The Dark Affair by Maire Claremont Series: Mad Passions #3
Genres: Adult, Historical Romance
Published by Signet
on March 4, 2014
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The Victorian era was full of majestic beauty and scandalous secrets—a time when corsets were the least of a woman’s restrictions, and men could kill or be killed in the name of honor…
Lady Margaret Cassidy left a life of nobility behind in Ireland, forsaking her grieving homeland to aid war-ravaged men in England. Still, she never expected a cruel turn of fate to lock her into an unwanted betrothal with one of her English patients—much less one as broken and dangerous as Viscount Powers.
Wrecked by his tragic past, Powers’ opiate-addled sanity hangs precariously in the balance, leaving him poised to destroy anyone who dares to utter the names of the wife and child he still so deeply mourns. So when he is forced to marry Margaret in exchange for freedom, he is shocked by the desire to earn her trust, her body, and—most alarming of all—her heart…
The Dark Affair was a deep emotional story that defiantly pulled me in. With James Powers being held in an asylum dealing with some seriously heart breaking issues that led him down a dark path. Things was so dark and deep that at a point I was worried if James would be able to heal and how Maggie could possibly get him better because even with his hard attitude I was rooting for him to opening himself and find love and happiness.
I liked Maggie and her up front take charge independent attitude especially given the time period and I loved her profession of helping those in need and being her own boss. She was bold and resilient at helping James even though she had her own agenda and crazy drama to deal with.
James and Maggie’s relationship was a sizzling one filled with intensity and drama and with them being adversaries first the sexual tension flared every time they came into contact, though I wished for even more sexy from them. I enjoyed the intensity, danger and sexy that James brought and the boldness, insight and wit that Maggie brought to the story.
Overall I ended up really enjoying The Dark Affair by Maire Claremont. The drama was engaging and interesting and the romance was sizzling hot.