Tremaine's True Love
by Grace Burrowes
Genre: Romance / Historical
Ages: 17 and up
I received an e-copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Wealthy wool magnate Tremaine St. Michael is half French, half
Scottish, and all business. He prowls the world in search of more
profits, rarely settling in one place for long. When he meets practical,
reserved Lady Nita Haddonfield, he sees an opportunity to mix business
with pleasure by making the lady his own.
Nita Haddonfield has a
meaningful life tending to others, though nobody is dedicated to caring
for Nita. She insists the limitations of marriage aren't for her, then
Tremaine St. Michael arrives-protective, passionate, and very, very
determined to win Nita's heart.
I am sad to say this book was a disappointment. I love Grace Burrowes, but this book was just...a little off. It was still an entertaining read, but not up to her usual standards. The story wandered a little, the path littered with conversations largely concerning either sheep or medicine or both, leaving me with several questions and the realization that I would rather have been reading a book about the much more interesting side plot. Now that I've finished complaining, I'll tell you what I actually liked about it.
Nita is a great heroine. Her passion for healing and her empathy for the unfortunate made her instantly likable, and her strength against the disapprobation of her won me over completely. Tremaine was likable as well, if a little bland in comparison to Grace Burrowes' other heroes. He has a tender heart that he doesn't want anyone else to know about and shows a huge amount of respect for Nita throughout their courtship.
The side characters stole the stage more than once, particularly George Haddonfield, Nita's wayward younger brother, and Elsie Nash, their widowed neighbor. I would have liked to see more of them and less sheep.
Overall, this book was okay so long as you don't get your hopes up too high.
Content Ratings: Profanity, Sexuality and Violence
1 (mild) through 10 (extreme).
I give it a 4.10 for some mild to mid-level profanity.
I rate it 7.10 for a couple of scenes of varying explicitness as well as several references and some innuendo.
I give it 4.10 for attempted murder (sort of), illnesses and injury.