Too Scot to Handle
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 ...more
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After a sick childhood, Anwen is used to being fretted over and cosseted. However, when the orphanage and boys she's dedicated her time to are in financial straits, her inner fire is about to be seen by all.
Colin never wanted to be a duke's brother and learning how a lord is supposed to act is wearing. Discovering Anwen is not the quiet shy miss everyon ...more
I didn't DNF this because I just couldn't read another page, I did it because I just didn't want to. It is a completely average book filled with absolutely terrible people. While I was reading it, I kept going because I wanted to see shitty people finally get their comeuppance. That's usually gratifying enough. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of putting it down for two days. When I finally did pick it back up I just couldn't muster up the energy to care.
Plot: Terrible peo ...more
No rest for the red-haired and weary…
I’m getting the impression that having red hair was considered a disability… ummm… default… ahh… issue, back in the day. Oh, they stood out alright. Some women with red hair were even considered fiery and beautiful. But, for the most part, women with red hair were looked on with pity, like there was something wrong with them. To me, it’s kind of weird. It’s not like you have a choice with the hair colour you're born with. Maybe it’s a case of not being happy ...more
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What a sweet and adult like romance. Both MC interacted and communicated in a manner that was enjoyable and low in the drama/conflict scale. The hero, Colin and the heroine Anwen treated each other with respect. The family interaction was fun and sweet.
Colin, was in the military until he became a titled gentlemen. He had to learn how to traverse through the process and deal with society's rules along with all the do' ...more
At the beginning nothing very important happens, but the writing is just perfect if you want to know what the title gentlemen and ladies
They drink tea, they endlessly talk about nothing whatsoever…
They change dresses like 10 times a day!! And not only women, but men too! O_O
They go strolling in the parks…
And in between all these activities, there’s a romance going on in between…
The hero and the heroi ...more
I would give this book a 2.5 star rating. It was an okay read and those that read a lot of historical romances may enjoy this one. I would consider it average with predictable and expected outcomes. Heck, the family tree in the beginning of the book even gi ...more
Grace Burrowes has returned to her popular Windham family for her latest series, the Windham Brides, which follows the romantic fortunes of four sisters, the nieces of the Duke and Duchess of Moreland. The ladies are in London for the Season and are residing with their uncle and aunt while their parents – the duke’s brother and sister-in-law – have taken an extended holiday-cum-second honeymoon in Wales. As is the case with all ...more
Narration was done very well also. Highly recommend.
See my reviews for: Ashton: Lord of Truth Daniel's True Desire The Trouble with Dukes His Lordship's True Lady And just press repeat and play on the criticisms for this book too.
I. Am. So. Bored.
Just, pffffffft. She desperately needs to take a step back and do some prop ...more
Colin MacHugh is trying to navigate being a newly titled gentleman while keeping himself free from marriage. The one woman who intrigues him is Anwen Windham, his brother Hamish’s new wife’s youngest sister. When Anwen asks for his help with the orphanage she volunteers at, he’s more than willing to lend a hand. Soon the two are exploring their newfound relationship when an enemy sets out to de ...more
I liked Anwen. Not one thing wrong with her. A good head on her shoulder, sweet and she good with her orphans.
Colin, well nothing wrong with Colin either. Two really nice people who fitted each other perfectly! And they ...more
The main character, Anwen, was someone I could easily relate to. Anwen was a more shy and reserved woman who does everything in her power to bring joy to those she cares about. She had an inner strength that gave her a feisty side when she needed it. The main male character, Colin, saw that inner fire in her ...more
I got about 75% of the way in, couldn't keep going and jumped to the last two chapters to finish. This story was cute but ultimately it couldn't hold my interest. There was way too much going on and way too many other characters filling up the page. We got POV's from not only the hero and heroine but the best friend, uncle, cousin(s), sisters, orphan children, newly married brother and probably a few others I forgot to mention.
It was a bit much. I know this is part of a series (actually a spi ...more
That sums up Too Scot to Handle.
Oh the comfortableness that eventually comes between those who are matched in Burrowes' historical romances. This trope of the strong quiet man coming to know a woman who has been underrated is once more is in ascendancy. Burrowes excels at this mix!
These men wrap their loved ones in ease and warmth. They want to protect their women and do so without confining them. Burrowes has a wonderful way of giving us this.
This story was interesting in many ways.
The plight of ...more
Publication Date: 7/25/17
I absolutely LOVE Grace Burrowes’ world. Yes, she has basically populated her own world. She has several series with dozens of books and in any given book, you might encounter characters from any of her other books or series. If you think about it, this just makes sense. After all, they are all existing in the same basic time and place so why wouldn’t they know or know of each other. I really like that she does that.
The Windham’s all believe in ...more
Too Scot to Handle by Grace Burrowes
Second book in the Windham Brides series
Too Scot to Handle follows Anwen Windham, a red-headed firecracker who never gets to speak or mind due to her succumbing to near-death at a young age. Her over-protective sisters don’t allow her much freedom, but one place she is able to help is at the orphanage, The House of Urchins. Colin MacHugh sees through Anwen’s quiet nature and they find themselves...more
Colin McHugh is the hot Scot who works for a living, but now has an English title tha ...more
Too Scot to Handle is book two of the Windham Brides series a spinoff series to Grace Burrowes' Windham Family series. I tell you I was a little intimidated when I opened the book and saw that big family tree, but it is safe to say I read this one just fine without reading the first book or the books in the previous series. The Windham Brides are four sisters, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Megan, and Anwen Windham they are cousins to the Windhams in the other series.
This book was so fun to re ...more
I listened to the audiobook edition, and James Langton did his usual excellent job (I just wish his female voices were less falsetto). I do believe that he has an accent for every county in the British Isles.
As often happens with Grace Burrowes' books, I enjoyed the experience and ended up with a happy smile on my face. Her characters are always interesting, and here she added the novelty of a group of orphan urchins.
As usual, she la ...more
Too Scot to Handle is the second of the Windham Brides the spin-off series to the older Windhams series. One could get away with reading it out of order since the plot is standalone, but it makes better sense when read in ord ...more
Still, there was nothing offensive enough to give it less than four stars and its an easy read.
Colin MacHugh is a wealthy, successful Scottish businessman, as well as a former soldier. Due to his brother, Hamish's, recent acquisition of a dukedom, Colin is now his heir, and has been elevated to "Lord" Colin. While he escorts his two sisters, he attempts to learn the ins and outs of English society. Anwen Windham is niece to the influential Duke of Moreland, more familiarly known as Percival to those of us who love and follow the Windham ...more
Oh it's been SO long since I've read a historical romance! How I've missed them! I think this book was a great way to reconnect!
When I read historical romances, I really like when the heroine is a little ahead of her time. Whether she has the audacity to have opinions or is well read or wants more than to just be a wife and broodmare, progressive heroines are so much fun to read. That's one of the main reasons I really enjoyed reading Anwen. She ...more