cover image The Viscount Made Me Do It

The Viscount Made Me Do It

Diana Quincy. Avon, $7.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 978-0-06-298681-8

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. [em]Agent: Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary. (Aug.) [/em]