Title: The White Swan Affair
Pub Date: May 21, 2012
Author: Mady, Elyse
I didn’t really know what to think when I delved deeper into this book. Initially I thought I’ll only be reading the usual typical historical romance where there’s regency rake, decent courtships and forbidden affairs, but this book is more than just that. There’s plenty of sub-plot in this book, and while I find it rather distracting, I can’t help but applaud the author for such a job well done. Wonderful story to read if you want something more than just a wicked regency rake and debutante story. Highly recommended to all those who loves historical romance with a difference.
I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars. I received an ARC of this book from Carina Press via Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review for this book and I was not compensated in monetary ways for this.
After the tragic death of her beloved, Hester Aspinall vowed never to be ruled by her passions again. Still, she is drawn to her landlord, handsome adventurer Thomas Ramsay-but she doesn’t fool herself that a man of his station would look twice at a poor tailor’s sister.
With the sea for a mistress, Thomas has no intention of entering into matrimony. And yet, he can’t get the plain-spoken and desirable Hester out of his mind, even though she’s never tried to secure his attentions as other women do.
Everything changes the night Hester’s brother is arrested during a raid on a gay brothel, the infamous White Swan. With no one else to turn to, and terrified Robert will hang for his crime, Hester accepts Thomas’s offer to bear the cost of the defense. A true gentleman, Thomas expects nothing in return-but Hester can no longer deny her own desires…
She may offer her body eagerly, but can she protect her heart?