The Duke's Disaster
by Grace Burrowes
My rating: 4 stars
Publication Date: April 7, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Historical Romance
Print Length: 448 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Noah Winters, Earl of
Anselm, spent months sorting and courting the year's crop of debutantes
in search of an ideal bride. When the sweet, biddable young thing he
selected accepts another's proposal, Noah decides to court her companion
Thea Collins, though, is anything but biddable. She has
learned the hard way that men are not to be trusted, especially the
handsome ones. When she reluctantly accepts, Noah rushes Thea to the
altar before she can reveal her deepest secret. Can she finally move on
from her past, or will it come back to haunt her?
The Duke's Disaster by Grace Burrowes
Another of Grace Burrowes’ historical romances that promises to feel a little different, but filled with her signature enchanting and warm with a few drops of humor here and there that bring her characters to life. The Duke’s Disaster is about learning to trust, looking for the positive and living life for yourself as much as for anyone else.
Noah is a young man with the weight of being the protector of his family on his shoulders, being practical and rather cold, he narrows his list of prospective brides down and decides he has found the woman to help him with his responsibilities. Too bad she didn’t see things the same way. Why not ask her lady friend, who seems to have a level head? Thea has her own reasons for saying yes to the dour young man, but that is her secret to keep. Both assuming they have entered into a sound business merger, life is not more than they expected, until gradually, their relationship changes. What stands between them? Family or secrets? Will they learn to trust and share? Will they find happiness in the closeness they have developed? Is it possible for two individuals from such different backgrounds, with such different agendas find they are not so different after all?
Once again, Grace Burrowes take us back in her time machine of romance and gives us likeable characters, an enchanting plot and scenes that come alive with her descriptions. Her additions of humor and sensual tension only magnify her talents as an author to read!
I received an ARC edition from Sourcebooks Casablanca in exchange for my honest review.