Virtuoso

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Starred review for The Soldier:

"Captivating. . .Burrowes' sensual love story is intelligent and tender." ? Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A genius with a terrible loss. . .

Gifted pianist Valentine Windham, youngest son of the Duke of Moreland, has little interest in his father's obsession to see his sons married, and instead pours passion into his music. But when Val ...

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Overview

Starred review for The Soldier:

"Captivating. . .Burrowes' sensual love story is intelligent and tender." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A genius with a terrible loss. . .

Gifted pianist Valentine Windham, youngest son of the Duke of Moreland, has little interest in his father's obsession to see his sons married, and instead pours passion into his music. But when Val loses his music, he flees to the country, alone and tormented by what has been robbed from him.

A widow with a heartbreaking secret. . .

Grieving Ellen Markham has hidden herself away, looking for safety in solitude. Her curious new neighbor offers a kindred lonely soul whose desperation is matched only by his desire, but Ellen's devastating secret could be the one thing that destroys them both.

Together they'll find there's no rescue from the past, but sometimes losing everything can help you find what you need most.

Praise for The Heir:

"Sweet, sexy, tender romance between two characters so vibrant they seem to leap off the page." — Meredith Duran, author of Wicked Becomes You

"Burrowes' enchanting romance charms from the beginning!" — RT Book Reviews, 4 starts

"Refreshing. . .a luminous and graceful erotic Regency." — Publishers Weekly

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Burrowes continues her top-notch Regency-era family saga (The Heir; The Soldier) by healing a duke’s youngest son with love. Ellen FitzEngle’s livelihood has depended on her abundant herb gardens, but the young widow faces possible homelessness when the callow and ruthless Baron Roxbury threatens to sell the estate where she lives. After being told he must quit his beloved piano and let his hand heal, Lord Valentine Windham decides that restoring the crumbling estate he recently won from Roxbury in a game of cards is just the distraction he needs. Friendship and romance blossom while Ellen helps Val rehabilitate his hand and psyche, but things begin to go dangerously wrong with the restoration, sabotage tied to Ellen’s greatest secret. Though the chemistry isn’t volcanic and the mystery’s solution is overly foreshadowed, Burrowes’s exceptional writing and originality catch the reader and keep the story moving. (Nov.)
Booklist
Reminiscent of the heroines in Amanda Quick's romances... Another outstanding entry in a strong series.
RT Book Reviews
Burrowes creates memorable heroes... intelligent, sensual love stories show us this author knows what romance readers adore.
Night Owl Reviews
Filled with wonderfully touching relationships, interesting and intriguing characters, witty and delightful humor, and steamy and romantic seduction... Outstanding. 5 Stars, Reviewer Top Pick
The Romance Reviews
Perfection, enchanting and stunningly sensual...
Fresh Fiction
A charming tale...
Yankee Romance Reviewers
Grace Burrowes writing is comfort food for the romantic soul... A sweet savory story with just the right amount of spice in the ultimately perfect moments.
The Long and Short of It Reviews
A splendid, sparkling, sensual love story--a keeper.
Ladies of Leisure Love Books
Burrowes has become a auto buy author for me...
Historical Hilarity
An intensely romantic and emotional story...
USA Today Happy Ever After
Quite sensual.
— Mandi Schriener
Dear Author
The tone of the story is gentle; the physical relationship graphic and sensual; the unwinding langorous... Engaging.
Anna's Book Blog
A charming read... Elegant, witty and deliciously sexy.
BookLoons.com
Sensual, passionate, and sweet...
Romance Reader at Heart
[Burrowes] never fails to astound me by giving her characters real life crises; real life emotions; real life passions; and with that, bring them so vividly to life!
Romance Fiction on Suite101.com
With these vibrant and lovable characters, the book is unforgettable.
Romance Book Junkies
[Burrowes] wrote some of the most vivid descriptions.
Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell
A sweet romance with a hero you will fall for at once.
In the Hammock Book Reviews
Definitely going on my keeper shelf.
From the Publisher
"Reminiscent of the heroines in Amanda Quick's romances... Another outstanding entry in a strong series." - Booklist

"Burrowes creates memorable heroes... intelligent, sensual love stories show us this author knows what romance readers adore. 4 Stars" - RT Book Reviews

"Burrowes's exceptional writing and originality catch the reader and keep the story moving." - Publishers Weekly

"Perfection, enchanting and stunningly sensual..." - The Romance Reviews

"A charming tale..." - Fresh Fiction

"Grace Burrowes' writing is comfort food for the romantic soul... A sweet savory story with just the right amount of spice in the ultimately perfect moments." - Yankee Romance Reviewers

"Filled with wonderfully touching relationships, interesting and intriguing characters, witty and delightful humor, and steamy and romantic seduction... Outstanding. 5 Stars, Reviewer Top Pick" - Night Owl Reviews

"I had a really hard time putting The Virtuoso down. It was a refreshing change from the usual fare of rakes and titled society men." - All About Romance

"A splendid, sparkling, sensual love story--a keeper." - The Long and Short of It Reviews

"Burrowes has become a auto buy author for me..." - Ladies of Leisure Love Books

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402245701
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Series: The Duke's Obsession
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 219,869
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes hit the bestseller lists with her debut, The Heir, followed by The Soldier and Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal. The Heir was also named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2010, The Soldier was named a Publishers Weekly Best Spring Romance of 2011, and Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish was named Best Historical Romance of the Year in 2011 by RT Reviewers' Choice Awards. All of her Regency romances have received extensive praise, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Grace is branching out into short stories and Scotland-set Victorian romance with Sourcebooks. She is a practicing family law attorney and lives in rural Maryland.

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Average Rating 4.5
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