Sunday, April 17, 2011

Review: A Discreet Affair by Shelley Munro

A Discreet Affair by Shelley Munro

Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Genre: Historical Romance

Heat Rating: 2



Summer, 1940. Britain is at war, and her brave fighter pilots attempt to keep the enemy at bay.

The last thing Pamela Allison wants is another man, especially one like her brutal, now deceased husband. Her managing mother wants her to live with her in London, but Pamela accepts a job from her aunt, working in the family store in the village near Biggin Hill.

Enter Michael Stedman, a Spitfire pilot based at the Biggin Hill airbase. Depressed and a little drunk after the death of his friend, he doesn’t expect to meet a beautiful woman during a night out at the local pub. He’s not looking for anything permanent since a pilot’s life is fraught with danger. All he wants is a little feminine company to take his mind off the war.

London is under siege by the enemy. Bombs drop every night and the danger increases for everyone. Michael and Pamela’s relationship changes and they become lovers. They are happy with their secret liaison until gossip and the past intrude and threaten to destroy everything, including her good reputation.

Lia's Review

In the mist of the war, a young couple meets forming a romantic liaison. For me, honestly, this story was a bit hit and miss. On the one hand, I loved the setting and the time period. It’s so wonderful to read a historical novel that’s not set in the 1800s. I loved the idea of two lovers in a time period like the 1940s. The war element made the book enjoyable, although I wish there would have been more emotion to the story.

However, I felt like too much of the plot concentrated on sex. Also, I didn’t care for any of the characters or their motivation. All in all, it was an okay read, but it could have been better if the characters were more developed and more of the plot would have revolved around life during a war instead of the characters sex lives.

3 Tea Cups!


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