An appetite for ambition yanks a small town student, Willow Walsh to the big beautiful Windy City, Chicago. A mission to make a difference in the world. Desperate to avoid failure after a few bumps on the road, she pursues her dream career with the prestigious Architectural Design Magazine, Racer Journal. Owned by Ella Racer, a queen in her own right. The only woman she admired and held on a pedestal, then, she met Harry, the mysterious perfect stranger. As cliché as this may sound, he was the most drop-dead gorgeous man she has ever encountered.
He unraveled a world she never knew existed. A complex world of passion, vows and obsession. He was hers and she was his. A bond so powerful nothing could break her bliss but boy was she mistaken. One minute she had it all, the next, she was left stranded in a shady game she didn't know she played. Her perfect gentleman —— wasn’t so perfect after all. He held a profound secret. A secret that could destroy not just her future, but an entire real estate empire he is set to inherit.
Yet, such a treacherous revelation couldn't sway Willow away from Harry, she was in deep, so deep it suffocated her, destroyed her friendships, credibility, honor and dignity. Then, she met the mining magnate Bruno Calderon, a powerful and charismatic man, who gave her an offer she couldn't refuse, a way out, a chance to salvage her damaged reputation and start anew, a thorn in Harry’s flesh.
Will her past restrict her from her much deserved happy ending?
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About the Author
Frances Paul was born in Ghana and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. Though a banker, for years she had wanted to write and in 2016 she finally completed and published her first novel 'Life Intertwined' and a sequel 'Unraveled'. She published a short story called Love in San Francisco for short fiction break in 2017. Her third Romance Novel Clandestine Affaire is set to be released on July 4, 2018.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Willow Walsh is not just beautiful, but ambitious too. She is pursuing her dreams in Chicago and feels the happiest woman ever, when she gets a job next to Ella Racer, the head of Racer Journal, as her private assistant. Willow could not feel luckier, when after these she meets with a gourgeous stranger, who seems to be interested in her. However Harry has a secret, which can easily break not just the heart of the young woman, but her carrier too. Willow tries to break out from the devilish circle of lies, before it is too late, but her feelings for Harry are too strong. Clandestine Affaire was an interesting and entertaining novel. With its good characters and plot, it keeps you curious until the end. You want to know what happens next and how the relationships of the characters change. I can recommend Clandestine Affaire to everyone, who likes romance, or to those, who just want to read a good book from this genre.
Clandestine Affaire by Frances Paul is a contemporary romance novel. The main characters include Willow Walsh, secretary to Ella Racer; Ella Racer is the owner of Racer Journal; Harry, Willow's love interest; Bruno Calderon, a mining magnate with amazing houses. Among these major characters are characters like Willow's roommates and other employees or Racer Journal associates. Frances Paul did an amazing job writing Clandestine Affaire. Paul has an innate ability to tell stories, placing details and events in just the right place to keep the reader hanging on for more. You can tell that Paul knows what she is talking about when it comes to the detailing of the architectural structures Ella and Willow are writing about. Clandestine Affaire is very realistic as Frances Paul details the architectural structures, the plane rides, the encounters Willow has with Harry and then Bruno. I think the part that really made it interesting, and realistic, was Willow's interactions with her roommates as they were often very short due to the fact that all of them had a different life and their work schedules were very different. These interactions were special to me because life is chaotic, and this definitely portrayed that. As I have mentioned, Frances Paul does an amazing job detailing events. The reader is easily sucked into the events and the settings. There were a few small events that were predictable, but Clandestine Affaire is incredibly similar to real life, the events were as unpredictable as real life. I did not feel like Clandestine Affaire was either rushed, or that it drug on. The story moved along a moderate pace, as the events gradually became more exciting and detrimental to Willow's career. In the end, everything added up and the story ended up nicely. The ending itself was not necessarily climatic, however the events to lead to the ending were very climatic, and had me reading as fast as I possibly could to find out what happens! I really enjoyed Frances Paul's voice, as Clandestine Affaire felt like you were listening to Willow talk about this time in her life. It also helped give Willow a unique voice, and more character. I also greatly enjoyed how the ending tied up nicely, and didn't leave you guessing about what happened, or question why it happened. I definitely recommend the book to young adults or more of a mature reader (as there are several detailed sexual scenes), and readers of contemporary romance. I do not normally read contemporary romance, and this is actually my first contemporary romance, and I greatly enjoyed reading it. I found the plot very intriguing.