Diana Quincy returns with the second novel in her Clandestine Affairs series featuring a steamy romance between a working class London bonesetter who is dangerously attracted to her mysterious noble client.
A seduction that could ruin everything . . .
Hanna Zaydan has fought to become London’s finest bonesetter, but her appealing new patient threatens to destroy everything she’s worked so hard for. With each appointment, the daughter of foreign merchants is slowly seduced by the mysterious former soldier. She’s smart enough to know Griff is after more than he’ll reveal, but whatever it is, the bonesetter’s growing desire for the man just might tempt her to give it to him.
An attraction that cannot be denied . . .
Rumors that he killed his own parents have followed Thomas Ellis, Viscount Griffin, practically since he was a boy. More than a decade after the tragedy, Griff receives a tip about his parents’ killer . . . one that takes him straight to a beautiful bonesetter. Griff is convinced Hanna is a fraud, but she stirs genuine feelings in him that he thought had perished along with his family.
Hanna has a gift for fixing fractured people, but can she also mend a broken heart? More importantly, will Griff let her?
Quincy's entrancing second Clandestine Affairs Regency (after Her Night with the Duke) explores the forbidden romance between a white viscount and an Arab bonesetter in London. Viscount Griffin "Griff," to his friends witnesses Hanna Zaydan getting harassed for her profession, which many believe to be charlatanry, at a bar. Her beauty catches his attention from the first and he's doubly stricken when he recognizes her necklace as the same one his mother wore on the long-ago evening when she and Griff's father were murdered. Hoping for answers, Griff seeks Hanna's services treating a shoulder injury he sustained as a soldier. Hanna cures him quickly and tells him she found the necklace among her deceased father's possessions. Their business should be done, but as Griff dives back into the mystery of his parents' unsolved murder, the pair become unlikely partners as they work to uncover what happened. Despite their undeniable chemistry, their differing ethnicities and social standings threaten to keep them apart. As in book one, mutual pining is the driving force here, keeping the romantic tension high and the passion sizzling until the end. Fans will be pleased to see the series going strong.)\n
Diana Quincy’s The Viscount Made Me Do It (Clandestine Affairs Book 2) is an engaging and interesting story that kept my attention from cover to cover.
Hanna Zaydan, the daughter of Arab merchants has worked hard to become London’s finest bone setter. Thomas Ellis, Viscount Griffin, rumored to have killed his own parents since he was a boy seeks to find his parents killer. A tip leads him to Hanna who is fascinated by him and he is equally captivated by her. Convinced Hannah is a fraud, still Griff cannot stop the feelings that he has for her.
This is a well written, fast-paced, steamy story of two people misjudged by society, who finds themselves irresistibly drawn to one another. There’s lots of angst, secrets mistrust, romance and a bit of mystery to hold the readers attention.
I liked the characters from the start. Hannah was strong yet vulnerable and Griff thought he had long since buried his feelings and ability to love and trust.
The dialogue is good, the plot is intriguing and the story takes on a life of its own. The chemistry between Hanna and Griff is off the charts. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more by Diana Quincy.
Thank you so much Ms. Quincy for this entertaining love story.