THEY 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.
The Trouble with Dukes by Grace Burrowes is a sweet tale. Similar to the Beauty and the Beast in many ways. The Duke of Murdoch is the beast in everyone’s eyes except for Lady Megan. She is like Belle. There’s more to the beast than meets the eye. A deeper side to the Duke than anyone else knows. Only Lady Megan sets on proving it. While she does, Duke Murdoch finds himself falling for the young woman. She has somehow wrapped herself inside his heart.
The dialogue is funny yet charming. I loved how the Duke used his native tongue and then switched back to English for those who annoyed him. His big warm personality was a breath of fresh air. Most Dukes are annoying but this one is interesting. He makes me want to read on to find out how his story ends. Romance, action, and intrigue are found here. Grace Burrowes brilliantly wove themes of family, love, and obligations into an entertaining historical novel. I recommend The Trouble with Dukes to others.