Series: Lonely Lords

Review: Ethan by Grace Burrowes

Posted June 1, 2013 by Sherri in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Ethan by Grace Burrowes
Ethan by Grace Burrowes
Series: Lonely Lords #3
Genres: Historical Romance
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on June 4, 2013
Format: Ebook
Pages: 304
Source: NetGalley, Publisher

Also in this series: Darius
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Book Description:

Ethan Grey's life was shattered...

Estranged from his family, widowed after an unhappy marriage, and weary from fighting his troubled past, Ethan Grey now has a chance for redemption. His son's beautiful and remarkable governess might help him battle his ghosts, but it's been a long time since he let himself get close to anyone.

Alice Portman has more in common with Ethan than she can comfortably admit. For now, she's satisfied with helping him rebuild his life and family. But the dangerous past is about to catch up with them both.


Ethan by Grace Burrowes is a all encompassing story, that take you through every emotion with excruciating delightful detail until you feel as if you know the characters as well as they know themselves, if not better.

Ms. Burrowes’s beautiful writing draws you into the story by painting every scene in a way you cannot help but envision and enjoy.

These two broken people find in each other a soul partner who understands them at a level that they require. Through each conversation and turn of events, they come to trust each other in the only way that they’d ever allow someone so close, with time. With such deep hurts from the past they can relate to one another until falling so deeply in love that they see only magnificence in each other.

Ethan is a very different hero; he is vulnerable and has experienced some extraordinary sufferings in his past that you normally do not see in heroes. What would make most men seem weakened makes this hero even more remarkable. I fell in love the quiet and reserved strength of this man.

Alice is a governess that comes from money but goes away from that life after a life altering experience. Everything that would make Alice see herself as a sensual attractive woman is gone, until meeting Ethan.  With him she discovers herself as she is meant to be. I loved how she did not shy away from her attraction to him and a sensual relationship.

Ethan will make you desire what this couple has, the knack for communication and such a powerful attraction. I loved how Ethan gives Alice time to become accustomed to him and never pushed always ensuring for her to be aware that he cherished her.

Ethan is a wonderful romantic getaway.

If I were to suggest a drink while reading this novel, I would suggest a traditional Merlot while listening to Mozart’s Moonlight Sonata.  (Reviewed by Chanel of Chanel Chancey Reviews) – I Read, I Review, That’s It!

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Review: Darius by Grace Burrowes

Posted May 2, 2013 by Sherri in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Darius by Grace Burrowes
Darius by Grace Burrowes
Series: Lonely Lords, #1
Genres: Historical Romance
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on April 2, 2013
Format: Ebook
Pages: 384
Source: NetGalley

Also in this series: Ethan
Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Book Links: Goodreads
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Desperate, penniless, and shunned by his wealthy father, Darius Lindsey begins offering himself secretly to jaded society ladies. He hangs onto his last shreds of honor, but he's losing ground financially each month.

That is until the aging Lord William Longstreet makes Darius an offer he can't refuse: get the Lord's pretty young wife-of-convenience, Lady Vivian, pregnant discreetly, and he will earn enough money to never want again. But problems lie ahead when the stunning Vivian captures his heart, and his clients refuse to let him go. Can Darius untangle himself without scandal and offer himself to Vivian heart and soul?


Reviewed by Chanel Chancey
Darius by Grace Burrowes is a surprisingly touching love story. First because Ms. Burrowes brings a hero out of lifestyle most would consider unredeemable and transforms him into a man that one cannot help but care for deeply in the end. Secondly, the beautiful writing draws you into the story by painting every scene in a way you cannot help but envision and enjoy.

Vivian, the heroine is married to an elderly Viscount. Darius, the hero is penniless and sells himself for coin. How to bring these two lonely people together in a way that works?

Darius is handsome, a man who commands attention with good looks and a way about him that grabs women’s attention and he uses it to his advantage, which makes him, seem self absorbed. When you discover his willingness to sell his body in exchange for payment in order to run his small farm it makes you sad for him. When I realized how hard it was for Darius and how little he believed in his self worth, my heart broke for him.

Vivian has no choice but to find a way to find a way to survive her ailing husband’s death and not end up in the clutches of her cunning step father who has designs not just on the dying Viscount’s money, but on her as well. She fights against her husband’s plan, but in the end agrees to a surprising idea.

A relationship that begins in an agreement of sex becomes a deep relationship that moves to friendship and finally to a deep love that can only come from going through harsh experiences together. I smiled at Darius and Vivian’s attempts to keep from each other and how they could draw so much from a single discreet gesture and word.

I also enjoyed the relationship between Darius and his siblings, it was a great to see them interacting with so much love.

Darius is a romantic getaway that will bring you to tears, to laughter and finally to sigh.

If I were to suggest a drink while reading this novel, I would suggest a chilled sherry while listening to Bach’s Cello Suite 1.