Tremaine's True Love
by Grace Burrowes
Tremaine St. Michael is firmly in trade and seeks only to negotiate the sale of some fancy sheep with the Earl of Haddonfield. The earl’s sister, Lady Nita, is pragmatic, hard-working, and selfless, though Tremaine senses she’s also tired of her charitable obligations and envious of her siblings’ marital bliss. Tremaine, having been raised among shepherds, can spot another lonely soul, no matter how easily she fools her own family. Neither Tremaine nor Nita is looking for love, but love comes looking for them.
When Tremaine St. Michael travels to the Earl of Haddonfield's estate to barter over the price of some sheep, he never expects to fall in love. He has some bad experiences that have left him shy of love and matrimony.
Lady Nita has given up on love altogether and instead spends her days tending to the sick and infirm in the local village. She does it because she believes it is her duty, and because the local doctor is a quack that cannot be relied upon.
What follows is a very sweet story about two people who are shocked to find that they understand one another better than their respective families do. I loved the interaction between them and I thought that having a gentle, honorable hero was very refreshing after reading so many romances with rakes and scoundrels.
Of course, it wouldn't be a Grace Burrowes story without a large cast of characters, a bit of angst, and a snake in the grass. And let me just say that Ms. Burrowes' handling of Nita's brother George was perfect!
I'd recommend this to anyone who loves bluestockings and very intelligent heroines, heroines who succeed at male-dominated professions, and heroes who are true gentlemen.
I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!