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Now a New York Times Bestseller! 

"A dazzling debut brimming with passion, romance, and wit." —Sophia Nash, RITA ward-winning author of Secrets of a Scandalous Bride

An earl who can’t be bribed...

Gayle Windham, earl of Westhaven, is the first legitimate son and heir to the duke of Moreland. To escape his father’s inexorable pressure to marry, he decides to spend the summer at his townhouse in London, where he finds himself intrigued by the secretive ways of his beautiful housekeeper...

A lady who can’t be protected...

Anna Seaton is a beautiful, talented, educated woman, which is why it is so puzzling to Gayle Windham that she works as his housekeeper.

As the two draw closer and begin to lose their hearts to each other, Anna’s secrets threaten to bring the earl’s orderly life crashing down—and he doesn’t know how he’s going to protect her from the fallout...

"A luminous and graceful erotic Regency…a captivating love story that will have readers eagerly awaiting the planned sequels."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Burrowes’ outstanding debut is a witty, sensual, Regency romance featuring complex characters who ring to to the time period, leaving readers saying huzzah!" — Booklist (starred review)

December 1
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Customer Reviews

Kimbo1216 ,

Really enjoyed this one

Really enjoyed this story. The last few chapters were a bit drawn out and infuriating. But I got my HEA. The storyline characters as a whole though were well developed. I liked them and felt invested in them.

One note though: I have read a ton of historical fiction. And when I question titles or the not, I have googled them more than once. I have learned a lot from these searches and have a few pet peeves because of them. 1. Marquis is not as common as Marquess. This was only used twice but why marquis? That’s typically only for French or Scottish lords. Most English lords of that rank go by Marquess. 2. Why all the your grading by family members? Typically peers may address dukes as “duke” or duchesses as “duchess”. Especially children of said duke and duchess. Especially those who love each other as this family loved each other. So for me, the formality of all the “his grace”ing was distractingly. Especially since it didn’t seem to be done in a tongue and cheek or condescending manner.

But overall, it’s a good story with a happy, albeit drawn out, ending.

The Romance Reader ,

The Heir

This book was pretty good, but just seemed to plod along. I could put it down for several days without difficulty.

Isreem ,

Loved it but....

I really loved this book but it did feel like it was a tad bit dragging more towards middle end. What I didn't like the most was that the ending felt a bit rushed and the epilogue was extremely short. It felt like the author must have thought; ok this happened, make it sound romantic and boom done! I would have given it a 5 star if it wasn't for that. I always believed you are your own critic, and I would recommend this book but with just a warning that the ending is short lived.

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