Burrowes delightfully twists many of historical romance’s traditional beats ... Burrowes beautifully conveys the couple’s growth as they come to believe they are worthy of happiness ... A refreshing, remarkably crafted Regency that will garner the multi-award-winning Burrowes legions of new fans.
Sensitive readers should be aware that The Truth About Dukes doesn’t hesitate to poke into dark corners. The horror of mental health care in the Regency period is unflinchingly portrayed, although descriptions of the more brutal 'treatments' are mercifully brief, and Constance’s childhood was violent. But the trials Robert and Constance have faced only highlight their strength and resilience as a family. Their love for each other is fierce and lovely, and their fight to defend it is inspiring. It’s a wonderful ray of hope to read a story like this where tremendous obstacles are overcome through faith, family and a true and deep devotion.
Burrowes reunites two characters who have been unfairly judged by Regency society in her powerful and sensitive fifth Rogues to Riches romance ... Burrowes takes her series to new heights with this tender, turbulent romance.