A RE- CAP of MY REVIEW of
The Trouble With Dukes
by Grace Burrowes
Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Publication Date: December 20th, 2016
Reviewed December 21, 2016
“Smart, sexy, and oh-so romantic.” —Mary Balogh, New York Times bestselling author
THEY CALL HIM THE DUKE OF MURDER…
The gossips whisper that the new Duke of Murdoch is a brute, a murderer, and even worse–a Scot. They say he should never be trusted alone with a woman. But Megan Windham sees in Hamish something different, someone different.
No one was fiercer at war than Hamish McHugh, though now the soldier faces a whole new battlefield: a London Season. To make his sisters happy, he’ll take on any challenge-even letting their friend Miss Windham teach him to waltz. Megan isn’t the least bit intimidated by his dark reputation, but Hamish senses that she’s fighting battles of her own. For her, he’ll become the warrior once more, and for her, he might just lose his heart.
Grace Burrowes has created another winning tale with this comical at times and heartwarming story. I put off reading it until the last minute before publication. This is a very busy time of year and I was a little bit intimidated and maybe afraid of not giving it my undivided attention. It is however a surprisingly quick read and fast paced.
I loved the characters particularly the hero and heroine from their introductions. This is in this reader’s opinion another not to be missed book by Ms. Burrowes.
I gave the book an overall rating of 4.5 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization. It is a mildly sexual novel so it gets 3 of 5 flames for heat.
If you like historical romance and a bit of laughter in your reads this book will delight you.
I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher via NetGalley to read and review.
This in no way affected my opinion.
Look for my review of the next book in this series
“Too Scot to Handle” due to release July 25th, 2017
Lord of Truth
Lonely Lords Series Book 13
by Grace Burrowes
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Ashton Fenwick was raised to be the bastard older brother—the charming, happy bastard older brother—but now an earldom has been foisted upon him. His family urgently needs him to find the right countess, and the best place to look for prospective countesses is London during the social Season. With charm at the ready, Ashton is prepared to go wife-hunting, though it’s the landlady at his lodging house who catches his eye—and his heart.
Matilda Bryce bakes a delicious apple tart and does not suffer fools. Ashton falls hard for a woman who doesn’t put on airs, even as she looks after street urchins and does what she can to acquaint him with the challenge before him. As Ashton gets to know Matilda better, he realizes somebody is out to destroy her happiness. He’s found the lady for him, but before he can make an honest countess of her, he must risk all to free Matilda from her past.
The Series To Date:
- Darius – Lord of Pleasure
- Nicholas – Lord of Secrets
- Ethan – Lord of Scandal
- Beckman – Lord of Sins
- Gabriel – Lord of Regrets
- Gareth – Lord of Rakes
- Andrew – Lord of Despair
- Douglas – Lord of Heartache
- David – Lord of Honor
- Trenton – Lord of Loss
- Worth – Lord of Reckoning
- Hadrian – Lord of Hope
- Ashton – Lord of Truth
About The Author:
Grace Burrowes started writing as an antidote to empty nest and soon found it an antidote to life in general. She is the sixth out of seven children, raised in the rural surrounds of central Pennsylvania. Early in life she spent a lot of time reading romance novels and practicing the piano. Her first career was as a technical writer and editor in the Washington, DC, area, a busy job that nonetheless left enough time to read a lot of romance novels.
It also left enough time to grab a law degree through an evening program, produce Beloved Offspring (only one, but she is a lion), and eventually move to the lovely Maryland countryside.
While reading yet still more romance novels, Grace opened her own law practice, acquired a master’s degree in Conflict Transformation (she had a teenage daughter by then) and started thinking about writing…. romance novels. This aim was realized when Beloved Offspring struck out into the Big World a few years ago. (“Mom, why doesn’t anybody tell you being a grown-up is hard?”)
Grace eventually got up the courage to start pitching her manuscripts to agents and editors. The query letter that resulted in “the call” started out: “I am the buffoon in the bar at the RWA retreat who could not keep her heroines straight, could not look you in the eye, and could not stop blushing—and if that doesn’t narrow down the possibilities, your job is even harder than I thought.” (The dear lady bought the book anyway.)
To contact Grace, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Study in Scoundrels
Romancing the Rules
by Christy Carlyle
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Sophia Ruthven is the epitome of proper behavior. On paper at least, as long as that paper isn’t from one of the lady detective stories she secretly pens. She certainly isn’t interested in associating with the dashing Jasper Grey, the wayward heir to the Earl of Stanhope, and one of the stage’s leading men. But when she learns Grey’s younger sister Liddy has gone missing, she can’t deny her desire to solve the mystery…or her attraction to the incorrigible scoundrel.
Responsibility isn’t something Grey is very familiar with. On the boards and in the bedroom, he lives exactly how he wants to, shunning all the trappings of respectability and society. Grey knows he should avoid the bewitching Sophia, but he’s never been able to say no to what he wants. And having Sophia in his arms and his bed is quickly becoming the thing he wants the most.
As Sophia and Grey’s search for Liddy continues across the English countryside, can this scoundrel convince a proper lady that he’s actually perfect for her or will their adventure leave them both heartbroken?
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The Earl and Countess of Banfield cordially request your attendance at the wedding for their daughters: Lady Tamsyn Hambly to Mr. Gryffyn Cardew, & Lady Morgan Hambly to Harold Mort, Viscount Blackwater, on the 24th day of December, 1811, at Castle Keyvnor, Bocka Morrow, Cornwall.
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