Monday, November 27, 2017

Review: Once Upon a Christmas Eve (Maiden Lane #12.6) by Elizabeth Hoyt

Blurb from Goodreads:
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.
My Review:
This was fun albeit short, even for a novella.  It riffed a bit on The Frog Princess, which I enjoyed.  In fact, had it been twice as long as it was, this probably would have been a higher rating.  Short isn't bad but sometimes, particularly in romance, things move too fast for my taste.  Such was the case here - there could have been so much more developed between the characters and the backstory.  That being said, still a fun, historical romance set at Christmas!
Once Upon a Christmas Eve comes out soon on December 5, 2017, and you can purchase HERE
Adam Rutledge, Viscount d'Argue loathed Christmas. The banal cheerfulness. The sly demands for charity. The asinine party games.  
Oh, and the obligatory journey to the countryside.

1 comment:

  1. I don't think I have read too many "Frog Prince" retellings but I do love this author. But novella's aren't my favorite unless its by an author that does them really well. But I have learned to love reading short stories around Christmas Time.


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