Too Scot to Handle (Windham Brides Series #2)

Too Scot to Handle (Windham Brides Series #2)

by Grace Burrowes

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Don't miss this "well-plotted, beautifully written story" ( Library Journal, starred review) about a sexy Scot and the woman who finally captures his heart in the New York Times bestselling Windham Brides series.

As a captain in the army, Colin MacHugh led men, fixed what was broken, and fought hard. Now that he's a titled gentleman, he's still fighting — this time to keep his bachelorhood safe from all the marriage-minded debutantes. Then he meets the intriguing Miss Anwen Windham, whose demure nature masks a bonfire waiting to roar to life. When she asks for his help to raise money for the local orphanage, he's happy to oblige.

Anwen is amazed at how quickly Lord Colin takes in hand a pack of rambunctious orphan boys. Amazed at how he actually listens to her ideas. Amazed at the thrill she gets from the rumble of his Scottish burr and the heat of his touch. But not everyone enjoys the success of an upstart. And Colin has enemies who will stop at nothing to ruin him and anybody he holds dear.

"Sexy heroes, strong heroines, intelligent plots, enchanting love stories...Grace Burrowes's romances have them all." —Mary Balogh, New York Times bestselling author

"Grace Burrowes is a romance treasure." —Tessa Dare, New York Times bestselling author

The Windham Brides series:
The Trouble with Dukes
Too Scot to Handle
No Other Duke Will Do
A Rogue of Her Own

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455569991
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 07/25/2017
Series: Windham Brides Series , #2
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 108,775
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Grace Burrowes grew up in central Pennsylvania and is the sixth out of seven children. She discovered romance novels when in junior high (back when there was such a thing), and has been reading them voraciously ever since. Grace has a bachelor's degree in political science, a bachelor of music in music history, (both from Pennsylvania State University); a master's degree in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University; and a juris doctor from the National Law Center at the George Washington University.

Grace writes Georgian, Regency, Scottish Victorian, and contemporary romances in both novella and novel lengths. She's a member of Romance Writers of America, and enjoys giving workshops and speaking at writers' conferences. She also loves to hear from her readers, and can be reached through her website,

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Too Scot to Handle (Windham Brides Series #2) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I generously received this book in exchange for an honest review. I've had a physical copy of this book for quite some time but I put off reading it until close to the release date because then there'd be less time to wait for the next book in the series. Bookworm logic... This book was such a pleasure to read and I was drawn in from the beginning. Anwen is one of my favorites in the family who is just as passionate about saving the Orphanage she volunteers at as she is about her family. Anwen is the youngest daughter, was very sick as a child which resulted in her family nearly smothering her with trying to keep her in excellent health since then, is smarter than the idiot foppish men who try to talk down to her and has a fiery nature with a big heart. She loves and protects the orphans under her care as though they're her children and will put anyone in their place who tries to hurt them. Colin is the second of seven kids, Scottish, a former Captain in the army, loving brother and a recently titled gentleman who is fiercely protective of those he cares for. A chance encounter with the usually quiet Anwen causes him to see that there's more than meets the eye of the red headed lass. These two unlikely people find themselves drawn to each other, working to save the Orphanage and attempting to ignore the growing attraction. Love will find a way though and what a Windham woman wants, good luck with stopping her! Things are about to get more complicated though as jealousy rears its ugly head with a handful of fops that started with a drunken joke and snowballs into something much bigger. It will take patience, cunning and honesty to not only set things right but send the foolish fops on their merry way. Full of humor, loveable urchins, the wonder of family, steamy scenes tossed into the mix and Scots which all add up to a wonderful novel. I'm so glad I read this book and can't wait for the next book in the series!
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Colin and Anwen's story! Anwen has always been coddled by her family because of a childhood illness. Everyone is always trying to protect her, so when Colin is the only one to see the fire inside her, she is very intrigued. Anwen is helping to run an orphanage for young boys and Colin ends up running the committee that is in charge of it. Because of this, they end up spending quite a bit of time together. I loved watching them fall in love while they worked out all the issues of the orphanage. This was a great addition to the Windham Brides series and I can't wait to see what Burrowes comes up with next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You fall in love with the characters throughout the story. I applaud the characters when they fight through the difficulties and savor when the characters get their just desserts. I especially value finding out the future for the characters we come know and love.
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sportochick More than 1 year ago
This is a very robust story filled with a variety of learning experiences and examples of people with integrity as well as those who have none. Lord Colin is truly a unique character. There are parts of him that are naive but it is only in certain circumstances. Since he comes from a military background he sees situations in a clear, concise manner which allows him to share his thoughts in a way that connects with Anwen. Also, he is a thinker and works towards resolutions that cause the least impact to people. These things led to a powerful male character that is enjoyable to Female characters with a strong backbone have always interested me but Anwen is caring, kind, and hiding her true self. Her persistence on saving her boys is refreshing for women in that generation and this part of her character makes this a very interesting and refreshing story. The author's portrayal of her thinking process in doing this is well written. The heat between these two characters adds to their mutual respect for each other. I give this 4-1/2 STARS for how the author uses integrity to solve all the issues. Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
I love this series, great historical read! The Windham family is always fun and entertaining. Anwen asks Colin to help her raise money for a local orphanage he agrees. Colin was a captain in the army and now that his brother is a Duke he has gained a title as well and people are clamoring to associated with him. Unfortunately, he has also gained some enemies. This is a fast paced historical read with great characters and an entertaining story with plenty of suspense and drama. I was hooked from beginning to end. I loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anwen, Granddaughter of a Duke, niece of a Duke, beloved cousin, sister, and daughter. Her favorite title is that of Miss Anwen, to a group of 12 young urchins from the Streets of London. She is on the board of a home for orphaned young boys, very intelligent and the ways of theft, pickpocketing, and housebreaking. Her sister has married a Scottish Duke, his younger brother Colin, is in London on business, on how to become a gentleman Lord. Sad to say he has pick the wrong person to help him with these new lessons in gentility. An Earl's son, Montague, and his friends have run up a small fortune breath of debts, and charged them to Lord Colin. It only gets better from there! Witty dialogue, great character building, an extremely good read! I highly recommend! Thanks! Enjoy! carolintallahassee ?
Hfowler More than 1 year ago
I love Grace Burrowes take on the Regency romance and I love revisiting the Windham family the most.  With that said, I honestly had trouble getting into this one. The characters were good; overall, out of the two main characters, I think I liked Colin the most. The plot was just there, nothing dramatic happened, they came together very easily; no misunderstandings took place, they came out quickly to say "I love you", the villain was a tiny bit weak, though the prank on Colin was well devised and added a flair to the story. I also liked how the villain was so conceited; Grace Burrowes did a good job with his dialogue, he came across as both annoying and selfish, which was good. I liked the orphans a lot; they had well-developed character traits and were fun anytime they were on the page. I don't know what it was about this one, but I couldn't get into it. I've read 33 books by Grace Burrowes and I think this is the first one I can say didn't grab me and keep me interested. The romance was sweet and everything seemed to fall into place perfectly for the couple. When you all read it, when it comes out in July, I would love to hear back from you as to what you think, if you have read Grace Burrowes before. It did end well. There was a twist at the end when it came to the villain though I do think he/she/they got off easy. This wasn't my favorite of Burrowes but it was good.
EPbookreader More than 1 year ago
What a sweet and adult like romance. Both MC interacted and communicated in a manner that was enjoyable and low in the drama/conflict scale. The hero, Colin and the heroine Anwen treated each other with respect. The family interaction was fun and sweet. Colin, was in the military until he became a titled gentlemen. He had to learn how to traverse through the process and deal with society's rules along with all the do's and don'ts. Colin doesn't feel comfortable in London but is trying to make the best out of the situation. Anwen is strong, sweet and kind. She has endured some health challenges when she was younger and her family at times is overly concerned/overprotective of her. Anwen works as a volunteer at an orphanage that gives her purpose. But the orphanage runs into problems with finances and leadership decisions. Anwen asks Colin for help in saving the orphanage and navigating through problems it's facing. The two embarking on helping the boys in the orphanage as well developing a friendship and respect for one another. The development of Anwen and Colin feelings was sweet, steamy and endearing. I appreciated how their relationships evolved, as they were both open and honest with each other. Well written with wonderful historical accuracy. Pacing was steady, but did find at certain times it lagged. The secondary characters were enjoyable and contributed the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lord Colin MacHugh is a newly titled Scottish lord. His brother is Hamish, the Duke of Murdoch, also known as the Duke of Murder. Anwen Wyndham lives with her older sisters at Moreland House. She is very involved with the Home for Wayward Urchins and is always busy trying to find ways to raise funds the the Home. Anwen’s uncle is a duke and her sister, Megan, married Colin’s brother, the Duke of Murdoch. Colin longs to return home to Scotland and to his distillery. As Anwen and Colin get to know one another more, they both become concerned about the dwindling funds for the Home and Anwen is afraid they may have to shut it down and put the boys back out on the street. Colin takes a greater interest in the Home and has some good ideas that may make it pay for itself. In the meantime, it is decided that they will host a charity card party where people will donate their winnings to the Home. Colin, being Scottish, has been met with some English peers looking down on him and trying to play him for a fool. The prank that they play angers him and become quite costly for him as well. One man in particular has gone out of his way to embarrass Colin and send him back to Scotland with his tail between his legs. But Colin is tougher than that. Colin and Anwen are soon attracted to one another and find a love that is true and respectful. Will they be able to keep the Home open for the boys and will Colin be able to set these arrogant English peers straight? This is a very well-written book that I thoroughly enjoyed. Anwen and Colin are terrific characters and the arrogant English peers are absolutely a hoot. You don’t want to miss this book. Well done, Grace Burrowes. Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
PegGlover More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this second novel in the Windham Bride Series. Grace Burrowes has an amazing talent for describing London’s Aristocrat Lifestyle with razor sharp detail, and wit. Military life was what Captain Colin MacHugh, was accustomed to, not his new life as a titled gentleman. As far as Lord Colin MacHugh was concerned, living as a respected gentleman in polite society should come with a rule book. At first, Colin was grateful for Winthrop Montague’s friendship, influence, and guidance, regarding the proper behavior befitting a titled gentleman. But that was before Colin was the target of a very expensive, mean-spirited escapade. But, when this prank didn’t yield the desired humiliation that Winthrop Montague had counted on, things got ugly. Anwen Windham loved spending her days at the orphanage. Twelve rascal orphan boys had stolen her heart, especially the four older ones; and they looked up to Miss Anwen as if she were their angel. Lord Colin took a position on the orphanage’s board of directors, partly because he was interested in helping the boys, but mostly because the orphanage was one of Anwen Windham’s passions. Everyone considered Anwen quiet and unassuming; Colin knew better. Anwen Windham was a fireball, and he very much wanted to know all about her. Ordinarily, it wouldn’t take much of a push to send Colin back to Scotland. He missed his homeland something fierce. But, Colin had ties to London, which he needed to see through first. He also wanted to teach his English gentlemen friends a lesson or two before he left. They didn’t know, that he too, could be, cunning, cold, and calculating. Colin would take his revenge, though, only in a proper titled gentleman way, of course. If you love Regency Romance, you’ll enjoy Too Scot to Handle. Thank you, Forever-Grand Central Publishing and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy
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Loved this book! So excited for the next!