Holiday romance- His Mistress by Christmas by Victoria Alexander

Title: His Mistress By Christmas

His Mistress at Christmas

Genre: Holiday Historical Romance

Author: Victoria Alexander

Publisher: Kensington, 2012

Source: Library

Rating: 3.5

Sexy Rating: 5

Christmasy Feeling: 3.5

Description from

For three years, Lady Veronica Smithson has been perfectly happy as a widow — and thoroughly independent. Still, the right gentleman could provide the benefits of marriage without the tedious restrictions. And in Sir Sebastian Hadley-Attwater, renowned explorer and rogue, Veronica is sure she has found him. Sebastian will come into his inheritance in a matter of weeks — if his family deems him responsible enough. There’s no better way to prove his maturity than with a home and a wife. But though the lovely Veronica will share his bed, she steadfastly refuses to marry. However, Sebastian has a plan. An intimate sojourn at his new country house will surely change Veronica’s mind. For Sebastian never takes no for an answer. And even in the midst of mischief-making relatives and unexpected complications, he intends to persuade his Christmas mistress that they belong together — in this, and every season to come…


This was so well written with banter that evoked laugh out loud responses that I did tend to overlook the fact that it was a bit slow in parts.  It was still an enjoyable read and I do recommend it to all of you who want a romance with a holiday setting.  Yes, it was also a bit predictable but again it is so well done that I could easily forgive that small flaw.  Christmas is only the setting here so there is nothing else to bring forth the holiday in the plot.  If you are tired of wrapping gifts and need to relax with a cuppa hot chocolate by the fire then you will enjoy the tale of Veronica and Sebastian.


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