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Advance Review- The Trouble With Dukes by Grace Burrowes


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

Pages: ?

Rating: 4.5

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.  







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Free on Kindle and Nook- Thomas by Grace Burrowes

Thomas jaded Gentlemen 1

Grab this, book #1 in the Jaded Gentlemen series, for FREE on Kindle and Nook.  You can’t go wrong with a Grace Burrowes book.

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Recent Release Review- Will’s True Wish by Grace Burrowes

Title:  Will’s True Wish (True Gentlemen book #3)

Will's true Wish

Genre: Historical Romance

Author: Grace Burrowes

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, Feb 2, 2016

Pages: 384

Source: Free for review from the publisher

Rating: 5

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from Amazon.com:

It’s  a dog’s life…  Will Dorning, as an earl’s spare, has accepted the thankless duty of managing his rambunctious younger siblings, though Will’s only true companions are the dogs he’s treasured since boyhood. When aristocratic London is plagued with a series of dognappings, Will’s brothers are convinced that he’s the only person who can save the stolen canines from an awful fate.

But the lady’s choice…  Shy, bookish Lady Susannah Haddonfield has no patience with loud, smelly beasts of any species, but must appear to like dogs so as not to offend her sister’s only marital prospect. Susannah turns to Will, an acquaintance from her most awkward adolescent years, to teach her how to impersonate a dog fancier. Will has long admired Susannah, though he lacks the means to offer for her, and yet as they work together to rescue the purloined pets, it’s loyal, dashing Will who steals Susannah’s heart.

True Gentlemen series:

Tremaine’s True Love (Book 1)

Daniels’ True Desire (Book 2)

Will’s True Wish (Book 3)


I loved this book!! Even though, like our heroine Susannah, I’m not a dog lover.  (Yes, I’m a cat person at heart.) The story revolves around dog training which I found fascinating and I’m always excited when I learn something in a book that also keeps me turning pages until dawn’s early light.

Will, is our hero and his name is short for Willow.  He has brothers named Sycamore and Ash so some one of his parents must have been fond of trees. Being the second son, Will must make his own way in an aristocratic world that frowned on aristocrats in trade.  Will gets around that by being the breeder/supplier of dogs to aristocrats and then helping the new owners to train the dogs.  Will’s brothers are also “true gentlemen” and his interaction with them adds so much depth to the story. Another very important side character is Georgette, Will’s dog. Will falls in love with Susannah who is in London to chaperone her sister Della’s come-out in society.  Susannah, had thought her life would be that of a spinster after her own debut was maligned by bullying mean girls.  But Will had come to her rescue back then and here he was again coming to her sister’s recue when more bullying and gossip threatens Della’s chances on the marriage mart.

There are some surprise twists, a very evil villain and a heroine determined to seduce our hero.  The romance here is heartfelt and slow building. The villainy is truly evil and the surprise really deserves another novel from the very talented Grace Burrowes.  I fell in love with Sycamore, also known as Cam, and would love to see him as a book Hero. Yes this book gave us so many characters to love and I would love to have more of each of them.

Do yourself a treat and don’t pass up this wonderful read.


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Advance Review-Daniel’s True Desire by Grace Burrowes

Title:  Daniel’s True Desire (True Gentlemen, Book #2)

Daniel's true Desire

Genre: Historical Romance/Regency

Author: Grace Burrowes

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, Nov. 3, 2015, pre-order available

Pages: 448

Source: Free for review from the publisher

Rating: 5

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from Amazon.com:

An Honorable Life Daniel Banks is a man of the cloth whose vocation is the last comfort he has left-and even his churchman’s collar is beginning to feel like a noose. At the urging of family, Daniel attempts to start his life over as vicar in the sleepy Kentish town of Haddondale, family seat to the earls of Bellefonte.

Challenged by Passion Resigned to spinsterhood, Lady Kirsten Haddonfield welcomes the new vicar to stay at her family’s home while his is under renovation. Suddenly the handsome visitor has Kirsten rethinking her ideas about love and marriage, but a dreadful secret from Daniel’s past may cast a shadow too long for either of them to overcome.

True Gentlemen series: Tremaine’s True Love (Book 1)


Tremaine's True Love

Daniels’ True Desire (Book 2)

Will’s True Wish (Book 3)


Romance fans rejoice once again.  Grace Burrowes is not only prolific but gives us THE BEST romances to fall in love with.  I swooned over book #1 in this series, Tremaine’s True Love, and this one is scrumptious also. This is a standalone novel but I encourage you to read the Lonely Lords series also.

Daniel Banks is saddled with a marriage to a witch of a woman.  They are estranged and she is behind the scenes plotting his destruction. Kirsten has reason to believe she is infertile and has broken off two engagements.  Now she is resigned to spinsterhood, that is until she falls for Daniel.  This seems to be a problem that cannot be solved, especially in the Regency Era when there was scandal surrounding divorce and annulment.

You will rapidly turn these pages to discover how a happily-ever-after can be accomplished.  And there will be some surprises along the way.  We have all of those delightful Haddonfields who add to the story. Nita is away on honeymoon but the other sisters are on hand.  The Earl and brother George play important roles as well as Viscount Fairly, Daniel’s brother-in- law. There is the addition of a passel of “rotten boys” who are a delight.  I think you will be surprised at Daniel’s true desire.  No, no, that’s all the hints I will give you.  Now go, buy, so you can start reading this delight as soon as it is available.

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Free on Nook and Kindle- David by Grace Burrowes

FREE now on Nook and Kindle but I don’t know for how long so go and grab it now. Below is my review from March 2014. I loved this book!

Title:  David (The Lonely Lords Series)


 Genre: Historical Romance

Author: Grace Burrowes

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, March 2014

Source: Free for review from the publisher

Rating: 4.5

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from Amazon.com:

David, Viscount Fairly, has imperiled his honor…Letty Banks is a reluctant courtesan, keeping a terrible secret that brought her, a vicar’s daughter, to a life of vice. While becoming madam of Viscount Fairly’s high-class brothel is an absolute financial necessity, Letty refuses to become David’s mistress-though their attraction becomes harder to resist the more she learns about the man…

Perhaps a fallen woman can redeem it.David is smitten not only with Letty’s beauty, but also with her calm, her kindness, her quiet. David is determined to put respectability back in her grasp, even if that means uncovering the secrets Letty works so hard to keep hidden-secrets that could take her away from him forever…


Oh yes! Being a fallen woman is no fun at all in Regency England.  But being able to honor your responsibilities and have food on your table requires a woman to forgo many respectable employment opportunities.  So it happens with Letty Banks.  Lucky for her she meets up with David, Viscount Fairly, and he employs her as a Madam in his brothel.  Not respectable but she does not have to “go upstairs” with any customers.

This final installment in Burrowes’ Lonely Lords Series is the most gut wrenchingly emotional of the entire series.  I confess I went through many tissues while trying to turn pages and find out how the happily-ever-after would come about.  I have loved David through Burrowes’ series and I wanted him to find love.  Letty is a very sympathetic paramour.

If you have been following this series then you already know what wonderful dialog and characterization you are in for.  I look forward to more, more, more from Ms. Burrowes’ pen.



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Release Day Review- The Duke and His Duchess/ The Courtship by Grace Burrowes

Title:  The Duke and His Duchess/ The Courtship

The duke And his Duchess and the courtship

Genre: Historical Romance/Georgian

Author: Grace Burrowes

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, Sept. 1, 2015 (paperback issue)

Pages: 288

Source: Free for review from the publisher

Rating: 5

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from Amazon.com:

Two Novellas of the Windham series by New York Times bestselling author Grace Burrowes, for the first time in print.

THE COURTSHIP The first novella to be published by New York Times bestselling author Grace Burrowes features the foundation story for her bestselling Windham series. This is the tender story of love tested and won, and how Percy Windham, the dashing and brilliant man who was never supposed to become the Duke of Moreland, wooed Esther Himmelfarb, the amazing lady who became his beloved Duchess.

THE DUKE AND HIS DUCHESS In this second prequel novella to the popular Windham series, Grace Burrowes continues the story of the Duke and Duchess of Moreland through the tumultuous and bittersweet first years of marriage and parenthood. Percival Windham is a second son and cavalry officer when he weds the beautiful Esther Himmelfarb. Percy and Esther must grow into the nobility they’ve been resisting and stand together, or face the threat of destroying their young family and the beautiful love that started out with such promise…


Two novellas that read as one novel.  That is the way I suggest you read this book.  Once again Grace Burrowes gives us insight into the lives of the family of the Duke of Moreland, those delightful Windhams. If you have read the series then you will certainly like this look back.  If you are new to the Windhams then this is the place to start before you travel on to the first official book in the series THE HEIR.

Whenever I read a Burrowes historical romance I’m whisked away to the time period of the novel.  Burrowes has a magical way with dialog that puts the reader smack-dab into the era.  The romance is brimming with sizzling chemistry.  I fell in love with Percy who is handsome, charming, loyal and dependable.  Esther is spirited, intelligent and passionate.  They are devoted to each other and their family.  Now, I want to reread the entire Windham series because I fell in love with them all over again. This book starts the series in the Georgian Era but the remainder of the series is in the Regency Era.

The Windham Series:

Prequel- The Duke and His Duchess/The Courtship (available individually for e-reader @$1.99 each; available today as a combo in print at $6.99)

  1. The Heir (Gayle & Anna)
  2. The Soldier(Devlin & Emmaline)
  3. The Virtuoso (Valentine & Ellen)
  4. Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish (Sophie & Vim)
  5. Lady Maggie’s Secret Scandal (Maggie & Benjamin)
  6. Lady Louisa’s Christmas Knight (Louisa & Jos.)
  7. Lady Eve’s Indiscretion (Eve & Lucas)
  8. Lady Jenny’s Christmas Portrait (Jenny & Elijah)


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From Author Grace Burrowes, “What makes a man a gentleman?” Plus Great Giveaway

I am pleased to have bestselling author Grace Burrowes here to give us this timely message.  Her new series starts with yesterday’s release of TREMAINE’S TRUE LOVE (See Deet’s review yesterday Aug. 4, 2015)


What makes a Gentleman?

For a romance writer, this question has to be answered in every book, because implicit in the term “hero” is something of the gentleman. Heroes need not be charming, handsome or wealthy, and they might not even be obviously heroic, at least at the start of the book, but they have to be worthy of our loyalty for the duration of an entire book.

In the True Gentlemen series, I took three men who’d wandered across my pages in previous stories—Tremaine St. Michael, Daniel Banks, and Willow Dorning—and found them each a happily ever after. Tremaine is a flinty business man, Daniel is poor and pious, Willow finds polite society an enormous trial and would far rather be with his dogs. These fellows were not obvious choices as romance heroes, but they each had something that tempted me to write stories for them.

When we met Tremaine in an earlier book (Gabriel: Lord of Regrets), Tremaine was convinced that he’d found a good candidate for the position of wife. He offered marriage, listing all the practical advantages to both parties, and he congratulated himself on how much sense his proposed union would make.

The lady turned him down flat, and as a gentleman is bound to do, he graciously ceded the field. He didn’t like it, he didn’t entirely understand how or what he’d lost, but he wished the happy couple well.

Daniel’s role in David: Lord of Honor was to charge to London with sermons at the ready in an attempt to restore his sister’s honor. The very man Daniel accused of wronging that sister had already set her back on the path to respectability.

Oops. But again, being a gentleman, Daniel wishes the couple every happiness, even if doing so costs him the future he’d envisioned for himself and his loved ones. Like Tremaine, he’s a gracious and even dignified loser.

Willow’s appearance in Worth: Lord of Reckoning is brief, but he too is determined to see a sister rescued from a possibly compromising position, and again, rescue is simply not on the heroine’s agenda.

In all three cases, the true gentleman acts in the best interests of those he loves and is responsible for, regardless of the inconvenience or cost to himself. Because Tremaine, Daniel, and Willow were honorable, I liked them. I trusted them, I wanted them to have the happiness they clearly already deserved.

In the Nicholas Haddonfield’s sisters—Nita, Kirsten, and Susannah—I found ladies willing to oblige my ambitions for these men. In each case, our hero has lessons yet to learn, and in each case, his inherent honor wins the day. He might not be handsome, wealthy, or charming in the eyes of the world, but because he’s a true gentleman in the eyes of his lady, he wins her true love.

I hope you enjoy reading these stories as much as I enjoyed writing them!

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes’ bestsellers include The Heir, The Soldier, Lady Maggie’s Secret Scandal, Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish and Lady Eve’s Indiscretion. Her Regency romances have received extensive praise, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Grace is branching out into short stories and Scotland-set Victorian romance with Sourcebooks. She is a practicing family law attorney and lives in rural Maryland.


Tremaine's True Love

Title: Tremaine’s True Love (True Gentleman series, book#1)

Author: Grace Burrowes

Release Date: August 4, 2015

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Genre: Historical Romance



Available from these sellers: 

Amazon: http://bit.ly/AmazonBurrowesTremaine

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iBooks: http://bit.ly/AppleBurrowesTremaine

IndieBound: http://bit.ly/IndieBurrowesTremaine

More about Grace Burowes here: 

Website: http://graceburrowes.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grace-Burrowes/115039058572197

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GraceBurrowes

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4152482.Grace_Burrowes


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Release Day Review- Tremaine’s True Love by Grace Burrowes

Title: Tremaine’s True Love (True Gentlemen, book #1)

Tremaine's True Love

Genre: Historical Romance

Author: Grace Burrowes

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, Aug 4, 2015

Pages: 416

Source: Free for review from the publisher

Rating: 5

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???


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Free on Kindle and NOOK- Gabriel: Lord of Regrets by Grace Burrowes

Free now through July 31, 2015.  You all know by now that I’m a huge Grace Burrowes fan and here is your chance to try one of her goodies for free.  Snap it up!!  (I know this is free in the USA and UK)

Gabriel Lord of Regrets (lonely Lords 5)

Here is the blurb from Amazon:

A man with a dangerous future
After two years in hiding to protect his family, Gabriel Wendover, Marquess of Hesketh, leaves behind the woman he loves and returns home to untangle the plots against him. When the lady turns up on his doorstep to paint portraits of Gabriel’s brother and sister-in-law, he’s not sure whether it’s by accident or by design. And now she could be in harm’s way too…

A lady with a dangerous past
Polonaise Hunt is an accomplished artist who is determined to paint the prestigious Wendover family portraits, but coming upon Gabriel in his new situation changes everything. Despite their mutual passion, trusting Gabriel could cost Polly everything she holds dear…

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Summary,Excerpt, Author Bio,GIVEAWAY- The Duke’s Disaster by Grace Burrowes

The Duke's Disaster

Title: The Duke’s Disaster

Author: Grace Burrowes

Release Date: April 7, 2015 TODAY

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Genre: Historical Romance


Noah Winters, Duke of Anselm, exercises the pragmatism for which he’s infamous when his preferred choice of bride cries off, and her companion, Lady Thea Collins, becomes his next choice for his duchess. Lady Thea’s mature, sensible and even rather attractive-what could possibly go wrong?

As a lady fallen on hard times, Thea doesn’t expect tender sentiments from His Grace, but she does wish Noah had courted her trust, lest her past turn their hastily arranged marriage into a life of shared regrets. Is His Grace courting a convenient wife, or a beautiful disaster?


 The Duke and Duchess are having a rocky start to their marriage, also to their day…

“Your tea, Duchess.”

 Noah had woken up beside his wife—again, despite all plans to the contrary—creating another first for him. Thea had risen several times during the night to tend to herself. He hadn’t realized that monthly courses caused a woman’s rest to be interrupted.

 Crashingly bad planning, for a lady’s sleep to be disturbed when she most needed rest.

 “You’re not about to steal my tea?” Thea held out the cup, her gaze shy as she sat propped against the headboard.

 “Where’s the fun in stealing what’s freely offered?” Noah settled in beside her and filched a bite of her cinnamon toast. “Would you rather have chocolate this morning?”


 “You’re”— Noah waved a hand in the direction of her middle—“indisposed.”

 “I am not indisposed.” Thea set her teacup down with a little clink. “The discomfort has passed, as it always does. You needn’t be concerned.”

 “I am not concerned, Thea.” Not greatly concerned, now that she’d stopped ordering him to go away and was ready for a proper spat. “I am attempting in my bumbling way to dote. You will allow it.”

 Drat. He’d given another order.

 “You couldn’t bumble if one gave you written instructions, Anselm,” Thea said, looking a little less peaked for having run up her flags. “That was my toast you appropriated.”

 “Appropriation is what happens when one’s wife can’t appreciate a little doting. You’re being stingy with the tea, just as you were stingy with the covers. How long does this indisposition last?”

 “Her chin came up. “I am the Duchess of Anselm. I am not stingy with anything, but you are a very presuming husband.”

 “Doting.” Noah took Thea’s free hand to kiss her knuckles— lest she mistake his point. “Also in need of my duchess’s guidance on this one marital matter.”

 “This is so personal.” Thea’s gaze was on their joined hands— for Noah would not have her haring off in a fit of mortification. “I didn’t think you’d be a personal sort of husband. You were supposed to appear in my dressing-room doorway a few nights a month, silently take a few marital liberties, and then leave me in peace. We’d trade sections of the Times over breakfast the next morning.”

 “Prosaic.” Boring and exactly what Noah himself had envisioned. “Hard to see any doting going on, though.”

 “Husband?” Thea’s tone was hesitant. “Thank you, for keeping me company last night. I would not have known how to ask.”

 “I suppose that’s the definition of doting.” Noah lingered at the cart to assemble a plate. “It’s the little things you can’t bring yourself to ask for, that an attentive spouse will enjoy providing to you. Bacon or ham?”

 “A little of both, please.”

 “Feeling carnivorous?”

 “I’m a trifle indisposed. I need the sustenance.”

 Noah piled both ham and bacon on Thea’s plate, and stole better than half of it, because he needed the sustenance too.

  Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21996394-the-duke-s-disaster

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 Author Biography

 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes’ bestsellers include The Heir, The Soldier, Lady Maggie’s Secret Scandal, Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish and Lady Eve’s Indiscretion. The Heir was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2010, The Soldier was a PW Best Spring Romance of 2011, Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish won Best Historical Romance of the Year in 2011 from RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards, Lady Louisa’s Christmas Knight was a Library Journal Best Book of 2012, and The Bridegroom Wore Plaid was a PW Best Book of 2012. Her Regency romances have received extensive praise, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Grace is branching out into short stories and Scotland-set Victorian romance with Sourcebooks. She is a practicing family law attorney and lives in rural Maryland.

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