The Twelve Days of Seduction by Máire Claremont

Book Review:

A well-developed plot and surprisingly complex characters highlight this Christmas Themed novella, and provide plenty of heartwarming moments for readers fond of Victorian romance.

Adriana has overcome her lowly beginnings and risen to the position of governess for the Duke’s ward.  All of her backstory presented to Alexander, however, was a lie: yet her capable care and concern for his ward was never an issue.  When he confronts Adriana with his knowledge of her deception, and insists that she becomes his mistress, she counters his proposition. 

Desperate to save her position and not lose her connection to the little girl, Adriana is guarded and unsure,  especially when Alexander’s questions become more pointed, and he accepts with a fair amount of grace, her chastisement.

Despite the brevity of the story, characters are beautifully developed showing their fears and concerns and present each character with a new view on hope, life and love. Máire Claremont has given these characters a clear path to their happy ever after, and provided a clever background that highlights the potential of Christmas for everyone.

The Twelve Days of Seduction by Máire Claremont

Title: The Twelve Days of Seduction
Author: Máire Clermont
Genre: Historical Romance
Published by: Entangled Publishing, Flaunt
Format:eARC
Source: Publisher
Pages: 76
Rated: four-stars
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Alexander Hunt, Eighth Duke of Berresford, is aware his ward's governess misrepresented herself to gain employment, and he’s quite displeased, even if she is one of the most intelligent women’s he’s ever met. His ward deserves a reputable governess, so he threatens to give Adriana the sack mere days before Christmas.

Desperate to convince the sexy duke not to tear her from the little girl she's grown to adore, Adriana challenges him to prove she’s not the reputable governess he believed he hired. If he can seduce her before the Twelve Days of Christmas have come to an end, she will leave without protest.

But when they find the challenge more difficult than either imagined, can they face the consequences of their decisions?

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

About Máire Clermont

011 Golden Heart winner Máire Claremont first fell in love with Mr. Rochester, not Mr. Darcy. Drawn to his dark snark, she longed to find a tortured hero of her own… until she realized the ramifications of Mr. Rochester locking his frst wife up in his attic. Discovering the errors of her ways, Máire now looks for a real-life Darcy and creates deliciously dark heroes on the page. Oh, and she wants everyone to know her name is pronounced Moira. Her parents just had to give her an Irish Gaelic name.