'Smart, sexy, and oh-so romantic' Mary Balogh
They call him the Duke of Murder . . .
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 McHugh, 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.
The sparkling first book in the New York Times bestselling Windham Brides series - perfect for fans of Eloisa James, Tessa Dare and Elizabeth Hoyt
The Windham Brides series:
The Trouble with Dukes
Too Scot to Handle
No Other Duke Will Do
A Rogue of Her Own
Praise for Grace Burrowes:
'Wonderfully funny, moving romance, not to be missed!' Eloisa James
'Sexy heroes, strong heroines, intelligent plots, enchanting love stories...Grace Burrowes's romances have them all' Mary Balogh
'Grace Burrowes is a romance treasure' Tessa Dare
'Grace Burrowes writes from the heart - with warmth, humor, and a generous dash of sensuality, her stories are unputdownable! If you're not reading Grace Burrowes you're missing the very best in today's Regency Romance!' Elizabeth Hoyt
This droll, delightful Regency-era romance kicks off the Windham Brides, spun off of Burrowes's Windham Sister series (Lady Eve's Christmas Portrait, etc.). Hamish MacHugh, a Scotsman who's just become a duke, feels like a fish out of water in London, and he's dismayed that the socialites have picked up his wartime nickname, the Duke of Murder. Only bespectacled Miss Megan Windham understands his brand of wit their banter as she teaches him proper etiquette is great fun and inspires his lust. The feeling is mutual, but Megan isn't free to encourage Hamish's pursuit, as villainous Sir Fletcher Pilkington is using proof of Megan's youthful indiscretions to blackmail her into matrimony. Burrowes never loses sight of the central couple, even with plenty of meddling added by the strong personalities in Megan's extended family, which includes a duke and duchess, her parents, and various cousins and siblings. Unfortunately, the book's light tone often gets lost in the final third, when Sir Fletcher steps up his nefarious efforts.