Wednesday, January 30

Audiobook Review: The Trouble with Dukes by Grace Burrowes

The Trouble with Dukes (Windham Brides, #1)Author: Grace Burrowes 
Narrator: James Langton
Title: The Trouble with Dukes (Windham Brides #1)
Genre: Historical Romance
Pages: Audiobook
Published: December 20th 2016
Where I Got It: My shelf (Audible)

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.

Finally got to book 1. Thank you Audible!

This one follows Megan and Hamish. Megan is stuck in an impossible position. She had thought she loved a man and wrote so many love letters to him while he was away at war. Like a classic Golddigger/Rogue, he decided to take advantage when he got home and is blackmailing her to marry him. Hamish comes into the picture right after he is given the title of duke. Megan and Hamish become friends and then fall for each. 

Ooooo Megan. Poor foolish girl. That evil man to take advantage of a young girl like that! I wanted someone to beat him. He is not a nice man and no one sees it. They see the golden boy of the ton. Ugh. But luckily Hamish is no fool and decides to help Megan. 

What I really liked was that this is a romance, but it is also a character story. It shows some major development growth with our characters. They talk and become close. There really is no major drama. The only drama is that jerkface and the rude people who keep whispering about Hamish and his reputation during the war. Those people really stink. 

The ending was a little abrupt and too easy to fix our issues. That is my only issue. 

I love this family. I want to read more of the others!

This was a delightful listen. The more I listen to this narrator the more I like him. He really fits the story and the characters. 

Overall, I enjoyed this. I had no real big issues except I felt like the ending was a little abrupt and the solution too easy. The story and characters had me hooked. The other really knows how to present a world and really gets under the skin of the characters. Sure it is a romance and you know they will get their HEA, but they have more than lust. We get to see them fall in love. The narrator is delightful for sure. I'll give this 4 stars. 

Title with DUKE. ^_^


Melliane said...

Despite the ending, it looks good

Carole Rae said...

Yes! It was pretty good overall :)

Blodeuedd said...

A Scot! Good grief. How shocking ;)

Lol, I like Burrowes and Langton

Sophia Rose said...

This was one of my favorites by her. I really enjoyed the next sister's story, too.

Yay, James Langston!

Anachronist said...

A romance book with good, well-rounded characters might suit me :).

Carole Rae said...

B, Scots are shocking indeed ;)

Sophia, I'm finally liking him. The first one I was meh...but I'm loving him.

Ana, I think you would like it.