Interested in Forbidden Love? Check Out Romance Novels About Affairs

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Romance Novels About Affairs

People have always been interested in taboo love stories. It makes sense that there would be plenty of folks who like to read romance novels about affairs. It goes without saying that reading romance novels with affairs doesn't mean the readers are going to be unfaithful in their relationships. After all, a lot of people watch shows about serial killers and aren't serial killers themselves!

Affairs in books provide a lot of drama to the plot and characters, which is exciting to read about. Drama is one of the elements that makes romance novels exciting. Reading about affairs definitely isn't for everyone, especially if you've every been cheated on (though it could be therapeutic for some people too perhaps), but there's still an audience for it of people that don't necessarily condone it but enjoy reading about it in their fiction.

1. Lover by Marni Mann and Gia Riley

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Piper and Cannon Callahan's marriage has become stagnant. Their relationship used to be on fire, but that spark has gone out, and now they feel more like friendly roommates than husband and wife. Piper knows something needs to change between them if they want to keep their marriage alive. When she brings up swinging to Cannon, he's open to giving it a shot.

West and Tilly Holden have an open marriage, but when Tilly suggests they try swinging, West is game. While their lifestyle works for them, things aren't as good between them as they seem.

The two couples meet, Piper and West hit it off right away. In West, she finds everything she didn't even know she was missing. When they began their arrangement, they laid ground rules, but Piper and West soon begin breaking them all.

2. The Second Wave by Jean Copeland

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It's the 1970s and Leslie is introduced to a whole new world by her coworker Alice. Before long, they begin an intense, all-consuming affair. But Leslie is a married mother of two children and can't risk losing them in a divorce and custody battle she's all but guaranteed to lose. Despite loving Leslie immensely, Alice makes the difficult decision of ending their relationship.

Almost forty years passes, and Alice is called back to Connecticut after hearing that Leslie's had a stroke. The time and distance have done nothing to dampen her love for her. Is it too late for them to start over?

3. Arsen by Mia Asher

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For six years, Cathy and Ben have been married, but it hasn't all been happy. Cathy has struggled to have children and has had several miscarriages, leaving her feeling broken inside. She feels less than a woman, betrayed by her own body, and nothing her husband says can change her mind.

Arrogant and handsome, Arsen is used to getting what he wants when he wants it. When he meets Cathy, she doesn't fall for his charming personality the way a lot of people do. But because they have to work together, they agree to be friends, and eventually fall into an easy camaraderie. It's the first time she's felt like she could truly be herself in a long time. Eventually, their friendship becomes something more and a line gets crossed, one that will changes their lives forever.

4. Flinging It by G. Benson

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Head midwife at a hospital, Frazer is determined to begin a program for at-risk parents. Up to her eyeballs in red tape and a few less than enthusiastic people, she teams up with Cora, a social worker who happens to be married to Frazer's boss.

Cora is beginning to think her marriage isn't salvageable. Smothered by a controlling spouse, she isn't sure she even wants to save it. Working on the program with Frazer is the perfect distraction for Cora, but before long, the two women find themselves venturing into territory beyond just friendship. As they embark in an affair, they become torn between their feelings for one another and their morals, though ending things may not be as easy as simply saying goodbye.

5. Black Lies by Alessandra Torre

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Layana Fairmont's life was made up for her before she was even born. Born into a wealthy family, they expect her to find a wealthy husband and stay at home, totally dependent. When she turned 25, she managed to break free and experienced freedom for the first time in her life.

Five years later, she's still struggling to drive her parents' teaching from her head when she meets Brant, a rich, self-made man, at a fundraiser. Brant is dedicated to her and seems open about his pasts. Everything is going well between them until Layana discovers a secret Brant never told her, and she loses trust in him.

Then enters Lee, a working man known for sleeping with housewives after he cuts their grass. He's short-tempered and crass, Brant's complete opposite in just about every way. That's why Layana wants him. That's why she's going to have him.

6. Don't Let Me Go by J.H. Trumble

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While some people spend their entire lives looking for that special person, Nate Schaper was lucky enough to find his in high school. Through coming out to their parents, bullying from classmates, and homophobia, Nate and Adam have become closer than ever.

After graduation, Adam gets offered an off-Broadway job in New York. Nate insists that he go - it's the opportunity of a lifetime - but after awhile, insecurity begins to plague him. He begins a blog to vent and then becomes caught up in a controversy at school. But it's when a new boy begins paying attention to Nate that he's really forced to figure out what he wants.

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