Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Series: Series: The Duke’s Daughters-1; Windham-1,2,3,4 (Tk)Challenges-TK
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Summary from publisher:
Lady Maggie Windham Has Secrets
And she's been perfectly capable of keeping them...until now. When she's threatened with exposure, she turns to investigator Benjamin Hazlit to keep catastrophe at bay. But Maggie herself intrigues Benjamin more than the riddle she's set him to solve. As he uncovers more and more of her past, Maggie struggles to keep him at a distance, until they both begin to discover the truth in their hearts...
Grace Burrowes is quickly becoming a “go to” author for me. I very rarely find myself disappointed or annoyed by anything in her books. She writes a great plot with interesting characters and great chemistry. What more is there to ask for?
Interestingly enough, I had a bit of trouble with Maggie. I did end up liking her but, at first, I couldn’t get a read on her. As the book went on and as I got to know her better, I kind of fell in love with her in a “be my BFFL” kind of way. Ben, on the other hand, I love immediately. He is an example of hero perfection. He was just enough bad boy to make him not obnoxious but good enough not to make him unlikeable. See…that right there is perfection.
This one did take a little effort to get into. Probably because I didn’t connect with Maggie immediately. I need to connect with both the hero and the heroine to like a book. It’s one of my failings. But eventually, I did and I loved the book once I did. I loved everything about this book the mystery, the touch of humor, the chemistry between Maggie and Ben and the love scenes were some of the best written love scenes I have ever read. All in all, this book was a gem.
If you are a historical romance and have not read the Westhaven series by Grace Burrowes, drop what you are reading and pick up The Heir now. You won’t regret it.
*A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher for review. My opinion is my own and has not been influenced in any way and any monies made from associate or affiliate accounts are recycled back into the blog.