Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Review: The Trouble with Dukes (Windham Brides #1) by Grace Burrowes

****4 Stars****

Hamish, The Duke of Murdoch has survived many a battle and he has a reputation of a murderer and a feared man to thank for it. He is about to face his hardest challenge yet - a London Season. He'd do anything to make his sisters happy, so when they want a season, he can't refuse. The Ballroom proves a much riskier and more dangerous place than any battle he has been in previously.
Megan Windham cares little for gossip and refuses to believe the things she hears about her friends' brother Hamish. He may seem dark and brooding on the outside, but she sees something in him that she is instantly drawn to him. Sadly, she has a dangerous battle of her own she is secretly fighting and before she knows it, Hamish has been drawn into the fight. Good thing he is a master at fighting difficult battles.
I enjoyed this story tremendously. Megan and Hamish were both flawed and intriguing characters. Hamish suffered from PTSD (like many of Burrows' male leads) and Megan had poor eyesight, something you see so rarely in books and even more rarely in historicals. There was just enough drama in the plot to keep things interesting without taking away from the charming love story. This is the start of a new series for Burrows which actually is a spin off from her Windham series. It can definitely be read as a standalone, though you will see lots of familiar characters if you've read previous books.

Reviewed by Rosemary Feil


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.

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