A Secret Affair is Mary Balogh’s satisfying conclusion to her Huxtable family series and tells the story of Constantine Huxtable, a man with a reputation as heartless and careless. Widowed Hannah Reid, Duchess of Dunbarton, has chosen Con as the object of an affair for her season in London. They agree to be lovers, but falling in love is not in the plan for either. Both Hannah and Con present a persona to society but are not what society believes them to be–both are likable, strong, many-layered characters whose love story is compelling and believable. Characters from the previous books in the series add to the story line. This is a book that details love in it’s many facets–love for family, friends and lovers. Balogh has again created another charming romance!