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the-trouble-with-dukesThe Trouble with Dukes (Windham Brides #1) by Grace Burrowes

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SynopsisTHEY 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.

Review: Book 1 in a new series by Grace Burrowes was enjoyable. I enjoyed seeing all of the Windhams again, though it has been so many years since I read their books that I found it difficult to remember the ins and outs of their stories and characters. I kind of wish I reread their books before jumping into this next chapter. Some of the scenes seemed glanced over or not drawn out in detail as they should have been. The plot was a bit slow at times and the characters were a bit flat at times. Hugh Murdoch was the most well-drawn character with enough detail to paint a strong character. The villain was a bit weak for my taste.  I need more from the villain. The conclusion was beautiful and romantic. I loved how Megan put the villain in his place. The last scene at the ball was perfectly well written. It had very fairy-tale-Esq qualities that made me smile through the whole scene. Overall, it was a good story, but not my favorite. It didn’t come up to par with Burrowes’ Virtuoso, Soldier, and Heir. That still stands as my favorite series.

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