The Trouble with Dukes (Windham Brides) by Grace Burrowes
Written by Grace Burrowes
Read by James Langton
Bitrate: 64 Kbps
Series: Windham Brides, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
Release date: 12-20-16
Publisher: Hachette Audio
They call him the duke of murder.
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The gossips whisper that the new Duke of Murdoch is a brute, a murderer, they mistook his wartime nickname The Duke of Murder, but 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 MacHugh, 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, she understands his brand of wit—their banter as she teaches him proper etiquette is great fun—and inspires his lust. 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.
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 villainous Sir Fletcher Pilkington steps up his nefarious efforts.
Note—the last two chapters are a preview of the next book but it was easier to leave the labels as they are.
“The hero of The Trouble with Dukes reminds me of Mary Balogh’s charming men, and the heroine brings to mind Sarah MacLean’s intelligent, fiery women… This is a wonderfully funny, moving romance, not to be missed!”―Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author of My American Duchess
“Sexy heroes, strong heroines, intelligent plots, enchanting love stories…Grace Burrowes’s romances have them all.”―Mary Balogh, New York Times bestselling author
“The Trouble with Dukes has everything Grace Burrowes’s many fans have come to adore: a swoonworthy hero, a strong heroine, humor, and passion. Her characters not only know their own hearts, but share them with fearless joy. Grace Burrowes is a romance treasure.”―Tessa Dare, New York Times bestselling author
“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, New York Times bestselling author
“The Trouble with Dukes is captivating! It has everything I love in a book–a sexy Scotsman, a charming heroine, witty banter, plenty of humor, and lots of heart.”―Jennifer Ashley, New York Times bestselling author of The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie
“Exquisite writing, outstanding characters, a gorgeous romance, and a nailbiter of an ending. THE TROUBLE WITH DUKES is the definition of a perfect historical romance!”―Fresh Fiction
“Spot-on sibling and cousinly interactions keep the pace lively and the mood funny and upbeat in this engaging, sensual romance. Gorgeously written and thoroughly delightful, this is a wonderful start to a new (but in some ways, continuing) series.”―Library Journal
“Intrigue and suspense keep the pages turning, as does the romance…. Many scenes will delight Burrowes’ fans, as the extended Windham family is as nosy, matchmaking, and protective as always. Readers who enjoy Tessa Dare will embrace the realistic problems and humor Burrowes presents throughout this affecting and clever tale.”
“Burrowes has a knack for giving fresh twists to genre tropes and developing in unexpected and delightful directions.”―Publishers Weekly
“Burrowes’ savvy knowledge of history, language, clothing and customs, paired with her graceful writing and witty dialogue raise the bar for period romance. The Windham women are a fierce and feisty group, and Megan is an especially appealing character.”―BookPage
About the Author
Grace Burrowes grew up in central Pennsylvania and is the sixth out of seven children. She discovered romance novels when in junior high (back when there was such a thing), and has been reading them voraciously ever since. Grace has a bachelor’s degree in political science, a bachelor of music in music history, (both from Pennsylvania State University); a master’s degree in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University; and a juris doctor from the National Law Center at the George Washington University.
Grace writes Georgian, Regency, Scottish Victorian, and contemporary romances in both novella and novel lengths. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America, and enjoys giving workshops and speaking at writers’ conferences. She also loves to hear from her readers, and can be reached through her website, graceburrowes.com.