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A Private Affair [Reading] ➼ A Private Affair Author Lesley Lokko – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Sam, the ugly duckling who grew into a swan Now beautiful and wealthy, with a glittering career, no one can understand why she s still on her own When she meets a handsome stranger on holiday, things Sam, the ugly duckling who grew into a swan Now beautiful and wealthy, with a glittering career, no one can understand why she s still on her own When she A Private PDF or meets a handsome stranger on holiday, things finally seem to be falling into place Meagan, a true survivor The teenage runaway who worked her way off the streets, she was swept off her feet by Tom, a young army officer, to live on the other side of the world, finally escaping the family she loathed Dani, the beautiful misfit, desperately looking for daddy in all the wrong places, and finding instead a man who will teach her everything that is wrong and corrupt about love And Abby, the model wife, everything her husband and family could want and , but never being herself Until a dark secret threatens to pull her well ordered life apart A Private Affair is the new spellbinding tale of love and friendship, glamour and guilt from bestselling author Lesley Lokko.


10 thoughts on “A Private Affair

  1. Simmy Simmy says:

    Although an interesting insight into the world of Army Wives, as I didn t have a clue as to what they had to endure while their men were out fighting, etc I felt that the intervening storylines of the four women weren t really that important I didn t understand what the need was to learn about their pasts or where they came from for the climax of the story Lokko could have saved herself a lot of bother and simply wrote a short story with that ending The climax didn t excite me at all, and I Although an interesting insight into the world of Army Wives, as I didn t have a clue as to what they had to endure while their men were out fighting, etc I felt that the intervening storylines of the four women weren t really that important I didn t understand what the need was to learn about their pasts or where they came from for the climax of the story Lokko could have saved herself a lot of bother and simply wrote a short story with that ending The climax didn t excite me at all, and I found it difficult to read this book continuously, and instead picked it up over a few months when I had absolutely nothing else to do


  2. Alex Alex says:

    My goodness, was this disappointing It wasn t until somewhere around the 400th page that I actually started to care about a character, and the interest in her storyline was brief In factmost of the women s stories were lackluster, unmemorable and just galling I would also include unbelievable, but the book left me feeling a little bit cynical, as if, of course people would behave this way The characters almost redeemed themselves as the storyline finally picked up in the last 10 pages It My goodness, was this disappointing It wasn t until somewhere around the 400th page that I actually started to care about a character, and the interest in her storyline was brief In factmost of the women s stories were lackluster, unmemorable and just galling I would also include unbelievable, but the book left me feeling a little bit cynical, as if, of course people would behave this way The characters almost redeemed themselves as the storyline finally picked up in the last 10 pages Its a miracle I didn t put the book down something I would have found hard to do in Lokko s earlier books and never pick it up again with the amount of shuddering, shivering and uninformative flashbacks her characters experienced If I don t know your character yet, I probably don t have any curiosity as to why she s suddenly interrupting the story with a shiver and some vague, faceless flashback The moment someone seemed to be doing something interesting, we were thrown back into the melodrama of mysterious glances and gossiping wives The intermissions or parts that Lokko usually favors as the structure of her book in order to span gaps in time, were absurdly frequent and appeared to act as filler for actual holes in the story Chapters seemed to be used in the same way, something that was confirmed when I reached Ch 100 at page 445 If you enjoyed the earlier books of this author, stick to the first three If you were looking for a salacious beach read as implied by the cover blurb Love always comes at a price , you ll also likely be disappointed There are still traces of Lokko s penchant for hard to swallow subject matter, and even brief glimpses of the heart she wrote so well into her previous stories, although they have been severely watered down I hesitate to lay the blame at the authors door, when my copies of Sundowners, Saffron Skies and Bitter Chocolate are so dog eared, but I don t think I ll be signing up to pre order her books again any time soon Sundowners


  3. Adventurouslyloveable Adventurouslyloveable says:

    I did like the book but I was a bit taken aback with the characters For me Sam was just not really believable Don t get me wrong I adore Lesley Lokko and am a huge fan of her books especially Sundowners but I just could not indulge into this story due to the characters which seemed a bit off to me.


  4. Ke Yu Ke Yu says:

    Are there really nothing that can shield us from the past Not even love


  5. Malgorzata W. Thompson Malgorzata W. Thompson says:

    A page turner.A great, exciting story and couldn t get away from the book Definitely, a ladies novel, we can sympathize with the characters


  6. Smriti Brar Smriti Brar says:

    If, like me, you sometimes pick up books just by what you see on the cover, then this book is extremely deceptive and definitely not what you think it is It s a story revolving around the lives of 4 women entwined in the army world It gives youthan a glimpse of the army world Rather, it s a deep insight It was an okay read I didn t enjoy it too much.


  7. Pamela Todd Pamela Todd says:

    A Private Affair follows the lives of Sam, Dani, Abbi and Meaghan All very different women with very different upbringings and backgrounds All from different places all over the world But one thing connects them a man The novel shows a unique insight into what it is to be an Army Wife, to have a husband absent for long stretches of time and the desperate acts of lonely people A Private Affair is split between being told by all the women over different time periods of their lives It shows A Private Affair follows the lives of Sam, Dani, Abbi and Meaghan All very different women with very different upbringings and backgrounds All from different places all over the world But one thing connects them a man The novel shows a unique insight into what it is to be an Army Wife, to have a husband absent for long stretches of time and the desperate acts of lonely people A Private Affair is split between being told by all the women over different time periods of their lives It shows how they came to be and the road they took to get there I thought the novel was harsh and brutal, but in a very good way There were no rose coloured glasses when showing the true nature of some soldiers or how they treat their wives It felt very real, and the characters of the woman simply brought the book to life A sense of trepidation crept over me while I was reading, that far off sense of fear that cannot be places Though a hefty book to get through, it was worth every word A very thought provoking read


  8. Nicki Nicki says:

    I read it all, but it was very hard going and extremely long and drawn out I was relieved to get to the end Darker storyline than I would have expected, but way too many characters and hard to care too much about some of them I found Sam pretty dull Actually Edie was an interesting character who was underused and then disappears Meaghan was probably my favorite, but again, a lot of background story that really didn t matter too much in the story There s a lot of TMI like that Plus I cring I read it all, but it was very hard going and extremely long and drawn out I was relieved to get to the end Darker storyline than I would have expected, but way too many characters and hard to care too much about some of them I found Sam pretty dull Actually Edie was an interesting character who was underused and then disappears Meaghan was probably my favorite, but again, a lot of background story that really didn t matter too much in the story There s a lot of TMI like that Plus I cringed at the line when she says she s from Oz Way to know the author is American No Australian anywhere says Oz But it s a small gripe I don t think I would seek out this author again I don t mind a long novel if it s enjoyable, but this dragged and was a chore, although I do commend her very realistic and horrible portrayal or a particular type of man no one would ever want to be around Nick


  9. Amanda Amanda says:

    It s hard After having questioned the need of reviewing book covers, I have to say that this is possibly the most misleading book cover ever It portrays a shimmering sunny read, but what is within the pages of A Private Affair is way darker I appreciated the look at the British Army, and I found the character of Nick to be enormously sinister I wasn t sure about the format of the novel it was clever in that I kept turning those pages to find out how the beginning linked to the end, but I d It s hard After having questioned the need of reviewing book covers, I have to say that this is possibly the most misleading book cover ever It portrays a shimmering sunny read, but what is within the pages of A Private Affair is way darker I appreciated the look at the British Army, and I found the character of Nick to be enormously sinister I wasn t sure about the format of the novel it was clever in that I kept turning those pages to find out how the beginning linked to the end, but I didn t find the end justified it I also questioned exactly how Dani s story linked in properly to everything else I would have awarded just two stars, but it is a story that is going to stick with me for a while


  10. Julie Julie says:

    This was my first Lesley Lokko book and I must admit I was a little disappointed as the author had been highly recommended Although I found the story enjoyable enough I thought that there were too many main characters which, once was plot was revealed, were not really that relevant or necessary I agree with another reviewers comments about it being cut down to a short story and it would be as good, if not better My 3 start rating is maybe a little generous and should be a 2.5, I m still prepa This was my first Lesley Lokko book and I must admit I was a little disappointed as the author had been highly recommended Although I found the story enjoyable enough I thought that there were too many main characters which, once was plot was revealed, were not really that relevant or necessary I agree with another reviewers comments about it being cut down to a short story and it would be as good, if not better My 3 start rating is maybe a little generous and should be a 2.5, I m still prepared to try another by this author so it can t be that bad


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10 thoughts on “A Private Affair

  1. Simmy Simmy says:

    Although an interesting insight into the world of Army Wives, as I didn t have a clue as to what they had to endure while their men were out fighting, etc I felt that the intervening storylines of the four women weren t really that important I didn t understand what the need was to learn about their pasts or where they came from for the climax of the story Lokko could have saved herself a lot of bother and simply wrote a short story with that ending The climax didn t excite me at all, and I Although an interesting insight into the world of Army Wives, as I didn t have a clue as to what they had to endure while their men were out fighting, etc I felt that the intervening storylines of the four women weren t really that important I didn t understand what the need was to learn about their pasts or where they came from for the climax of the story Lokko could have saved herself a lot of bother and simply wrote a short story with that ending The climax didn t excite me at all, and I found it difficult to read this book continuously, and instead picked it up over a few months when I had absolutely nothing else to do

  2. Alex Alex says:

    My goodness, was this disappointing It wasn t until somewhere around the 400th page that I actually started to care about a character, and the interest in her storyline was brief In factmost of the women s stories were lackluster, unmemorable and just galling I would also include unbelievable, but the book left me feeling a little bit cynical, as if, of course people would behave this way The characters almost redeemed themselves as the storyline finally picked up in the last 10 pages It My goodness, was this disappointing It wasn t until somewhere around the 400th page that I actually started to care about a character, and the interest in her storyline was brief In factmost of the women s stories were lackluster, unmemorable and just galling I would also include unbelievable, but the book left me feeling a little bit cynical, as if, of course people would behave this way The characters almost redeemed themselves as the storyline finally picked up in the last 10 pages Its a miracle I didn t put the book down something I would have found hard to do in Lokko s earlier books and never pick it up again with the amount of shuddering, shivering and uninformative flashbacks her characters experienced If I don t know your character yet, I probably don t have any curiosity as to why she s suddenly interrupting the story with a shiver and some vague, faceless flashback The moment someone seemed to be doing something interesting, we were thrown back into the melodrama of mysterious glances and gossiping wives The intermissions or parts that Lokko usually favors as the structure of her book in order to span gaps in time, were absurdly frequent and appeared to act as filler for actual holes in the story Chapters seemed to be used in the same way, something that was confirmed when I reached Ch 100 at page 445 If you enjoyed the earlier books of this author, stick to the first three If you were looking for a salacious beach read as implied by the cover blurb Love always comes at a price , you ll also likely be disappointed There are still traces of Lokko s penchant for hard to swallow subject matter, and even brief glimpses of the heart she wrote so well into her previous stories, although they have been severely watered down I hesitate to lay the blame at the authors door, when my copies of Sundowners, Saffron Skies and Bitter Chocolate are so dog eared, but I don t think I ll be signing up to pre order her books again any time soon Sundowners

  3. Adventurouslyloveable Adventurouslyloveable says:

    I did like the book but I was a bit taken aback with the characters For me Sam was just not really believable Don t get me wrong I adore Lesley Lokko and am a huge fan of her books especially Sundowners but I just could not indulge into this story due to the characters which seemed a bit off to me.

  4. Ke Yu Ke Yu says:

    Are there really nothing that can shield us from the past Not even love

  5. Malgorzata W. Thompson Malgorzata W. Thompson says:

    A page turner.A great, exciting story and couldn t get away from the book Definitely, a ladies novel, we can sympathize with the characters

  6. Smriti Brar Smriti Brar says:

    If, like me, you sometimes pick up books just by what you see on the cover, then this book is extremely deceptive and definitely not what you think it is It s a story revolving around the lives of 4 women entwined in the army world It gives youthan a glimpse of the army world Rather, it s a deep insight It was an okay read I didn t enjoy it too much.

  7. Pamela Todd Pamela Todd says:

    A Private Affair follows the lives of Sam, Dani, Abbi and Meaghan All very different women with very different upbringings and backgrounds All from different places all over the world But one thing connects them a man The novel shows a unique insight into what it is to be an Army Wife, to have a husband absent for long stretches of time and the desperate acts of lonely people A Private Affair is split between being told by all the women over different time periods of their lives It shows A Private Affair follows the lives of Sam, Dani, Abbi and Meaghan All very different women with very different upbringings and backgrounds All from different places all over the world But one thing connects them a man The novel shows a unique insight into what it is to be an Army Wife, to have a husband absent for long stretches of time and the desperate acts of lonely people A Private Affair is split between being told by all the women over different time periods of their lives It shows how they came to be and the road they took to get there I thought the novel was harsh and brutal, but in a very good way There were no rose coloured glasses when showing the true nature of some soldiers or how they treat their wives It felt very real, and the characters of the woman simply brought the book to life A sense of trepidation crept over me while I was reading, that far off sense of fear that cannot be places Though a hefty book to get through, it was worth every word A very thought provoking read

  8. Nicki Nicki says:

    I read it all, but it was very hard going and extremely long and drawn out I was relieved to get to the end Darker storyline than I would have expected, but way too many characters and hard to care too much about some of them I found Sam pretty dull Actually Edie was an interesting character who was underused and then disappears Meaghan was probably my favorite, but again, a lot of background story that really didn t matter too much in the story There s a lot of TMI like that Plus I cring I read it all, but it was very hard going and extremely long and drawn out I was relieved to get to the end Darker storyline than I would have expected, but way too many characters and hard to care too much about some of them I found Sam pretty dull Actually Edie was an interesting character who was underused and then disappears Meaghan was probably my favorite, but again, a lot of background story that really didn t matter too much in the story There s a lot of TMI like that Plus I cringed at the line when she says she s from Oz Way to know the author is American No Australian anywhere says Oz But it s a small gripe I don t think I would seek out this author again I don t mind a long novel if it s enjoyable, but this dragged and was a chore, although I do commend her very realistic and horrible portrayal or a particular type of man no one would ever want to be around Nick

  9. Amanda Amanda says:

    It s hard After having questioned the need of reviewing book covers, I have to say that this is possibly the most misleading book cover ever It portrays a shimmering sunny read, but what is within the pages of A Private Affair is way darker I appreciated the look at the British Army, and I found the character of Nick to be enormously sinister I wasn t sure about the format of the novel it was clever in that I kept turning those pages to find out how the beginning linked to the end, but I d It s hard After having questioned the need of reviewing book covers, I have to say that this is possibly the most misleading book cover ever It portrays a shimmering sunny read, but what is within the pages of A Private Affair is way darker I appreciated the look at the British Army, and I found the character of Nick to be enormously sinister I wasn t sure about the format of the novel it was clever in that I kept turning those pages to find out how the beginning linked to the end, but I didn t find the end justified it I also questioned exactly how Dani s story linked in properly to everything else I would have awarded just two stars, but it is a story that is going to stick with me for a while

  10. Julie Julie says:

    This was my first Lesley Lokko book and I must admit I was a little disappointed as the author had been highly recommended Although I found the story enjoyable enough I thought that there were too many main characters which, once was plot was revealed, were not really that relevant or necessary I agree with another reviewers comments about it being cut down to a short story and it would be as good, if not better My 3 start rating is maybe a little generous and should be a 2.5, I m still prepa This was my first Lesley Lokko book and I must admit I was a little disappointed as the author had been highly recommended Although I found the story enjoyable enough I thought that there were too many main characters which, once was plot was revealed, were not really that relevant or necessary I agree with another reviewers comments about it being cut down to a short story and it would be as good, if not better My 3 start rating is maybe a little generous and should be a 2.5, I m still prepared to try another by this author so it can t be that bad

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