Title: Merry Christmas Mrs. Robinson
Genre: Historical Romance novella
Author: Delilah Marvelle
Publisher: Entangled Scandelous, Nov. 9, 2015
Source: Free for Review
Sexy Rating: 5
Christmasy feeling: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
Lady Jane left her father, the Earl of Chadwick, and the ton behind to experience life on the stage. After a disastrous marriage, the widow is living on the edge of poverty, determined to guard her heart, when a secret admirer from her past demands a second chance.
Shy and retiring Martin Nicholas Pierce, the Sixth Duke of Somerset, has carried a torch for Lady Jane since her youth, but he is five years her junior. When she married another man, he left for Europe, determined to put her out of his mind. After returning to find Lady Jane free, he vows to replace the memories of her cursed Twelfth Night with a new beginning.
If you have never read a book by Delilah Marvelle you have been missing out big time. This novella is a good place to start, it is a quick read and will whet your appetite for all of her other lovely offerings. She gives us characters that jump off the page and breathe emotion. Jane is the embodiment of a woman raised to be a lady with a moral compass. How refreshing that she does not immediately jump on our hero. Martin is a thoughtful man who understands the need to be assertive and at the same time loving and restrained. Only Ms. Marvelle could bring off that paradox. My only criticism is that I wish this had been a full length book. I didn’t want it to end.
Perfect for a cozy, sexy winter read.