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kindle Æ Ethan Lord of Scandals 296 pages Download ¸ Ethan Grey's life was shatteredEstranged from his family widowed and weary from fighting his troubled past Ethan Grey now has a chance to replace loneliness with love His sons' beautiful and stubborn governess might help him battle his ghosts but it's been a long time since heBeen a long time since he let himself get close to anyoneAlice Portman has in common with Ethan than she can comfortably admit For now she's satisfied with helping him rebuild his life and family but the dangerous past is about to catch up with them This one was much better than the second book in the series I liked both Ethan and Alice but the whole feel of the story didn't really translate as historical romance It felt a bit contemporary romance playing dress up on horseback Maybe the language maybe the ease the characters had with each other status sexIt's not bad for sure and it's got a lot of high ratings I've just read other HR that I loved way than this one

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Ethan Grey's life was shatteredEstranged from his family widowed and weary from fighting his troubled past Ethan Grey now has a chance to replace loneliness with love His sons' beautiful and stubborn governess might help him battle his ghosts but it's Grace Burrowes never ceases to amaze me How on earth she manages to be both prolific AND so damn good boggles the mind I haven’t yet read all of her books I have to catch up with the earlier Windham stories but everything else I’ve read of hers has been a 4 or 5 star read for me and Ethan is no exceptionReclusive Ethan Grey is almost the exact opposite of his garrulous younger half brother Nicholas Haddonfield now Earl Bellefonte Where Nicholas is lively and open hearted Ethan is guarded; where Nicholas loves he shows it while Ethan does not Both blessed with above average height and build and the golden good looks that mark them out in any crowd in terms of their respective personalities the brothers are like chalk and cheeseEthan is a widower with two young sons Jeremiah and Joshua At the beginning of the book the boys are staying with their uncle Nick and his wife various members of the family and other houseguests and their children who are all in the care of governess Alice Portman Alice currently working as governess to Priscilla Belmont but as the girl has reached the age when she needs than Alice can teach her Miss Portman is looking to change her situationWhile it’s clear that Ethan adores his children it’s also obvious that he has difficulty communicating this fact to them He was miserable in his marriage and so buried himself in his work and looking after his estate content to let others care for his boysBut when he discovers that Joshua was regularly beaten by their former tutor he realises it’s time he took of an active role in their upbringing Having met Miss Portman and seen how good she is with his children he offers her a position as governess She is a shrewd woman – and accepts the position on a trial basis having gained from Ethan an undertaking to spend time with the boys so that he can re connect with themI’ve said elsewhere that I’m not normally a fan of children in romance novels but there are some stories which make me disregard my own prejudices and this is one of them Both Jeremiah and Joshua are beautifully characterised; boys who crave their father’s love and attention while trying not to show it because men don’t wear their hearts on their sleeves Their interaction with Ethan is just lovely to read as is the delight he finds in being a father to them and Ms Burrowes skilfully creates a real and loving family unit with Alice as the catalyst to bring it all together A genuine friendship uickly develops between Ethan and Alice and before long a romance which is also a delight Both Ethan and Alice have suffered trauma in their lives although we don’t find out exactly what happened to them until uite late on in the book and have retreated into themselves as a way to be able to cope with it Alice comes from a wealthy and loving family yet because of an old family scandal and the huge weight of guilt she bears as a result she has chosen to live apart from them and earn her own living Ethan too shut himself off from his family believing himself to be irretrievably damaged as the result of the abuse he suffered at the school he was sent to aged fourteen This was initially alluded to in Nicholas Lord of Secrets – even though he was illegitimate Ethan was brought up with the Haddonfield children and was especially close to Nick until their father separated them because of a misunderstandingEmotionally scarred so young Ethan is convinced he is worthless and further the abuse he suffered almost completely killed his interest in sex When he found a woman who actually stirred his interest he made her his mistress and then married her when she became pregnant Deliberately as he discovered later The marriage was awful and his wife was unfaithful throwing her infidelities in his face and blaming them on Ethan because of his dwindling interest in her Ethan knows that Joshua is probably not his son but that in no way alters his attitude toward the boy which makes it all the poignant when near the end of the book we discover the truthI absolutely loved this story but if I had to say which was my favourite element then it would have to be the continuation of the development of the relationship between Ethan and Nicholas that was begun in the previous book Nick is a force of nature huge in stature and huge of heart who desperately wants to regain the closeness he had shared with his brother when they were children I adored the way that Ethan gradually opened up to let Nick back in and the way that Nick never gave up on him even when he was rebuffed As I’ve come to expect from Ms Burrowes the romance was tender and sweet and beautiful – two lonely emotionally scarred people come together and learn that yes it is possible to leave the past behind and stop letting what happened in the past govern the way they were living their lives in the present It’s untimately a story about healing I think with Ethan repairing his relationships with his brother and his children as well as the way in which Ethan and Alice come together to help each other and along the way discover that there is someone out there who is worth healing forThe one negative thing I have to say is that it is rather too much of a coincidence that both Ethan and Alice suffered at the hands of the same person but that really is all I can find to criticiseI’m also growing to love the world Grace Burrowes is creating with these books In Ethan we meet a number of characters who will be appearing in future stories notably Gareth Maruess of Heathgate who is Ethan’s neighbour and the only person who knows exactly what happened to Ethan at school because he was the one who put a stop to it as well as those who have appeared in her other books such as Ben Hazlitt from the Windham’s series who turns out to be Alice’s brother Each of the Lonely Lords series is designed so it can be read as a standalone but I think that there is much to be gained by reading both this and its predecessor Nicholas Lord of Secrets in order to get the full effect of the wonderful relationship Ms Burrowes has written between the half brothersHighly recommended

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Ethan Lord of ScandalsBothAn unforgettable Regency tale of two wounded people who get another chance at love Award winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes's extraordinary writing will immerse you in a Regency world unlike any you've experienc I'll start by saying I really enjoyed the book I'll also start by saying that I had to suspend my incredulity for some of the plot points I guess I can't tell you those without revealing to many details Anyway there are way too many coincidences in who was wronged by whom and who fathered whom etcI really liked Ethan who is a sweet gentle soul who has been wronged by so many in his life those who should have loved him and cared for himI liked Alice too but well her 'secret' didn't seem all that mind bending to me certainly not enough to have her becoming a governess and changing her name etc So Ethan is the brother of Nick Haddonfield from Book 2 in the series Actually he is a half brother and by blow of his father Ethan and Nick were raised together until the age of 14 when the old Earl made some incorrect assumptions about the relationship between Nick and Ethan The earl sent Ethan away and didn't let them attend any of the same schools etc againAt that very first school at the age of 14 a life altering event happened to Ethan He never recovered from it and it tainted his entire life to this pointEthan meets Alice who is a governess at his brother Nick's house Alice is just leaving her post because her charge has outgrown her Ethan hires her to act as governess for his boysThey each grow to care about the other and to sweetly heal each other They conuer the bad buys and deal with two rambunctious boys at the same time Nick and Ethan's relationship grows and starts to get back to what it once was A good read