An Unconventional Affair: A Risk Worth Taking – Mollie Blake

Welcome back everyone, I know it’s been a busy week for reviews but I’m hoping you’ve been looking forward to this one if you read the review of the first book. For those of you who have been following since August 2018 you’d be familiar with the first book in this series and that I quite liked it.

So naturally, when I was offered a place in this tour since I’d read the first book, I figured I had to know what happened next. Who wouldn’t want to do that?

Book One Review

If you need a refresher on what I thought of Book 1 click the banner to head on over to it to get your reminder!

Link to Book 1 review


Story Overview

In this book, we go back to where we left off the first books; and work our way forwards with a few skips between locations and times to begin with. Barrington is still in Australia and ends up staying MUCH longer than initially planned.

Meanwhile, Tee remained in England having to repair the ruin of her life after she was almost killed in her own home. Luckily, an old friend was happy to help her regain a semblance of control and normalcy.

Once we see how they each fared in their first year apart, we skip forward 8 years briefly before skipping ahead another 2 years. This means that there are often gaps in how relationships have formed, developed and changed between the various characters.


Initial Thoughts

Initially I was a little bit confused because we kept jumping between a few different times during the first year of Barrington’s stay in Australia. There weren’t any dates, so you just had to kind of guess how far back or forward you had moved.

I was also a little bit confused by one of Barrington’s relationships. Was this done as a way to be more inclusive?

I just felt like it’s something that most people wouldn’t do. Why would they suddenly change who they are and what they are ok with, with no previous indication that they felt this way? Like, not even any internal thoughts, lusts or whatever that they then try to suppress?

It just felt awkward until I read about another character and then I guessed what the outcome of the story was going to be (to a point).


Final Thoughts

I did change my mind on Barrington’s odd relationship choice by the end of the book. Rather than it being weird. It felt like a total set up that ruined the final relationship formation for me. I literally knew exactly when and how it would get together which ruined any surprise I might have otherwise felt.

I liked the excitement towards the end of the story. It created a tension that was unexpected (although looking back I probably should have expected it) in more ways than one. We saw relationships tested, people broken and the effort it takes to heal after an event like that. To a point.

Over all I was a little bit underwhelmed compared to the first book. I’m not sure if I built up the first book in my head or not. But I felt like it just didn’t quite live up to the hope I had considering how much I enjoyed the first book.

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed this review, on Monday I will be reviewing At the End of Summer by June Moonbridge.

Author Bio

Mollie Blake is a published author of contemporary romance. A lover of reading sexy stories, Mollie decided to go one step further and write her own. Her romances are filled with danger and peppered with hot sexy scenes. She is a member of International Thriller Writers and UK Romantic Novelists Association.

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An Unconventional Affair – Mollie Blake

Welcome back all, this review is one of many book tour review's I'm participating in over the next couple of months So be prepared for lot's of blurbs, author bios etc and potentially weird posting dates to fall in line with the availability on the tours. However, where possible I will stick to my regular posting day, Monday's.

I hope you will enjoy this review as it's only a very newly published book! I always envied those that got to read books and provide a review before they were released. And now I'm discovering that I can be one of those people. As such, I'd just like to say a massive thankyou to Rachael and the authors that utilise her reach to allow us to read and review these books before they are released to the public.

Also, I'm normally quite late to the party and end up reading a book in a series way after it's finished or most of the way through and end up raving about something that other's have known about for quite some time.

So to know that I've read the first book in this series before it's released is pretty amazing and a first for me. And this first book set me up to expect a pretty good second book!

And on to my review, but don't forget to read all the way down to see details of a prize giveaway!

I read this book in a little over a day as I spent my time lazing in the sun. And to read about how an older woman overcomes domestic violence to become a single mum who raises a boy who graduates high school and then university. Except right as  he's about to graduate uni one of his friends falls for his mum. And that's where the "Unconventional Affair" comes from.

Except it's not as dirty as it seems it is. In reality it's just a young guy who falls for an older woman and the fight they have to prove themselves as a legitimate couple. Even to each other. And then next thing we know Barrington moves to Melbourne, Australia (where I just have to say, no one except the most bogon of bogons ACTUALLY uses the word "Sheila", when will international authors finally get that we are the same as them?! We're not some weirdo species with another name for our women!) and starts a new life.

Anyway I didn't find this book as "unconventional" as the title suggested. However I DID find the unexpected crime quite interesting! Given the blurb I wasn't expecting anything more than a standard romance but this one really had me on tenterhooks by the end of it!

I look forward to the next one being released so that I can read that one and see what happens to Barrington and Tee!

If you've enjoyed this review don't forget to check out the others that are participating in this blog tour and you can see the details below:

And on to my review, but don't forget to read all the way down to see details of a prize giveaway!

I read this book in a little over a day as I spent my time lazing in the sun. And to read about how an older woman overcomes domestic violence to become a single mum who raises a boy who graduates high school and then university. Except right as  he's about to graduate uni one of his friends falls for his mum. And that's where the "Unconventional Affair" comes from.

Except it's not as dirty as it seems it is. In reality it's just a young guy who falls for an older woman and the fight they have to prove themselves as a legitimate couple. Even to each other. And then next thing we know Barrington moves to Melbourne, Australia (where I just have to say, no one except the most bogon of bogons ACTUALLY uses the word "Sheila", when will international authors finally get that we are the same as them?! We're not some weirdo species with another name for our women!) and starts a new life.

Anyway I didn't find this book as "unconventional" as the title suggested. However I DID find the unexpected crime quite interesting! Given the blurb I wasn't expecting anything more than a standard romance but this one really had me on tenterhooks by the end of it!

I look forward to the next one being released so that I can read that one and see what happens to Barrington and Tee!

If you've enjoyed this review don't forget to check out the others that are participating in this blog tour and you can see the details below:

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Also, we have a quick bio on our proud author with some links to her social media in case you're interested in seeing what she's up to.

Mollie Blake is a published author of contemporary romance. A lover of reading sexy stories, Mollie decided to go one step further and write her own. Her romances are filled with danger and peppered with hot sexy scenes. She is a member of International Thriller Writers and UK Romantic Novelists Association.

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I hope you have enjoyed this review. And I will see you next week for a review on "Lightweight" by Kirsty McManus.