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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 kisses leave her senseless.

When Nick blows into town, he’s stunned to di...more
ebook, 210 pages
Published March 15th 2012 by Indulgence (Entangled Publishing) (first published March 12th 2012)
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Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
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

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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...more
Stella
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...more
Ann Harrison
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
Evie
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...more
Inara Scott
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...more
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
Maria
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
Carmen Falcone
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...more
Serenity Woods
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!
Tana
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...more
Louise Wilson
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...more
Trish


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
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
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.
carol ann
a good romance story well written first time read a book by this publisher & author will be buying more really enjoyed it!
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Wen is bk 2 coming out .
Love this nice romance story
Dahlia (yadkny)
Apr 24, 2012 Dahlia (yadkny) rated it 3 of 5 stars 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
Jess
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.

The...more
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Reviewed by Aubrey
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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...more
Arlena
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

Review:

"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...more
Laura

I really loved the first half of this book. The introduction to the main characters and their chemistry was great - I was excited to read what would happen when they returned to their "real world" lives and were forced to work together. But, then it felt like the same scene played over and over again and became a bit frustrating. Given that it was set in Australia, I'm assuming the author is probably Australian or British, which may have had a slight effect on readability for me. The dialogue fe...more
Aine Massie
What happens when one wild tryst moves in next door? Lissy never thought she would see much less have to deal with Nick again… little did she know. Guess who the new History professor is? Yep, fate was having a little fun wit the normally stuffy Lissy.

Watching as Lissy and nick find their way towards a HEA, via lovers then enemies, you are drawn into their electric chemistry and funny moments. I loved the vivid writing and character development.

A total player and a stuffy professor … In this tr...more
Jamie Riley
I loved the romance at the beginning between Lizzy and Nick! Just why did he have to leave her like a one night stand. Did he actually think that could possibly help the situation? When they reunite, its a disaster waiting to happen. Lots of interest to see what happens next in this book, but it doesn't seem like enough action. I liked the added twist of having the brother interested in her but I wish it was more developed and thought out. It had so much possibility but just fell in the like cat...more
Carol Lilla
Just loved this book!! Nick and Lissy meet and share one night of passion. Little did they know that their lives would be entangled when they left this holiday paradise. Nor did they realize that Lissy was dating Nick's brother. When the truth comes out, you can only imagine how interesting the story becomes. It was a great read. This is book one of a three book series about the lives of three brothers. I cannot wait to read book 2!!
Cinta
Holiday Affair... This is one of the most ridiculous and unbelievable stories I have ever read. Please, romance writers, make an extra effort and write something original that doesn't make us roll our eyes all the time. A woman goes on a holiday trip to a paradisiac island and she has an affair with a guy there. When she goes back to her life as a University professor, she discovers that the guy from the island is her new boss (something that I had already predicted from the beginning). But the...more
Julie
Ah, this is a good beach read, you know, the kind of book you take with you to escape. You may be relaxing on a beach tower or by the pool, but the book is the cherry on the top of an sunday, it just makes it all that much better. I found out that Annie Seaton writes a lot of her books with the settings by the ocean. I will say I learned something about geography, as part of this story takes place in "New England", well, as in Australia New England. I was wondering how the characters could go ba...more
Jeannie L
3.5 stars to be exact

I do like the 2 main characters in this book; Lizzy & Nick. I love how their romance started. Love the chemistry (although it can be a little irritating at times) and the Australian setting. I'm glad both Lizzy and Nick had their own closure although I wish there was more development (kinda a little rushed). Their holiday affair was believable and I certain wouldn't mind the passion they have for each other. All in all, it is a good predictable story and I look forward t...more
Gloria Herrera
HOT, sexy and an absolute hunk of love...Nick Richards! ** SWOON** This story will make you want to go sailing and looking for a sailor swinging from those ropes. Yes, he is all what we women dream of.

Lissy does not stand a chance. Fate keeps throwing them together. A one-night-stand with Nick complicates matters when she returns home and finds out he is her new boss and the brother to her friend. You know Nick is not staying long... that is not his way and he is not into commitments. Lissy's he...more
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Annie Seaton lives on the beautiful east coast of Australia, where she loves sitting in her writing chair, gazing at the ocean and writing stories. She has always been fascinated by romance and has found her niche writing contemporary romance.
Her debut novel, Holiday Affair, a contemporary romance set in the South Pacific was released as part of Entangled Publishing’s Indulgence line in March. The...more
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