Ng in love during Christmas I found this to a large uninspiring collection and all of th Three stories in one book I wasn t really crazy about the three of themChristmas at Blackhaven Castle 3 stars probably the best of the three But it was just okay Nothing for me to get xcited about but it wasn t completely lacking itherGoverness to Christmas Bride 1 star Honeysuckle Miller is basically a school teacher and Lord Chestow arrives to insult her
lecture her on how to discipline As a former school teacher myself I was appalled by this male character telling a school teacher on how to discipline boys by using corporal punishment and then she had the nerve to feel chastised by this man who had no xperience in the classroom himself Kind of like legislators who have no teaching Cannibal experience but make laws regarding teacher rather irks me Then this Lord Chestow starts uoting Bible verses as the authority in corporal punishment I was appalled by this author s ideas And then Miss Miller is suddenly attracted to him soon after he mocks and lectures her I would have been livid by his disrespect Not only this but soon after he has the gall to disrespect her in this manner he reduces her characterven further by viewing her as a mere sex object The author writes If he stood here staring at her bottom for very much longer he would be saluting her with something tangible than an imaginary sword soon after he lectured her about corporal punishment being the correct way to handle boys Throughout the rest of the story Lord Chestow continues to act like an arrogant immature jerk and only out for himself He continues to tease and mock Miss Miller He is not the type of man I would personally ver want as a suitor Duchess by Christmas 2 stars The male character in this story is just as bad as the one in Governess to Christmas Bride Regan arrives at the home of childhood friend Duke of Blair with her 3 half siblings for the Christmas holiday But he has decided that in order to impress 3 potential bride choices "For Himself He Wants Regan To Act In The Role "himself he wants Regan to act in the role governess to her 3 siblings His mother who always has had a horrible attitude towards Regan also treats Regan with disdain and disrespect Gabriel the Duke of Blair never takes Regan s feelings into account He is another arrogant jerk who is only concerned with himself and his future prospects never about what Regan wants Dukes Governesses Ladies in disguises as governesses Ladies asked to pretend to be governessesThese are the characters in the three Christmas novellas contained in Gift Wrapped Governess In ach case the women have been known to the dukes since childhood so the seeming insta love isn t as bizarre as it might initially appearHere s the thing these books always have the anticipated happy Man, Son of Man ending You know what you re getting regardless of the lack of historicity They re good fun and light reading Take them for that alon. S the prim governessDuchess by Christmas by Marguerite KayeMasuerading as a governess to help the brooding Duke of Blair find a wife is not how Regan Stuartxpected to spend Christmas Then he steals an unexpected kiss ndangering Regan's heartunless Gabriel can see beyond her dowdy costume and realize she's his perfect Christmas bri.
And Lecture Her On How To Discipline
Download ↠ PDF, Book or Kindle PUB ↠ Sophia JamesRidiculous instant love short stories but great fun Enjoyable fluff to get romance readers in the mood for Christmas I don t have much lse to say besides I Uncommon Wisdom enjoyed it some of the thoughtsthemes were interesting but when 3 stories share the space one novel would normally take up there s not all that much room for surprises That s part of the charm though simple plots that would be stretched thin in a longer book but that werenjoyable in shorter stories Christmas at Blackhaven Castle Sophia James Lawd but this story was terrible Not only was it shallow and silly but
exactly was the of setting it in the 1810s "If you re not going to play within the societal bounds of your "you re not going to play within the societal bounds of your time period then why choose it at allThat was bad Unseen City enough but this story contained a lot of my suicks including a major power imbalance and a creepy age difference The heroine spends half the story thinking that the hero was once her mother s lover and the other half wanting him to be her lover Ugh gross That plus themployeremployee power differential was too much Do not wantGoverness to Christmas Bride Annie Burrows Ms Burrows is one of my auto read authors and for the most part I really Art enjoyed this story The hero and heroine had knownach other since they were children the heroine is the hero s sister s BFF though they hadn t always gotten along The heroine is very prickly for good reason mind and for some reason this time the hero is turned on by it instead of off He takes advantage of her position as the household governess and with his kisses his compromises her reputation managing to get her thrown out into a storm before Christmas He runs off gallantly after her but he doesn t really take no or any of her protestations seriously which was my major problem with this story I don t like a hero who takes no to mean yes ven when he has the best of intentions towards his heroine She is Her Own Person After All And Deserves To Have A own person after all and deserves to have a in her future I think the truncated nature of the novella hurts this story because verything happens so fast that it s hard to feel the love that both main characters proclaimDuchess by Christmas Marguerite Kaye The best of the bunch by a far margin though not without some niggles The heroine and the hero are childhood friends who grew up together heroine as the steward s daughter hero as the heir to a ducal state When her father died her family moved away and the pair lost touch 12 years later the hero contacts the heroine and asks for her help to select an appropriate bride one who will be a good mother to his future children His own childhood was abject misery and he s determined that his children when have than he did The heroine with her 3 half siblings present the perfect ready made family of distant cousins on which to try out the potential brides Meanwhile the hero and the heroine are reconnecting and remembering their childhood friendship alon. Christmas at Blackhaven Castle by Sophia JamesIn disguise penniless Lady Seraphina Moreton seeks sanctuary at the Duke of Blackhaven's castle just days before Christmas Trey swore never again to be beguiled by a beautiful face but as governess Seraphina gets close to his unruly motherless children he wants the festive joy she brings. G with a very adult attraction that has now sprung up between them and ach agonize over their attraction given that he is supposed to be choosing a different brideThis story definitely had the most developedWhat Exactly Was The
both main and cast and it was the most ntertaining to read The "children were adorable the potential brides ach had distinct personalities and weren t all horrible harpies to the "were adorable the potential brides Notes for the Everlost each had distinct personalities and weren t all horrible harpies to the or the heroine who was posing as her siblings governess I like it when characters have some depth and shades of gray to themThending is predictable but sweet I thought the sex scene was When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) extraneous and actually spoiled the romance with lust and made it seem like they had to marryven though that s not how it played out in the No Biggy! end I m glad there was not Grand Romantic Gesture though the dialogue during the marriage proposal scene was a bit OTTEither way it was a very pleasant way to spend Christmas afternoon and I m always happy to add another story by Ms Kaye to my read pile Good stories In the first I liked the way that Trey immediately saw that Seraphina was in need of his help It didn t take him long to fall for her In the second I wasn t very impressed with Lord Chepstow He was too heedless of how his actions affected others though he was getting better by thend of the story In the third the Duke was pretty cold blooded in the way he was searching for a bride I did like the way that he treated the children and that he soon saw that he wouldn t be happy with anyone Crush It! except Regan Gift Wrapped Governesses contains three long short stories all with a Christmas and Regency romantic themeThese areasy reads and would make an ideal seasonal gift for fans of the genre Governess to Christmas Bride Forgettable although it is hard to set up HEA in a short story I liked how the characters of both hero and heroine are improved by the other Was a bit surprised by use of the L word as I had actually uite Attracting Birds to Your Backyard enjoyed that they were acting on the potential for love I found this set of novellas while I was looking for 2 in a series of books by Annie Burrows The novella Governess to Christmas bride tells the story of Lord Chepstow who played a role in the beginning of the first book in the series Lord Harclock s list The thought of a helping his friend find a wife sends him fleeing to the country and of course he finds his own love Well written and a cute story Really want the protagonist to get her come uppance though That probably would have been a longer bookThe Annie Burrows series I mentioned is 1 Lord Harclock s list 2 Governess to Christmas bride 3 The debutantes daring proposalPleasantly surprised with the Duchess by Christmas Good character depth and felt really drawn to both the hero and heroine Christmas at Blackhaven was very sweet Very feel good both heroine and hero had gone through struggles This was an average collection of short stories about governesses falli. To stay well beyond Christmas DayGoverness to Christmas Bride by Annie BurrowsLord Chepstow hasn't seen Honeysuckle Miller since she was a plain awkward schoolgirl Now she's not so plain and is looking after the host's children at a lavish Christmas house party And the last thing Lord Chepstowxpected to want on his Christmas listCharacters Both Main And