Secret Affair surrounds Carter Perry, a doting husband (to Keisha Perry) and father of two. Carter's perfect world comes crashing in when he finds out...moreSecret Affair surrounds Carter Perry, a doting husband (to Keisha Perry) and father of two. Carter's perfect world comes crashing in when he finds out that his wife is keeping a secret from him. He soon suspects that she is sleeping around with his younger brother, Donte. Carter then devises a plan to catch the two in the act and sets it in motion. This situation explodes when he finally gets the answers he was looking for.
Sadly, there is not much good I can say about this book. I was intrigued by the small amount of pages (75 actual pages of story), but was quickly disappointed. The book is riddled with errors from the cover all the way to the 10-page "preview" of the next book at the end. Normally, I can ignore a few dings here and there, but the sheer amount of errors was so distracting that I almost put the book down by page 13.
The plot idea was a good one, but was not followed through well at all. Most of the book was Carter harassing, accusing, abusing and debasing his wife off a hunch (he had no real proof of anything). All the while, he NEVER truly approached his brother Donte about the alleged betrayal. He just hinted around it in a threatening way when they were watching the game.
The short sex scenes were mainly Carter forcing himself, almost violently, on his screaming wife and calling her hateful names while he did it. I have read harsh sex scenes before and done the right way they can be very memorable. These were not. The author needs to "go there" and bring the readers all the way into what is happening. REALLY show us the emotions of the moment.
Finally, the book rounds out to the end and Carter's plan finally pays off for him. This brings about the ending that I will admit was unexpected, but it seemed very rushed and poorly executed. In actuality the entire book, ending and all, are all spelled out on the back of the book and in the synopsis!
In conclusion, I gave this book 1 star. I really feel the book would benefit from more back story and better development for the main characters. Also, expansion on the plot line and more realistic interactions between the characters. Of course, as I said before, a good editor/typesetter also. This book has tons of potential if reworked and tightened up a bit.(less)
Evangeline "Angel" Crawford is a bail bonds agent that knows how to find trouble. Although she is a pro at what she does, she wants nothing more than...moreEvangeline "Angel" Crawford is a bail bonds agent that knows how to find trouble. Although she is a pro at what she does, she wants nothing more than to get out of the dangerous field to be able to care for her daughter. However, as a single mom she needs this job to bring in money. Angel‘s life gets even more complicated when her twin sister, Ava, gets caught up in a nasty murder case. Adding to the situation, she is now working closely with her hunky pastor (whom she also is crushing on), Justus Morgan. He is insisting on helping her with the drama. While they are working on getting her sister’s charges dropped, Justus starts digging around into her past, complicating things even more. Now, Angel is trying to protect her heart and her sister. Will she give in to the love she knows she wants? Will her sister be saved?
"A Good Excuse to Be Bad" was an absolute joy to read! Readers are quickly connected to the very fleshed out and lively characters. Miranda gives us excellent background on them and blends it in well with the flow of the story. The fast paced and suspenseful storyline draws you in and holds you tightly there until the very end. (I couldn’t put it down.) Miranda did an excellent job creating a story that is the perfect mixture of romance and mystery. I would definitely recommend this book to any and everyone. Good Job Miranda! (less)