Title: The Viscount's Christmas Temptation
Author: Erica Ridley
Series: The Dukes of War, #0.5
Publisher: Intrepid Reads
Publication date: November 1st, 2014
My rating: 5 of 5
(Novella read on November 8th, 2014, from the eARC received from the publisher via NetGalley, in exchange of an honest review.)
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 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.
My Thoughts on the Novella:
The Viscount's Christmas Temptation is a prequel novella, and definitely a read that will make you wish you already have the rest of the series, so you can delve right back into the world of these delightful characters, and maybe, catch another glimpse of these amazing characters. I seriously can't wait for Amelia's brother's book, though it seems will be the last one, so there will be quite the waiting ahead of me.Before I read this novella, I expected your typical Christmas romance read, so I was surprised with the fact that it was so much more. I adored both characters - Amelia & Benedict, they were really lovable as characters, well-developed and know where they stand in life. I also loved the interactions, friendship & more that developed between them. It was really charming, romantic, fun, sweet & lovely, and it was quite the delightful Christmas story, that I know I'll enjoy reading it again & again. This novella made me smile, I had a smile plastered on my face the whole time, and it made me feel all warm & happy inside, so it was perfect!I highly recommend this novella to every fan of lovely & entertaining romance stories, no matter if you're a fan or not of historical romances, this story will capture your heart, and make you swoon & smile!