THE DUKES OF WAR BOOK 1
STORY-LINE THE VISCOUNT’S CHRISTMAS TEMPTATION:
The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation’s a clean sweet romance between two independent strong people. Lady Amelia Pembroke manages things, from her brother’s household to persuading Viscount Benedict Sheffield his annual Christmas party must go on. For Amelia has decided to choose her future husband from the attendees using Debrett’s Peerage. She sets out to manage Lord Benedict Sheffield the way she manages everything, like a tiny general in charge of Her Majesties troops.
After lightning and subsequent fire destroy the ballroom, Sheffield’s determined to forgo the Christmas party for much-needed rest and relaxation. Amelia’s determined to manage him into changing his mind for she knows all he needs is her to pull off the party.
Grab a seat, get comfortable, and enjoy this short sweet romance. My regency historical romance novel review of The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
Although a short read of 180 pages, I found I enjoyed this sweet clean romance between two dominate personalities. The writing is clear, clean, and the story-line progresses smoothly. Ridley included all the elements needed to craft an attention holding enjoyable book for an afternoon of reading relaxation.
Ridley created a strong independent woman in Amelia during a time period of woman’s repression. Amelia understands the art of controlling and managing people with grace and finesse. Lord Sheffield’s character is typical for his time, however as time progresses, he sees Amelia as a sweet determined woman with a loving personality. I enjoyed watching Amelia managing Sheffield, but watch out, Amelia just might find herself managed and maneuvered as well.
Also, the pace of the storyline’s on target as it transitions from one scene to another smoothly. Ridley’s development of the characters throughout the book’s fine. I loved watching these two dance around each other as they came to understand their feelings and each other.
Finally, in concluding my regency historical romance novel review of The Viscount’s Christmas Templeton, I found a well-written story-line, believable characters, and sweet clean romance which had no need of sex to satisfy the reader. The book will provide an entertaining afternoon read.
THE VISCOUNT’S CHRISTMAS TEMPTATION RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
I would not hesitate to buy this book for my self or friend. I found The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation suitable for older teens, young adults, and adults.
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Additionally, I received this book from the author and chose to voluntarily review the book with an honest regency historical romance book/novel review. Lastly, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book reviews on-line and on my blog, are my opinions. In addition, the ARC did not affect my voluntary regency historical romance novel review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Author Bio: Provided by author
Erica Ridley is a USA Today and New York Times best-selling author of historical romance novels.In the new Rogues to Riches historical romance series, Cinderella stories aren’t just for princesses… Sigh-worthy Regency rogues sweep strong-willed young ladies into whirlwind rags-to-riches romance with rollicking adventure.
The popular Dukes of War series features roguish peers and dashing war heroes who return from battle only to be thrust into the splendor and madness of Regency England.
When not reading or writing romances, Erica can be found riding camels in Africa, zip-lining through rainforests in Costa Rica, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest.
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THE DUKES OF WAR SERIES
The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation
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 help. 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 is a standalone story in the Dukes of War regency romance series, featuring roguish peers and dashing war heroes who return from battle only to be thrust into the splendor and madness of Regency England.
Current Promotion: FREE DOWNLOAD
Release Date: November 1, 2014
Publisher: Intrepid Reads
Length: 120 pages (15-20k)
Genre: Historical Romance
ISBN: 978-1939713261 (ebook) MSRP: $0.99
ISBN: 978-1939713292 (mmpb) MSRP: $5.99
The Dukes of War romance books in Series Order:
#1 The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation Nov. 2014
#2 The Earl’s Defiant Wallflower Dec. 2014
#3 The Captain’s Bluestocking Mistress Mar. 2015
#4 The Major’s Faux Fiancée Jun. 2015
#5 The Brigadier’s Runaway Bride Sept. 2015
#6 The Pirate’s Tempting Stowaway Dec. 2015
#7 The Duke’s Accidental Wife Mar. 2016
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