Once Upon a Christmas Eve ( by Elizabeth Hoyt
Date Read: December 5th 2017
Genre: Historical, Romance
A heartwarming stand-alone novella from New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Hoyt!
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.
Series: Maiden Lane, #12.6
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Maiden Lane has been one of the best series ever. It’s featured Lords, Ladies, commoners – all of them wonderful reads. It’s hard to say goodbye but what a way to end it!
Adam, Viscount d’Arque does not like Christmas. He is traveling with his grandmother to visit her friend. However, a broken wheel and axle on his carriage interrupts their journey. Fortunately, they are not far from a mansion belonging to the St. Johns who invite them to stay for their house party. Adam is very attracted to Sarah St. John, but she does not like him as he is a rake. As the house party progresses, Sarah’s opinion of Adam starts to change. And Adam may not be as pleased with his life as he lets on. This is a novella so no spoilers. It’s a very good holiday story.
Thank you, Elizabeth Hoyt, for this amazing series. Looking forward to your next one.
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