An Affair Without End - Willowmere, Bk 3 Author:Candace Camp If a sophisticated beauty proposes a clandestine affair, could even the most proper gentleman resist? New York Times bestselling author Candace Camp concludes her scintillating Willowmere series with a seductive tale of an alluring lady who dares to break the rules. . . . — When Oliver, Earl of Stewkesbury, asks the dashing Lady Viv... more »ian Carlyle to ensure that his American cousins meet the cream of London society, he doesn’t anticipate the danger she will pose to his own self-control. Thrown into intimate contact with the lovely lady, Oliver finds he cannot stop thinking of Vivian -- of her wit, of her smile . . . of her lips. And when Vivian, who has sworn never to subject herself to the bonds of matrimony, boldly suggests that she and Oliver become lovers instead, her scandalous proposal is temptation indeed! But with an alarming series of jewel thefts rocking London, the ever-outrageous Vivian insists on trying to discover the perpetrator despite Oliver’s admonitions. And when a bold lady steps into danger, it is a gentleman’s duty to protect her at all costs. What neither Oliver nor Vivian can anticipate, however, is that the ultimate cost may be both their hearts. . . .« less
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Throughout the Willowmere series we have seen that Oliver & Vivian were destined to have their own story. This book also includes Camille Bascomb's story as a secondary love interest. Camille's love interest is a tad predictable as soon as we are introduced to Vivian's brother you know where it is going. However it was still an enjoyable read with a little jewel theft mystery involved as well. There are also little flashbacks/descriptions that help if it has been awhile since you read the previous books to bring you up to speed again on the characters, etc. Looking forward to her next series.
Maybe I'd have been more enamored of this book if I had read the rest of the series. As a stand alone, it was fine, but nothing extra special. I felt like the reasons for the heroine and hero to not remain together were repeated too often. If you like a historical with an unconventional heroine and a mystery piece, I'd recommend Amanda Quick's Surrender.