My Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ 1/2
Spice Level: 💋1/2
***As seen in the holiday anthology TIS THE SEASON***
The second of five impoverished sisters, Miss Elinor Conley knows her dream of becoming a lady is farfetched. When an unmarried gentleman happens by her brother’s smithy, it is up to her to act quickly—and rashly—to secure his interest. But Grantham Wendell, Earl Chelford, isn’t in the market for anything more than a new horseshoe. What’s a bachelor to do when an innocent miss turns up at his Christmas Eve bacchanalia? He ought to make her leave, but his Twelfth Night party just became more entertaining…
This a sweet little Christmas time read. Elinor set her cap on Grantham after seeing him at her brother’s smithy and comes up with a plan to marry him, but it doesn’t quite go as planned. There are some twists that I loved like her aunt that I wasn’t expecting and his party that was very scandalous.
Elinor is bold in her plans but didn’t think it through all the way. She is extremely innocent which is cute at times and it somewhat protects her from things.
Grantham has this scandalous the party every year to cover up his pain. He quickly changed his thinking once he saw Elinor and tried to protect her.
If you like sweet read then you will like this one.