Blog Tour with Review: The Affair by J.L Berg

February 13, 2020


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  There are some paths in your life you’re never meant to take. Yet, by some twist of fate, you find yourself on the forbidden road all the same.   Those are the words I stumble upon when I unearth a hidden journal that once belonged to my grandmother.   A hidden journal that details a heartbreaking affair with her husband’s brother. It’s a family secret I’m unprepared to deal with, especially when my own life begins to parallel hers.   Sawyer Gallagher was never on my radar. The moment I met his younger brother, I was taken. Done for. Love-drunk.   But, some things aren't meant to last and at the age of thirty-three, I find myself divorced, penniless and living with my parents. When Sawyer stops by our family’s antique store, asking for a job, I figure: Why the heck not? Life can’t get much worse.  It doesn’t take long to realize just how different the Gallagher brothers are. Sawyer is kind, supportive, and, oh, did I mention sexy as hell?   In a small town like ours, I can’t help but ask myself… Can I fall for my former brother-in-law? Or is this just history repeating itself?

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The Affair is a love story with a timeless undertone of being wrapped up in love, the forbidden, and having to succumb to making certain sacrifices. This was a well written complicated story that span generations and gave the present dilemma, insight to family secrets.


After going through a rough divorce, Eloise now has to deal with the death of her father and taking over the family business. Trying to keep things on track as much as possible, Ella knows that she’s going to need some help. But things get complicated when her ex brother in law walks into her store looking for a job. With the history that that these two shared, will they be able to work side by side and ignore the one the thing that they’ve both wanted?


I’m going to be really honest right now and say that when I first read the blurb to this book, I was expecting this all out steamy forbidden romance that was going to be problematic in the family dynamic and just straight up drama and that was not really the case. This story delved into pieces of a past affair with a little bit of drama and the undeniable chemistry that I was hoping to feel between the main characters, were luke warm. I needed more action with them and I really wished that more of the story was focused on their relationship.

Aside from that, I really did enjoy these characters and I liked how everything was wrapped up in the end. They had love, showed grace when it was needed, and they stood together as a family when they needed too.

If you’re looking for a hometown second chance romance with a little bit of drama, then this one is for you.


It had been ages since my feet graced the concrete of this street. A year ago, I used to walk this familiar path several times a day. I could count the steps between our front door and the antique store and the café. It was the perfect little house, right in the middle of town. My parents’ house, on the other hand, was on the outskirts, and in order to get anywhere, you had to drive. I hated that, especially as a kid. When you were little, you wanted instant gratification, and being even ten minutes from friends and fun was too much. I hadn’t lost that feeling when I got older, so being able to walk to the market for a head of lettuce or walk hand in hand with my husband to the café for an impromptu brunch, that was my idea of bliss. Or at least, it had been. Now, the little white house was a stark reminder of everything I’d had. And lost. My heart began to race when I got within eyesight of it. I saw the mailbox first—the royal blue I’d chosen that first year of marriage. I’d agonized for days over the perfect shade. Reed had laughed, not understanding the difference between any of them. My stomach turned as I thought of it now. Look straight ahead, Elle. Don’t think about the mailbox. Or the young, blonde woman walking out of the house … wait, what? My feet faltered, and I nearly tripped. There was a woman in my house.It’s not your house anymore, I reminded myself. I tried not to look, but I couldn’t help but notice how familiar she seemed with it all. The way she stepped off the threshold and locked the door with ease, tucking the set of keys into her purse without thought. She waved to Mr. Flannigan next door, who was watering his award-winning roses. I watched in horror as he smiled and gave a friendly wave back. My throat burned, and my eyes stung. I thought back to that moment at the funeral when Reed’s lips parted, and those unspoken words sat frozen in time. I’d always assumed he was waiting for the perfect time to say I’m sorry or I’ll never stop loving you, but in reality, perhaps he was just trying to muster the courage to tell me the truth. He’d met someone. He’d moved on. It seemed there’d been a lot of that going on lately. Suddenly not in the mood for coffee, my stomach turning more sour by the second, I turned and bolted for the antique store. I didn’t bother checking to see if the mystery woman saw me. There was a reason I never walked down this street. Too many memories. Too much pain. And right now, I’d had enough of both.


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                                     ABOUT THE AUTHOR

J.L. Berg is the USA Today bestselling author of the Ready series, the Walls series, the Lost & Found series and more. She is a California native living in the beautiful state of historic Virginia. Married to her high school sweetheart, they have two beautiful girls and two pups. When she's not writing, you will find her cuddled up, watching a movie with her family, obsessing over fandoms or devouring anything chocolate! J.L. Berg is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC.

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