4 Fridays ‘Til Christmas Review- The Heiress and the Hothead by Sabrina Jeffries


( I give this beautiful cover 5 stars)

Title: The Heiress And The Hothead (A Sinful Suitors Holiday Novella)

Genre: Historical Romance

Author: Sabrina Jeffries

Publisher: Pocket Star, November 28, 2016 for Kindle

Source: Free for review from the publisher

Pages: ? novella length

Rating: 2.5

Sexy Rating: 5

Violence Rating: 4

Christmasy Feeling: 3

Description from Amazon.com:

Stunned by the heat of an unexpected kiss on a cold winter’s eve, two strangers from vastly different worlds turn hotheaded principles into burning passion in Sabrina Jeffries’s charming yuletide story,


Some of the characters we have met in Ms. Jeffries previous book, The Art of Sinning. The heroine of the story, Amanda Keene, is the heiress to a cotton mill in America.  Lord Stephen Corry is the second son of an earl and a journalist.  He is a reformer and she wants to prove to him she doesn’t need to reform her mills.  The action takes place in an English mill town at an aristocratic house party at Christmas time.  This story was predictable even though it had quite a bit of information about cotton mills in the 19th century.  The intimate scene was so totally ridiculous in the setting that it took me out of the story.  I expect more from this author and usually she delivers but not in this story.

(This novella originally appeared in the anthology WHAT HAPPENS UNDER THE MISTLETOE, 2015)

Now the elves are invading my blog.





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

4 responses to “4 Fridays ‘Til Christmas Review- The Heiress and the Hothead by Sabrina Jeffries

  1. Oh, this poor novella. Everyone seems to have been enjoying it – and then that scene at the end!

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  2. Wendy Loveridge

    I’ll take your advice on this one, Dot, and give this a miss! We’re generally intune. Isn’t it disappointing when an author we like, doesn’t deliver? I’m loving your Christmas run-up – I need to get into the Christmas spirit, a bit bah humbug at my end with everything that’s going on. I need to take a leaf out of yours, Jack’s and Carol’s book and get myself motivated!

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    • Oh Wendy, I’m thinking of you, I can’t help but think your “bah humbug” is related to your dear hubby’s illness. It isn’t always easy to force ourselves to cheer-up and most times it takes more effort than we can expend. Just be kind to yourself. Find a cheerful Christmas book and lose yourself for an hour or two. P.S. This book isn’t very cheerful so you are quite right in passing it up.


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