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Publisher's Summary

Ian MacGregor is wooing a woman who's wrong for him in every way. As the new Earl of Balfour, though, he must marry an English heiress to repair the family fortunes. But in his intended's penniless chaperone, Augusta, Ian is finding everything he's ever wanted in a wife.
©2012 Grace Burrowes (P)2013 Tantor
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"Burrowes is superb at creating connections that feel honest and real, and the side romances for Ian's siblings, treated with the same tenderness and care as her central pair, makes this tale even sweeter." ( Publishers Weekly Starred Review)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Marilyn Rondeau on 01-10-16

Loved It - awesome!

I am absolutely in love with Ian McGregor! What a wonderful character and premise for another of Grace Burrowes impeccable and exciting books. This Victorian era Scottish Highland adventure is just the ticket for 10 hours of a sensual romance and high adventure to listen to.

Ian MacGregor as the acting laird of his clan and Earl of Balfour. Ian has the duty of saving his clan from complete ruin by marrying an heiress in order to keep the clan afloat. To that end he invites a wealthy English family to his castle so he can woo the eldest daughter Genie, a rather bored young miss. However, Ian can’t help but notice Genie’s penniless cousin Augusta Merrick whose wit, intelligence and understanding of his situation quite endears her to him.

Try as he might Ian seems to be getting no where in his wooing of Genie and in the meantime he is growing more and more fonder of Augusta. However, after several accidents start befalling Augusta, it spurs Ian’s protective instincts and force him to take notice of what really seems to be going on.

Right from the very beginning one sees that Ian is more deserving of love from someone like Augusta than have to spend the rest of his life with another who cold care less for him or his clan. When Genie begins to avoid Ian as much as possible, Augusta is the one who tries to help Ian, even though it was breaking her own heart in trying to hook him up with her cousin.

Lots of hijinks go on in this deeply involved tale and with characters you will love and those you’s like gone! Ms. Burrowes fills the pages with so many characters, each having a little bit of a story of their own. Ian’s brothers, sister, and precocious niece are a total delight and make perfect use of filling the pages with such depth the reader will feel like part of this family and drama. No doubt about it - this is one more series by the estimable author Grace Burrowes I will be following. Only one word describes Ms. Burrowes - AWESOME!!

Marilyn Rondeau

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4 out of 5 stars
By Stacey is Sassy on 02-07-18

Eeny meeny miny moe...

I liked The Bridegroom Wore Plaid and found the narrator very easy to listen to. I am a sucker for a Scottish accent but sometimes find it hard to understand. I'm not sure why but in this case I had no problems at all.

What do you call a key party in the olden days? Ok, it wasn't really a swingers party it was more a party where you were allocated an intended and decided to swap her out for a better option. Ok, ok, that sounds worse than what it really was but it wasn't that far off. The MacGregor boys were given a bunch of ladies to entertain and it was a bit of eeny meeny miny moe, lift their skirts and find a...toe???

If I was to complain about one thing, it was the delay in Ian and Augusta finding their HEA. Sure, it didn't stop them from amusing themselves but I hate that duty came before love. I know, it's more realistic and historically accurate, but I'm a sucker for love. Bugger duty.

Another story from my extensive to read pile crossed off thanks to the Romance Package. I will have it whittled down to nothing...soon...ish.

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