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Mary Balogh: a Secret Affair

Sometimes I wonder what do people who read my blog for perfume reviews think of my taste in books? 🙂
I know some people are ashamed to admit to reading romance but I don’t know why – it’s one more thing that makes you who you are.

Anyway, I had a bit of a revelation today as I was chatting with a friend regarding horoscope and she took a look at my natal chart and laughed. It seems my horoscope shows I have an urge to escape reality through my hobbies and woe to anyone trying to separate me from them (luckily, my boyfriend is very supportive of both my reading and my perfume habit – but you know about the perfume part already).
So, if you consider that I need to escape reality and stress of everyday life, I don’t think my choice of books to read is that strange.

Well, this tells you nothing about the book. 🙂 I’ll start with, it made me cry. And that doesn’t happen often. Actually, it did happen recently with one of the Steven Burst’s books but also deservedly.
It’s been awhile since that happened – and I’m usually the laughing stock of anyone who watches a movie with me that makes me cry.  I honestly can’t help it. And it happens more with movies than with books.
So, a book that made me shed a tear is a good one. 🙂

I’ve had a period when I discovered Mrs Balogh’s books and went through all I could find. It’s been awhile so I forgot why exactly I loved her books so much but this one brought it all back.
I won’t go into details about the story, it’s on every other blog and book cover out there. I’ll just say that the dialogues between the two main characters are some of the best I’ve ever read in a romance novel. I loved them!

The story is great and a novel one (I’ve read so many romance novels that some seem like plagiarism) and I have nothing more to add. If you like reading romance, I highly recommend this.

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