Thursday, May 28, 2015

Review: The Viscount's Christmas Temptation by Erica Ridley

Title: The Viscount's Christmas Temptation
Series: The Dukes of War
Author: Erica Ridley
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: October 21, 2014
Publisher: Intrepid Reads

Certain individuals might consider Lady Amelia Pembroke a managing sort of female, but truly, most people would be lost without her help. Why, the latest on-dit is that rakish Viscount Sheffield is canceling the fête of the year because he hasn't time for silly soirees. He doesn't need time—he needs her!

When a flash of lightning destroys the venue for his family's annual Christmas ball, Lord Benedict Sheffield intends to enjoy a relaxing holiday for once. But after twelve days of beguiling Lady Amelia's guerrilla tactics, he's up to his cravat with tinsel . . . and tumbling head over heels in love.

My rating:

Lady Amelia Pembroke knows the only way she could get her younger brother, the Duke of Ravenwood, married, is to get married herself. And what better way to find a husband than at the annual Sheffield Christmas ball. Unfortunately, the annual ball is canceled due to a lightning strike, so Amelia decides to help Viscount Sheffield find another venue and organize the ball so she can find a suitable husband. But you know what they say about the best laid plans...

I've been meaning to read this for a while, ever since I enjoyed the first book in this series, but I somehow never took the time. I guess I prefer to read my series in bigger "gulps". So, after receiving the invitation to read the third instalment in the series, I decided it was now time to "dig out my eating utensils". Three books (in a series) in a row, no problem.

After reading it, I can't help but kick myself for not doing it sooner. I loved it. I adored Amelia, the little bulldozer that didn't know what hit her, I adored Benedict, the adorable rake that didn't know what hit him, I laughed at Amelia brother's reaction underneath the kissing ball...I loved everything. It had humor, it had romance, it had lovable characters... The only thing that might have been improved a bit was the length. It was too short. Otherwise, I have absolutely no complaints.


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