Author: Grace Burrowes
About (from Goodreads): A debut novel by a rising star with remarkable characters, intriguing plots, and settings of fascinating historical accuracy. In this Regency era battle of wits, wills, and the sexes, a wily old duke is determined to see the succession of his line secured, and his three headstrong sons are equally determined to resist the bonds of matrimony. In The Heir, the first in the series, the Earl of Wyndham, weighed down by responsibilities and determined to avoid the rounds of country houses of and matchmaking mamas, decides to summer in London. There he discovers a potentially perfect duchess in his lovely, mysterious housekeeper...
Published: December 7, 2010 Sourcebooks Casablanca
1.) Reasons you chose this book
I love a great regency romance every once in a while and I've never read a book by Grace Burrowes so I thought I would give it a shot.
2.) Reasons you liked or disliked this book
- I honestly felt that the story wasn't exciting at all. There was no build up to the relationship between Anna and the Earl. The book is 450 pages in length and by page 70 we're suppose to believe that the prim and proper housemaid Anna would actually touch the Earl's family jewels??????
- I don't mind sex but I would like some depth to the characters and to their relationship. Some of the sex scenes were fairly explicit and at times just not in good taste.
- I just loved (dripping with sarcasm here...) how when a woman was pregnant she was referred to be breeding.
- I felt that the plot was really thin and at times felt really forced. I knew exactly what was going to happen before I hit page 150.
3.) Reasons you are recommending this book
- Reasons for- If you love this genre then honestly you would probably enjoy this one immensely. In fact I am listing a review from Yankee Romance Reviewers who absolutely loved this one and a post from Babbling About Books which informs me that this was a Publisher's Weekly Best Book of 2010.
Babbling about Books, and more
Book Girl of Mur-y Castell - She loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Reasons against- I have read Amanda Quick's books in the past and totally loved them. The writing was creative, the story fast-paced, and the relationships believable. I'm probably being unfair again and comparing 'The Heir' to Quick's books so with that being said I would give this author another try.
Thank you to Danielle @ Sourcebooks for sending me a review copy. I was not compensated for my review.
My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist.
They are my personal reflections based solely on MY experience while reading this novel.
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