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A Suitable Affair (The Macalisters #1)

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Despite being beautiful and wealthy, Lady Susanna Macalister’s marriage prospects are rather lacking. To avoid a life of spinsterhood, she decides a loveless marriage to the dull and unromantic Lord Riverton is better than none at all. But still, Susanna longs for true, passionate love, the kind she grew up hearing stories about.

Enjoying a quiet walk with her insipid suito
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Paperback, 332 pages
Published June 6th 2017 by Amberjack Publishing
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Carla
Sep 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
**I received a free eARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

Susanna has not been very lucky when it comes to attracting suitors, mainly because of her older brothers (especially the duke), so she's almost convinced herself to settle for boring Lord Riverton... Until Lord Westcott comes along and makes her realize that she can actually hope for more.

I really liked Susanna. And I felt so bad for her, everyone just wanted her to marry and move out. It's not like her
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Carol***BeautyandtheBeastlyBooks
4.5 stars

***ARC received in exchange if an honest opinion***

This definitely isn't going to be the last book by Erica Taylor I'll read. It was a very good read!!!

In fact it was very very close to a 5 stars rating, the only reason I deducted 0.5 is because I feel like this book was so good through the whole story that it needed a better ending, or an epilogue. I don't need an epilogue in every single book I read, like some readers, but I do need a more definite ending, or better, an ending that wr
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Al *the serial series skipper*
May 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, hr
***I received this arc courtesy of Netgallery in exchange for an honest review***

I really enjoyed this and it was very well written for a debut author. As good as it was it was really slow, it dragged a lot. Ian was investigating Riverton and we weren't given a reason until the very end. We spent the entire book with him running around and warning Suzanne away from Riverton for no reason at all. I think it would have worked better if we knew the reason he was so interested in him except for the
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Lady Wesley
3.5 rounded up to 4 for a pretty good debut novel. I'm pleased to find another new historical romance author to follow.

I am not a fan of revenge plots, but I enjoyed this one immensely. Probably because the revenge sought is not anything violent; the hero just sets out to steal the heroine from marriage to a horrible man. Also, there is an excellent twist at the end.

As a romance, it's quite satisfying. Susanna and Westcott are very well drawn characters, and there is an engaging group of seconda
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Caitlyn Lynch
Jun 10, 2017 rated it liked it
A Suitable Affair is the debut novel by Erica Taylor, and it features a likeable heroine, a charming hero and a really rather clever plot with a twist it took me a while to figure out.

Sounds great, huh? Yeah... it's also really, really confusing. The heroine is the younger sister of a Duke who has recently got married after a courtship alluded to multiple times in the book as being dramatic and unconventional. I was absolutely, utterly convinced that Andrew and Clara were the subjects of an earl
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Barbara Rogers
Apr 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
A Suitable Affair was my first book by Erica Taylor, but it definitely will not be my last. I believe this is her first book, so I look forward to seeing more. I don't know if this is part of a planned series, but -- I think it would make a great series. However, I would have liked to see the story of Susanna's brother, the duke, and his wife as a first story in the series. The author alluded to it a number of times, but never really spelled it all out. I think it would have been a great first b ...more
J. W. Garrett
“There is a saying that every nice piece of work needs the right person in the right place at the right time.” –Benoit Mandelbrot

Rating: MA: Mature Audience: PG->17: due to explicit, graphic sex scenes and discussions of violent acts of a serial killer… not described. No, the rating is for the steamy sex. Just saying.

The Macalister series:
Book 1: A Suitable Affair [Susanna and Ian]
Book 2: The Perfect Duchess [Andrew and Clara]

I had volunteered to read an ARC of The Perfect Duchess [estimate
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Kristin Davison
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs, regency
I would like to thank Edelweiss and Amberjack Publishing for the opportunity to read this book.

This is the first book in the Macalisters series, all about the Macalister siblings. Susanna is number 6 and not actively looking for a husband, but is expecting a proposal from Lord Riverton.
Ian, Earl of Westcott is working for the Home office solving crimes no one else can solve. His sister was killed and he suspects Lord Riverton.
Emily
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Anna
Dec 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Actual rating 3.5
A Suitable Affair is a romance/mystery novel based in 1813 London, England about Susannah, who is a young women whose already made her debut into society and is seeking a potential suitor for marriage. Due to Susannah's strict and intimidating brother Andrew, who is the new Duke of Bradstone, her choices of suitors are slim as they all appear to be afraid of her brother. Susannah only has one prospect at this time who is referred to as Viscount Riverton. At the beginning of the
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SH
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“Our choices in life do not define us… It is what we learn from our choices … that define who we are”. Ms Taylor had me spellbound by her ability to instil depth and complexity in her characters, aptly explained through this comment by Lady Susanna Macalister.
The sister of a duke, Susanna finds herself on the verge of a proposal by Lord Riverton. However, she is nearly trampled by Ian, the Earl of Westcott, on his ride through the park. It becomes quickly apparent that there are ill feelings be
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
Book Review For: A Suitable Affair by Erica Taylor A Suitable Affair by Erica Taylor My rating: 4 of 5 stars 'A Suitable Affair' by Erica Taylor is the story of Lady Susanna Macalister and Ian the Earl of Westcott.Susanna is being courted by Lord Riverton and Susanna hopes to make a marriage. Not that she loves Lord Riverston but that she thinks he is the better option than not being married. But when Ian almost runs her down when she is walking in Hyde's park with Lord Riverton he peaks her int ...more
Kelly Tyree
Apr 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
A Suitable Affair is a book that really captures your interest immediately. Lady Susanna Macalister is out for a walk with a gentleman, Lord Riverton, who she is courting and hoping to marry. She does not love Riverton and finds him to be quite boring but it is her desire to marry and have a family. They are almost trampled when a speeding horse comes through the park. The rider of that horse is the very handsome Earl of Westcott, Ian. It is obvious that there is no love between Riverton and Ian ...more
Krystal
Apr 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was such a wonderfully well written story that I could not put it down! The characters were well developed, and perfectly suited to one another. In fact, when compared to Riverton, I often wondered what Susanna had seen in the man in the first place.

I loved that while we got to watch Susanna's romance with Lord Westcott bloom, there was also that air of mystery happening in the background. Were his claims against Riverton's character true? Or were they merely the imagination of a man who h
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Charidy
Apr 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2017
Erica Taylor has become one of my favorite Historical Romance authors. She easily takes to England 1800s....


Lady Susanna Macalister is wealthy and has already made her debut to the Ton a few years ago, yet her prospects are lacking.... not that she is desperately looking. However, she is being courted by Lord Riverton, but feels like something is missing in the relationship. He's a bore, unemotional, and there is no spark... until she's nearly ran over by the Earl of Westcott, but then Riverton

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Heidi Mastrogiovanni
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm just going to come out and admit it... This may be the first romance novel I have read; if I did indeed read a romance novel before this one, it clearly didn't leave a lasting impression, so let's just go ahead and say that this is the first romance novel I've ever read...

I thought this book was very entertaining and very compelling. I really liked the characters, and the plot held my attention. It was a page-turner for me, and that's what I always look for in a novel.

Dare I say it, I may be
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TJ
Jun 18, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5/5.0
Rachel
Apr 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rather impressive book for this author's first outing. Very engaging story and characters with a few loose ends that might be fleshed out in a sequel.
InD'tale Magazine
3.5/5.0

What a fascinating mystery wrapped up in romance!

Read full review in the 2017 April issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Nancy
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lady Susanna Macalister is a lovely outgoing young lady who lacks for marriage proposals mainly because her brother the Duke scares them off just by giving them a "look" so she is still single. Lord Riverton seems to be interested but so boring. Along comes the Earl of Westcott who she is attracted to but he does not seem to want to court her. He works for the Home Office and is after the man who he feels was behind the death of his sister 3 years ago. That man is Riverton. He persuades Susanna ...more
MetLineReader
May 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, 2017
An enjoyable regency romp!! Full of fun, mischief and intrigue, this is a rather modern telling of a regency tale. Although the descriptions of London were clearly well thought through and confident, there were a number of American English phrases which jarred and didn't quite fit with the style of the novel. Other than that, I liked the characters and the twists and turns! It's been a while since I read a Regency/ historical book and it reminded me how much I liked this genre...
Adrienne B
Apr 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Historical Fiction readers
You won't be disappointed! A Suitable Affair is a light-hearted and entertaining read. Lady Susanna Macallistar, the heroine of the story, finds herself with a large dowry but she is falling short in her search for eligible suitors. The one gentleman who has offered to court her is too compliant and boring, a stark contrast to her own vibrant and adventurous personality. After a random and potentially dangerous encounter with a stranger in Hyde park, Susanna finds herself drawn to the newcomer ...more
C bond
Mar 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
netgalley

Excellent read. This is my first book from this author, it will not be my last. Loved Susanna, the word plucky kept running thru my head.
Susan Thomas
Apr 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wonderful read and my first from this author. I loved how brave Susannah was.

I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalley.
Monique
Apr 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
A great first book by this author. Loveable characters and great story line. I would definitely read more from her. The only negative I would say is the ending was much too abrupt and I would have loved an epilogue. Also there were a few typos, but other than that a great read!
Cindi Page
Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

What a delight, to be transported to 1800 England and get lost in Lady Susanna's life! Imminent proposals, tall, dark, handsome and somewhat wild strangers get all entangled on the rules of society.

Life gets complicated for a modern thinking woman like Susanna: is her suitor hiding a terrible secret? Can she trust Ian Carlisle, the Earl of Westcott or is he just stringing her along for his own non-committal amusement?

Fantastic writing and edgy c
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F.
Apr 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
I received a copy from NetGalley for an honest review. I just didn't like this storyline. The concept was good but it literally dragged on and there was no excitement in the dialogue or the plot. It seemed so far fetched and even the 'detective' work seemed lacking.
AnnMarie
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Suitable Affair is a stand alone book by Erica Taylor. This is the author's first book, which surprised me because it was really great. I thought it was by an author with many books to her credit!

Lady Susanna Macalister is a beautiful and wealthy woman. She's getting to the age where she could be considered 'on the shelf' in the eyes of the 'ton' and although she likes her independence, and being able to concentrate on her charity work, she realises that if she's going to marry, it should be s
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Brenda
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
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Despite being beautiful and wealthy, Lady Susanna Macalister's marriage prospects are rather lacking. To avoid a life of spinsterhood, she decides a loveless marriage to the dull and unromantic Lord Riverton is better than none at all. But still, Susanna longs for true, passionate love, the kind she grew up hearing stories about.

Enjoying a quiet walk with her insipid suitor one afternoon, Susanna is nearly trampled by the handsome Earl of Westcott as he rides through Hyde
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