STORY: In this Dukes Behaving Badly holiday novella, a young lady entertains a sudden proposal of marriage—to a man she’s only just met…
What does a lady do when a man she’s never seen before offers his hand in marriage? Lady Sophronia Bettesford doesn’t scream and run away. Instead, she accepts the shocking proposition. After all, what’s her other choice? To live with her cousin, caring for six children and a barnyard full of chickens?
James Archer has roamed the world, determined never to settle down. He’s faced danger and disaster…he fears nothing and no one—except his mother and her matchmaking ways. So when ordered to attend a Christmastime house party filled with holiday cheer and simpering young misses, he produces—a fiancée!
Sophronia and James vow to pretend to be in love for one month. But when they promise to give each other a Christmas kiss, it becomes clear that this pact made out of necessity might just be turning into love.
REVIEW: This short Christmas novella comes on the heels of the second book, Put Up Your Duke, and it’s a story of two strangers striking a bargain that would benefit both of them.
Sophy’s father dies and leaves her destitute, while James’s freewheeling lifestyle comes under scrutiny from his loving mother. The chance meeting has them hatch a plan that would benefit both. They will pretend to be affianced while at the house party, taking the pressure off his mother’s pushing him toward marriage and Sophy will end up with her own cottage. What can go wrong, right?
I suggest you pick this one up and find out! I promise that you’ll find it fun and entertaining.
Melanie for b2b
Complimentary copy provided by the publisher