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When a flash of lightning destroys the venue for his family's annual Christmas ball, Lord Benedict Sheffield intends to enjoy a relaxing holiday for once. But after 12 days of beguiling Lady Amelia's guerrilla tactics, he's up to his cravat with tinsel...and tumbling head over heels in love.
Regency-set Historical Romance Novella
Enjoy the laugh-out-loud standalone prequel to USA Today best-selling author Erica Ridley's new Dukes of War regency romance series!
The Dukes of War historical romance books in series order:
The Viscount's Christmas Temptation (#1)
The Earl's Defiant Wallflower (#2)
The Captain's Bluestocking Mistress (#3)
The Major's Faux Fiancee (#4)
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By Heather on 06-14-16
A lovely listen!
Well THAT was an unexpected surprise! I enjoyed this one, quite a lot, actually.
I was expecting very little from this historical romance novella. First of all, this was a freebie, and with only $1.99 extra for the matching audiobook, a total bargain. Second of all, this was an unknown author to me, with some very mixed reviews from my Goodreads friends. However, this was a very sweet story, with a smart, interesting heroine.
I adored the female MC, something that I sometimes struggle with, but I really liked her control and her sensible nature. She was really refreshing, honestly. My main complaint was not the characters or the storytelling, but in how FAST the romance progressed. I could have used waaaay more relationship development than this book gave me.
In terms of audiobook narration, Stevie Zimmerman did a lovely job. She did excellent male and female voices (a MUST for me), and acted out the scenes well. However, the actual recording quality was a little "home recorded" for me. It was a tiny bit muffled sounding, but I got used to it as the story went on, and I didn't mind it much.
While it wasn't perfect, it was an easy, quick listen and an EXCELLENT deal. Historical audio lovers should snatch this one up.
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By Raye on 06-27-15
Delightful short story!!!
What made the experience of listening to The Viscount's Christmas Temptation the most enjoyable?
Plot and characters were pleasant, funny and unpredictable.
What about Stevie Zimmerman’s performance did you like?
Yes! Immensely enjoyed his performance.
Any additional comments?
Sheffield' s Christmas Ball!!! Will Lady Amelia be able to assist Lord Sheffield with the disaster which has fallen upon his Ballroom? Well-developed storyline. Fast-paced read. A beautiful love fun filled romance story.
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