Title: All I Want For Christmas Is A Duke
Genre: Holiday Historical Romance(Anthology)
Author: Delilah Marvelle and Maire Claremont
Publisher: Entangled, Scandelous, Dec. 2012
Sexy Rating: 5
Christmasy Feeling: 4.5
Description from amazon.com:
Merry Christmas, Mrs. Robinson by Delilah Marvelle (a Novella)
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.
Deet’s review: This was my first introduction to the writing of Delilah Marvelle and I am very impressed and I can’t wait to read her long form novels. This is a lovely story of lost and found love. It has a hero we can admire and a heroine who’s past is deserving to be made right. It is also a younger man/older woman story which is refreshing.
Deet’s Rating: 4.5 stars
Christmasy Feeling: 4 stars
The Twelve Days of Seduction By Máire Claremont(a novella)
Alexander Hunt, Eighth Duke of Berresford, is aware his ward’s governess isn’t quite what she seems. Although Miss Flint is beautiful and intelligent, she misrepresented herself to gain employment, and he threatens to give her the sack mere days before Christmas.
Desperate to convince the sexy duke not to tear her from the little girl she’s grown to adore, Adriana challenges him to seduce her before the Twelve Days of Christmas have come to an end, although she fears it may cost her heart. Alexander accepts the challenge, unconcerned that he has as much to lose, if not more, than the delectable Miss Flint
Deet’s review: Contrary to the description blurb the “seduction” that Alexander is embarks upon is to seduce Miss Flint into remaining with him as his mistress not just to get her into his bed as a one-time event. Of course they do start an affair and the interesting bit is how they both fall in love. Well written and nice character development.
Deet’s Rating:4 stars
Christmasy Feeling: 5 stars
This is a wonderful intro to these two authors. I highly recommend this book for a warm hearted holiday read. Quick reads to cuddle up with during the holidays.
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