My New Release Review of
Kiss Me at Christmas
Playful Brides, #10
by Valerie Bowman
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Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Publication Date: October 30, 2018
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A spirited lady facing spinsterhood. A common man with a noble mission. And a surprise that just might be waiting for them under the mistletoe in Kiss Me At Christmas by Valerie Bowman.
Bow Street Runner Daffin Oakleaf abhors Christmas. Carol singing and holiday cheer only remind him of a dark time. When a close friend calls on him for help, Daffin is happy to capitalize on the distraction. But when he learns the lovely Lady Regina is the one in danger, he’s to become bodyguard to the captivating woman…
Regina has one mission: to find a night of passion in the arms of a gentleman. Considered firmly on the shelf, Regina has given up on marriage—but that doesn’t mean she wants to be denied the pleasure married ladies experience. Daffin has long captured her attention…and when a threat calls him to her side, the sparks between them ignite. But how can a hired bodyguard find his way into Regina’s noble heart?
“Merry, intelligent, and wholly satisfying.”—USA Today
“Sizzles with sensuality.” – Publishers Weekly
“Delicious and suspenseful.” —Kirkus Reviews
We have another winner!
Valerie Bowman never disappoints this reader. This newest book in the wonderful Playful Brides series is full of mystery, action, romance and risks taken.
I love this hero and heroine.
Who is Daffin, the Bow Street Runner really? Will the truth be the end to Regina’s attraction to him when the secret is outed?
Regina and Daffin were meant for each other. We met them in a previous book in this series and now they get their own story.
Regina wants to have things her way and not so subtilty asks Daffin to be her lover for a night.
Daffin is so taken aback by this request that he immediately refuses. Fate has other ideas and throws the two of them together when Regina’s life is threatened. Together they must find where this threat is coming from.
This book is a page turner with cameo appearances by characters from previous books. This is book ten of eleven and although that sounds like a lot of books for one series none have been a disappointment.
I gave this book 4.9 of 5.0 stars (rounded up to 5) for story line and character development. The sensual rating gets 4.0 of 5.0 flames with sizzling intimacy that burns up the pages.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book by invitation from the publisher to read.
This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.
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Mhàiri’s Yuletide Wish by CATHY MACRAE –
What Mhàiri and Michaell receive this Yuletide season could prove more than they had ever dreamed.
Unkissable Knight by ANNA MARKLAND –
Dervenn de Roure is a hero of the Battle of Hastings, the same conflict that left Victorine de Toeni orphaned and facing poverty. She must marry to survive. Dervenn’s scarred face bears testimony to his sacrifice, but the haughty Victorine cannot overlook the fact he is a Breton, not a Norman. It might take the scheming of an unlikely matchmaker like William the Conqueror to make her see Dervenn is the man she needs.
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After being dispatched to Blanchard Creek, Wyoming by her mother as a mail order bride, Christina Mills tumbles from one mishap to another. A story of hurt, scars and the healing power of love.
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Mistletoe Magic by LAUREL O’DONNELL –
A confident knight arrives home to find his childhood friend grown into much more then he remembered. The lady of the castle keeps a dangerous secret that threatens all she holds dear. Will Mistletoe Magic save them?
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The Holly Bears A Berry by ANNA MARKLAND –
Barr de Montbryce finds himself caught up in a race against time to prevent the assassination of a prominent archbishop.
Hollis de Moreville becomes an unwitting victim of her brother Hugh’s murderous intent.
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Blamed by her father for her twin sister’s death on Christmas Eve, Lady Eve Chandos agrees to marry a man she does not love to please him and appease his years of wrath.
Betrayed by his brother at an early age, Sir Gabriel Bedford decides it is time to make amends and attends his brother’s marriage, but he is unprepared for the beauty Lady Eve has grown into and the attraction that quickly sparks between them.
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Ghost of the Thames
by May McGoldrick /Jan Coffey
File Size: 3116 KB
Print Length: 298 pages
Publisher: MM Books
Publication Date: June 23, 2011; 2nd edition
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