Miss Dorcas Delancey, vicar's daughter and advocate for the less fortunate, has been guarding her heart from fortune hunters and fashionable fribbles for years. She's completely unprepared for Alasdhair MacKay, former officer and all around grouch, to steal that heart. But when Alasdhair takes on responsibility for a motherless infant whom Dorcas's family won't acknowledge, she sees the honor lurking beneath his gruff mannerisms.
Alasdhair MacKay did not storm hell with Wellington's army just so he could drink, swive, and flirt his way through life after Waterloo. He's serious, intelligent, and passionate about his causes--also passionate in his regard for Dorcas. He's the man of her dreams and a paragon in plaid, but looming scandal means Dorcas will have to choose between love and the honor Alasdhair so relentlessly values.
I highly recommend Miss Delightful,
Confirmed spinster and vicar’s daughter, Miss Dorcas Delancey, appears at the door of former military officer Alasdhair MacKay bearing her cousin’s abandoned infant, leaving the babe in his care. While initially resistant to welcoming the child into his bachelor home, Alasdhair soon falls in love with the boy. So begins a friendship between Dorcas and Alasdhair that grows into much more, due to their mutual concern for the babe, as well as their passion for social causes, especially improving the lives of women who resort to prostitution to survive. When rising star in her father’s Church, Isaiah Mornebeth, threatens Dorcas and her family with an extortion plot, Dorcas plans to sacrifice herself once again and turn away from the man she has come to love in order to save her brother’s reputation. In each of Ms. Burrowes wonderful stories, there comes a moment when the reader abandons all hope for an HEA, understanding that there simply is no possible resolution to the barriers standing between the H and h. But, inevitably, an ingenious solution appears and the reader is left not only satisfied, but delighted! Ms. Burrowes writes beautiful prose, believable dialog, and weaves intricate story lines that will keep the reader enthralled. I highly recommend Miss Delightful, a stand-alone story and a lovely addition to the Mayhem in Mayfair series. This book was provided by the author without any requirement for a review, positive or otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own.