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"Delicious…Burrowes delivers red-hot chemistry with a masterful mix of playfulness and sensuality."—Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review
Maggie Windham leads a dignified life... until stolen letters bring her to investigator Benjamin Hazlit's door. When it becomes clear Maggie is being blackmailed, Benjamin becomes determined to find not just the letters, but the way to Maggie's heart.
And she's been perfectly capable of keeping them...until now. When she's threatened with exposure, she turns to investigator Benjamin Hazlit to keep catastrophe at bay. But Maggie herself intrigues Benjamin more than the riddle she's set him to solve. As he uncovers more and more of her past, Maggie struggles to keep him at a distance, until they both begin to discover the truth in their hearts...
The Heir (Book 1)
The Soldier (Book 2)
The Virtuoso (Book 3)
Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish (Book 4)
Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal (Book 5)
Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight (Book 6)
Lady Eve's Indiscretion (Book 7)
Lady Jenny's Christmas Portrait (Book 8)
Praise for The Soldier:
"Captivating...Burrowes's straightforward, sensual love story is intelligent and tender, rising above the crowd with deft dialogue and delightful characters."—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"There is a quiet, yet intense power to Burrowes's simple prose and such depth of feelings that it will be difficult to forget this marvelous story."—RT Book Reviews 4 _ Stars, Top Pick of the Month
"Burrowes continues her winning streak with a delicious, sensual historical romance capturing the spirit of the time."—Booklist
"With lots of humor and steamy romance, these books are always a delightful read, a treat for fans of Regency romance at its best."—Night Owl Romance
The delicious fifth book in Burrowes's Regency series (after Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish) centers on the illegitimate eldest daughter of the duke of Moreland. When Maggie's reticule goes missing with critical items inside, she hires investigator and family friend Benjamin Hazlit to recover it quickly and quietly. Hiding their working relationship behind a facade of courtship, the two share tea, confidences, and tingling kisses until Maggie realizes that her feelings for Benjamin mean she must fire him to protect him from a figure she'd hoped to leave in the past. Burrowes delivers red-hot chemistry with a masterful mix of playfulness and sensuality, and her themes of healing and familial strength give this page-turner unusual depth. Charming and original with superb characters ready to walk off the page, this is a splendid addition to any Regency fan's bookshelf.
Another solid Gace Burrowes book
While I enjoyed the book (I've never been disappointed with Grace Burrowes's books) I did find the plot to be very close to that of the first book. All the same, what I love about the books still remain. I love the true closeness and love shared by the Windham siblings as well as their strength. In a period in which by-blows are often kept under wraps it is nice to see a case where a blended family works and even flourishes. I was glad to see Maggie, the oldest female by-blow depicted in the manner in which she was. There was no animosity or resentment of her on anyone's part. She was strong, passionate and an interesting heroine.