Sunday, August 13, 2017

Is hot sexy Colin.. "Too Scot to Handle" by Grace Burrowes

Sportochick's Musings ~ Female characters with a strong backbone have always interested me and the author's portrayal of Anwen is superb.

Too Scot to Handle

Windham Brides #2

by Grace Burrowes

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Publisher ~ Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Genres ~ Regency, Historical Romance


As a captain in the army, Colin MacHugh led men, fixed what was broken, and fought hard. Now that he's a titled gentleman, he's still fighting-this time to keep his bachelorhood safe from all the marriage-minded debutantes. Then he meets the intriguing Miss Anwen Windham, whose demure nature masks a bonfire waiting to roar to life. When she asks for his help to raise money for the local orphanage, he's happy to oblige.

Anwen is amazed at how quickly Lord Colin takes in hand a pack of rambunctious orphan boys. Amazed at how he actually listens to her ideas. Amazed at the thrill she gets from the rumble of his Scottish burr and the heat of his touch. But not everyone enjoys the success of an upstart. And Colin has enemies who will stop at nothing to ruin him and anybody he holds dear. 

This is a very robust story filled with a variety of learning experiences and examples of people with integrity as well as those who have none.

Lord Colin is truly a unique character. There are parts of him that are naive but it is only in certain circumstances. Since he comes from a military background he sees situations in a clear, concise manner which allows him to share his thoughts in a way that connects with Anwen. Also, he is a thinker and works towards resolutions that cause the least impact to people. These things led to a powerful male character that is enjoyable to 

Female characters with a strong backbone have always interested me but Anwen is caring, kind, and hiding her true self. Her persistence on saving her boys is refreshing for women in that generation and this part of her character makes this a very interesting and refreshing story. The author's portrayal of her thinking process in doing this is well written. 

The heat between these two characters adds to their mutual respect for each other.

I give this 4-1/2 STARS for how the author uses integrity to solve all the issues. 

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

My Reviews Of The Windham Brides Series ~ 
The Trouble with Dukes (#1) - My Review
Too Scot to Handle (#2) - My Review

Grace Burrowes started writing as an antidote to empty nest and soon found it an antidote to life in general. She is the sixth out of seven children, raised in the rural surrounds of central Pennsylvania. Early in life she spent a lot of time reading romance novels and practicing the piano. Her first career was as a technical writer and editor in the Washington, DC, area, a busy job that nonetheless left enough time to read a lot of romance novels.

It also left enough time to grab a law degree through an evening program, produce Beloved Offspring (only one, but she is a lion), and eventually move to the lovely Maryland countryside.

While reading yet still more romance novels, Grace opened her own law practice, acquired a master's degree in Conflict Transformation (she had a teenage daughter by then) and started thinking about writing.... romance novels. This aim was realized when Beloved Offspring struck out into the Big World a few years ago. ("Mom, why doesn't anybody tell you being a grown-up is hard?")

Grace eventually got up the courage to start pitching her manuscripts to agents and editors. The query letter that resulted in "the call" started out: "I am the buffoon in the bar at the RWA retreat who could not keep her heroines straight, could not look you in the eye, and could not stop blushing--and if that doesn't narrow down the possibilities, your job is even harder than I thought." (The dear lady bought the book anyway.)

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