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A December with a Duke by Collette Cameron
My Rating: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Spice Level: 💋💋💋
He’s entirely the wrong sort of man. That’s what makes him so utterly right.
After a horrific marriage, widow Everleigh Chatterton is cynical and leery of men. She rarely ventures into society, and when she must, she barely speaks to them. Her one regret for refusing to marry again is that she’ll never bear children. As a favor to a friend, she reluctantly agrees to attend a Christmas house-party. Unfortunately, Griffin, Duke of Sheffield is also in attendance. Even though Everleigh has previously snubbed him, she can’t deny her attraction to the confident, darkly handsome duke.
For almost a year, Griffin has searched for the perfect duchess to help care for the orphan he’s taken on. He sets his sights on the exquisite, but unapproachable widow after her sweet interactions with the child impress him. Everleigh vows she’s not interested in him or any other man. But Griffin is convinced he can thaw her icy exterior and free the warm, passionate woman lurking behind the arctic facade. Only, as he pursues her, it’s his heart that’s transformed.
Can Everleigh learn to trust and love again? Will Griffin get his Christmas wish and make her his bride? Or, has he underestimated her wounds and fears and be forced to let her go?
This book is part of a series but it can be read as a stand-alone.
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Even with the dark subject matter of Everleigh’s marriage, this is a heartwarming magical Christmas story. They both thought the worst of each other until that moment in the ballroom with little Sarah. Their hearts were lost to each other in an instant, but they needed to open their hearts to it completely. I loved the scene with Sarah saying her three wishes and could just picture everyone’s reactions.
Everleigh’s life was controlled by a horrible event forcing her to marry and suffer one of the worst loses. Now with both horrible men dead she has freedom and won’t be controlled by a man again. I loved how she got stronger over time and handled the other Mrs. Chatterton. She knew what she needed before agreeing to marry Griffin and helped her heal more.
Griffin knew there was more to Everleigh than what the rumors said and see’s she isn’t an ice queen with Sarah. I loved how open and understanding he was with her even though he didn’t like her condition to thinking about his proposal. He knew he couldn’t let her go.
The ending was perfect and I loved what happened with the other Mrs Chatterton.