THEY CALL HIM THE DUKE OF MURDER... The gossips whisper that the new Duke of Murdoch is a brute, a murderer, and even worse--a Scot. Read more...
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THEY CALL HIM THE DUKE OF MURDER... The gossips whisper that the new Duke of Murdoch is a brute, a murderer, and 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, 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.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-10-17
- Reviewer: Staff
This droll, delightful Regency-era romance kicks off the Windham Brides, spun off of Burrowess Windham Sister series (Lady Eves Christmas Portrait, etc.). Hamish MacHugh, a Scotsman whos just become a duke, feels like a fish out of water in London, and hes dismayed that the socialites have picked up his wartime nickname, the Duke of Murder. Only bespectacled Miss Megan Windham understands his brand of wittheir banter as she teaches him proper etiquette is great funand inspires his lust. The feeling is mutual, but Megan isnt free to encourage Hamishs pursuit, as villainous Sir Fletcher Pilkington is using proof of Megans youthful indiscretions to blackmail her into matrimony. Burrowes never loses sight of the central couple, even with plenty of meddling added by the strong personalities in Megans extended family, which includes a duke and duchess, her parents, and various cousins and siblings. Unfortunately, the books light tone often gets lost in the final third, when Sir Fletcher steps up his nefarious efforts. (Dec.)