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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Nicholas by Grace Burrowes

nicholas_4502 Nicholas Haddonfield has something to hide...

After a wild youth, Nicholas Haddonfield, Viscount Reston, has promised his ailing father he'll finally take a bride, though doing so will force Nick to make impossible choices and face old, painful wounds.

Leah Lindsey is glad to find refuge from her own desperate situation in a marriage of convenience with the gallant viscount. But soon convenience is not enough, and Leah can't understand why Nick remains so distant. What is he hiding, and will he never allow her into his heart?

An extraordinary and passionate tale of courage tested and fears overcome. Once you enter the lush Regency world of award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes, you'll never want to leave. (Taken from publishers website)

Book Details:

Title: Nicholas, Author: Grace Burrowes, ISBN: 9781402278549, Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, Formats Available: Trade Paperback $15.99 and E-book, Release Date: 05/07/2013, How I Read It: E-Book ARC from Sourcebooks via NetGalley, Rating: 3.5 Crowns

Read an Excerpt of Nicholas HERE

Having read The Virtuoso (book 3 in Grace’s Windham Series) I had a glimpse of Nicholas, so when it was announced that Nick Haddonfield was getting a book of his own entitled “Nicholas” was ecstatic. So ecstatic in fact that I read the e-arc, which is something that I generally tend to avoid, but Grace Burrowes tempted me with her Lonely Lords.

Nicholas Haddonfield, heir-apparent to the Bellefonte earldom, needs to marry to please his dying father. Lady Leah Lindsay needs rescuing after her vile father tries to wed her to a revolting old baron. An unexpected kiss in the dark brings the two together in a way neither of them can imagine. Although the white wedding that Nick offers isn’t exactly what Lead wants.

I wasn’t overly impressed with the start of this book. While I adored the characters, and the meeting of Nick and Leah was truly lovely, the fact that so much time was spent talking about Nick being so tall lent an awkwardness to the start of the book. Although thankfully the book eventually leveled out allowing the reader to focus on the story at hand rather than the awkwardness of Nick’s height.

There were so many aspects to this book, which gave the characters a layered and realistic feel. While the budding relationship of Leah and Nick was centralized, Grace Burrowes weaves into their story the stories of the secondary characters, which I happen to love, especially Ethan’s introduction in the novel. Nicholas, like the others in Grace’s amazing series, has a heartbeat of its own that pulls the reader into the tragedies and triumphs of the characters within.

While I knew some of Leah’s story having read Darius, I was a bit surprised with Nick’s revelations. There were moments in this book that had me laughing and weeping and continuously turning the pages.

I read Nicholas as an e-book although I also ordered a print copy so I can add this to my collection.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this review. I didn't know that Ms. Burrowes was putting out anything other than the Duke's Obession series!

I am headed to Amazon to order!