Title: The Trouble With Dukes(Windham Brides, book#1)
Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Grace Burrowes
Publisher: Forever, Dec. 20, 2016(preorder available)
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Violence Rating: 2
Description from Amazon.com:
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 MacHugh, 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.
Ah, those Scottish warriors fresh home from the wars, rugged, unmannered and totally…well…you know. Then there is Megan not enjoying being pursued by the less than honorable Sir Fletcher, a man she loathes but her parents seem to think is suitable. When Megan meets Hamish, The Duke of Murdoch, they have an immediate rapport, she is fascinated by the man who society whispers is a violent murderer. He is enamored of the woman who seems not to mind his reputation and needs his assistance to remove Sir Fletcher from the picture.
Once again Grace Burrowes gives us a lovely romance with a hero who is troubled by his military service and a feisty woman who is determined to save him from himself. This is a trope not unlike others Ms. Burrowes has written but each time we are made more aware of her grasp of the Napoleonic Wars and the aftermath. We are treated here to that terrific Windham family that hooked us on Grace Burrowes romances starting with THE HEIR. Now she starts a series with female cousins to the Windham siblings. Those handsome, honorable Windham lords still play a role in the lives of the Windham brides. We are given Windham family Trees at the beginning of the book so we don’t ever get lost in the relationships.
I highly recommend this book. You can’t go wrong for a wickedly witty, lusciously romantic book with a loathsome lord thrown in to muddy the romance.