Too Scot to Handle (Windham Brides series Book 2) by Grace Burrowes
It’s always a pleasure to make another visit to the Windham family in the romance novels of Grace Burrowes. This book is a little different from most romance novels. In most romance novels, the hero and heroine meet at the beginning of the book, are kept apart by some issue for 300 pages, and marry at the end. It’s a format that works well. But in this book, the hero (Lord Colin MacHugh) and heroine (Anwen Windham) have already met, because his brother Hamish and her sister Megan were the hero and heroine of Book 1 in the Windham Brides series, The Trouble with Dukes. Hamish and Megan are now happily married and living in Scotland, while Colin remains in London to escort his sisters around as they finish the London Season.
Anwen is living the life expected of the neice of a Duke. While her parents are off traveling, she and her two unwed sisters are staying in London with their uncle and aunt, the Duke and Duchess of Moreland. All of them have been out for a few seasons and are disappointed in the men they’ve met. Anwen is dedicated to her volunteer work at a small orphanage, and upset that it will have to close if more funds are not found to keep it open.
Lord Colin happens to be at the orphanage to pick up another young lady who volunteers there for a drive. She stands him up, and he runs into Anwen. He takes a very upset Anwen for a drive instead, and by the end of the drive they are both smitten.
Anwen’s problem in this book is finding a way to keep the orphanage open, and Lord Colin helps with that. Lord Colin has a serious problem of his own, and Anwen and her family help him. We spend 300 very enjoyable pages with Lord Colin and Anwen as they become a team and figure out ways to solve both their problems.
I liked this book a lot.
Too Scot to Handle (Windham Brides series Book 2) by Grace Burrowes, Forever (Grand Central Publishing), July 2017, 385 pages.
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