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Black Swan Affair

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I’ve loved him as long as I can remember.

The gangly boy with big brown eyes and unruly hair who grew up into an intoxicating man. He wears scruff like he invented it and ambles with a swagger that makes panties drop.

Killian Shepard.


We grew up together. We played Ghost in the Graveyard. Had our own rock band. It didn’t matter that he was five years older than me. It
ebook, 370 pages
Published October 17th 2016 by K.L. Kreig
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾

Pining after someone's husband is one thing. Pining after someone's husband when you're now married- to his brother- is taking immorality to an entirely new level. But that's me.”

It's official. I'm ruined. Utterly and totally ruined by this incredible book, by these beautiful words, by the heart wrenching story, by the devastating angst...this...EVERYTHING.

How can I even begin to describe to you all what I read? Let me try...

Yep. That about sums it up.

Truth be told, I do NOT do love t
Nashoda Rose
Jun 18, 2016 Nashoda Rose rated it it was amazing
OMG what did I just read? This book... WOW!! It's been years since I read a book straight through. Yes, seven hours I was glued to the pages of this book. A yo-yo of emotions that left me breathless with every scene. Black Swan Affair is a must read!!
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

★★★★1/2! Black Swan Affair (stand-alone). Caught between two brothers Mav must uncover the truth & make a choice!

“While he was the sun that lit your world, you were the darkness that shadowed mine.”

Black Swan Affair (stand-alone) is an unfolding love triangle that gutted and elated me in equal measures.

For as long as she can remember heiress and bakery owner Maverick DeSoto, Mav aka Small Fry aka Swan has loved two brothers; executive Killian Shepard, Shep and attorney Kael Shepard. B
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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Angsty. Emotional. Sexy. An utterly hypnotic. K.L. Kreig has ruined me in a good way. I repeat… I DON’T DO LOVE TRIANGLES. I hate it and avoid it like it’s a plague but when I read the Black Swan Affair I was entranced and spellbound with the words of K.L. Kreig. Her vivid, heartfelt, and emotional prose and writing was magic and a curse to my heart. I wanted and needed more. Everything about this book screamed phenomenal and my heart was b
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When I started 'Black Swan Affair', I anticipated a steamy love affair and a fair amount of angst. I had absolutely no idea that this book would gut me the way it did. This book ripped my heart out! Several days later, I'm still trying to get ahold of my emotions and come to terms with what this book made me feel.

The story centers on Maverick DeSoto, who is marrying her childhood best-friend, Kael. Only, Maverick isn't in love with Kael. She


Having never read a K.L. Kreig book before, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started this. But after reading the blurb, I knew it will be an enthralling read. And let me tell you, it totally was. In some way, 'Black Swan Affair' was like nothing I’ve ever read so far. While the premise was nothing new, at least to me, the way the story unfolded (and not only) was something else entirely. This story of love, passion, secrets and betrayal was utterly addictive, intriguing from the beginning and
Oct 16, 2016 Bibi rated it did not like it
Shelves: love-triangle
**Spoiler Alert**
Caveat: Please note that this is only one person's opinion and frankly, it could be that it's just me and not the book so please don't let this stop you from reading it.
The Plot:
Why did Killian marry Jillian when all the while, he'd been in love with Maverick? This question drives the entire plot.

The Characters:
Killian: who dumped Maverick to marry her sister, Jillian.
Kael: who married Maverick even though he knew she was in love with his brother, Killian
Maverick: who'd been
Anna's Ramblings ツ

That was...

I don’t know what to say.

Let me quote from the book:

“Fucking fuck of all the fucks”

OR, better yet:

“Fuck has now become my favorite fucking word.”


Every woman’s nightmare.

But if it’s done well....

And in fiction....

It can be good.

And good it was. In fact, it was AWESOME . I devoured it like a hungry pack of wolves that had been starving for a month.

I'm not surprised. I’m the kind of reader that craves angst in her books. However, angsty boo
Jennifer Kyle
Oct 18, 2016 Jennifer Kyle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 ~ 4 Stars

“He will never love you like I do.”


This is my first time reading this author’s work but with the mention of a love triangle, I one clicked without hesitation. To be honest, the two male hero’s names were a bit confusing: Killian and Kael Shepard. These two are brothers are head over heels in love with the heroine, Maverick DeSoto since their youth. Maverick is magical to these guys...


The story starts with the heroine giving Killian one last chance to make things right with her
Dilek VT

This is a love story that is hard to read.
A love triangle that is hard to bear as it involves two brothers.
It is a hard pill to swallow.
But as the book says, “We can’t help who we love” ...

It was a mind-blowing story for me. I was broken into pieces and then held back together but I am still aching... for all of them.

I've never liked love triangles, but the blurb of this book was interesting so I wanted to read it. This was my first reaction after having read the blurb :)

Alex is The Romance Fox
Allright.......Everyone seems to LOVE this book!!! I am in the minority don't let me be the one to stop you from reading's just that this story didn't do it at all for me!!!

Briefly...we have Maverick, who's been in love with Killian for yonks. She's also best friends with his brother Kael.
KIllian drops Maverick and marries her sister, Jillian!! Maverick, who's still in love with Killian marries his brother, Kael, who has been in love with her for yonks!!!!

Talk about a co
Jan 30, 2017 Ramona rated it liked it
Well. It has been a very interesting journey for me.. I've read so much about this book and a lot of my book friends were absolutely emotionally wrecked because of it. Although I prefer sweet and sometimes overly sweet love stories, I realized this book will be different because it will not show you only the bright side of love, but a more darker and dramatic one.

And I was right. So, Maverick is our leading lady here and 2 boys will fight for her love. We have Kael, her best friend, who shared w
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Oct 23, 2016 Hulya Kara Yuksel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Hulya by: Dilek VT
Review Update:

Fuck yeah, exactly my thoughts!!! :D I really didn't see any of them coming... This book really surprised me and left me speechless... Story was so good, writing was amazing and the characters were unforgettable too. And I loved everything about this book and I would never chance a bit in this story because it was perfect! It ended perfectly! <3

When I first read the blurb, I was waiting something dirty love story between 3 people but oh man, I wasn't expecting something more, so
Rachel Reads Ravenously
5 stars!!!

So a few days later and I don't know how to review this book

^^In a good way!!!!

But I do know this:

When a trusted book friend approached me and said I would love this book, all she had to do was tell me the magic word: ANGST. And I was sold! I preordered the shit out of this book. I ignored the fact that it was a love triangle and dived right in! And I am so glad I did.

The plot, the characters, the feels, the angst? ALL SUPERB! This is one of those unputdownable books you don't come a
Nov 02, 2016 Deborah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites


Having seen the fabulous reviews coming through I read the blurb and decided while this sounded intriguing it just wasn't for me, I didn't really want to read about someone who for whatever reason would do that (marry the sister) but the reviews continued and I became curious and finally downloaded the sample and that was it I was gone, completely.
Maverick has loved both the Shepard brothers all her life, Kael she loves like a brother, Killian she loves with all her heart and always has. She
Nov 15, 2016 Jenny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favs
My reviews are never long. I try to make them simple and to the point. With this one, I just don't know what to say.

First things first
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This book rocked my world for a solid day. I only stopped to feed my family, help with school work, and tuck my kids into bed. Then I still couldn't process my thoughts, so I slept. Now I'm awake and I'm
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I'm in shock, I'm in love, I'm in awe that I've never read this author before. This book is a book like I've never read before. I should have known with the w
Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
****4 STARS****

This was my first book by K.L. Kreig and I will be picking up more of her books for sure. Have mercy on my soul, this was a really good book, now let me tell you why....

The book starts with Maverick marrying her childhood bestfriend, Kael. Now, Maverick is not in love with Kael, she's in love with his brother, Killian. But....Killian is married to her sister, Jillian. Yeah, I know, crazy.

Kael knows that Maverick is not in love with him. He knows that she loves his brother, but he
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TITLE: Black Swan Affair
AUTHOR: K.L. Kreig
CHAPTERS: Prologue / 32 / Epilogue
RELEASE DATE: 15th October, 2016

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BLACK SWAN AFFAIR: flashes from 'Present to Past' effortlessly and when you hit those Past chapters those feels come running at you.

So here's the gist of the story, Maverick grew up loving just one man, from the day he saved her she'd loved him, maybe even before that. Not doubting once that he would always be her forever. Fast forward to him marrying her
May 30, 2016 Michelle rated it it was amazing
Black Swan Affair. Where do I even begin?

So, I added this book without even reading the blurb. All I saw was K.L. Kreig and Contemporary Romance and I didn’t even bother with the blurb. It was going to be read. No matter what. So imagine my fucking surprise when I started reading it. Going in blind at its best.

Maverick grew up in love with one man. Never did she doubt he was her forever. Not even when he married her sister, did she imagine there wasn’t a chance that he’d see his mistake and cho
Natalie The Biblioholic
This story was absolutely brilliant! I have never liked stories that deal with multiple love interests and love triangles are a definite no-no. I typically stay away from them like the plague, so as much as possible. I do everything that I can to protect my heart. So with much hesitation, I started this story. And not only was I pleasantly surprised, but this author completely blew me away. Her writing was fantastic. The story flips from past to present to past and it was done fluidly. Everythin ...more
Chantal ❤️

"I didn’t make it easy on you, but you hung in there and you will never know how grateful I am for your perseverance or how happy you make me every single day....You’ve given me a thousand little things, ....and I know because of those we are unbreakable and everlasting"
"I followed my heart and it led me back to you.”

Okay first of all BIG shout out to Denna and Dilek for kicking my ass to read this book. Ladies you were sooo right, this book was just awesome.
I mean
Oct 19, 2016 Jan rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
****4.5 Stars****

Love triangle, is the kind of story that makes some readers run miles away from the Cheating Monster without even looking back to check if he is getting close to you. They just run for their lives.

Not this reader here.

This kind of story calls to me. I cannot resist them. They are immoral and wicked.

And this reader loves wicked.

A well written, love triangle story, can make me anxious, out of breath and gives me butterfly feelings. Some of them can put me on the verge of a pani
Oct 22, 2016 NMmomof4 rated it really liked it
Shelves: not-safe
4 Stars

Overall Opinion: This was not what I was expecting, but in a good way! I was expecting a story about nasty dirty affair and revenge, and this really wasn't it. I didn't read any spoiler reviews and went in blind, and I think that was the best thing I could've done -- so I'm going to try my hardest to not give too much away! It was a pleasant surprise, and even though the author had me guessing up until the end -- I was extremely happy with the ending and that I got a HEA! If you feel li
Pam Godwin
Oct 21, 2016 Pam Godwin rated it it was amazing
Stellar writing. Gripping cast of characters. Brilliant twists. Sex scenes that melt the pages. This is the epitome of a hard-earned romance. I love everything about this book.
Dec 21, 2016 warhawke rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Non conventional romance lovers
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person - Dual

Maverick DeSoto had been friends with the Shepard brothers since she was young. While Kael became her best friends, a lifelong crush on his brother Killian became something more when he reciprocated and they became lovers.

But her heart was broken when Killian ended up marrying her sister instead while she picked up the pieces by marrying Kael. With only half a heart, she risked completely shattering it when the truth fi
Oct 20, 2016 Soonya rated it really liked it
I don't like love triangles.
I don't like cheating.
I don't like when someone is second best.
I don't like when one party in a relationships wishes to be with someone else.
And sure as hell I don't like when characters f**cked someone else in the family.

Well...and I loved this book. Heroine was annoying? Yes, but then she was young. I could understand her hesitation.

Hero was amazing, the way he loved her and was willing to do anything for her...I knew who she would chose from the very start, it was
Astrid - ☆Vanilla & Spice Books☆
Oct 06, 2016 Astrid - ☆Vanilla & Spice Books☆ rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4 Stars

Review @ Vanilla & Spice Books

Going blind into this book is the best way to read this so I won't recount the plot, all you need to know is in the blurb. So this review will be a little bit different.

KL Kreig has created a story with deeply flawed characters. It is told in a dual point of view and switches between past and present. This has the potential of becoming confusing and also a bit annoying but in this case it was masterly done. The story combines different tropes: there is t
Oh wow. Black Swan Affair is perfection at its finest. I'm a mess right now, and I'm talking about choking-up-with-tears-literally-flowing-down-my-cheeks kind of mess. But I assure you, they're joyful tears, or rather, tears of disbelief at how insanely perfect this book is.

If you're faced with the shock of the only guy you have loved marrying your sister - your heartless, egotistical witch of a sister - without so much as an advance notice or an explanation, and you know for sure that he loves
Natasha is a Book Junkie
“We can’t help who we love, Maverick.”

Oh, what a tangled web we weave in the name of love! As someone who’s always believed that love is not a constant, but rather a human condition that constantly transforms throughout the course of our lives, adapting to our circumstances and the people we grow to become, this story could not have found a more perfect audience than myself. I was drawn to this story, lured by its very premise and the gut-wrenching emotional conflict that would inevitably en
*** Review edited 28/10/16 to upgrade this from 4 to 5 stars, despite the flashbacks. A book that consumes me and keeps me thinking about it for days afterward SO deserves that 5th star, and Black Swan Affair is most definitely one of those. ***

Hmmm I'm a bit torn with my rating. See, I'm not a fan of triangles but the blurb sucked me in big style so I had to read it. I'm also not a fan of flashbacks at all, and this book had them in spades - probably half the book was flashback. I found them di
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“When life gives you lemons, you don't make lemonade. That's for pantywaisters. No. You pucker up, suck them dry, then throw the used rinds back in life's face with a giant fuck-you and a gesture for more.” 10 likes
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