Be among the first to discover rising star Grace Burrowes, whose searing debut, The Heir, captured awards, rave reviews, and a crusade of fans who can't stop talking about it.
Even in the quiet countryside he can find no peace...
His idyllic estate is falling down from neglect and nightmares of war give him no rest. Then Devlin St. Just meets his new neighbor...
Until his beautiful neighbor ignites his imagination...
With her confident manner hiding a devastating secret, his lovely neighbor commands all of his attention, and protecting Emmaline becomes Deviln's most urgent mission.
Praise for The Heir:
"Brimming with Passion, Romance, and Wit."
- Sophia Nash, RITA Award-winning author of Secrets of a Scandalous Bride
"Outstanding debut...a witty, sensual Regency romance leaving readers saying huzzah!"
- Booklist, starred review
"The heroine is a woman of such mystery that both the hero and the reader become obsessed with her."
- USA Today
Burrowes follows 2010's The Heir with the captivating, sweetly domestic Regency-era tale of a duke's illegitimate son and a countryside baker. Rewarded for his military service with a title and a long-neglected estate, Devlin St. Just's attempt to find peace is disrupted by the young bastard daughter of the estate's previous owner. Feeling responsible for her, Devlin invites little Winnie and her aunt, Emmaline Farnum, into his home. Emmie feels swept along but can't resist the opportunity to stay close to her niece. As Emmie and Devlin become confidantes, her friendship, insight, and ample charms help him heal from his emotional war wounds, but Emmie's precarious position in the community and shattering secrets drive her to flee even if it means leaving Winnie and her heart behind. Burrowes's straightforward, sensual love story is intelligent and tender, rising above the crowd with deft dialogue and delightful characters.
Not as strong as The Heir despite sharing some plot and characterization similarities. I did enjoy the continuation of the series as the family is very interesting. Devlin and Emmie are most certainly a very suitable match.
This book dragged on for so long. I loved the back story about Devlin but Emmaline was just plain annoying. She doesn't deserve to be with Devline. I couldn't even finish the book. The Heir was great but this didn't even come close.
A story about love that brings the reader an understanding that life is not perfect and we all make mistakes. Not a story about mucho men winning the love of someone through brutality. An enjoyable read. Look forward to the next in the series.