Where's the Romance?
Once again I found myself drawn in-depth into a Burrowes novel that stands out as an historical read or perhaps better described as family saga rather than a true romance. This is always a little disappointing because I expect to find romance in the author's novels and usually I don't find it. However when I do find the romance it is exceptional and well worth rooting for.
I think it's important to discuss the author's writing style. It's elaborate and certainly not what a reader would expect to find in a romance novel. I do not consider this a fault as I prefer a stronger word and yet at the same time I feel like the romance of Burrowes's books suffer because of the writing.
Still I thought this book had a very strong foundation to be a family saga much like the author's other novels. The root of the very story was present throughout and for the most part I did fine this book to be an entertaining read, but there was a lot going in within the book that at times I felt lost.
Also Nita, the heroine was overbearing throughout the book. I had a tough time liking her character because she was constantly making demands. She wasn't the heroine that I expected to find in this book. As for Tremaine, he isn't one of my favorite heroes either, but I tended to favor his character over that of Nita's.
What I think it all comes down to with this review is the romance. This book after all is listed as a romance novel. The romance should have been much more compelling and I should not have had to search to locate the finer sections of the story. So this is a story I neither loved nor hated and I will continue to read novels from Burrowes, only I plan to be more selective of the novels that I choose.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes introduces a brand new gorgeous Regency Romance series featuring the Haddonfield ladies and their loves.
He's had everything he could ever want...until now
Wealthy wool magnate Tremaine St. Michael is half French, half Scottish, and all business. He prowls the world in search of more profits, rarely settling in one place for long. When he meets practical, reserved Lady Nita Haddonfield, he sees an opportunity to mix business with pleasure by making the lady his own.
Nita Haddonfield has a meaningful life tending to others, though nobody is dedicated to caring for Nita. She insists the limitations of marriage aren't for her, then Tremaine St. Michael arrives-protective, passionate, and very, very determined to win Nita's heart.
Grace Burrowes writes heroes you'll never forget.