The Duke and Miss Christmas: The Heirs’ Club of Scoundrels Trilogy #2.5 by Amelia Grey

The Duke and Miss Christmas: The Heirs' Club of Scoundrels Trilogy #2.5 by Amelia Grey

The first I have read by Amelia Grey, the novella length The Duke and Miss Christmas certainly has me interested enough to explore the other books in The Heir’s Club of Scoundrels trilogy.


Book Review:

Crispin, Duke of Hurst is at a bit of loose ends at Christmastime, and accepts an invitation to his uncle’s country estate.  Expecting a few house parties, good company and cheer, no one is more surprised than he when, after coming to the rescue of a young girl finds himself under attack from a hellion wielding a basket.

That hellion is none other than Gwen Primm, having gotten the wrong end of the stick when her little (and occasionally intractable) sister Sybil twists her ankle and Crispin is simply stepping in to help. Add to this misunderstanding, Gwen soon is informed that the attacked is a Duke, and a friend and fellow ‘club’ member of her brother in law.

A bad experience during her season has Gwen unwilling to acknowledge the attraction she feels, and the two of them are engaged in a battle of wills until inevitability and attraction take over.  As just eighty-four pages, while the story itself is reasonably complete, I wanted more to show the characters and some time to build their relationship to better feel and believe in their connection. Smart dialogue, humor and a solid pathway for the couple all work in the abbreviated form, and no great swathes of information were missing, I just wanted more.  A highly enjoyable, lighthearted and quick reading story, it is the perfect introduction to Grey’s work and this series.

The Duke and Miss Christmas: The Heirs’ Club of Scoundrels Trilogy #2.5 by Amelia Grey

Title: The Duke and Miss Christmas
Author: Amelia Grey
Series: The Heirs' Club of Scoundrels Trilogy #2.5
Also in this series: Mistletoe, Mischief, and the Marquis
Genre: Historical Romance, Holiday Themed, Regency
Published by: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 1250085152
Published on: October 13th 2015
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Pages: 84
Rated: four-stars
Heat: One FlameHalf a Flame

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Crispin, the Duke of Hurst, has never met a woman he couldn't handle--until he's hit over the head with a basketful of mistletoe by a young lady who mistakes his intentions. When he gets into a tussle with her--and she can hold her own--Crispin knows he has finally met his match.

Miss Gwen Prim is mortified that she attacked a duke, but even more concerning is the way her resolve melts when she's near him. She's never felt this way about a London gentleman in her life. And with the magic of Christmas in the air, she may end up with a proposal she didn't this delightful Regency gem

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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

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About Amelia Grey

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.

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