Burrowes creates memorable heroes who steal readers’ hearts, but also admirable women to tame them and plotlines that entice. These intelligent, sensual love stories show us this author knows what romance readers adore.
When the talented pianist and composer Lord Valentine Windham has problems with his hand that curtail his playing, he is devastated. But winning a crumbling country estate in a wager presents him with new challenges and a beautiful widow. Ellen Markham fears she is about to lose her home to her husband’s ruthless relative when Valentine arrives as the new owner. She tries to ease his pain with her salve and friendship. Valentine sets about to turn their friendship into something more and uncover her secrets. But Ellen fears Valentine’s reaction to the truth. Then the accidents begin and as Valentine investigates he uncovers rumors that threaten their newfound love. (SOURCEBOOKS, Nov., 400 pp., $7.99)