Someone believes she knows a secret; a secret worth killing over. A year ago, Nadine helped a woman escape an abusive husband or so she thought. Now, the husband and his mob associates want her back, even if that means killing Nadine.
While Nadine is searching for answers, she gets a roommate and bodyguard. Zeke works for her and he’s a former mercenary, just the kind of man Nadine needs protecting her. However, when Nadine’s mother meets the tall, exotic bodyguard, she leaps to conclusions. Her daughter is living with a man, an attractive man, they must have eloped.
To get answers, Nadine will have to turn to a man that has been trying to kill her for most of her life, only he has the connections to get the information she needs to stay alive. However, playing with bad guys is never a good idea and this time proves no different. Now, Nadine will have to fight the mob, the monster from her past, and her mother.
“Great fast read”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Rose
Author: Hadena James
Book: The Dysfunctional Affair
My Star Rating: 4
Will I read I read it again? Yes
Intro: Nadine Daniels’ life is a disaster. The security company that she owns is being sued, her mother is coming to visit for a week, and some unpleasant realities about her “charity” work are about to surface. She thought this was as bad as it could get, but she was wrong-dead wrong. Someone believes she knows a secret – a secret worth killing for. With assassins tracking her every move, Nadine wishes the only thing she had to worry about was her mother pestering her to settle down with her suspected live-in boyfriend, Zeke, but she can’t think about the future when the present might end with her death.
The only complaint I really have is, that when I was reading this book it felt like a 2nd book and I missed out on the first. Only because I had no clue who was who. But it didn’t take long to get into the book and figure it out.
I loved all the characters in this book. I just loved Nadine. What horrible luck that girl has, but nobody can say that her life is boring! I love the whole Nadine and Zeke got eloped. I have a feeling that Zeke really had feelings for her for a while.
This book was fast action packed and loved the mystery with a little romance thrown in. Loved reading the dynamics of the family!!
On to the next book in this series!!
I received this book for an honest review.
About the Author
I’ve been writing for over two decades and before that, I was creating my own bedtime stories to tell myself. I penned my first short story at the ripe old age of 8. It was a fable about how the raccoon got its eye-mask and was roughly three pages of handwritten, 8 year old scrawl. My mother still has it and occasionally, I still dig it out and admire it.
When I got my first computer, I took all my handwritten stories and typed them in. Afterwards, I tossed the originals. In my early twenties, I had a bit of a writer’s meltdown and deleted everything. So, with the exception of the story about the raccoon, I actually have none of my writings from before I was 23. Which is sad, because I had seven Aislinn Cain novels written along with a half dozen other novels and well over two hundred short stories. It has all been offered up to the computer and writing gods as a sacrifice and show of humility or some such nonsense that makes me feel less like an idiot about it.
I have been offered contracts with publishing houses in the past and always turned them down. Now that I have experimented with being an Indie Author, I really like it and I’m really glad I turned them down. However, if you had asked me this in the early years of 2000, I would have told you that I was an idiot (and it was a huge contributing factor to my deleting all my work).
Personally, I really do suffer from a severe anxiety disorder and migraines. I find both to be huge impediments to the life I would like to lead. I find solace in the fact that I have found a significant other that tries to understand my obsession with writing, wonderful family members who support my writing obsession and a best friend who understands and accepts me regardless of my quirks and idiosyncrasies (for the record, she is more like Alex from The Dysfunctional Chronicles than Nyleena).
When I’m not writing, I play in a steel-tip dart league and enjoy going to dart tournaments. I enjoy renaissance festivals and sanitized pirates who sing sea shanties. My appetite for reading is ferocious and I consume two to three books a week as well as writing my own. Aside from introducing me to darts, my SO has introduced me to camping, which I, surprisingly, enjoy. We can often be found in the summer at Mark Twain Lake in Missouri, where his parents own a campground.
I am a native of Columbia, Missouri, which I will probably call home for the rest of my life, but I love to travel. Day trips, week trips, vacations on other continents, wherever the path takes me is where I want to be and I’m hoping to be able to travel more in the future.
And no, I don’t always write in complete sentences… I refuse to… It sounds stiff and formal when I do.