Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal - Grace Burrowes


Maggie Windham, oldest of the Windham sisters and a by-blow from His Grace’s pre-marital wild oats, finds herself in desperate needs of an investigator to help her retrieve a missing reticule. Benjamin Hazlit knows the Windham family secrets, and can be trusted to keep them to himself, so Maggie turns to Benjamin, though it means ignoring his too-broad shoulders, his too-knowing smile… and his too-skilled kisses. 
As Benjamin starts the search for Maggie’s missing purse, he realizes two things: First, whatever was in that purse, its loss has Maggie not just rattled, but terrified. Second, Benjamin will go to any lengths to see Maggie’s peace of mind restored, even if it means he must keep himself in very close proximity to the shy, secretive lady who says she wants nothing to do with him.

Series: Windham #5, The Duke's daughter's #2, Genre: Historical romance, Pages: 384, Published: May 1st 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca, Source: For review

My thoughts:
Burrowes books are always so easy to read, they just flows, even when you get annoyed at the characters ;) But then again it would not be that easy to get me to marry you either if I just met you.

Maggie is the bastard daughter, still she is adopted and loved. Oh and she is 30, oh yes 30, I loved that. She is firmly in the shelf and she does not care cos she wants her independence. And with a mother who was a courtesan *coughs whore* I do get why she wants her freedom. I like an author that takes a chance with an older heroine.

Benjamin is someone we have seen around in previous books, he finds missing things, he digs up dirt on people. Not your usual kind of hero and of course I like him, because he is nice. So very nice and kind. He wants to protect Maggie and as in previous books he is the one who tries to make her see that  they would be good together. I always love a hero who fights for that which he believes in.

Sure, one thing was silly but I got it, it was there to bring the drama forwards. Maggie is kind and loving and scared. That is why the big scandal is a secret. But with a talk she could have saved herself from much grief. Even I knew that something we found out could not be. And I did not really see what the scandal was about either. She is a walking scandal herself. Still was the whole deal does it brings the drama and the fear that everything will go downhill from now. That is exactly what kept me reading. I wanted to know if everything would work out and if they would live happily ever after (which they always do but a good authors makes me fear it none the less. )

Conclusion:
I can't say what made it so, but this was my favorite Grace Burrowes book to date. Light, exciting and with a happy ending that will make you smile.

Cover:
Ok



54 comments:

  1. Lovely review, B. I don't usually read romance novels but your review managed to make me curious

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    1. But they are so fun and fluffy :)

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  2. I downloaded a bundle pack from her and can't wait to read them :)

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    1. Cool :) I hope that you will enjoy those books you got

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  3. I do like a book that makes me smile, and I haven't read a good historical romance for quite a while. Just too many mysteries lately.

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    1. I have noticed that :) Sometimes one genre just seems to take over

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  4. I'm glad you liked it. I have it but want to read the previous books first.

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    1. I forgot to say that it can be read as a stand alone :)

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  5. Favorite to date sounds good! :D

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    1. And as always I have no idea what made it so

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  6. Yes, you can still find love in your 30s. I have renewed hope. :)

    I haven't read anything by Burrowes yet, but its good to know her HF is easy to read. I have problems getting into historicals when they get to wordy.

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    1. Here it just flows, a total cliche, I know, but I just have to tell it like it is. It's all about the couple

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  7. Grace Burrowes - new author for me to look for. She sounds like one I will read voraciously.

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    1. And she has lots of books ;) Well sort of

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  8. i'm not going to read this review yet, i am reading this book this month, so i don't want any spoilers :) Love her books!

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    1. I hope you will like it too then :)

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  9. *waves* I like the color of that cover, but the guy's legs disappear so weirdly...

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    1. I had not looked so closely, lol

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  10. I am glad this one made you smile! It would make me...do other things. And the heroine is 30. Well, well, who would guess...;p

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    1. It could always make you angry ;)

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    2. lol, it seems I write the funniest reviews when I am angry so maybe it would be a good thing!

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    3. I do love your angry one, but you can't read all the wrong books, spend time on the right books instead ;)

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  11. It sounds good, I like that the heroine is older too.

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    1. Sure most are older in HR these days, still not 30

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  12. This sounds like the perfect summer time read!

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    1. it sure would be great for that

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  13. LOL So, it's great until I get annoyed? I do like that the heroine is older and so I'm hoping more mature as well. I need to read one of her books. :)

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    1. She does have a few out now, just saying ;)

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  14. So glad you loved this one. :) Sounds like you really enjoy this series. :) Thank you.

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    1. It's so light and I just love a book I read fast

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  15. I enjoyed this one as well and look forward the other sisters getting their HEAs.

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    1. I wish the blurb was out for the next book cos I am curious now

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  16. Its been too long since I've read a romance novel and I am loving the sound of this series.

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    1. I like my romance novels. Fluffy and sweet

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  17. I could do with a nice, light, fun read ... onto my wishlist it goes :)

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  18. I am planning to read this in the next couple of weeks. I know that there are issues around historical accuracy but this is one author that I just enjoy reading regardless of those issues!

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    1. When it comes to HR I usually do not care about those things, if it's not something HUGE that screams wrong wrong wrong

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  19. I simply love when the hero (or heroine) is not the normal type. It makes it also so more real and lovable. :)

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    1. So true :D I like when they do not fit the mold. I need something extra

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  20. Great review, I need to add some books of hers to my wishlist. I do like the cover as well.

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    1. She has a few to choose from so take a look :)

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  21. Light books do serve their purpose. :) Glad you enjoyed this one.

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    1. I love light :D I do need it too

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  22. I haven't read this author yet but I do want to give her a try! And I love the cover to this one!!!

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    1. I am glad you do :D And I hope you will try her books some day

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  23. Haha! "courtesan *coughs whore*" Right, with a mother like that, what could have possibly have been in that missing purse to terrify her so?

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    1. I can't say, you know that ;) But I sure wondered what it could be too

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  24. Reading from your review, it sounds like this book has a masterful story telling quality! :)

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    1. She does have a way with words, dunno how she does it

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  25. I almost feel like I need to give this author another chance. I really didn't like the one I read a few years ago but you make them sound so good!

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    1. She does seem to have a style of her own, dunno how much that truly changes but a book that does not work at one time might just work another time :)

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  26. Never read any of Burrows work but even before I read your fab review this book seemed to call to me. Thanks B!

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    1. She is fun to read :) And I like how the men want everything more

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