Jen and Mack are the perfect couple; meeting at university, moving in together and engaged to be married. Then, one day, Abbi turns up on their doorstep and throws a huge spanner in the works of their seemingly well-oiled relationship. On that day, Mack's life is turned upside down and it seems there's no way back. Resigned to the fact that the relationship is over and Jen is selling the house, Mack is forced to go back home and live with his parents. He comes to blows with his father, who was close friends with Jen's father, and emotions run high when past hurts are revisited. Despite several letters from Mack, years pass without any word from Jen. The reader is left in suspense, always wanting more and wondering if it really is the end for Jen and Mack.
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Jen and Mack are close. They have it all, they are a beautiful couple about to get married and they have everything they could have wished for in life. However, when Mack meets Abbi he's intrigued and starts spending time with her. Their affair comes out when Abbi shows up on his doorstep one day. Mack loses the two women he loves, but how did he end up in that situation in the first place? Mack is being kicked out of his home and needs to move back in with his parents. Jen and Abbi both disappear from his life, not allowing him to make amends. Will he ever be able to make things right with the woman he loves the most? A Sorry Affair is a beautiful story about a man who has everything he could have ever wished for. Mack thinks he can have more than he already has, so he starts a relationship with another woman and doesn't think about the consequences of his actions. He doesn't want to hurt Jen and the same goes for Abbi, but by not being honest and continuing the situation he ends up hurting both of them. Jen and Abbi are both special in their own way and Mack is drawn to their personalities and beauty. He doesn't consciously make the choice that harms them all, but he makes it nonetheless and this results in heartbreak, anger and hurt. Kirsten Nairn describes the feelings of the three main characters in such an amazing poignant and honest way. I was greatly impressed by the way she writes about emotions. She makes it possible to understand each of the main characters, which is something I loved about her story. Mack has made a big mistake and has to pay the price, but the two women he lied to are paying as well. It's a realistic subject, something that happens to a lot of people, and is therefore extra moving, thought-provoking and interesting to read about. Kirsten Nairn's writing is vivid and detailed. She makes sure her readers have the chance to get to know her main characters through and through. She alternates between Jen, Abbi and Mack and this makes the story multifaceted and interesting. A Sorry Affair is a gorgeous story about a man and a woman who have it all, but somehow that still isn't enough and everything falls apart. Kirsten Nairn's story is filled with romance, sadness and hope. I absolutely loved this fabulous novella.