Recent Release Review- A Christmas Code by Jacki Delecki

Title: A Christmas Code (The Code Breaker Series)

A Christmas Code

Genre: Historical Romance Novella/Holiday

Author: Jacki Delecki

Publisher: Doe Bay, Nov 2014

Source: Kindle Purchase, $.99

Rating: 4

Sexy Rating: 4

Christmasy Feeling: 4

Description from

Lady Gwyneth Beaumont has long awaited the opportunity to show Viscount James Ashworth that she is no longer the impetuous child who dogged his footsteps. Now a much sought-after debutante, she is determined to prove to the hard-headed rake that she is a grown woman and a worthy participant in both the spy game and the game of love. Ash, recently returned from three years undercover in France in His Majesty’s service, wants nothing more than to complete his final mission and retire to his bucolic country estate. However, what seemed a simple assignment to protect the Prince Regent at a Christmas party turns into a maze of intrigue, desire, and treachery. Adding to the perilous secret operation is one problem Ash never anticipated: The appearance of the reckless, enticing Gwyneth, who has blossomed into a gorgeous woman and self-appointed spy. When a snooping Gwyneth uncovers a shocking secret, she puts herself in mortal danger. Can Ash protect Gwyneth and the Prince from French assailants and, at the same time, win the passionate lady’s heart? Can Ash and Gwyneth both triumph as winners in the game of spies and love?


This is a delight on all fronts. It is a terrific holiday read, it is filled with action and adventure and we have a heroine who is intelligent, resourceful and not an empty-headed debutant. Gwyneth has loved Ash since she was ten years old. Ash is eight years older but has loved Gwyneth as well and is ready to make a commitment once this latest spy escapade is finished. I loved Gwyneth, she was feisty, determined and although she took some ill-advised chances she was usually correct in all her assumptions. This did not have the level of hot, sexual attraction that I usually like although there was some passionate kissing going on. Also because of the short length we did not feel the development of the love between the two even though we were told about their history. There was a good amount of Christmasy feeling. This is a very good sit-by-the-fire for an evening read. (Don’t you just love that book cover?)




Filed under Book review, Books, E-Book, Historical Romance, Holiday, Novella

2 responses to “Recent Release Review- A Christmas Code by Jacki Delecki

  1. Dot, I have my supply of Christmas themed books for this year but I may consider this one for next year’s reading. It does have a lovely cover.


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