By Grace Burrowes
This was my first book by Grace Burrowes and I am so happy to be introduced to this author. Thank you to Net Galley and the publisher, Forever (Grand Central Publishing) for my advanced reader copy.
Burrowes has a unique writing style that is quite poetic and beautiful. It is enjoyable to let her words flow and create a beautiful world.
In this book, the fourth in her Rogues to Riches series, Lady Althea Wentworth challenges her reclusive neighbor, Nathaniel, the Duke of Rothhaven.
Althea is a really great heroine. She is socially awkward but is very conscious of trying hard to fit herself to society’s standards. She is self sufficient and strong and fearless. She has such a caring heart but is also fierce and passionate. I just enjoyed her immensely.
Nathaniel is kind and handsome and is very much drawn to his funny neighbor. He finds himself knocking on Althea’s door after she sends her prized hogs to graze on his land. This then sets up a sweet love story about two people who love their families deeply but must grapple with the sins of their fathers.
I will say that this book was very slow for me. It started to pick up about half way through and while I love the descriptive writing and slower pace, it did drag at times. But I did love both characters and while the ending did surprise me, I liked the resolution it provided everyone.
I will definitely go back and read the first books in this series. I especially loved Quinn and Jane’s sweet relationship in this book.
Review by Michele W.