“Too Scot to Handle” by Grace Burrowes centers around Miss Anwen Windham and her remarkable connection to the recently elevated Lord Colin MacHugh. Each of these characters doesn’t quite fit into the mold that society wants to put them into and I love watching them flout convention and live the way they want to. Anwen is a wonderful inspiration and it gave me warm fuzzy feelings to watch the way her family rallies around her and to see the beautiful examples of romance demonstrated by those around her. Colin is so much fun to watch as he navigates the treacherous shoals of British society and the contradictory expectations of a man in his elevated position and one can’t help but adore the way he bemusedly deals with Anwen.
This author excels in creating vivid characters who are true to themselves and unafraid to show passion and love for those important in their lives. The orphan boys that Anwen is determined to help provide a great counterpoint to the artifice and maneuverings of those who are ostensibly their betters and it was fun to watch their characters develop even as their tragic backgrounds are gradually revealed.
This is a great addition to the multiple books that comprise the sagas of the Windham family in the series that feature this prolific family. I am always delighted to see a new addition to this prolific author’s catalogue and I look forward to meeting even more of her charismatic and deliciously sexy characters.
This historical romance and mystery is the second book in the ‘Windham Brides’ series and follows Miss Anwen Windham as she fights to keep her charity open despite an apathetic board of directors and money troubles. Lord Colin MacHugh would much rather go back to his beloved Scotland and distill whisky but he is reluctantly navigating London society and supporting his sisters, at least until he gets entangled with his sister-in-law by marriage and discovers life around her is NEVER boring. Together, they must find a way to defeat all of the obstacles and enemies who seem determined to destroy them, and perhaps, they’ll find a perfect match as well.
A MAN WITH MANY TALENTS
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.