by Monica Burns
WARNING: An intelligent, well-read hero who uses illicit wordplay to get what he wants meets a librarian resistant to his words of seduction until the ghost of Christmas past comes calling.
Sinful words, wicked pleasures and a ghost all add up to A Bluestocking Christmas with a Dickens of a twist.
As a young man, Simon, Viscount Wycombe learned the painful truth that a tradesman’s daughter is suitable only for liaisons and nothing more. But Ivy Beecham is a far cry from his preconceived notions, and he’s determined to have her. But when she rejects him, it only increases his determination to seduce her into a world of sin and pleasure.
Ivy Beecham knows first-hand that handsome aristocrats like Simon can’t be trusted. But the intellectual scoundrel is hellbent on making her his mistress, using every means at his seductive disposal. When she refuses to give away her heart on Christmas Eve, a ghostly specter shows her in one night why her surrender can be the greatest gift of all.
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This was a great holiday read. Sophisticated and intellegent! This novella is a beautiful love story about leaving to trust and allowing others into their live and heart.
Simon is an aristocrat who has had his heart broken by a woman he loved when he was younger. This woman also happened ot be "common". Ever since then, his opinion of woman is one that isn't high.
Ivy has had her own heart broken by an aristocrat and similar to Simon has a bad opinion of all aristocrats. She will not allow him and his sudcutive workds to penetrate her walls.
As the blurb says, there's a Dicken's twist. This adds that holiday charm and a bit of mystery. This is a Monica Burns book so there are some sexy, steamy scenes. however, they are classy and fit well for the story.
Overall, a great quick read to put you in the holiday mood.
Rating: 4 Stars - Loved It
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author, Monica Burns in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.