Book-depression. That feeling you get after reading a particularly good book, and you don’t want to start another book just yet so you can savour the feeling the story left behind. That’s what this book did to me.
A Suitable Affair is hands-down one of the best books I have recently read – and I read a lot. It is so good that I was unable to just pick up a new one, just because I did not want to let go of Susanna and her story. It sounds weird but: I actually still think about her every day, even though she is just a figment of a great writer’s imagination.
The story is about Susanna Macalister, a beautiful and wealthy girl in the Regency Era with little to no marriage prospects… expect the dull and boring Lord Riverton. One day, when strolling through Hyde Park, she almost gets trampled by the charming and handsome Earl of Westcott.
What follows is a story of true love, intrigue, murder and witty banter.
I particularly loved this story because of Susanna: although she is part of the “Ton”, she is nothing like all those other stupid little girls with money on their mind. She is a kick-ass woman with a mind of her own, and even though she approved of Lord Riverton courting her, she did not blindly follow or trust the man.
The book is unputdownable. It is so incredibly well written and ever little chapter has its own twists. No, this is not your normal stupid regency romance, this is the marriage between an extremely well-written romance book and a great detective novel. Just what I like, love and need!
The one thing I would say is that I prefer the “old” cover over the new one. But other than that, this book is literally one of my favourites and I highly recommend reading/buying/lending it!
The story sets itself up for a prequel as I think there is a great story to be told about the Duke and the Duchess (those who read the book will know what I am talking about), and if it ever happens, I would be fangirling all over it!
Oh, My God! I still cannot get over how much I loved this book!