A Bluestocking Christmas
Sinful words, wicked pleasures and a ghost all add up to A Bluestocking Christmas with a Dickens of a twist.
As a young man, Simon, Viscount Wycombe learned the painful truth that a tradesman’s daughter is suitable only for liaisons and nothing more. But Ivy Beecham is a far cry from his preconceived notions, and he’s determined to have her. But when she rejects him, it only increases his determination to seduce her into a world of sin and pleasure.
Ivy Beecham knows first-hand that handsome aristocrats like Simon can’t be trusted. But the intellectual scoundrel is hellbent on making her his mistress, using every means at his seductive disposal. When she refuses to give away her heart on Christmas Eve, a ghostly specter shows her in one night why her surrender can be the greatest gift of all.
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A bestselling author of spicy historical and paranormal romance, Monica Burns penned her first short romance story at the age of nine when she selected the pseudonym she uses today. Her historical book awards include the 2011 RT BookReviews Reviewers Choice Award and the 2012 Gayle Wilson Heart of Excellence Award for Pleasure Me. She is also the recipient of the prestigious paranormal romance award, the 2011 PRISM Best of the Best award for Assassin’s Heart. From the days when she hid her stories from her sisters to her first completed full-length manuscript, she always believed in her dream despite rejections and setbacks. A workaholic wife and mother, Monica believes it’s possible for the good guy to win if they work hard enough.
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I thought it was going to be another conventional Regency feel romance. That notion was blown away in the first chapter. If you’re looking for a steamy historical, this is definitely worth the read. I loved the fact that Ivy is an independent woman able to take care of herself without having to either sell her body or enter a marriage of convenience. Simon is the type of hero that will melt your heart and your knees! He’s a good hearted man who can admit to his mistakes and never give up on what he wants. Plus there’s the little hint of a ghost, which I actually wish there would have been more of.
It kept me reading and I even found myself a little misty eyed toward the end. A Bluestocking Christmas would be a good way to warm the home fires on a cold night.