Douglas: Lord of HeartacheDOUGLAS:LORD OF HEARTACHE

GRACE BURROWES

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Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)

Series: The Lonely Lords #8

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley

  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1402278691
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (January 7, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FG9GY46

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January 7, 2014

Douglas Allen needs a home for his aching heart

Douglas Allen, Viscount Amery, hates having arrived to his title without knowing how to manage his properties. Guinevere Hollister is a distant family connection raising her daughter in rural obscurity while stewarding the estate. Douglas reluctantly puts himself in Gwen’s hands for lessons in land husbandry and discovers beneath her prickly exterior a woman of passion and honor. Yet despite the closeness they find, she will not marry him.

Guinevere Hollister needs a champion

When the powerful Duke of Moreland arranges an engagement between Gwen and his heir, Douglas knows the marriage is not what Gwen wants. In Douglas’s eyes, Gwen deserves to make her own choices, and he will take on family, the meddling duke, and Gwen’s own lonely, stubborn heart to ensure his lady’s happiness.

Another unforgettable Regency romance from award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes.

 

MY THOUGHTS: 

DOUGLAS: LORD OF HEARTACHE by Grace Burrowes is a delightful Regency Romance. #8 in “The Lonely Lords” series, but can be read as a stand alone. This is the story of  Douglas Allen, Viscount Amery,Guinevere Hollister and Gwen’s illegitimate daughter Rose or is she? It is a backdrop to the Windham family saga. Gwen is one of the Windham’s cousins. She trusts no one, after  she was burned by a man,whom she loved and thought loved her….until she became pregnant.

Douglas dislikes his title for he knows nothing of stewardship,husbandry, or land management. Thus he needs Gwen in more ways than one. She is brilliant on those skills.  He slowly enters into Gwen’s lonely heart as well as Rose’s. Who is a delightful young lady by the way. While, this was not my favorite of “The Lonely Lords” series,(not sure why, really), Ms. Burrowes is a  constant storyteller and one of my favorite. She shows her skill at bringing characters to life through the pages of her stories. 

Filled with heartache, sacrifice, a secret or two, the power of family, friendship, romance and the power of love. Did I mention a bit of blackmail too?  For there is more to Rose’s parentage than meets the eye. All will come to light in a most inconvenient time,when love is beginning to bloom! Oh a bit of sensual tension is included, for Douglas and Gwen’s attraction is one step forward, two steps back. A tug of war between two strong characters.

I look forward to the next installment of “The Lonely Lords” series.

Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley.

RATING: 4

HEAT RATING: MILD

REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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