Book Review

‘Once Upon a Christmas Eve’ by Elizabeth Hoyt

ouace ehSTORY: Adam Rutledge, Viscount d’Arque, really rather loathes Christmas. The banal cheerfulness. The asinine party games. And, worst of all, the obligatory trip to the countryside. His grandmother, however, loves the holiday – and Adam loves his grandmother, so he’ll brave the fiercest snowstorm to please her. But when their carriage wheel snaps, they’re forced to seek shelter at the home of the most maddening, infuriating, and utterly beguiling woman he’s ever met….

Sarah St. John really rather loathes rakes. The self-satisfied smirks. The sly predatory gazes. Oh, and the constant witty banter rife with double meaning. But in the spirit of the season, she’ll welcome this admittedly handsome viscount into her home. But as the snowstorm rages, the Yule log crackles, and the tension rises, Sarah and Adam find themselves locked in a fiery, passionate kiss. If love is the true meaning of Christmas, it’s the one gift this mismatched pair can’t wait to unwrap.

REVIEW: This is one of those stories that is best read on a rainy afternoon or a three hour plane ride, Chicago to Phoenix, which I did this past week 😉

I have to say I really liked the characters and their chemistry. Both had such strong preconceptions of one another that their dialogue just made me laugh out loud.

This is after all a novella, and therefore too short for any in depth story, however despite it, I really enjoyed sexual tension between these two. And the Christmas theme just made it more romantic and poignant for the hero.

If you’ve read all the books in this series, then I think you’ll like this stand alone novella.

Melanie for b2b

 

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