A Suitable Affair
Enjoying a quiet walk with her insipid suit ...more
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 ...more
***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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ear ...more
This is the second 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.
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 [estimated p ...more
My first read from this author, I dove into this book head first not even looking at the reviews, because with that beautiful cover and steller synopsis, there was no need to look any further, well for me anyways. It was a prize gamble because this book drew me in from that first page, that first meeting, and it kept my attention right until the last word was read.
A Suitable Affair is the first book in The Macalisters Series by Erica Taylor. This is a really great historical/regency romance- full of mystery, drama, revenge, humour, and so much more. Ms. Taylor is a mew-to-me author whose work I am happy to have discovered as she certainly knows how to tell a clever, captivating story.
Lady Susanna Macalister is twenty-two years old, which in 1830’s London society is getting very close to becoming an old maid. Susanna feels she has a duty to her fam ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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
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 ...more
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 ...more
I thought there was potential, especially in the beginning -- good banter, I was liking the writing just fine -- but then things went down hill and I had to slog through this book. It seemed to never end, yet nothing much really took place, 99% of it was too slow and then the climax and resolution was over in a page. I didn't care for either character, which meant it all read like insta-love.
I didn't HATE any of this. I have nothing to bitch about. But I was so bored, it was a pain ...more
Erica Taylor is a mother of two and military wife married to her high school sweetheart. Raised in the mountains of Colorado, she holds a BA in History from the University of Colorado. Erica has been writing stories since she can remember, picked up her first romance novel while on a beach vacation as a teenager, and fell in love with falling in love, with sexy heroes and the feisty women who chal ...more