Saturday, November 5, 2016

Novella Review ~ The Affair (Sisters of Scandal, Book 1) by Lily Maxton


She was his for one week only...

When a beautiful stranger ducks into his bookshop during a rainstorm, Cale Cameron, well-known rake, is instantly attracted to her.

Elizabeth, Lady Thornhill, is restless and hungers for something she cannot name. Society would never accept a countess and a mere bookseller, so they agree to a one week affair to indulge their desire.

As their passion ignites and their connection grows, Elizabeth threatens the one thing Cale has protected above all else—his heart. Letting her go is the only solution...and the one thing he is not prepared to do.

Book Information:

Kindle File Size: 1315 KB
Print Length: 68 pages
Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous
Publication Date: April 14, 2014
Sold by: Macmillan

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21531373-the-affair

Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2fnv8a3

My Review:  

The Affair is set in London, 1817.  Elizabeth, Countess of Thornhill, has just come out of mourning after the accidental deal of her husband, Charles, Earl of Thornhill. A rainy day, a chance encounter, and the knowledge that she doesn't want to live the way she had been with Charles, has Elizabeth questioning everything. Torn between propriety and a marriage proposal from the new Earl of Thornhill, Charles' cousin, and scandal with a bookseller, Elizabeth faces one of the hardest decisions in her life.

Cale Cameron is known about the town, and ton, as a rake. His affair with a duchess is well-known, has labeled him, and he doesn't care. He's not the relationship type of guy and prefers the flings and short-term hook-ups. That is, until a beautiful woman seeks refuge in his book store, and lights a fire in his soul.

In London, will a Countess, who stole the heart of a Rake, choose a proper life or a life more fulfilling? And will that Rake be able to change his philandering ways?

The Affair is a great novella. Written well and descriptive, the story is engaging and has characters that resonate with the reader. Elizabeth's character is conflicted - on one hand, she's expected to remarry into society so as not to be reduced to dowager status - on the other hand, she feels like she is missing out on...something. She doesn't know what that something is but it's bubbling at the surface. Cale Cameron is a passionate man but hasn't found the right woman to settle down with - until he meets Elizabeth. Their connection is instantaneous and the chemistry is off the charts. The problem is that Elizabeth and Cale each want something different, which may lead them astray.

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