My Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
Spice Level: 💋1/2
A misunderstanding that wounds the bonds of friendship leads a lady to find the love of her life.
Lady Natalie’s betrothal is ended and frees her to pursue the man of her dreams. During a holiday party she discovers the lord she desires in attendance. So hatches a plan to snare him.
Lord Christian St. Vella the Marquis of Knightly has no desire to marry. The more Lady Natalie chases the more irritated he becomes. As the party progresses he cannot help but see past her shallow exterior and recognizes a lady he could fall for.
Will they come together to share a unforgettable Christmastide.
I had been waiting for this one and it did not disappoint! In the first book of this duet, Lady Natalie was the girl that caused the problems and you hated her for it, but her story will melt your heart. She isn’t a heartless mean girl she is actually lonely and insecure and her parents don’t help. First, she feels like her best friend betrayed her and then is told she is marrying a man she has never met or heard of. The man she has loved since childhood still sees her as the spoiled little sister of his best friend that followed them everywhere.
Natalie tries to be the lady her parents want by doing what they say, but she still is a bit childlike at times which I think is the reason she comes off as heartless when she acts out when she feels hurt. She slowly changed a bit as the story went on and realized things are not always how they appear.
Christian seems very sweet even with his reputation. There is humor in the way he sees her as a little girl and when he loses at the game he fears what she may have him do. He slowly starts to realize she is a woman now and can’t understand why he isn’t happy to see her married to someone else until he kisses her.
This is a sweet fairytale romance and a must read.
*I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review*