Short Book Review-Twas The Night After Christmas

Short Book Review-Twas The Night After Christmas'Twas the Night after Christmas by Sabrina Jeffries
Also in this series: The Truth About Lord Stoneville, What the Duke Desires, When the Rogue Returns, How the Scoundrel Seduces, If the Viscount Falls
Series: The Hellions of Halstead Hall #6, The Duke's Men #0.5
Published by Gallery Books on October 30th 2012
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era, Holiday Romance
Pages: 368
ISBN: 1451642466
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Pierce Waverly, the Earl of Devonmont, has been estranged from his mother for most of his life. When his mother’s new companion, Mrs. Camilla Stuart, writes to tell him that his mother is seriously ill, he goes home. But when he learns that the lovely widow tricked him in order to effect a holiday reconciliation, he refuses to stay—unless she meets his “terms.” Somewhere between trying to seduce the beautiful Camilla and struggling with the cruel memories of his childhood Christmases, Pierce discovers that not only does forgiveness go two ways, but that love can blossom even in the coldest of winters.

My Review

Twas the Night After Christmas bridges two series together, “Helliions of Halstead Hall” and “The Duke’s Men”. After recently reading the first book in the Dukes Men series, I was really excited to read this story. It does take place before the first one begins where we do see a involvement Of Dominic. This story is centered on Pierce and Camilla. Pierce is a Earl, but hasn’t had the easiest of upbringings. When he was younger, his mother was everything, until he was sent away to school, and she never wrote him, she wouldn’t let him come home for the holidays, and as he became an adult he became bitter against his mother, and now never sees her. Until he receives a note from his mothers companion, Camille, stating that his mother is deathly ill. So he heads straight to the estate where his mother is residing, only to find out that his mother is healthy, and tensions rise fast. Camille is a widow, who has a sweet son, and will do everything for her sons happiness. Then she meets Pierce, who has quite the reputation of drinking and keeping mistresses, but when these two meet, a desire unknown to either one of them changes everything.

I loved the layout of this story. It has a very strong Christmas theme to it, (which I loved), the characters were witty and engaging, and the story full of delightful scenes that tie you up in knots. I couldn’t put this one down, and it won me over only after a few chapters. This story is very typical of Sabrina Jeffries, and her style is still just as amazing as it is with her earlier books.  A story full of abundant humor, sizzling chemistry, and charming characters. One that is to die for!! Looking for a classic holiday read that will send thrills straight to your toes? Well Twas The Night After Christmas is perfect, and just right for you!

First Line 
No one had called for him yet

My Favorite Quote 
“I promise to spend the rest of my life giving you every possible chance to fly,”
“I don’t want to fly, my love,” she whispered, sure that her heart would explode at any moment. “Not unless we fly together,”

My Grade 
4.5 Blossoms

Heat Rating 

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