This is was a good book! Great writing and a great plot line. It was book you wouldn’t want to put down. I have it at four stars only because there were a few spots that were slow for me. The story line was something you want to read over and over again.
A Suitable Affair (The Macalisters Book 1) by Erica Taylor is an historical romance and an enticing read. I usually don’t like historical romances but I did enjoy this one. Erica’s attention to detail and writing and her multi layered characters and plot made for an interesting read that kept me on my toes. This story is full of mystery and intrigue, romance and secrets and the teasing and witty banter between the main characters had me laughing out loud.
Susanna is a breath of fresh air and definitely a forward thinker who likes to push the boundaries. The strict social rules of her time only apply when she says so. She is sassy and sweet and witty and sarcastic and has found one person who can keep her from a life of boredom. Now she finds herself caught up in intrigue that could end in the worst of ways.
Ian is looking to find the person who stole his sister. The one who is responsible for so much heartache. When he comes face to face with one mysterious woman, he finds himself thinking of things he has no place thinking about. One woman that can help take his pain away but the one thing he should not have and needs to push away only he can not stay away no matter the cost.
I enjoyed Erica’s story telling and look forward to reading more from her.
Reviewed by @jennadb
A Suitable Affair is a historical romance book. Erica Taylor does an amazing job with historical romance/fiction genre. The subject I did not like the most in school was history. This author makes this genre exciting. Being this is a romance during the Victorian era make this even more beautiful. The characters are fully developed and complex which makes the story move quickly. This story is also interesting because it is not just a romance story, but also has elements of mystery, thrillers and psychological aspects. Lady Susanna is the main character who is in the process of finding a husband. Who will Lady Susanna find as a suiter? Will there be a forbidden love? One will have to read to find out.
A Suitable Affair by Erica Taylor is a four-star read that will pack a punch. This is the first novel in the Macalisters series, and it shows us what a promising series this is going to be. It’s a historical romance that will surprise you, I am not a huge fan of the genre but after seeing some friends rave about this one and how it was more than just your typical historical romance, I gave it a go and enjoyed it. There was a bit of everything in this story, Lady Susanna Macalister was so much more than I expected her to be, what a fab character. Throw in a couple of great suitors and you have a great story.
Reviewed by @saraoxo
A Suitable Affair was a great 5 star read.
We meet Susanna who has decided to pursue something with Lord Riverton since no one seems to be showing interest in marrying her, no thanks to her brothers. She thinks he’s the only one, until she meets Lord Westcott, could there be something there with him?
Lord Westcott (Ian) meets Susanna while walking through the park, after seeing who she is with he decides to get vengeance against her suitor. Ian tries to warn Susanna away from Lord Riverton, will it work? Will he end up falling for her?
Susanna was great, although I think she always got the short end of the stick when it came to her brothers. I didn’t like how they treated her. I really wanted her to find someone that would sweep her off her feet. The secondary characters were great and I look forward to reading more from them. Overall I really enjoyed this book, I had some LOL moments. Erica Taylor has done a great job with her debut book, I was pulled right in by her writing.
A Suitable Affair is book one in the Macalisters series by Erica Taylor. Another new author I get to discover. I am always eager to read new and exciting stories. Words are my passion. Reading makes my soul happy. I cherish the feeling of excitement I get when reading a good story. You can tell that a little something special is added by an author that exists just to provide stories to the world. It seems there is no limit to these creative marvels.
Lady Susan wants to be married. Ian cannot escape the darkness. An unlikely coupling, can they beat the odds? This story was hauntingly beautiful and written with precision and perfect detail. The characters were multi faceted, with varying idiosyncrasies and vast differences, all coming together to compliment, contribute and satisfy. There were unexpected twists to this story, so readers really do get more than they could imagine. A tale that never disappointed, and always delivered exceptionally. 5 stars.
A Suitable Affair ( The Macalisters Book 1) by Erica Taylor is a historical romance that once I started reading I had a hard time putting it down. I like this author’s style of writing and her ability to grab your attention and keeps it till the end. The characters are very well developed and made me feel like I was right there with them. There are a couple twist and turns that had me turning the pages trying to figure out what happens next. This is a must read and I highly recommend it. I look forward to reading more from this Author.
A Suitable Affair by Erica Taylor is the first book in the Macalisters series. This regency era book tells the story of Ian Carlisle, the Earl of Westcott and Lady Susanna Macalister. Susanna is accepting a marriage proposal from someone from Ian’s past. Can he help her before it’s too late?
I love a historical fiction story and this was good because it incorporated in some mystery and suspense which I prefer over just a romance. The characters are interesting and I can see that this series will be interesting since the Macalister family is so large. Overall the story was solid as well as the characters. I liked that there was some backstory and how the stories melded with one another. I look forward to reading the rest of this series.
Review by @sherimichelle1
The story of Susanna and Ian is filled with intrigue, passion, and bold decisions. Some of those decisions, however bold they may be, made me want to scream “How can someone so smart be so dense?!” But that makes for better reading.
Susanna is being courted by a man called Riverton and he has the personality of wet paper. The first time he shows a genuine emotion is when Susanna almost gets trampled by a horse. The flash of pure hatred at the rider, but oddly not the situation, is on his face for such a brief moment that Susanna thinks she imagined it.
Ian, the ill tempered lord riding the horse, hold Riverton responsible for the death of his sister and makes a quick judgement about the woman currently being courted by the man he hates.
I am always fascinated by the absurdity of social rules and norms in the 1800’s or so and I’m excited to start the next book and read more about the plethora of great characters Erica Taylor has created.
A Suitable Affair (The Macalisters Book 1) By Erica Taylor. Ok so first of all this wouldn’t be my normal reading but I will say this book was incredible. From page one I was completely drawn into this storyline and it’s wonderful characters. The storyline had me guessing and completely entranced which came as a welcome surprise because it truly isn’t in my normal wheelhouse of reading. This is why one should always have an open mind. The author does a wonderful job of writing characters that readers want to know all about and the attention to details doesn’t go unnoticed. This is my first book by this author and I truly can’t wait for more. I’m giving this book a five star review and highly recommend it to everyone no matter your preference on genres.