Ethan: Lord of Scandals

Ethan: Lord of Scandals

by Grace Burrowes

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes writes The Lonely Lords with passion and heart

"Tugged at my heart strings... I couldn't put it down." —Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick

Ethan Grey's life was shattered...
Estranged from his family, widowed after an unhappy marriage, and weary from fighting his troubled past, Ethan Grey now has a chance for redemption. His son's beautiful and remarkable governess might help him battle his ghosts, but it's been a long time since he let himself get close to anyone.

Alice Portman has more 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 both.

An 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 experienced.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492638667
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Series: Lonely Lords Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 288,463
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

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 Booklist. 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 and Once Upon a Tartan have both won RT Reviewers' Choice Awards, Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight was a Library Journal Best Book of 2012, The Bridegroom Wore Plaid was a PW Best Book of 2012. Two of her MacGregor heroes have won KISS awards. Grace is a practicing family law attorney and lives in rural Maryland.

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Ethan: Lord of Scandals 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Doodlebug4444 More than 1 year ago
As posted at THE READING CAFE as a combined review with DARIUS and NICHOLAS 31 Jul 13 5 out of 5 for this reader folks! WOW ... just WOW!  Does Grace Burrowes know how to write a beautiful story with intriguing characters and story lines. Right from the get go I am completely captivated and drawn in. This review consists of the first three books of her new Historical Romance Lonely Lords Series, Darius, Nicholas and Ethan.  Our setting is early 1800's, England (be it city or country) and our story revolves around a gentleman who is lost is many ways and finds his lady (through the usual angst, drama, seduction and action).  Each book is interconnected and you should to read them in order.  As a matter of fact the first and second book run parallel to each other. Okay on with the reviews! :) REVIEW MY FAVE so far!  Ethan is so complex and multi layered, somewhat of a stick in the mud and his transformation throughout this story was so much fun to read!   Ethan (as revealed in book 2) is the bastard son of  the recently deceased Earl and half brother to Nicholas.  As young boys. these two were attached to hips.  The old earl had far fetched reasons, but he sent Ethan away and this of course strained all relationships.  Nicolas is desperate to be in his brother's life.  Ethan is a widower of a ill matched marriage, has two sons who have been raised by the estate staff and takes his pleasure in his ledgers and structured life. Alice Portman is a governess is disguise.  She is running from a past that is so horrid and scandalous she has even changed her name.  She agrees to take on the governess position for Ethans two sons.  She has terms however, and they  include Ethan being more of a father to his children. Bit by bit, these two develop the most honest friendship which turns to attraction.  They steal kisses, but both of their scandalous pasts seem to hold them back from true love.  Ethan transforms from a cold man to a loving father, wonderful friend, friendly neighbour.  Man I rooted for him though this entire book.   As with all books of this genre, pasts never remain in the past and the scandals and secrets come to surface.  The obstacles that need to avoided are great ... but these two make it look effortless.   OVERALL .. WONDERFUL SERIES so far!  I am looking forward to jumping into the next few!  Is you love this genre, a beautiful love story you need to check this series out!  Grace Burrowes delivers! HAPPY READING!
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
ETHAN: LORD OF SCANDALS by Grace Burrowes is another exciting Regency Historical Romance set in England. Book #3 of the "Lonely Lords",but can be read as a stand alone. See,"Darius",and "Nicholas". Can a two wounded souls finally find peace and happiness? Follow Ethan Grey,estranged from his beloved siblings for years and Alice Portman,a governess and so much more, on a journey of healing,forgiveness,secrets,and love. While, Ethan has been widowed for a few years,with two adorable sons to raise,he is lonely,secluded,wounded deep in his soul,until,he meets the straight laced, no nonsense governess,Alice,who has deep wounds herself and a secret. An epic tale of two wounded souls finding love,peace,and happiness after so many years of solitary. Danger lurks in the shadows for both Ethan,Alice and Ethan's young sons.Ethan and Alice both find healing and forgiveness in each others arms. Passion sparks off the page as well as the struggles of two adults, whose lives where changed forever in their youth by the same careless,reckless,evil teenager who grew into an even worst adult. A must read for historical romance readers,who enjoy a plot with a few twist and turns as you cheer Ethan and Alice toward their HEA. Love this author,her stories are not only intriguing,fast paced,filled with passion but also have the human side that only a talented author could provide. Well Done! Received for an honest review from the publisher. RATING: 4.5 HEAT RATING: MILD REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read every book released so far by this author. She does a great job with each book she produces. If you enjoy Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer, you will appreciate her work. I am not a fan of serial books, but reading this author has been worthwhile.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very nice redemption romance
SharonRedfern More than 1 year ago
I love Grace Burrowes’ books and her latest book, Ethan, is no exception. This is a story of two people carrying heavy burdens of guilt and who find in each other the key to their happiness. Ethan Grey is the illegitimate oldest son of the late Earl of Bellefonte. Due to a misunderstanding, his father sent him away to school when he was in his early teens. Ethan’s experience there was what nightmares are made from and he has kept himself from his family until recently out of shame and humiliation. Alice Portman is a gentleman’s daughter working as a governess. She too has had a traumatic experience in her early teens that has marked her emotionally and physically. She meets Ethan while caring for his two sons at a large house party. Seeing her connection with his sons, Ethan offers her a position when her present charge moves on due to her age. There is an attraction between the two even if she is not a fan of his parenting techniques. As time goes by they recognize that they share the belief that they are both damaged goods and a burden to their loved ones. This just strengthens the bonds growing between them. I liked the way that the history of the two protagonists is slowly played out through the book and how each character reacts to the others story. The absolute truth is revealed in a very emotional setting and leads to a short period of misunderstanding but they are able to work it out by communicating after prodding by their family members. Ethan is a flawed hero who assumes the worst and doesn’t always recognize the hurt his family feels when he closes himself off from them. Alice has a better relationship with her family but believes she can never go back because of the guilt she feels. Interestingly, the villain of the piece is known to both of them but they don’t find out until it is almost too late. This book is the third book in The Lonely Lords Series after Darius and Nicholas. There are at least six more books planned in this series and several of the characters make an appearance in this book. I am glad that I have these books to look forward to reading over the next several months.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The sensitivity embraced in the characters in this novel was amazing. Finally a hero who isn' t a rogue or a rake though I don't mind them either. LORRAINE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This installment was enjoyable, but lacked the gut-wrenching plot conflict the previous ones had. I liked the reprieve, as much as I enjoyed the others, I was glad to have a story that almost had a fairy tale feel to it. Ethan did have a horrible secret, but Alice was the perfect woman to heal him. Enjoyed it and will definitely read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the third in the series 280 pages. With six more....the book was very slow and booring. Was scary to turn pages never nowing who was who. Way to many intro'd to quickly and not really give much info when intro-duced. Since I HAVE PURCHASED the whole series to date sure hope thing get better. At this time with only three books read no sure I can not recommed this book. D
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Rachel Book provided by NetGalley for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book After reading the first few books in this series, I had really high hopes for this one. After all, Ethan was an important character in the last book. As a reader you discover that he’s a bastard and that his father sent him away when he was a little boy because he thought he had an inappropriate relationship with his best friend and brother Nick. The idea behind Ethan’s past kind of bothered me as a reader. We discover early on that something was done to him when he was away at school, something terrible. As a hero, he worked because he was tortured, I just felt kind of let down. I can’t really explain why? Alice was a great heroine, she was fiercely protective of Ethan’s boys and very sarcastic. I loved that about her. What I didn’t love? The fact that she agrees to have a sexual relationship with a guy who’s kids she’s teaching.  I know it’s historically accurate and I’ve read other historicals that use this same type of formula–I’ve never been a huge fan of it. The story felt very disjointed to me. I’m probably being more harsh than if I would have just read it as a stand alone, but because I fell in love with the other books in this series, it is having to meet those high standards Ms. Burrowes has already set, and unfortunately this book falls very short. The plot is a little patchy. I mean I get the main idea but nothing really shocked me. There was no “WOW” moment for me while reading. I wasn’t caught up in their love story and all in all it just fell flat. I would recommend it as a good read. Again, I feel like I’m being unfair, but I KNOW Ms. Burrowes is insanely talented as she’s proved with this series, I just expect more from her now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely beautiful story. Loved it.
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HappyEndings More than 1 year ago
Ethan is emotionally wounded by parental misconceptions; still this man achieves an honorable maturity. The scars are deep and it takes strong bonds of an intelligent loving woman, Alice, to bring about healing. Good story!
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RomanticReadsandSuch More than 1 year ago
Ethan is definitely not for the faint of heart – I cried as Ethan learned to relate to his sons and move beyond his past.  It’s definitely a tear-jerker but one that is worth it.  Burrowes keeps giving readers heroes and heroines that tug at the heart and make you smile when they get their happy ending.  Full review available on BookTrib or RomanticReadsandSuch on Wordpress.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grace Burrowes is a must read. She is consistently great at characterization, and Ethan is a winner. Ms. Burrowes draws the reader in from the first page, and I can't stop reading. The only bad part is having to wait for the next book.
Bitten-By-Love-Reviews More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It is a must read for fans of historical romances. My heart was breaking when I read about the past of the main characters. It pulls you in right from the start and keeps you hooked as the main characters try to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives. Ethan who is a father to two little boys, had a horrible experience when he was a teenager. His father sent him to a school and separated him from the only family he knew. As an adult he is trying to put his life back together and put his past behind him. He hires Alice as a governess for his young boys. She upsets his life, she basically forces him to take notice of his sons and to be a father to them. They both realize that they have been broken but are stronger for it. They come together and realize that their past demons is the same person. It is only by working together that they can over come their past and make a life with each other and make a home and a future with the boys and each other.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of this authors book I am a hugh fan I really liked this book it took you inside the story and you did not want to stop to find out what was going to happen next this book was good and sincere story of secrets that come out and how to deal with them this was my favorite in this series I would recommend Grace Burrows books to anyone .
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Usually a fan of this author, however this book (along with the other two in this series) seem to be lacking in storyline, plot and charachter development. I also felt as if i had to be missing part of the story as the author often assumed that ee already knew key plot points and previous relationshops with the main and minor characters.
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