MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of
Mistletoe, Mischief, and the Marquis
by Amelia Grey
St. Martin’s Press /Swerve
The Marquis of Wythebury, is expecting an ordinary Christmastide at Hurst—until he is set upon by a beautiful miss who takes him to task for not allowing his young nephews to play outside. In his mind, a five and seven year old needn’t get chilled in the snow; better to plop them in front of the fire with a book. Few people have ever been brave enough to challenge him over anything, much less the rearing of his wards. The cheeky Miss Prim has no such compunction. No matter how fetching he finds her, he can’t give in to his attraction…for she is the sister of his best friend.
Growing up the middle child of five rambunctious girls, Lillian Prim doesn’t understand why two young boys visiting Hurst don’t know how to play until she meets their dashing guardian. The Marquis of Wythebury is commanding and intensely serious-minded. To her surprise, she’s captivated by him. It’s all she can do not to give into her feminine fantasies about her kissing him. Lillian has no intention of falling in love with the Marquis, but she will create Christmastide mischief and teach the boys and the handsome Marquis how to play.
As I have come to expect from Amelia Grey this is a well developed story even though it is a novella and therefore a short read.
The characters are engaging, particularly the young nephews of the Marquis who try so hard to please their uncle. They are small boys however and are not immune to getting into mischief.
Our heroine feels that boys will be boys and that they should therefore not be confined to studies and indoor activities. Our hero is of a different thought on this subject. This becomes a conflict of wills in short order.
This engaging Christmas story is not to be missed.
I would give this book a 4.5 out of 5 star rating for storyline and character development. Like most of Ms. Grey’s books it is more sweet than sexy so gets 2 of 5 flames for heat.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion.
About The Author:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Amelia Grey read her first romance book when she was thirteen. She’s been a devoted reader of love stories ever since.
Amelia has been happily married to her high school sweetheart for over thirty-five years and she lives on the beautiful gulf coast of Northwest Florida.
She is a two-time winner of the prestigious Booksellers Best Award, and she has also won the Aspen Gold, and Golden Quill awards. Writing as Gloria Dale Skinner, she won the coveted Romantic Times Award for Love and Laughter and the Maggie Award. Amelia’s books have been published in Europe, Indonesia, Turkey, Russia, and Japan. Several of her books have been featured in Doubleday and Rhapsody Book Clubs.
The Duke In My Bed and The Earl Claims A Bride were Amelia’s first two books in the widely acclaimed “The Heirs’ Club of Scoundrels” trilogy. The third book Wedding Night With the Earl is coming in March 2016.
You can email Amelia at AmeliaGrey@comcast.net.
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Amelia Grey announces the first book in her new trilogy
The Rakes of St. James
LAST NIGHT WITH THE DUKE
By Elizabeth Rose, Dawn Brower, Rebekah Lewis, Tammy Andresen,
Maggie Dallen, Allison Merritt, Rebecca Lovell & Amanda Mariel
$0.99 at Amazon
Pirates, romance, adventure… 8 stories filled with excitement and heart-stirring jaunts across the high seas.
Restless Sea Lord (Book 1 of the Legendary Bastards of the Crown) by Elizabeth Rose
A triplet bastard of King Edward III vows revenge against the king, abducting a noblewoman who gets caught in the midst of a raid.
Saved by My Blackguard by Dawn Brower
Paul Dewitt travels back in time, battles pirates, a raging storm, and discovers the one woman he can’t live without. Can he save them both and live happily ever after?
Through the Maelstrom by Rebekah Lewis
A birthday wish, a pirate out of time, a modern day fairytale… Introverted Selena wishes for a romance, but when Christophe is pulled 300 years from the past with every intention of claiming her, can she believe in the impossible and follow her heart?
Unexpected Treasure by Tammy Andresen
Sarah Wentworth is a hunted woman. Fleeing her powerful uncle, she plunges headlong into a storm at sea and Rex Masters. He seems the hero, but can she trust him?
One Night at Sea by Maggie Dallen
A dashing captain mistakes the pirate Penelope for a proper debutante. Now it’s a battle of the heart—who will win the ultimate treasure during their one night at sea?
Sin and the Sea by Allison Merritt
Captain Sinda Pound has her heart set on revenge, but her enemy’s son reminds her that past is tumultuous as the sea and love is sweeter than any bounty.
At Her Pleasure by Rebecca Lovell
When the only son of a British governor is taken captive by pirates, an unexpected beauty on their hidden island makes him question everything waiting for him at home.
Captivated by the Captain by Amanda Mariel
What happens when an American heiress to a shipping company crosses paths with a pirate? Can two people whose life paths are at odds find common ground?
No Groom at the Inn
Print List Price: $4.99
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Megan Frampton’s delightful characters and delicious sense of humor always entertain!”
– Sabrina Jeffries
In this Dukes Behaving Badly holiday novella, a young lady entertains a sudden proposal of marriage—to a man she’s only just met
What does a lady do when a man she’s never seen before offers his hand in marriage? Lady Sophronia Bettesford doesn’t scream and run away. Instead, she accepts the shocking proposition. After all, what’s her other choice? To live with her cousin, caring for six children and a barnyard full of chickens?
James Archer has roamed the world, determined never to settle down. He’s faced danger and disaster…he fears nothing and no one—except his mother and her matchmaking ways. So when ordered to attend a Christmastime house party filled with holiday cheer and simpering young misses, he produces—a fiancée!
Sophronia and James vow to pretend to be in love for one month. But when they promise to give each other a Christmas kiss, it becomes clear that this pact made out of necessity might just be turning into love.
An Avon Romance
Christmas Kisses and Cookies
A Fabulously Funny Feel Good
Christmas Romantic Comedy
Newly Edited Sept 2016
Plus Secret Cookie Recipe
by Linda West
Digital Format $0.99 at Amazon
“Funny, cute and heartwarming. It’s very light and wholesome but if you get the side ways humor really super funny. I personally laughed so hard my husband kept asking me what I was reading! I loved the off beat humor and the Christmas crazy inhabitants of Kissing Bridge are so adorable. This is exactly what I was looking for in a Christmas book! I wish I could give it 10 stars!”
S.Stevens – Kindle Good Books
“Within a matter of pages I was laughing my socks off and immediately fell in love with the slightly crazy Summer … Linda West has such a knack for the humorous side of characters … Her writing style is so upbeat and unique and over the top inspirational!! Lifted my heart and made me feel cozy! I hope to see more of these characters I’ve come to love – can’t wait to see what happens next in this sweet town of Kissing Bridge!”
This is a hilarious light hearted and charming romance about a delightfully funny family and their determination to win the prestigious Christmas cookie competition against all odds. It’s sure to bring a smile to your face and uplift your heart and make it a truly magical blue ribbon Christmas!
Los Angeles super model, Summer Landers, finds herself stuck going home for Christmas after ten years of avoiding the heartbreak she left there. After a snowstorm hits closing most of the airports, she is forced to fly back to Christmas-obsessed Kissing Bridge Mountain where people take their holidays, and cookies seriously. Upon arrival Summer finds her family legacy in shambles. Despite the Landers winning the blue ribbon every year for decades at the Christmas Fair Cookie Competition, somehow they had been unthroned by their neighbor Mrs. Beaverton! The Landers women, with their family curse and strange and unique talents, now must struggle to find a way to best their competition who has secretly employed the help of the Evil-Martha Stewart. Besides dealing with the crazy antics of the town people,Summer must also avoid her ex boyfriend Brad, who has returned home for the Christmas holidays as well. Now she is confronted with her feelings and the truth about that fateful night under the mistletoe so long ago.. Mistletoe kisses and cookies are too much to deal with, and try as she might it looks like Summer is destined to relive the worst nightmare of her life. Luckily, Christmas brings miracles and Kissing Bridge is full of them so anything can happen…
This is a recent newly edited edition.
Look for the follow up to this book – “Holiday Kisses and Valentine Wishes”, “Chocolate Kisses and Heartfelt Wishes”,” Firework Kisses and Summertime Wishes” and about to be released in September 2016 “Paris Kisses and Christmas Wishes” where the fun on Kissing Bridge Mountain continues!
Beauty and the Beast
A modern, fantasy fairy tale retelling
Not quite the fairy tale Book 3
by May Sage
Digital List Price: $3.99
FREE For a Limited Time at Amazon
“Let me tell you one thing, Beast: if your Prince ever returns, watch his back. There are thousands who would gladly throw daggers at it.”
And Belle would be first in line.
Ten years ago, he was Prince Aiden, heir of Jereena, at the top of the world – now, they call him Beast.
Aiden has landed on his feet, his exclusive club is the place to be, he makes hundreds of thousands a night.
What else could he possibly want?
Belle grew up during the Anarchy, and the corrupted system screwed her, big time, but she managed to get by.
Then, her stupid brother goes and steals from the Beast, who demands her as payment.
Well, her, a pile of cash, or her sister – option two and three aren’t acceptable.
Intended for a mature audience.
Beauty and the Beast is the third volume of Not quite the Fairy Tale, however it’s a standalone.
A Little Siren
Beauty and the Beast
The Snow Queen
White as Snow
Sleeping Beauty (upcoming)
***Beware of strong language and adult situations.***