Too Scot to Handle (Windham Brides #2)
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
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
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
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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
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
Genre: Historical Romance
Too Scot to Handle is en enjoyable romance with very little drama in terms of the budding relationship between the hero (Colin) and the heroine (Anwen). This is one of the most refreshing aspects of the book because communication issues seems to play a large role in the deterioration in many romance books today. So for this, I give major kudos to the author because she successfully made an undramatic book something worth reading. One of the ...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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
I have read a few novels by Grace Burrowes and she did not disappoint in this second novel of the series of the Windham brides. These sisters are the nieces to the Duke and Duchess of Moreland, whom the ton considers the girls as spinsters. They will only marry for true love and have seen their parent's devotion to each other from the love they have for each other.
Miss Anwen Windham is not like most ladies of the ton. She is ...more
Anwen is kind and shy. She has a big heart but very reserved until she meets Colin who sees who Anwen is on the inside. He ignites her in ways that has her stand up and speak out. I love how the plight of the orphanage gives Anwen the courage to do something to help them.
Colin is kind, caring and stubborn in his notion he doesn’t want a relationship or to be a duke’s brother. But he does try to fit in and be what a duke’s brother is. Anwen intrigues him and ha ...more
This book is ADORABLE. I had a girl crush on Anwen just a few pages in. I love her sass! She's a feisty character who knows just how to put men in their place. All of the characters were really well writt ...more
I always enjoy Grace Burrowes’ writing. She has intelligent and decent characters who actually talk to each other. Too often in romances, we’re told that a couple had a long conversation and grew closer. But we don’t get to read more than a couple of sentences from that conversation. We just have to take the author’s word for it that they bonded over that conversation. Burrowes actually gives us that dialogue. We can understand why these two fell for each other and see what connects them. We ca ...more
Too Scot to Handle is a little bit short on the prolonged courtship and romance aspec ...more
Adventures and mystery abound in this delightful Regency Romance. I love Grace ...more
This is the second book in the Windham Brides series I've read by Ms. Burrowes and I enjoyed this one. Colin McHugh has inherited a new English title and he tries to navigate the waters of the ton with the help of a good friend, Montague. However, when a prank gets out of hand, Colin realizes he has more enemies than he can count. Anwen Windham's passion is for the House of Urchins and she'll do anything she can to keep the establishment open. When Colin actually listens to her ideas, s ...more