Tag Archives: The Lonely Lords Series

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)

David

 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.

 

Advertisements

2 Comments

Filed under Book review, Books, E-Book, Historical Romance, Kindle

New Release Review- David by Grace Burrowes

Title:  David (The Lonely Lords Series)

David

 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.

 

7 Comments

Filed under Book review, Books, Historical Romance

Recent Release Review- Douglas by Grace Burrowes

Title:  Douglas (The Lonely Lords series)

douglas_276

 Genre: Historical Romance

Author: Grace Burrowes

Publisher:  Sourcebooks/Casablanca, 2014

Source: Free for review from the publisher

Rating: 4.5

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from Amazon.com:

Douglas Allen needs a home for his aching heart

Douglas Allen, Viscount Amery, hates having arrived to his title without knowing how to manage his properties. Guinevere Hollister is a distant family connection raising her daughter in rural obscurity while stewarding the estate. Douglas reluctantly puts himself in Gwen’s hands for lessons in land husbandry and discovers beneath her prickly exterior a woman of passion and honor. Yet despite the closeness they find, she will not marry him.

Guinevere Hollister needs a champion

When the powerful Duke of Moreland arranges an engagement between Gwen and his heir, Douglas knows the marriage is not what Gwen wants. In Douglas’s eyes, Gwen deserves to make her own choices, and he will take on family, the meddling duke, and Gwen’s own lonely, stubborn heart to ensure his lady’s happiness.

**

Oh Wow! Just when you think a series can’t get any better we get this superbly plotted, splendidly entertaining addition to Grace Burrowes’ The Lonely Lords series.

Gwen has had to take charge of her own life and the sudden addition of Douglas to her routine is disconcerting especially when she starts to have feelings for him.  She is reluctant to have an affair for she has scruples and feels there are too many roadblocks to happiness with Douglas.  Douglas is a very serious, honorable man who is pleasantly surprised that at this time of upheaval in his life that he even desires Gwen.  They play cat and mouse with one another for a bit too long but eventually succumb to not only desire but love.  Now, that would be the plot to most Historical Romances, ending right there, but Burrowes takes it up a notch with the addition of a powerful Duke’s influence.  I’ll say no more so as not to spoil your fun in reading this terrific story.

This is a standalone within the series but side characters from previous books do play important roles in this book.  You would be pleased if you started this series from the beginning.  I also suggest you go to Burrowes’ website and acquaint yourself with the Family Trees associated with the series.

The Lonely Lords Series:

       1.Darius Darius

       2.Nicholas Nicholas

       3.Ethan Ethan

       4.BeckmanBeckman

       5.Gabriel gabriel_4503

       6.Gareth gareth_4501

       7.Andrew andrew_450

       8.Douglas (Jan 2014) douglas_276

       9.David (April 2014) david_4501

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Book review, E-Book, Historical Romance, Review

Advance Review- Beckman by Grace Burrowes

BeckmanTitle:  Beckman (The Lonely Lords, Book #4)

Genre:  Historical Romance

Author: Grace Burrowes

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, July 2,2013

Source: Free for review from the publisher

Rating: 4

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from amazon.com:

Beckman Haddonfield is ready to live again…

Beckman finally emerges from the shadow of his wife’s death by agreeing to restore a family estate…and embarking on a dalliance with the quiet, mysterious housekeeper who resides there. But she is not who she seems…

Riveting and refreshing, Beckman is an unforgettable story about love’s power to overcome grief and guilt.

**

Beckman’s story.  He has been through tumultuous times and has been felled by drugs and depression but has conquered his demons when he is requested by his Grandmother and dying father to revitalize Three Springs his Grandmother’s country estate.  Beckman is a hands on kind of guy so his aristocratic pedigree doesn’t get in the way of his working with his land steward, Gabriel North or the other farm hands.  He is mesmerized by red-haired housekeeper, Sara, she is reluctant to form an attachment to Beckman because she and her sister have secrets that they fear becoming known.

The romance here is lovely.  Beckman is a true hero and Sara is in need of saving.  The side characters are developed to the point of us wanting to know more and Ms. Burrowes will oblige with their own books.  The prose is often lush if on occasion it may sound too modern for the times I am still swept up in the mood that is created.  There is a mystery that will keep you turning pages to discover whodunit and a red herring that made me smile when revealed.

I look forward to more from this series.

2 Comments

Filed under Book review, Books, Historical Romance

Advance Review- Ethan by Grace Burrowes

EthanTitle:  Ethan (The Lonely Lords, book #3)

Genre: Historical romance

Author: Grace Burrowes

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, June 4, 2013,

pre-order available

Source: Free for review from the publisher

Rating: 4

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from amazon.com:

Ethan Grey’s life was shattered…

Estranged from his family, widowed after an unhappy marriage, and weary from fighting his troubled past, Ethan Grey now has a chance for redemption. His son’s beautiful and remarkable governess might help him battle his ghosts, but it’s been a long time since he let himself get close to anyone.

Alice Portman has more in common with Ethan than she can comfortably admit. For now, she’s satisfied with helping him rebuild his life and family. But the dangerous past is about to catch up with them both.

An unforgettable Regency tale of two wounded people who get another chance at love.

**

Ethan is my favorite hero in this series…so far.  I do like him so much more than Nicholas but that said, Nick shows up in this book and he’s much more likeable. I like the story and how the characters appear in each book.  I like how Burrowes deals with the romance even though I think the prim governess falls a bit too quickly for the charm of our hero.  Alice is the perfect person for Ethan and even though they both have scandalous pasts they are meant to be together.

Since I am reading an Advance Reader Copy it is difficult to say if the few negatives I have will be sorted out in the release of the finished book. So I will not mention them in the hope that editing for continuity will solve all the issues.  Because other than minor but frustrating moments this is an enjoyable series that sets us down in the time period.

The Lonely Lords Series:

  1. Darius
  2. Nicholas (reviewed by Deet on Wed., May 22, 2013)
  3. Ethan (June 4, 2013)
  4. Beckman (July2,2013)

8 Comments

Filed under Book review, Books, Historical Romance

Review- Nicholas by Grace Burrowes

Title:  Nicholas (Book #2, The Lonely Lords)

Nicholas

Genre:  Historical Romance

Author: Grace Burrowes

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Casablanca, May 7, 2013

Source: Free for review from the publisher

Rating:  3.5

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from amazon.com:

After a wild youth, Nicholas Haddonfield, Viscount Reston, has promised his ailing father he’ll finally take a bride, though doing so will force Nick to make impossible choices and face old, painful wounds.

Leah Lindsey is glad to find refuge from her own desperate situation in a marriage of convenience with the gallant viscount. But soon convenience is not enough, and Leah can’t understand why Nick remains so distant. What is he hiding, and will he never allow her into his heart?

An extraordinary and passionate tale of courage tested and fears overcome. Once you enter the lush Regency world of award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes, you’ll never want to leave.

**

First let me say that I did not read the first book in this series, DARIUS.  I don’t know if having read that book I might have had a different understanding of the characters in this book.  Leah is Darius’ sister and there may have been more about her in the previous book.  I will rectify my lapse and get a copy of DARIUS post-haste.

I have to say that I did not like Nick for most of this book.  He was hiding secrets from Leah and she was left to make wrong assumptions and her heart was nearly broken.  The reader was left to assume the worst.  But even though I wanted to shake some sense into our hero he managed, through the help of some very wise side characters, to redeem himself.  So dear readers one must never give up on a true romantic hero even if he has been acting like an idiot most of the book. And Leah is a paragon of a loving wife, she forgives all.

Grace Burrowes pens a very realistic historical romance.  She has the ability to bring the scene alive as if we have been set down in the time period.  As much as our H/h are in the throws of emotional upheaval, so are we the reader as we quickly turn the pages to discover what will happen next. The romance is passionate, the writing style is well done.

2 Comments

Filed under Book review, Books, Historical Romance, Romance