy dialogue and beautifully written love scenes. It's a really romantic, sweet and sexy read--highly recommended!
Louise Wilson
Aug 24, 2013 Louise Wilson rated it liked it
When I started reading it, I really wanted to love this book. The settings appealed, as I've holidayed at Hamilton Island and have been to the other places mentioned. In my past, I've fallen for my boss, been confused and cried a lot - just like Lissie. But I couldn't fall in love with this book.

Maybe I misunderstand the current academic hierarchies within Australian universities but I did know them once, when I was married to a professor. SO - I couldn't get my head around a heroine who was alr
Carmen Falcone
Mar 29, 2012 Carmen Falcone rated it it was amazing
This book is filled with twists and turns which make it hard to stop reading. Lissy is very relatable and engaging, and Nick is HOT and charismatic.

I also enjoy it because it's fast-paced, and the first chapter had me at the edge of my seat. The characters seem real... they are flawed, which I like. She's still hurt because of the loss of her grandfather, which is something we all can relate to. And Nick is still attracted to her even after he finds out she may be engaged to someone else, soon
Hot scorching romance

Well done Annie. Highly recommend. Sexy romantic book. Very good. I loved it. You must read it for your own sake
Sep 02, 2015 Helen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a satisfying read

This is my first Annie Seaton book and I must say, I am going to be reading some of her other books. Her character development and intertwining stories were easy to follow and kept my interest throughout. I liked that her heroine, Melissa, was successful and practical, ( to a fault), and that the man of her dreams, Dominic, was also a very intelligent person. They were well matched despite the trials of their relationship. I also liked the fact that her "boyfriend" Tom, was not
Ali's Books
Nov 04, 2014 Ali's Books rated it liked it
3.5 Stars~
In the first chapters of the book, I struggled to get through. I didn’t see anything at all worth liking in Nick, and I didn’t understand how Lissy could be attracted to an absolute jerk. It may not work this way for all women, but if a man is an arrogant butthead, I see that as an instant turn-off. However, I trudged on. I know some books are slow to get started, and sometimes characters redeem themselves.
I’m thankful to say that this is one of those times. I found myself intrigued w
May 08, 2012 Trish rated it it was ok

There was something missing for me. I give it a 'meh'. Maybe a lack of character development or the over all flow? I can't put my finger on it. Looking at the reviews I am surprised that this read did not grab me. Oh well, to each their own, right?
Bette Hansen
Dec 27, 2013 Bette Hansen rated it it was amazing
Who knew a fun holiday affair could complicate your life so much! This fun sexy read is a wonderful story that shows us just how complicated life can get. Well written with great characters. You don't want to miss it. Recommended read.
Tracie Redmond
Dec 30, 2012 Tracie Redmond rated it really liked it
thought it was a good story really loved Nick. was so pleased throughout the entire story until the end. I felt it fell a little short. I wanted a little more detail not just an abrupt ending.
Mar 12, 2015 Barbara rated it really liked it
Holiday Affair is the first book I've read by Annie Seaton and I completely enjoyed it! I look forward to reading more of Annie's work.
Dec 31, 2012 Carol-Ann rated it it was amazing
a good romance story well written first time read a book by this publisher & author will be buying more really enjoyed it!
Oct 03, 2015 Evie rated it really liked it
Lissy is heart broken at her Grandpa's passing. She goes on a short holiday to try to get herself, along with her thoughts, back together before she gets back to work. In her holiday she meets a handsome wanna be sailor, who sings to her. The enchantment only lasts until she discovers his deceit, then she plays him at his own game only to prove him wrong.

Nick is on his way back home. He needs to finish his research paper as soon as possible so he can go back to the field. He's a total player. H
Jan 10, 2013 Kindle rated it it was amazing
Wen is bk 2 coming out .
Love this nice romance story
A great short contemp.
Dec 14, 2014 Angie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult, read-2014
Holiday Affair started off as a fun Summer Romance, but then it quickly fell apart. Lissy is taking a tropical vacation before she heads back to work as a History professor. There she meets Nick, who is quite the charmer, but she learns that he always makes a bet with his mates about which woman he'll bed from each boat trip and she's the lucky one. Lissy can play that game too, but eventually their attraction takes over, and she figures it's okay because she'll never see him again. Wrong! He's ...more
Dahlia (yadkny)
Apr 24, 2012 Dahlia (yadkny) rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Contemp Romance Lovers
Lissy has issues concerning her mother’s choice and taste in men. These issues have extended towards her trust in not only men in general, but to a little thing called love. For her, it doesn’t exist so any chance of a life partnership with someone of the opposite sex will be a sensible commitment based on a mutual respect. After the passing of her grandfather, Lissy takes a holiday to sort through her emotions and relax with a little sightseeing before heading back to work. But by the holiday’s ...more
Nov 05, 2012 Jess rated it liked it
Not a bad book in all. It did take me a while to get through, but I think that was mostly down to me not being in a reading mood.

The story itself is a good one, Lissy meets Nick on the Whitsunday Islands. There they banter back and forth and eventually fall into bed with each other. There is obvious physical attraction between the both of them and Annie Seaton manages to portray this through out the novel with certain looks they give each other or certain jealousy they hold over each other.

Romancing the Book
May 17, 2012 Romancing the Book rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, contemporary
Posted on Romancing the Book's blog
Reviewed by Aubrey
Review Copy Provided by the Publisher

I loved University and always wanted to become a professor. The storyline of this novel played into those dreams right from the start. Two young, attractive and intelligent people have a chance meeting. They spend a glorious night together and things are left up in the air. The chemistry is hot but both have trust issues for two different reasons. When Lissy and Nick meet you can feel the electricity betwee
Author: Annie Seaton
Published By: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Age Recommend: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating: 4
Blog Review For: Great Minds Think Aloud


"Holiday Affair" by Annie Seaton was a very enjoyable romance read. There are a lot of twist and turns and fast-paced that I couldn't put this novel down until the end.

The characters were very real... some I liked and some well...I will let you read andjudge. The heroine... Lissy McIntyre ...bless her heart...had just loss your gramp
Carolyn Amundson
Decent story with atrocious proofreading

The basic plot is two history profs with a history of not trusting people or believing in love hook up and then, gasp!, fall in love. The story is decent, not great. H is a bad-ish boy, and h is kind of a prude, but both in a contemporary sort of way.

But, oh, the proofreading! Maybe the author used a friend (or hired someone super cheap) who doesn't know noun and verb agreement in English?
Nancy Reynolds
Jan 26, 2015 Nancy Reynolds rated it it was amazing
Totally enjoyed this story. It was a very short book at only 133 pages - but lots filled those pages. I truly believed these characters - and the ups and downs of their relationship. I am really looking forward to further books in this series - it looks like I have some catching up to do. Yippee.
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Annie Seaton lives near the beach on the mid-north coast of New South Wales. She is fulfilling her lifelong dream of writing and has been delighted to discover that readers love reading her stories as much as she loves writing them. Her career and studies spanned the education sector for most of her working life until she took up a full-time writing career. She is now published internationally in ...more
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