A Turbulent Affair by Sarah Doebereiner is novella that tells the tale of two young women both harboring a secret that threatens to destroy their friendship.
Crystal is head over heels in love with her best friend Sylvia. The secret of her love is festering inside her. Crystal cannot hold it in anymore. She has to tell Sylvia, but she is terrified what the reaction may be.
Sylvia has a secret that most people cannot understand. Her love is aggressive, and she can’t control it. When she engages in sexual acts, she becomes violent. Lovers (all male) have left with cracked ribs, broken noses, split lips. Crystal knows known of this deviance, and Sylvia is terrified of her reaction once she does.
This is not my normal type of book. With that being said it is very well written. Ms. Doebereiner is a very skilled writer. Her style is easy and flows quite naturally. Her characters have great dialogue, and if you read any of my reviews you know this is what I like. Sylvia and Crystal’s love for each other is strong and endearing. I enjoyed their interactions between each other immensely. With all of that being said, it felt like I need more of the story. Why did Sylvia feel the way she did? What made her feelings of equating sex with violence? I need more pieces to this intriguing puzzle.
3 stars out of 5
- Publisher: Black Opal Books
A Turbulent Affair
by Sarah Doebereiner