Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Duke and Miss Christmas (The Heirs' Club of Scoundrels #2.5), by Amelia Grey

St. Martin's Press, ISBN 9781250085153, October 2015

This is a fun little Christmas novella.

Gwen Prim and her younger sisters are living with their eldest sister, Louisa, and her husband, the Duke of Drakestone. Crispin, the Duke of Hurst, is recently returned from traveling in America with his mother's second family, and has been invited to the Drakestone Christmas ball. They meet by chance a few days prior, when Crispin finds the youngest Prim sister, Sibyl, who has fallen from a tree and sprained her knee and ankle. Gwen catches up with her wayward little sister just in time to think Crispin is abducting her, and hits him with a basket.

This is, of course, the start of true love.

Crispin has a scandal in his past involving a wager about inducing young ladies to lose their hearts to him. Gwen has a failed courtship with a man who turned out to be a heartless rake to regret. It wouldn't be a romance if there weren't bumps along the way to Christmas Eve and a proposal.

If you're looking for a light Christmas romance to help get you in the spirit of the season, this is worth your time.

I received a free electronic galley of this book from the publisher via NetGalley.