A Paris Affair by Tatiana de Rosnay

Does a fruit taste its sweetest when it is forbidden? Is that which is prohibited always the most pleasurable? In this passionate and perceptive collection, Tatiana de Rosnay paints a portrait of the most forbidden of loves, in many different shades—sometimes tragic, sometimes humorous, sometimes heartfelt, always with a dry wit and an unflinching authenticity. A PARIS AFFAIR is an enjoyable “undressing” of intimate delights, where laughter mingles with compassion and the heartbeats of illicit desire.–St. Martin’s Press;2015


A Paris Affair are a collection of short essays about married Parisians, in their early thirty, who have at least two small children and have or are a cheating spouse.   The essays do not go into the reasoning for the affairs, nor follow the couples in the aftermath their discovery.

The theme or overall lesson of the novel seems to be; ‘hey your husband will cheat, eh’.  The stories are well written and each have an interesting storytelling style, but with no real conclusion or point, they all left me with a feeling of hopelessness towards romance and marriage. –Borrow it