by Manda Collins
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Published by: St. Martin's Press - October 14, 2014
Genre: Regency Romance
Rating: 3.5 Stars
NOTICE: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
When Sir Lucien Blakemore arrives at his cousin’s estate for a week long Christmas party, he’s shocked to see Miss Winifred Nightingale among the other guests. Employed by his neighbor back in Yorkshire, the governess with the lovely eyes has always seemed off limits, but she’s visiting here as a guest—and there’s nothing like a little mistletoe to make the spirits bright…
Miss Winifred Nightingale never dreamed a holiday visit with her sister would lead to both ladies spending Christmas as the local lord’s guests. But the big surprise is when she finds the handsome Sir Lucien Blakemore staying there too. Their attraction between is undeniable, but will an old nemesis and a party guest bent on mischief make their first kiss under the mistletoe their last?
Regency? Check. Hot Lord? Check. Christmas? Check. Mystery? Check. This light romance has it all. I did, however, find my interest waning about 70% of the way through. I wasn't all that interested to find out who was trying to sabotage Winnie's betrothal to Lucien. I also didn't think it was plausible that a Lord would just agree to pretend to be engaged to a woman beneath him so easily. Nevertheless, it was a quick, light read.