All I Want For Christmas is a Duke by Delilah Marvelle, Maire Claremont
Date Read: December 2012
Genre: Historical, Romance
Two ladies. Two dukes. One Christmas. And scandal galore.
A Christmas anthology by two hot names in historical romance fiction...
Merry Christmas, Mrs. Robinson by Delilah Marvelle
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.
The Twelve Days of Seduction By Màire Claremont
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.
Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous
Read for Review (NetGalley)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50
Part of my 25 Books for the Holidays for 2012
*NOTE: I only read Merry Christmas, Mrs. Robinson by Delilah Marvelle*
How Merry Christmas, Mrs. Robinson put me in the Holiday Spirit: I am a SUCKER for second chance love stories that are led by the man! Throw in family reconnecting at the holidays and I am a goner.
What I thought of the characters/story: Merry Christmas, Mrs Robinson was a delightful read full of wonderful characters. From the mysterious Mister X to the jaded Mrs. Robinson (and all the characters in-between), you couldn’t help but root for them to reconnect, fall in love, and “do it up properly” this time around. I loved that it all started with Martin wanting to treat family (specifically an aunt he didn’t know) better than his father did. Martin was a beyond swoon-worthy leading man and I kind of hope we get to see a story for his brother!