There are pretty plenty of truths to learn about Robert, Duke of Rothhaven, the hero of Grace Burrowes’ present day Regency romance. It’s genuine that he’s handsome. It’s very true that he’s rich. It’s very, especially true that he’s clever. But the most surprising truth about him—the name of the game concealed from society—is that each one Robert’s benefits are countered via the pressure of excessive physical and emotional disorders. The physical ailments are the end result of inherited epilepsy induced by means of intense adolescence head injuries. The emotional problems . . . Well, those result from the barbaric “care” he received in the group that became paid lavishly to preserve the so-known as own family embarrassment hidden away. After his brother determined and rescued him from the wretched facility, his fears and phobias kept him remoted from the world for numerous years. By the time The Truth About Dukes opens, Robert has summoned the braveness to leap forward from the shadows for his brother’s sake. The fact even he might have struggled to agree with approximately himself is that love is expecting him out inside the light.
Constance Wentworth knows pretty a bit about dukes, and no longer simply due to the fact the Duke of Walden is her overprotective brother. She’s well-acquainted with Robert as well, from a time when she became fleeing her very own uncomfortable truths and wound up running as a maid on the facility in which he became kept. A bond shaped among them then that endures after they meet once more in society, and it’s immediately clear simply how good they're for each different. She defends him, he steadies her; she accepts him, he challenges her. She teaches him to accept as true with himself, he teaches her that it’s all right to consider others. Love (form of literally) blossoms easily. Happily ever after? That’s another tale—and what a top notch story it is!
Sensitive readers must be conscious that The Truth About Dukes doesn’t hesitate to poke into darkish corners. The horror of mental health care within the Regency duration is unflinchingly portrayed, despite the fact that descriptions of the more brutal “treatments” are mercifully brief, and Constance’s adolescence turned into violent. But the trials Robert and Constance have faced best highlight their energy and resilience as a circle of relatives. Their love for every different is fierce and lovely, and their fight to defend it's far inspiring. It’s a splendid ray of hope to read a tale like this where excellent boundaries are overcome via faith, own family and a true and deep devotion.