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?
Received this book for review from netgally and the publisher in exchange for an honest review this has in no way affected my opinion.
This was the first book I read by Hannah Fielding and I really loved it.
We are taken back in the year 1950 London, where a young writer Alexandra de Falla decides to abandon her privileged yet suffocating life in London and move to Spain, near her family. Alexandra longs to be re united with her family but reality is different than she imagines. Her family isn’t the dotting one she expected to find but neither is the thought that she would finally find a place to be herself. She may not have found what she was looking for but she found the one thing she never thought she would. Love.
Indiscretion is a pure romance book. Alexandra writes about love but she has never experienced it. When she does fall in love, she falls hard. Salvador, the man who Alexandra thinks is the other half, is a man with many secrets. He isn’t the innocent man she believes him to be. I was really intrigued by him. Alexandra was from the very beginning a very open, amiable, likeable and kind character. As a reader I had no difficulty connecting with her. On the other hand, Salvador was a mystery. Hot one moment, cold the other.
Can Alexandra really have a future with a man like Salvador?
As every good romance, Indiscretion packs a lot of drama. Alexandra and Salvador’s relationship faces a lot of obstacles, there are many twists and of course there’s a great passion.
I had a lot of fun reading about all the traditional customs and I loved the way the author described everything. Alexandra and Salvador had some tough choices to make regarding their future and I’m glad they both did so.
Indiscretion is a great romantic story with much tension, dram, a brooding hero and an emotional journey.
I totally recommend it.