Anwen Windham is desperate to save the charity she has
invested her life in. With money running out and little help
from anyone else, Anwen turns to Colin MacHugh for advice.
Colin is more than happy to do what he can for the foundling
home, especially if that means spending more time with the
beautiful Anwen. However, just when Colin and Anwen begin
their courtship a surprise enemy will have them wondering if
they will ever be able to save the foundling home from
closing, and spend their lives together.
TOO SCOT TO HANDLE is the second book in Grace Burrowes
Brides series. This charming romance has a few
unexpected twists, and the characters are wonderfully well
written. The heroine, Anwen, is confident, vivacious, and
intelligent. Readers will enjoy her spirit and giving
nature. It is only fitting that she falls for the hero,
Colin, who risks everything to protect, and keep his promise
to the orphan boys in the story. Colin is sexy, clever, and
while a bit naÃ¯ve about his new life as a titled lord this
only helps to create a more relatable character. Readers
will be able to feel the sparks between Anwen and Colin, and
the romance is balanced well throughout TOO SCOT TO HANDLE.
Burrowes tells some of the story through the point of view
from a few of the orphaned boys, and I thought this a
creative touch. It helps to carry the plot, and makes the
desperation of the characters more believable. The
antagonist is quite wonderful. He is perfectly nasty and
self-centered, and a wonderful foil to Colin and Anwen. The
twist resulting in the resolution may have some readers
surprised, and I appreciate that Burrowes writes a less
predictable ending. The setting is lovely, and I especially
enjoyed the liveliness of the card playing benefit night.
TOO SCOT TO HANDLE is a compelling romance with an
unexpected ending, and charming characters.
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.