Review: Beckman by Grace Burrowes

Grace Burrowes’ Lonely Lords series continues with another Haddonfield sibling, Beckman.

Review: Beckman by Grace BurrowesBeckman by Grace Burrowes
Series: Lonely Lords #4
Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. on September 1st 2013
ISBN: 9781402296017
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 385
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher

Beckman Haddonfield has always solved his problems by moving on. When he’s given the job of restoring a family estate, he finds in Sara Hunt the one woman who makes him want to put down roots—if he can convince her not to abandon him when she seeks to run from her past.

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Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

drey’s thoughts:

I love Grace Burrowes’ regency romances, but I’ll have to admit that Beckman didn’t quite seem to meet the mark that she’s set for her stories. The characters are classic Burrowes – he’s gorgeous and nice and fabulous; she’s lovely and sweet and all-around awesome – but the “situation” that plagues them seemed contrived, and the story was a bit choppy.

Every Burrowes Lonely Lords hero has his cross to bear, but I didn’t quite get why Beckman’s so down on himself. He’s had some bumps, sure, but who doesn’t? Go talk to Ethan, Becks, then come back and whine if you feel you ought to…

Our heroine, Sara, has an adorable daughter, and a loving sister. The three of them are hanging out – almost hiding – at Three Springs, fearing who-knows-what calamity. And when we learn what they’re hiding from, it’s like, “Really? That?”… It so didn’t fit the part of the story where someone (supposedly) shady is trying to get stuff – assumed stolen – appraised.

My grumblings aside, the romance part of the story is classic Burrowes – romantic and sweet. I’d recommend Beckman on that basis alone, but you’ll want to check out her other series first.

drey’s rating: Pick it up!

Have you read Beckman? What did you think?

About Grace Burrowes

grace burrowes

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes’ bestsellers include The Heir, The Soldier, Lady Maggie’s Secret Scandal, Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish and Lady Eve’s Indiscretion. The Heir was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2010, The Soldier was a PW Best Spring Romance of 2011, Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish won Best Historical Romance of the Year in 2011 from RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards, Lady Louisa’s Christmas Knight was a Library Journal Best Book of 2012, and The Bridegroom Wore Plaid was a PW Best Book of 2012. 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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