Title: Tremaine’s True Love (True Gentlemen, book #1)
Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Grace Burrowes
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, Aug 4, 2015
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
He’s had everything he could ever want…until now Wealthy wool magnate Tremaine St. Michael is half French, half Scottish, and all business. He prowls the world in search of more profits, rarely settling in one place for long. When he meets practical, reserved Lady Nita Haddonfield, he sees an opportunity to mix business with pleasure by making the lady his own.
Nita Haddonfield has a meaningful life tending to others, though nobody is dedicated to caring for Nita. She insists the limitations of marriage aren’t for her, then Tremaine St. Michael arrives-protective, passionate, and very, very determined to win Nita’s heart.
If you have read books by Grace Burrowes then you will recognize the Haddenfield family from Burrowes’ Lonely Lords series. Nita is one of Nicholas’, Earl of Ballefonte, sisters. His other sisters are Della, Susanna and Kirstin all of whom will have their own story in this new True Gentlemen series.
Tremaine St. Michael arrives at Nicholas’ estate in order to negotiate business for a herd of Nick’s precious merino sheep. Nicholas is bent on matchmaking one of his sisters with St. Michael. There is some back and forth negotiations with St. Michael not going along with the matchmaking until he gets caught up in the lives of the Haddenfields and totally falls for Nita. Nita falls for Tremaine but there are obstacles and a side story that involves the entire family.
This is a most complex and riveting novel. I have to say that Grace Burrowes is at the top of her game with this delightfully, insightful and compelling novel. She has us holding our breath through hair raising scenes and moments of terrifying events. The romance is so very believable in its slow development with realistic dialog and breathless love scenes. We are given in depth looks at each sister so that we look forward to their romantic stories.
I highly recommend this book to all romance fans. This one is truly at the top of my best-of-2015 list.
(It is not necessary to have read the Lonely Lords Series to enjoy this book, but if you haven’t read that series, I think this book will compel you to read Nicholas’ story when you finish..)
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P.S.- Isn’t that the most romantic cover???