Monday, July 5, 2010

Review: A Secret Affair by Mary Balogh

Rating: 4

Hannah, the Duchess of Dunbarton, has recently completed her year of mourning for the Duke of Dunbarton and has decided to take a lover for the season. Hannah was very young when she married the Duke who was decades older than she. She had loved him deeply and he had taught her well, but now it was her time to live. She had her eyes set on a specific lover, Constantine Huxtable. He was handsome and enigmatic and everyone knew that he took one lover every season...and only for the season. That is exactly what Hannah emotional involvement; just sex. When Hannah and Constantine start their secret affair, it seems perfect for both of them...they enjoy each other's company and become friends as well as lovers. But it is hard to keep emotions at bay for very long and soon both Hannah and Constantine begin to wonder what will happen at season's end.

This 5th entry in Balogh's Huxtable series features Constantine Huxtable, the black sheep of the family and does a good job of tying up loose ends in the series. As a stand-alone entry, it is a delightful regency romance full of humor and romance and intrigue. Balogh is one of my favorite regency authors. I especially enjoy her series which feature multiple members of a specific family. Highly recommended for regency romance readers.

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