zondag 14 oktober 2012

Vanessa Kelly - His Mistletoe Bride

Title: His Mistletoe Bride
Release date: October 1, 2012
Publisher: Kensington Books
Genre: Historical Romance

Blame It On The Mistletoe …

When Major Lucas Stanton inherited his earldom, he never dreamed his property would include the previous earl’s granddaughter. Phoebe Linville is a sparkling American beauty, yes, but with a talent for getting into trouble. Witness the compromising position that forced them into wedlock. Whisked away to Mistletoe Manor, his country estate, it isn’t long before she is challenging his rules—and surprising him in and out of bed.

Phoebe has no intention of bowing to Lucas’ stubbornness, even though he offers all that she wants. His kisses and unexpected warmth are enticing, but Phoebe is determined to show the Earl of Merritt what real love is all about. And if that takes twelve nights of delicious seduction by a roaring fire, she’s more than willing to reveal her gifts very slowly…

His Mistletoe Bride by Vanessa Kelly was a great read, I always enjoy reading a holiday spirit novel and this one was no exception. I loved the fact that she used Mistletoe as the manor’s name and that some of the servants had the surname Christmas.

I’m fortunate to have been given the opportunity to read this copy of His Mistletoe Bride by this author for an honest review. This was my first historical novel that I read by Vanessa Kelly and I have to say that she has a great writing style.

Phoebe Linville travels from America to England to meet and live with her grandfather from her mother’s side, after both her parents died. She hopes to finally find the acceptance she desperately craves. After weeks on the sea she arrives in England only to discover that her grandfather has passed away too. Will she accept her grandfather’s last wish or should she return to America alone?

Major Lucas Stanton became the new Lord Merritt when her grandfather past away, now he feels obligated to make sure the old man’s last wish concerning his granddaughter will be followed. Luckily the whole family wants to meet and get to know her and decides to step in.

The chemistry between Lucas and Phoebe was there from the first moment they met, but it became clear that they both wanted something different in their relationship. While Phoebe wants love and family, Lucas only wants Phoebe in his life but at a safe distance with his heart behind the wall he built. We all know that love and determination of a woman is always stronger, so Lucas is in for the ride of his life.

I just loved Phoebe’s English family and the way they accept and welcome Phoebe in their family. The moment they meet her they pull her in the family circle and embrace her as one of theirs from the start.

Vanessa Kelly has written an amazing holiday historical romance novel full of great characters, a good holiday season world building and a fabulous storyline. I’m definitely going to check out her other historical novels because I know I will have a great time reading them.

Author's Bio:

Vanessa Kelly is an award-winning author who was named by Booklist, the review journal of the American Library Association, as one of the “New Stars of Historical Romance.”  Her Regency-set historical romances have been nominated for awards in a number of contests, and her second book, Sex and The Single Earl, won the prestigious Maggie Medallion for Best Historical Romance.  Her latest book, My Favorite Countess, was nominated for an RT Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Regency Historical Romance.

Vanessa spends most of the year in Ottawa, Ontario with her husband, but she’s lucky enough to spend some of the winter near lovely Amelia Island, Florida.  When she’s not dreaming of plots for her next Regency novel, she’s writing contemporary romances with her husband, under the pen name of V.K. Sykes.

Connect with Vanessa Kelly: Website / Blog / Twitter
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