Romantic Tuesday Review: The Traitor by Grace Burrowes

Romantic Thur & TueIt’s Romantic Thursday Tuesday with Bookmunchies! So what is Romantic Tuesday you ask!? The same as Romantic Thursday, but now with the added being on Tuesday too.

So why is Thursday ( & Tuesday) romantic? Because I like Thursday (& Tuesday) and I like romance! Basically, I just love romance, in YA books, in adult, contemporary, historical, whichever the genre and sometimes I’m too lazy to write full reviews but I do love sharing fun quotes or just gushing about characters. So that’s what Romantic Thursday is for! To share my love. May it be through actual full reviews, quick reviews, or just fun quotes.


The Traitor - Grace BurrowesPublisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (August 5th 2014)
Paperback: 384 pages
Series: Captive Hearts #2
Source: Netgalley
Add on: Goodreads
Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

As a young boy, British-born Sebastian St. Clair was abandoned in France and forced to join the French army in order to survive.

Now that the war is over, he has returned home to his beloved England, and is determined to live a quiet life as a country gentleman. He believes that his wish is about to come true when he begins to fall for his elderly aunt’s lovely companion, Miss Millicent Danforth.

But the French are not quite ready to let him go, and they’ve devised a devious plot that could destroy everything that Sebastian holds dear. He will have to use all of his wits if he plans on escaping this scheme with his life…and his love


This was quite the lovely read. Sebastian St. Clair, our titular traitor, was the “bad guy” in the first book, The Captive, so it was interesting to see his side of the story. This is my third Grace Burrowes book and I find that she does a marvelous job of giving us heroes with real reasons to super brooding jerks, yet they don’t seem to be and always turn out endearing instead.

In this case, Sebastian, after returning to England, just wants to live out the rest of life in peace, but it seems someone won’t let him have that peace, resulting in duels after duels. He meets Milly Danforth when she becomes Sebastian’s aunt Freddy’s companion, and let me tell you, they’re adorable together. They romance is definitely the slow burning kind. None of that lust at first glance, but more of a slow seduction, which makes their relationship that much sweeter as they get to know each other better and help each other over their fears. Milly is a wonderful heroine, who’s brave and strong. I love that she stands up for those she loves and shows no fear.

“Calme, s’il vous plait, petite tigresse.”

His petite tigress stifled the urge to bite him. She settled for stomping on his toes, which had no effect whatsoever.

Aunt Freddy was another interesting and strong female character. She’s totally that badass aunt you’d want to have watch your back. And she’s pretty funny.

“And yet Miss Danforth has agreed to remain in our household, despite the unhappy connection.”

“Of course she did,” Aunt said. “I pay well, and my company is agreeable.”

Both men remained silent.

“I pay very well and my company is not disagreeable,” she amended.

Overall, The Traitor is a nice addition to the The Captive series. My only real issue with this book was I found the plot/story was a bit slow which was a bit of downfall. That being said, I loved watching Sebastian and Milly’s relationship grow and it was also nice to see Christian and Gilly (of The Captive), too. The next book is the series the Laird, features Micheal Brodie who was introduced in the Captive, and who we got to see a lot more in The Traitor. Here’s to hoping it’s just as wonderful as the first two.

{*Thank to Sourcebooks Casablanca & Netgally for the ARC in exchange for the an honest review.



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0 Replies to “Romantic Tuesday Review: The Traitor by Grace Burrowes”

  1. The blurb and your review both sound good, and I’ve heard a lot of praise for Grace Burrowes — but it was the quote from Aunt Freddy that sold me. 😉

    1. Aunty Freddy is a winner 😉 This series has really been hitting all the rights spots for me (: Hope you enjoy them!

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