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Unless it's mad, passionate, extraordinary love, it's a waste of your time. There are too many mediocre things in life. Love shouldn't be one of them."

- from the movie, Dream for an Insomniac

This book is about the lengths married people will endure to find mad, passionate, extraordinary love because they no longer have it in their marriage. The book is a collection of stories told by people from across the country about affairs and extramarital relationships they are currently or formerly involved in. An extramarital relationship is the ultimate human drama and the stories in this book will emotionally impact you in some way for sure. I am the author of the book and I interviewed everyone in the book myself.

The book is called, The Tangled Web We Weave, by Ryan Bradley.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Tangled-Web-Weave-ebook/dp/B009QQHZAM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1359749177&sr=8-2&keywords=the+tangled+web+we+weave

This book is about the ultimate human drama - an extramarital affair of the heart. These are stories of real people from across the country who for one reason or another, have sought companionship outside their marriage at some point. They talk about the joys, the sorrows, the ecstasy and the stress of juggling a double life and why they are willing to risk so much to be with that one forbidden person. They talk about how the clock is always looming when they are together which is why every minute shared is treasured, every bout of laughter enjoyed, every kiss savored, every touch relished. You may like or dislike these people; you may empathize or identify with them. One thing is for certain though; you will have an opinion about them because these are stories that concern the heart.

Whether you are single or married, you will find things in this book that will remain with you, because everyone who reads this book has one thing in common. We all desire to find someone.
Thanks.

Ryan
 

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As a married woman who has considered an affair to escape my reality in a lifeless marriage, I am definitely going to check this book out.  I hope I am able to relate to some of the people outlined in the book.
 

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I read your book, The Tangled Web We Weave, and it was so much more than I thought it would be.  I loved the fact that you had just as many stories from women who have had an affair as you did men, but I have to admit that overall, I thought the men had the more interesting stories.  I did identify with some of the women in the book.  Rather than just focus on the thrills and the sex, you really got into the minds of these people and the stress and drama they go through in order to find the mad, passionate, extraordinary love you mentioned.  I could appreciate your own affair although I wonder if you are indeed as romantic as your stories.  If you are, then your girlfriend has it wonderful.  LOL

Anyway, loved the book.  I highly recommend this to anyone who has or is considering an affair, as well as those who pass judgement on those who have.  This book shows that as with anything in life, things are much more complicated than they seem.  Great job Ryan.

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Just finished your book.  I can relate to some of these people so well.  I really loved how you shared the story of you and Rachael.  You two obviously have something very special.  Thanks for sharing. 

I loved the interview with Cynthia.  It was interesting in how she is so determined to stay with her husband and retain the honor of her family, yet is enthralled by her lover.  She wants it both ways.  I thought only men wanted that but it was refreshing to hear her point of view. 

I'm not a real emotional person, but OMG I felt so bad for Gus.  8 years he waited for her and he still hasn't gotten over it.  When he stops telling you his story and says he needed a drink, I could feel his pain.  You captured his sense of loss and the love that could have been so well.  Wish I could take him out for a drink myself.

As is typical of the human experience, some of your stories end in jubilation, some in heart break and some in limbo and uncertainty.  Tis life I guess. 

Will there be a followup to these people in a future book.  I so want to read the letter for Justing.  Nice tease at the end.

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Thanks for reading the book Charlie.  I'm sure everyone can relate to someone in the book.  Cynthia was the first person I interviewed for the book.  I met her online but she lived in my area and when I told about the about the concept of the book she readily agreed to be interviewed.  Last time I spoke with her, she had reunited with her lover who was no longer taking her for granted and she was very happy.

Gus was an extremely difficult interview.  He spent 8 years waiting for the love of his life to leave her husband and spent about a quarter of a million dollars on her.  I would be emotionally messed up too if I were him.

As far as Justin's letter, even I haven't read it yet.  He has agreed to let me read it one day.

I am still amazed at the openness that these people gave me and the willingness they were willing to share their most intimate details about their affairs.  They all had wonderful tales to tell.

Have a good one.
 

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I just want to thank you the readers for making my book a great success so far.  To all of those people who have been involved in an affair, either physically, emotionally, or virtually, I am glad to hear from many of you that I was able to capture the drama, emotions, elation, heart ache, stress and obstacles in these types of relationships.  To those of you who have haven't but yet identified with some of the people in the book, again, thank you. 

Interviewing the people I feature in this book changed my life somewhat.  I am amazed the lengths that people will go to and what they will endure to find an escape from their realities and find true romance. 

Due to the success of my first book, I am already working on a second book, although a different subject matter. 

Happy Reading

Ryan
 
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