The Viscount's Christmas Temptation
The Duke's of War #0.5
Release Date: November 1, 2014
Genre: Historical Romance
Source: Amazon Freebie
Rating: 4.5 Bookworms
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 fete 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.
The Viscount's Christmas Temptation was a delight! It had me giggling aloud and enjoying every minute - every word - from Lady Amelia and Viscount Sheffield.
Lady Amelia is a woman who lives a very structured, organized life. There is nothing she's unprepared for as she believes if the details of life are run efficiently, she is prepared for anything. However, she didn't count on meeting Viscount Sheffield or that spending time with him would prove that taking time for fun is worthwhile when it's spent with the right person.
Viscount Sheffield also lives an orderly life. He simply schedules in the fun. He's worked hard at proving himself worthy of his title and doesn't think he has the time for matrimonial pursuits. His pursuits are more of the short-term nature. But meeting Lady Amelia has him thinking that a challenge would be fun.
The plot was amusing - watching as these two attempt to sway the other towards their own agenda. They each thought they could teach the other something but didn't feel they had anything to learn. They were both wrong on the latter. The banter between them had me smiling and laughing and their chemistry was a lovely thing. The Viscount's Christmas Temptation was a quick, sweet read and I'll definitely check out other books in this series, as well as from Erica Ridley.