ARC Review & Excerpt of The Viscount Made Me Do It

The Viscount Made Me Do It by Diana Quincy

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Genre: Historical Romance

Series: Clandestine Affairs #2

Heat Level: 🔥🔥

Release Date: July 27, 2021

Publisher: Avon

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher.


Diana Quincy returns with the second novel in the Clandestine Affairs series with a steamy romance about a London bonesetter of Arab descent who is dangerously attracted to her viscount client.

A seduction that could ruin everything…

Hanna Zaydan has fought to become London’s finest bonesetter, but her darkly appealing new patient threatens to destroy everything she’s worked so hard for. With each appointment, the daughter of foreign merchants is slowly seduced by the mysterious former soldier. She’s smart enough to know Griff is after more than he’ll reveal, but whatever it is, the bonesetter’s growing desire for the man just might tempt her to give it to him.

An attraction that cannot be denied…

Rumors that he killed his own parents have followed Thomas Ellis, Viscount Griffin, practically since he was a boy. More than a decade after the tragedy, Griff receives a tip about his parents’ killer… one that takes him straight to a beautiful bonesetter. Griff is convinced Hanna is a fraud, but she stirs genuine feelings in him that he thought had perished along with his family.

Hanna has a gift for fixing fractured people, but can she also mend a broken heart? More importantly, will Griff let her?


Hanna Zaydan has a profession that most do not value – bonesetter. She learned from the best – her father – and would like the profession to get the recognition that it deserves. But physicians and those that do not believe in bonesetters are making it harder for Hanna.

Viscount Griffin absolutely does not believe in Hanna’s art the first time they meet. But when she heals the wounds he has been suffering through for years, he can deny it no longer. Not only is Hanna an amazing bonesetter, but Griff has started to fall for her. Only nothing can ever be so easy – Griff believes that Hanna may know information about the death of his parents. Can Hanna trust Griff and will Griff allow her to help him find out more about his past?

The Viscount Made Me Do It started off really strong for me. I love how fierce and independent Hanna is. Not only is she a woman, but she is also an Arab woman doing a job that threatens so my physicians. People are so rude to her and she takes it all in stride. I loved her relationship with her community and how it really showcased not only how strong she was, but also how sweet and caring she was.

The subplot about the mystery/death of Griffin’s parents didn’t really hold that much interest for me. And I could spot the “villain” immediately. I also wanted to feel more of an attraction between Griff and Hanna. While I did enjoy the scenes that they shared, their chemistry felt a bit lacking for me.

While this was my first book by Diana Quincy, I am interested in reading her backlist and the first book in the Clandestine Affairs series!


“You are the only woman I can see.”

Her face softened. “You shouldn’t say such things.”

“And I am not dallying with you. For you to even suggest it is an insult to us both.” He barely contained the anger in his voice. How dare she believe that of him? Of herself. “You are not a woman a man trifles with. You are the kind of woman a man never wants to leave.” 

She stared at him. “That’s ridiculous.”

“Why?” He stepped closer, his pulse bounding strong and hard at the base of his neck.

“Because there can be nothing real between us.”

“This feels very real to me.”

“I am a laboring girl. A bonesetter. The daughter of foreign merchants. You are a viscount born into privilege. We could not be further apart. Oh!” 

He swept her into his arms before she could finish her sentence. “What are you doing?” she asked breathlessly.

“Unless you tell me to stop, I am going to kiss you.”


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