The Virtuoso

Mass Market Paperback | November 18, 2011

byGrace Burrowes

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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 insolitude. 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.Windham series:The Heir (Book 1) The Soldier (Book 2)The Virtuoso (Book 3)Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish (Book 4) Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal (Book 5)Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight (Book 6) Lady Eve's Indiscretion (Book 7)Lady Jenny's Christmas Portrait (Book 8)Praise for The Soldier:Captivating? Burrowes' sensual love story is intelligent and tender." , Publishers Weekly, STARRED ReviewPraise 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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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 ...

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. Her Regency romances and Scotland-set Victorian romances have received extensive praise, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and ...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 6.88 × 4.19 × 1.11 inPublished:November 18, 2011Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:140224570X

ISBN - 13:9781402245701

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite thing about the couple in this romance is their adult-ness. I do not mean that they are constantly engaging in "adult situations", though there is some of that, too! They move through their world with the experience of adults. Their romance is quiet and passionate, gradually building friction as the plot progresses. Excellent.
Date published: 2014-01-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Weakest of the series I went right into The Virtuoso after reading both The Heir and The Soldier and for me it was the weakest of the series. We meet a new set of characters that may have appeared in the intertwined stories of the sisters but had not had significant page time in the previous stories. I still enjoyed it but I had many moments where I found myself pulled out of the story. I found the willingness of the socially high ranking characters to act as valets and lady's maids very odd as well as the hugging and affection between the men (all strictly platonic). I am by no means a history buff so the fact that I even noticed it and that it was enough to pull me out of the book are telling. I enjoyed Valentine in the previous books but in his story he did not feel the same to me, perhaps that was the authors point but I found it disorienting. I was no where near as invested in this book and these characters as the previous two books and I missed my old friends from the previous books. The series as a whole is worth reading but manage your expectations.
Date published: 2012-06-14