Thursday, December 29, 2016

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


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.

Historical Romance was one of my first loves and even though I don't read it much anymore, I won't ever give it up entirely. That being said, The Trouble With Dukes was a charming and pleasant read. This story was a little more slow paced than what I'm used to, but I found that I didn't mind that fact.

Hamish has recently become the Duke of Murdoch. He's in London for the Season with his sisters and brother. He loathes being there and only wants to go back home to Scotland, but he somehow gets mixed up with Miss Megan. I love how she somehow forced him into doing things without anyone even realizing it, themselves included. Hamish is such a gentleman, but somehow still can't do anything right! I just had to chuckle at some of the things he would get in trouble for. I love that he was a gentleman, but I also wanted him to be a little more passionate with Miss Megan. It was very sensual and romantic which I loved, but he could have taken more control. Anyway, other than that he was perfect and being Scottish didn't hurt. 

With this story being slow paced and not being overly sexual we were able to get a real plot. Miss Megan is in the clutches of Sir Fletcher and she has no one to confide in, that's when she turns to Hamish. I hated Sir Fletcher with a passion! He is a despicable human being, a total waste of skin, and the entire time I was hoping his plans would be foiled! I didn't know what would happen and was  on the edge till the very end! 

The Trouble With Dukes was very well written, with hordes of funny and likable characters. I loved the name calling and overall shenanigans with these ones! They are such a tightknit family which made it very entertaining. I am looking forward to Colin's book because I felt like he was a little rascal at times and am curious as to how he's going to calm himself.

3/5 Fangs

* A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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