Lady Eve’s Indiscretion
by Grace BurrowesPublished by Sourcebooks Casablanca Publish Date: Feb 5, 2013 Genre: Historical Romance Series: Windham Daughters #4 Source: EGalley provided via NetGalley Heather’s Rating: 4.5 of 5 Blurb from Goodreads:
Lady Eve’s Got The Perfect Plan
Pretty, petite Evie Windham has been more indiscreet than her parents, the Duke and Duchess of Moreland, suspect. Fearing that a wedding night would reveal her past, she’s running out of excuses to dodge adoring swains. Lucas Denning, the newly titled Marquis of Deene, has reason of his own for avoiding marriage. So Evie and Deene strike a deal, each agreeing to be the other’s decoy. At this rate, matrimony could be avoided indefinitely…until the two are caught in a steamy kiss that no one was supposed to see.
Book Savvy Babe’s Review:
I am a Grace Burrowes fan, and I have loved the Windham Daughters series. Each daughter is very much her own person, with her own issues and story to tell. I was not too sure what to expect from Lady Eve, but I loved this story, it is a very emotional and well-written story.
While each of the Windham daughters has her own story or scandal to keep hidden, I found Eve’s secrets to be the most emotionally charged. Eve was deeply hurt in her past, both physically and emotionally. After 7 years, her body may have recovered, but her spirit was still damaged. Lucas Denning knows something of the trauma Eve went through and is a family friend. He and Eve begin to connect, and Lucas pulls her step-by-step into a full recovery. The pair do not have it easy, neither of them want to marry, but they come to find a partner in each other. When they are caught in a very compromising position, their relationship moves forward, but it takes time for the pair to work out their differences and overcome their pasts.
Grace Burrowes did an excellent job getting me to understand Eve’s fears, actions, and motivations. Eve is hurt, angry, confused, and terrified to face her fears and hurts. As the book progresses, Eve starts taking steps to overcome her fears, but the process is not easy or quick. I love that Lucas doesn’t push Eve too hard too fast, he doesn’t treat her like a broken person. However, both Lucas and Eve have trust and communication issues, which damages their budding relationship. I was moved to tears at places in this book, the story really got to me and I was absorbed in the book, hurrying to learn how Eve and Lucas would fit together and heal each other.
Grace Burrowes has outdone herself with Lady Eve’s Indiscretion. Lady Eve’s Indiscretion deals with complex emotions and situations, but Grace Burrowes skillfully balances the seriousness with love, excitement, and passion. Lady Eve’s Indiscretion is my favorite book in the Windham Daughters series so far. I have loved this entire series, and highly recommend this series to historical romance fans. I will definitely be reading the next installment in the series and more books by Grace Burrowes very soon.