Tuesday, 26 December 2017

A Hidden Affair (Jordan Weiss #2) by Pam Jenoff


From Goodreads

PAST WARS, PAST LIVES, PAST LOVES . . . CAN WE EVER REALLY LET THEM GO . . . AND SHOULD WE? Ten years ago, U.S. State Department intelligence officer Jordan Weiss's life was turned upside down when she was told her college boyfriend, Jared, drowned in the River Cam. In a shocking discovery, though, she realizes that things weren't as they seemed and that she had been lied to and betrayed by those closest to her. Reeling from the shock-- and the knowledge that Jared is still alive--Jordan resigns her State Department post and sets off in search of answers. Traveling to Jared's last known whereabouts on the French Riviera, she encounters Nicole, a mysterious woman who flees after refusing to disclose what she knows about Jared.

Following Nicole across Europe, Jordan soon discovers that she is not alone in her pursuit-- Aaron, a handsome and enigmatic Israeli, is chasing Nicole for his own cryptic reasons. Though distrustful of each other, Jordan and Aaron join forces on a journey that takes them half a world away, and only steps ahead of grave peril.

As Jordan draws closer to finding the answers that have eluded her for a decade, larger questions remain: Can she reconcile her attraction to Aaron with her unresolved feelings for Jared, the only man she ever loved? Will the truth be too devastating to handle or finally set her free?

Will she have a chance at happiness at last? Thrilling, romantic, and impossible to put down, "A Hidden Affair "gives us a brave and relentless heroine who never gives up on her search for the truth.  

My thoughts

I enjoy reading books by Pam Jenoff, she has the ability to tell a good yarn whether it's one of her more historically based books or one of the more contemporary ones set in slightly more modern times.

This book follows on from The Officer's Lover (aka Almost Home) and continues on with the story of Jordan Weiss following the disclosure of certain secrets from her past, that she was unaware of at the time.

As Jordan goes on a journey to try and make some sense of the information that she now has, she is once again thrown into a world of secrets and lies that could lead her towards a discovery that she needs to make in order to move on with her life and put behind her once and for all her past.

As Jordan tries to unearth the reasons why someone in her past faked their own death, she is thrown together with Aaron (Ari) a seductive Israeli private investigator, who has a mission of his own to fulfil that could see them on the same course.

I gave this a 3 stars or 6/10 and feel that whilst the story was enjoyable, that it didn't quite deliver to it's full potential. It did bring to a conclusion the story of Jordan and Jared her past, giving some hope for Jordan and her future happiness.

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