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A SECRET AFFAIR
Genre: Regency Period, Historical Romance, England
The Huxtables, that scandalous, delicious family, return as the black sheep finds a woman more notorious than he. Balogh has taken a classic plot and infused it with maturity of character and content. It’s a love story about grown-ups for grown-ups; those who appreciate the nuances of relationships, full of passion, trust, friendship and love.Constantine Huxtable, the family’s illegitimate cousin, is notorious for his devilish, hedonistic behavior. At 19, Hannah Reid, a commoner, married the elderly Duke of Dumbarton. Society believes the rumors of her numerous secret affairs and nothing she can do would shock them — or would it?
When she’s widowed at 30 she is free to take a lover and she chooses Constantine. However, what each believes about the other is about to change as they discover surprising truths each has worked hard to hide and a passion neither can deny. (Delacorte, Jun., 352 pp., $24.00)
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Published: June 2010