Maiden Lane Series by Elizabeth Hoyt
I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley. I decided to share this review because I like this book and think you might too.
Overall Rating: 3.5 (sXe)
Quick & Dirty summary: Adam Rutledge doesn’t particularly like Christmas, but he does like his grandmother. When the Viscount and his mother are stuck on a snowy road near the holidays, Adam resigns himself to spending the holidays as an imposing houseguest. Sarah St. John has an aversion to rakes and there is no one more rakish than Adam. But when the two of them are stuck in the same house, feelings about Christmas and each other change.
The characters in this book really make it a fun read. They are complex and their complexity is revealed, or built, gradually. Adam isn’t the cold-hearted rake that he appears in society, and Sarah isn’t the uptight prude that she acts.
This is a quick read that will help get you into the holiday spirit. This book is a standalone, so you don’t need to have read other books in the series. However, if you have read other books in this series, it’s very much inline with the style and has a few characters you might be curious to hear about again.
Is it worth buying? (Kindle $1.99)
Yes! If you like historical romance and you like the holidays, this is the perfect book for you at a reasonable price.
Something else you might enjoy:
If you’d like to read a full-length Christmas historical romance, try Lisa Kleypas’ Devil in Winter. It has a common theme of rakes, but you’ll find the characters are very different.