A lovely Christmas Romance that was an earlier read, yet late post to the NetGalley November Challenge
A short and sweet holiday themed novella, this story had clever characters with an obvious attraction, a bit of suspense caused by others looking to keep the couple apart, and a rake working to reform his reputation for the woman he wants. Katharine Ashe has presented a lovely installment in the Prince Catchers.
As a stand-alone story, this does work without great difficulty: the characters and their trials to get to a happy ever after is fast-paced, but developed with enough detail to present a complete story. Jacqueline is a princess, and fully aware of her responsibilities: despite that rather ponderous set of circumstances, and the people who are striving to direct her moves, she develops in confidence and learns to assert herself to achieve what she truly wants, crown or not.
Cam is an earl, and a bit of a rake with a devilish side that will resort to underhanded tactics to achieve his own ends. His reading of Jacqueline’s diary, for example, was unconscionable, and certainly did allow him more insight into wooing her, but surprisingly enough what started for him as a conquest truly did develop into a regard and affection for her.
They present a sweet couple, even as they are conflicted with so many others interfering in their relationship: it became rather frustrating to see the doubts and questions that each had, until finally their attraction and true regard won out. Not a long read at just 100 pages, but a perfectly sweet and fun romance that will please many.
Title: Kisses She Wrote: A Christmas Romance
Author: Katharine Ashe
Genre: Historical Romance, Holiday Themed
Published by: Avon
Source: Publisher Via Edelweiss
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Christmas in town has never been so steamy . . .
Handsome as sin and scandalously rakish, Cam Westfall, the Earl of Bedwyr, is every young lady's wickedest dream. Shy wallflower Princess Jacqueline of Sensaire knows this better than anyone, because her dreams are full of the breathtaking earl's kisses. And not only her dreams—her diary, too.
But when Cam discovers the maiden's not-so-maidenly diary, will her wildest Christmas wishes be fulfilled in its pages . . . or in his arms?
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher Via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.