Review: Beckman by Grace Burrowes

Beckman by Grace Burrowes
Series: Lonely Lords (# 4)
Release Date: July 2, 2013
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 304
Source:  book provided by NetGalley for review

Beckman Haddonfield is ready to live again…

Beckman finally emerges from the shadow of his wife’s death by agreeing to restore a family estate…and embarking on a dalliance with the quiet, mysterious housekeeper who resides there. But she is not who she seems…

Riveting and refreshing, Beckman is an unforgettable story about love’s power to overcome grief and guilt. Award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes’s gorgeous writing and lush Regency world will stay with you long after you turn the final page.

 

Review: Grace Burrowes just keeps getting better and better with her Lonely Lords series. I was blown away by how different she was able to make each male lead in this series.

Beckman Haddonfield has always been a fixer. When one of his family estates is said to be in need of repairs, he’s sent to bring it to rights again. Immediately, he meets housekeeper Sara. She doesn’t seem the typical housekeeper. After all, she’s beautiful, has a daughter, and hides her beauty. But slowly, Beckman is able to bring down her walls and decides to offer her the only thing he can–his bed and his companionship.

Sara seems to be afraid of everything. She wants Beck, but there’s a dark secret she’s hiding and it effects not only her daughter but her sister, Polly, who also works at the estate.

I LOVED Beckman’s character. His sense of humor was HILARIOUS. So many times, I found myself laughing at his antics with North, another beautifully written secondary character. I wanted to root for Beck, he wasn’t one of those heroes that you were disappointed in for his bad choices. Instead, he was just good. I mean he had a past, but everything about him was so ridiculously refreshing. He was a new type of hero and for that I loved him to pieces!

The love scenes were very tastefully written and what I found interesting–they were so realistic. The relationship between Sara and Beck was endearing because it wasn’t just lustful, it was about their relationship, he always wanted Sara to talk to him. It was so beautiful and I loved it. I loved loved loved it. Can you tell? I think so often authors get caught up in the sex and forget about the before and after. It’s refreshing that Miss Burrowes wrote such hot scenes, but didn’t leave out the emotional tie.

MY ONLY complaint about this book is that I got really attached to North as a character and we never find out what happens to him or to Polly. No epilogue. Nothing. I’m thinking there will be another book. I’m hoping for it.

All in all a fantastic read.

 






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