Douglas: Lord of Heartache (Lonely Lords #8) by Grace Burrowes
Douglas Allen needs a home for his aching heart…Douglas Allen, Viscount Amery, hates having arrived to his title without knowing how to manage what few properties he has. Guinevere Hollister is a distant family connection raising her daughter, Rose, in rural obscurity and stewarding the estate they live on. At the urging of mutual family, Douglas reluctantly puts himself in Gwen's hands for lessons in land husbandry and discovers beneath her prickly exterior a woman of passion and honor. Yet despite the closeness they find, she will not marry him.Guinevere Hollister needs a champion…When the powerful Duke of Moreland arranges an engagement between Gwen and his heir, Douglas knows the marriage is not what Gwen wants. In Douglas's eyes, Gwen deserves to make her own choices, even if she chooses continued poverty and disgrace over the love Douglas offers her. Douglas will take on their family, the meddling duke, and Gwen's own lonely, stubborn heart to ensure his lady's happiness.
* Minor Spoilers
Although the previous book of this series left me totally unimpressed I must admit that I loved Douglas story!!! Douglas was presented to the readers as a mystery man, and although he is not the villain we expected him to be he is certainly a whimsical bachelor.
But in his book Douglas becomes a favorite character, a noble gentleman the likes of him I haven’t met in another book. Douglas has no flaws to be remedied by the influence of a lady, he is just lonely and depressed after the sudden death of this two brothers.
Guinevere Hollister is a very lucky lady, after all the tragedies that have befallen her she finally finds her happy ending in the eyes of Lord Amery.
Even though the story begins with the cliché “I’ll be your guide to find pleasure” kind of deal Douglas is SO MUCH MORE!!!! He treats his lady with the utmost respect, true to his word that he will not rush her after the violation she had endured. With small gestures and light touches he penetrates the castle Guinevere has build for herself and step by slowly step he wins her heart and the heart of little Rose
"I had never considered what excitement raising a child entails. It is nerve-wracking, is it not? Hornets, snakes, thorns....I've known Rose only two days, and she has enlivened me existance considerably."
Ok I will admit it….I’m in love!!!! Douglas is the kind of man that makes me extremely jealous of a fictional heroine…..
I strongly recommend this book! It’s a lovely romance not heavy on the smexy but sweet and unforgettable.
*Arc provided via Netgalley in exchange for honest review.
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