cover image Tremaine’s True Love

Tremaine’s True Love

Grace Burrowes. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $7.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 978-1-4926-2102-7

Burrowes’s first True Gentlemen Regency is as thoughtful as it is romantic. When Tremaine St. Michael visits Nicholas, Earl of Bellefonte, he insists that he can only spare a few days away from his business matters. But his stay extends as he becomes enthralled with Lady Nita Haddonfield, the earl’s sister. Nita is pleasantly surprised that a gentleman such as Tremaine is willing to assist her with providing medical services to some of the area’s poorest residents. Though Tremaine and Nita are quick to act on their attraction with very little courtship, she’s less willing than he is to tie the knot, concerned that marriage will hamper her cherished independence. Burrowes (the Windham series) develops a multidimensional cast of characters amid rich depictions of rural aristocratic life in the early 19th century. The protagonists are brilliantly drawn, with plenty of romantic drama and witty repartee. Agent: Steve Axelrod, Axelrod Literary Agency. (Aug.)