Sweet baby geezus I am so sorry it took me such a long time to read this book but I am glad I did. I was gifted this book by the author and because I had several to read before this one I am just getting around to the review. Forgive me for being tardy to the party…I’m sorry.
Costly Affair, by Les Cochran, was a little more than interesting it was down right infuriating, intoxicating, irrational and a bunch of other I words I can’t think of at the moment. I didn’t have the chance to read book 1 (Signature Affair) so I Googled it just to read the synopsis before for I started in. Steve Schilling,
our hero the main character (this fool is no hero) is the president of a University with a sex addiction like no other. I mean mommy issues, daddy issues, childhood issues..bottom line this guy has peen issues. The issue is he can’t keep it in his pants. No matter how hard he tried he kept going down that slippery slope…LITERALLY! I find it hard to really like Steve because he isn’t willing to admit he has a problem..no scratch that he knows he has a problem I just don’t think he really wants to change. IMO sex addiction really isn’t an “addiction” in the same sense as drugs and alcohol. I think it’s a cop-out to screw as much and as often as you can. I can see how the physical feeling of sex can be addicting but not so much to the point where you are shagging everything in sight, especially if you’re married. Which of course he ruins by the way with his “can’t keep it in my pants” syndrome. Steve does have a few redeeming qualities as he is good at his job and he is caring, just not caring enough to concern himself with how his behavior is effects anyone but himself and poor dumb ass Kate.
I did enjoy the book in the sense that I loved the characters, they were all well written, even the dummies that kept falling for Steve’s charms. And I have to admit that sometimes I did feel bad for Steve, but most of the time I just wanted to punch him in the Adams Apple. With that said (inside joke) this book was definitely worth the read 3.75 stars out of 5 for part two of this trilogy. I just hope in book 3 he comes across some magical snatch that brings him to his knees and she treats him like crap so he can feel a little taste of how he treated his wife and the countless others with his inability to be faithful.