( [READ] Christmas with the Duchess ) AUTHOR Tamara Lejeune – nettlecombewestsomerset.co.uk
When Miss Gangster Meets Her Match uAl for the H and h She s the experienced slightly jaded and seemingly rakish older woman He s about 10 years younger somewhat naive and innocent not only sexually he s a virgin but also in the ways of the ton that superficial self centered vapidpper class of which our heroine Emma is a member as the Duchess of Warwick widow of the late duke and mother of the adolescent present dukeOur hero Nicholas has just recently come into an earldom after a life at sea as a naval officer He s brought to the first Christmas gathering by his newly met aunt Anne and
UNCLE HUGH AND THEIR FOUR MARRIAGEHugh and their four marriage daughters Poor young innocent Nicholas doesn t fit in at all well with the manipulative greedy self centered relatives and friends gathered there Struck by Emma s beauty he falls in love with her in spite of the fact that she is manipulative herself but not necessarily greedy nor self centered More to the point she s focused on her children and trying to regain guardianship of them from ncle HughIt s pointless to summarize the plot Suffice it to say that we have lots of bedhopping conniving deception manipulation
Scheming Etc By Mostetc by most those gathered together I didn t find myself liking anyone but Nicholas Not even the duchess young sons had admirable alities They came across as spoiled and arrogant Perhaps heroine Emma shows a bit of a softer side at the end but you have to look hard at her to find something very admirable in her eitherAll that said however it was an entertaining plot what with all the above mentioned conniving deception scheming and bedhopping and the book is well written The Problem Is That You is that you find yourself entertained yet very annoyed at the same time by how horrid and True Paradise useless all these people are I wanted to like this one than I did Unfortunately the main characters didn t really appeal The saving grace though was found in theirky secondary characters they kept me reading I liked the interplay between the heroine s twin brother and their spunky spinster aunt Looks like we have a winner in the replacing The Snow een as the worst book Eileen has ever read contest Wish I could give it zero stars because it is the dumbest historical romance I ever read Liked the cover art though The characters were nlikable or ignorant and despicable to family friend and foe Only finished it because I couldn t believe how it got ridiculous with each chapter Couldn t root for the main couple either and the love scenes were horrible Characters constantly discuss sex but no one has a romantic love scene Will never read anything by this author again I will stick to Tessa Dare Karen Ranney Karen Hawkins Mary Balogh Nora Roberts etc for great romance novel. Emma A new pair of Hessians A kiss from Emma nder the mistletoe Christmas with the Duchess. .
I have no idea why I finished this It was like a train wreck I suppose I couldn t look away It was not romantic and not Christmassy The characters all drove me nuts Two stars only because I did manage #To Finish It Glad I # finish it Glad I it for only 50 cents What is it they say The path to true love is a rocky one That is definitely the case here I do have to say that this is one of the best romances that I have read this yearNicholas a career navy man has recently become the 4th Earl of Camford He is green grass Usually it is the female protagonist who is nsure in the world of nobility Not here It is interesting to watch the interactions between Nicholas and Emma the Duchess of Warwick And the supporting cast of characters are a riot I especially love the antics of Emma s twin Lord Colin and Lady Harriet an old spinster aunt by marriage to Emma who by the way is a widow Appallingly bad terrible Jonathan Visits the White House unlikable characters confusing storyline supposedly a Christmas story definitely not It may have been set at Christmas but Scrooge had Christmas spirit BEFORE the ghosts arrived Received read and reviewed for The Season for RomanceEmma Fitroy Duchess of Warwick is staying at Warwick Palace for the Christmas holiday where she hopes to be reunited with her two young sons who were taken away after her husband s death As family begins to arrive she meets Nicholas St Austell the newly appointed Lord Camford Ten years her junior Emma certainly has no intentions of getting romantically involved with Nicholas Nicholas just recently came into the earldom after having spent most of his life at sea as a naval officer Orphaned at a young age the Royal Navy is the only home he has known so he is very apprehensive about his newly acuired title property and family members He is takennder the protection of Uncle Hugh whom he ickly learns is not so benevolent and actually has lterior motives Uncle Hugh wants Nicholas he Από τη Μήδεια στη Σταχτοπούτα, Η ιστορία του φαλλού uickly learns is not so benevolent and actually haslterior motives Uncle Hugh wants Nicholas marry one of his five marriage hungry daughters and make one of them the next Lady Camford Nicholas is completely blind to his This Poison Will Remain uncle s schemes especially when he meets the beautiful Emma Heickly falls nder her spell although no one not even the reader "understands why I really wanted to like Christmas with the Duchess but sadly that did "why I really wanted to like Christmas with the Duchess but sadly that did happen for me Other than the novel taking place over the course of three Christmases there isn t any Christmas spirit or cheer in this story It plays out as of a Regency farce than a romanceAs for our main characters we have role reversal with the heroine being the older slightly jaded seemingly rakish woman and the hero being boy than man with his naivet and lack of experience both sexually and socially Unfortunately I felt no con. Nicholas St Austell's Christmas Wish List An invitation to a holiday house party A shiny gol.