The Fling by Elle J. Lawson

TheFlingThe book
I received the kindle version of this book to read for a review. The first page contains the table of contents, starting with title, copyright, dedication and quote. Then follows the names of the 33 chapters and the acknowledgments conclude the book. The book is dedicated to the author’s hero, Thea.

The author
Since I didn’t have the book in my hands, I don’t know if there is anything on the back cover of the book. However, the author has a website, where I found the following about the author:

The Fling is Elle J. Lawson’s first foray into fiction writing, with most of her 20-year writing career being in non-fiction, technical writing and corporate communications. She is an active member of Romance Writers of America and her local chapter, Heart of Carolina Romance Writers.

Her education includes a BA degree in Communication Studies, an MA in English, as well as graduate-level certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, Ms. Lawson now lives in North Carolina with her husband, son, and their spoiled Chihuahua. She loves reading, movies, and travel to exotic locations.


The main characters
Amy is a nursing student that travels from America to Greece to study. Before she goes there, she feels heavily attracted to Dimitri, who would be her lecturer in Greece. Dimitri is married to Lydia. These three are the main characters in the book.

The story
The blurb of this book is:

Study-abroad student Amy Presgraves is full of excitement when she leaves for Greece, ready to start a new chapter in her academic life. A scenic romp to Athens is just what the doctor ordered, but she learns more than medicine from her professor, Dr. Dimitri Speros–a married man with the physique of a Greek god. Amy wants to deny her attraction to him, but, bizarrely encouraged by Lydia, Dimitri’s wife, she finally finds herself unable to resist the staggering passion that she feels.

But what starts out as a breezy summer fling becomes a struggle for happily ever after when Amy and Dimitri are faced with the ultimate betrayal. Together, they must learn to trust in order for their love to survive.


My opinion
The book is an easy read, with a story that sucks you in from the very first word. Once I started reading it, I wanted to know how it ended. At first I wanted to know what would happen with Amy once she got to Greece, whether Dimitri might be a bad man who is mean to her or he keeps her in Greece against her will. Then Lydia came into the picture and she encourages the relationship between Amy and Dimitri. By then I couldn’t put the book down. I wanted to know how it would end, where it would go, how steamy it would get. The twist at the end was totally unexpected, but to know what it is, you will have to buy the book.


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