Published: December 24th 2019
Length: 200 pages
My Rating: 4 stars
Meg Church adores two things: life in a village of perennial Yuletide, and the freedom of being a spinster with no reputation to protect. Oh, very well, three things: She’s harbored a secret tendre for Christmas curmudgeon Lucien le Duc since the moment she first glimpsed him. But the sexy blacksmith won’t give her the time of day, much less a night of torrid passion.
Ever since Lucien le Duc was forced to flee his beloved France during the revolution, his all-consuming goal has been to recover not only his lost land and fortune, but also his rightful place among the French aristocracy. He would never be distracted by an English dairy maid’s sultry glances… or her soul-consuming kisses… or the temptation to turn one night into forever…
Meg is not your typical historical romance heroine. She is no innocent wallflower. She is a woman who embraces life and is upfront about her sexual wants and desires. I have waited for Lucien’s story since we were first introduced to him. I couldn’t wait to discover his story. I wasn’t disappointed. These two had chemistry, and I was laughing out loud at some of their interactions.
This is the last in this year’s publications of the Twelve Dukes of Christmas series. I look forward to revisiting this quirky town next Christmas.
I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
*Blurb and cover image via Goodreads.