Aspiring writer Jonathan puts his career on hold to follow his wife to Brussels, but finds himself drawn into an affair with the beautiful yet elusive Andrea. What follows is a tormenting battle between conscience and desire.ÊComplex and compelling, Illegal Liaisons is a penetrating work of erotic imagination and a chilling portrait of the nature of love.
"Fascinating. . . . [E]xposes what can happen when the tables are turned in an ego-driven marriage, and a husband plays a secondary role to a successful wife. Admirable command of language, as well as perceptive understanding of human character, sets this author's work apart from run-of-the-mill erotic fiction. Strong description . . . brings to vivid life each intimate encounter. The aftereffects . . . linger long after the sex is over."
Grazyna Plebanek is the highly acclaimed and bestselling novels Pudekoze szpilkami (Box of Stilettos; 2002), Dziewczyny z Portofino (Girls from Portofino; 2005), and Przystupa (A Girl Called Przystupa, 2007). Nielegalne zwiezki (Illegal Liaisons; 2010) has sold nearly 30,000 copies in Poland. In 2011 Plebanek was awarded Zlote Sowy literary prize for her contribution to promoting Poland abroad. Plebanek is among a group of international artists whose portraits will be exhibited in Brussels Gare de Ouest for the next ten years. She lives in Brussels, Belgium.