Tuesday, December 5

Book Review: Too Scot to Handle by Grace Burrowes

Author: Grace Burrowes

Title: Too Scot to Handle (Windham Brides #2)
Genre: Historical Romance
Pages: ebook
Published: July 2017
Where I Got It: My shelf (Amazon)

As a captain in the army, Colin MacHugh led men, fixed what was broken, and fought hard. Now that he's a titled gentleman, he's still fighting-this time to keep his bachelorhood safe from all the marriage-minded debutantes. Then he meets the intriguing Miss Anwen Windham, whose demure nature masks a bonfire waiting to roar to life. When she asks for his help to raise money for the local orphanage, he's happy to oblige.

Anwen is amazed at how quickly Lord Colin takes in hand a pack of rambunctious orphan boys. Amazed at how he actually listens to her ideas. Amazed at the thrill she gets from the rumble of his Scottish burr and the heat of his touch. But not everyone enjoys the success of an upstart. And Colin has enemies who will stop at nothing to ruin him and anybody he holds dear.

I picked this book up since I heard it was good (thanks Blodeuedd!) and it was on sale in Amazon on Black Friday. It is book 2 so my plan was to get it…find book 1 somewhere and then read this one. BUT after reading a couple of pages (just because I was curious…I SWEAR!) I was hooked. I am bad….I know.

Lucky me that this did well as a standalone. I am curious to read book 1 because the first couple seemed interesting and I want to learn more about them. I want to read book 3 next. I am not sure who it follows, but I still want to read it.

Now, this story follows Anwen (weird name) and Colin. Anwen is obsessed with her orphanage she is the patroness for.  Colin is trying to find his way in the crazy world of Society. He comes from Scotland and is newly titled. Anwen and Colin know each other because of their family members marrying. Plus everyone knows everyone in the ton.

They were a sweet couple. They always kinda liked each other, but after spending some time together with finding ways to get money for the poor orphans they fall in love. It was very sweet and no major drama there. They are fighting to save the orphanage and no one objects to them being together.

Until drama hits like a brick-wall. I guess at who would be the “baddie” a mile away, but I didn’t anticipate it to actually true…I wanted to like that person. Total asshat though. That person and their family member needed to be punched. A good sense of reality. Jail would’ve worked too. Something. I am curious to see what is going to happen to them in the future. It annoyed me that nothing really bad happened to them since they are members of the ton. (No spoiler there) I feel like something more should’ve happened to those sleazy people.

At first I was not a fan of the group of orphan boys having a POV. I didn’t think they would be a HUGE role in the book, so I was annoyed with. However, as the story went along I realized they were huge players in the story and I grew to adore them.

In the end, this was a cute story with two really sweet people who unite while trying to save people who need it. There is some drama and then a HEA. Very sweet. I am curious to read more by the author! She has a way about her writing that I really liked. I do recommend this if you are looking for something sweet! I’ll give this 4 stars.  


Melliane said...

This one looks good! I haven't tried any of her books but I really should. I keep hearing great things about them

Blodeuedd said...

*giggles* If u like her style then you will love the rest too :D

Oh and Anwen is not weird, hmpfh, it is Welsh :D

Anachronist said...

Glad you liked it :P

Carole Rae said...

Melliane, so did I and I took a chance and I liked it.

B, I want to read more. And true...I guess it's Welsh...but it is still weird.

Ana, :D