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Genre: Regency Period, Historical Romance, England
Burrowes’ enchanting romance charms from the beginning as her characters’ battle of wills progresses into a deep passion. What sets this story apart are the charming and intelligent protagonists and delightful secondary characters. There’s tenderness and sensuality, lighthearted verbal battles and tense moments that combine to delight.
Gayle Windham, Earl of Westhaven, is content to relax in his London townhouse. But as the first legitimate heir to the Duke of Moreland, he must marry and his father will do anything to get him to the altar. His peace is disrupted when his housekeeper believes he is molesting a chambermaid and injures him in her attempt to rescue the girl. Gayle is insulted by her accusation, but intrigued by her. She is far too beautiful, well educated and intelligent to be a servant.
Anne Seaton has good reason to keep a low profile, but when she’s forced to nurse Gayle because of the wound she inflicted they are brought close together — and with that comes a powerful attraction. With his friend’s meddling, her secret and his father’s demands, Anne and Gayle have much to overcome, but Gayle is determined to protect Anne. (SOURCEBOOKS, Dec., 450 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Published: December 2010