Please note: I read the book before vacation and wrote the review after vacation… I probably failed this book in every way possible.
A MAN WITH MANY TALENTS
As a captain in the army, Colin MacHugh led men, fixed what was broken, and fought hard. Now that he’s a titled gentleman, he’s still fighting-this time to keep his bachelorhood safe from all the marriage-minded debutantes. Then he meets the intriguing Miss Anwen Windham, whose demure nature masks a bonfire waiting to roar to life. When she asks for his help to raise money for the local orphanage, he’s happy to oblige.
Anwen is amazed at how quickly Lord Colin takes in hand a pack of rambunctious orphan boys. Amazed at how he actually listens to her ideas. Amazed at the thrill she gets from the rumble of his Scottish burr and the heat of his touch. But not everyone enjoys the success of an upstart. And Colin has enemies who will stop at nothing to ruin him and anybody he holds dear.
The Meta Details:
Length: 384 pages
Publication Date: July 25th, 2017
Genre: Historical romance
Content Level: Adult
Pearl Clutching Content: KNEES IN PUBLIC!
Trigger Warnings: Mistreatment of orphans
Featuring: Kilts, badass orphans, and a miss that’s tired of retiring.
Recommended for: fans of historicals
Rating: This was great.
Ginny Lurcock’s Thoughts: There are a couple of names I always trust when it comes to historicals, and Grace Burrows is one of them. The Windham family is all kinds of win, even when they’re being epic asshats to each other (which usually involves them meddling in some way or another.)
This addition to the Windham family, though, was relatively drama free. Both parties were attracted to one another, they knew they wanted each other, the families approved as they’ve already been bound together by another marriage…
Honestly, it might have bordered on dull if not for the orphans…
But there were some fucking epic orphans, all adorable with the best fucking quirks and…
Listen, if they don’t get their own stories once they grow up, the world will be a darker place for it. I want those stories. I need more of those orphans. They were wonderful.
So while this book wasn’t the best that the Windhams had to offer, it was still a wonderful piece of historical fiction full of romance, orphans, kilts, and meddlesome family members.
Oh, and some douchetastic nobility in case you forgot nobles in that era could be total nobs.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided in exchange for a fair and honest review via Netgalley.