True Gentlemen Series by Grace Burrowes
Overall Rating: 4 (sXe)
Quick & Dirty summary: Noah Winters, the Duke of Anselm, needs a wife. When the young lady he’s courting becomes engaged to another, Noah turns his sight to her companion, Lady Thea Collins. While Noah doesn’t think the steady Lady Thea will mind the lack of romance, he’s not prepared for all of her baggage. Thea really doesn’t mind Noah’s lack of romance, but she is interested in Noah’s trust.
After reading a lot of contemporary romance, it’s nice to fall into the steady pace of a well-written historical romance. Grace Burrowes is a master of the genre, especially when it comes to dialogue. There is a wittiness and subtly to conversations that I simply adore, and this book is a good example of that kind of writing.
I like Thea and Noah as characters, and the central conflict of the novel is interesting. I was definitely surprised by the ending, as there is just a bit of mystery to the whole thing, which kept me intrigued throughout the story. There is a delightful cast of secondary characters, and I was hoping that the next books in the series featured Noah’s sisters, but it doesn’t look like that’s the case. I’m going to read the first book in the True Gentlemen Series so I can figure out how this book and the other books are related, because as of yet, it’s a mystery.
Is it worth buying? (Kindle $6.15)
I definitely recommend picking it up at the library. There was no wait for this book and I was able to read it well before the due date.
Something else you might enjoy:
Try Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh. I’ve read most of the books in this series and I’ve enjoyed them all. This one has a similar storyline in that the two individuals get married before really knowing each other. While this book is 4th in the series, it can be read as a standalone.