Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Indiscretion by Hannah Fielding
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Indiscretion is the new novel from award-winning romance novelist, Hannah Fielding. Set in the wild landscape of Andalucia in Spain in the 1950s, it is a compelling story of love and identity, danger and desire, and the uncertainty of happiness when two worlds collide.
1950’s London. Alexandra, a young writer is bored of her suffocating but privileged life amongst the gilded balls and parties of Chelsea. Keen for an adventure, Alexandra travels to Spain to be reunited with her estranged Spanish family on a huge estancia in Andalucía.
Arriving in sun-drenched southern Spain for the first time, Alexandra is soon caught up in the wild customs of the region. From bull fighting matadors and the mysterious Gypsy encampments in the grounds of the family’s estate, to the passionate dances of the region and the incredible horsemanship of the local caballeros, Alexandra is instantly seduced by the drama and passion of her new home.
When Alexandra inevitably falls for Salvador, the mercurial heir to her family’s estate and the region’s most eligible man, she finds herself entangled in a web of secrets, lies and indiscretion. Alexandra soon falls prey to scheming members of her own family, the jealousy of a beautiful marquésa and the predatory charms of a toreador, all intent on keeping the two lovers apart.
But nothing can prepare Alexandra for Salvador’s own dangerous liaisons with a dark-eyed Gypsy. Can Alexandra trust that love will triumph, or will Salvador’s indiscretion be their undoing?
I read backwards at first in this...I read Masquerade for a couple chapters and then stopped and went to this book. Hannah's an awesome writer and I must say had I not read a couple of chapters of the second book first, I might not have read it at all and I'll tell you why. This book was intense and at times I felt like the hero was a little wishy-washy. I don't like that. If a book is so long that you're looking for a noose...there's a problem. So why 5 stars? It was a good book but it wasn't my type of book. I'm not into this era and I couldn't get interested or invested enough to like it, like I could the second book. I think there are some people out there who will love it but for me it just wasn't my cup of tea.
I was given a copy of this ARC from the publisher on Netgalley for a honest review. All of the above comments are my express opinions and no one else's.
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