For three years, Lady Veronica Smithson has been perfectly happy as a widow - and thoroughly independent. Still, the right gentleman could provide the benefits of marriage without the tedious restrictions. And in Sir Sebastian Hadley-Attwater, renowned explorer and rogue, Veronica is sure she has found him. Sebastian will come into his inheritance in a matter of weeks - if his family deems him responsible enough. There’s no better way to prove his maturity than with a home and a wife.
But though the lovely Veronica will share his bed, she steadfastly refuses to marry. However, Sebastian has a plan: an intimate sojourn at his new country house will surely change Veronica’s mind. For Sebastian never takes "no" for an answer. And even in the midst of mischief-making relatives and unexpected complications, he intends to persuade his Christmas mistress that they belong together - in this and every season to come.
©2011 Victoria Alexander (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Audio-fiction ADDICT !
I didn't like this story ! Dull ! But the narrator is lovely as always . I do not recommend this book at all
I enjoy historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Also steampunk, sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, and fiction. I'm open to about anything
Setting: England 1885
I have never been disappointed by a performance by Susan Duerden. She engages the listener in this lighthearted romance.
I quite enjoyed this story about Lady Veronica, whose goal is to break out of her straight-laced widowhood by taking a lover, and Sir Sebastian, whose goal is to leave behind his footloose past by taking a wife. She refuses his marriage proposal and he refuses to make her his mistress. He gives in so he can convince her she should marry him, and takes her to his new house for the holiday. Then his family descends on them uninvited and misunderstanding ensues. This is a good farce that will have you laughing out loud.
Yes, I'd say it's worth the credit.
If you enjoy formulaic romance for light reading, you will probably enjoy it. No real character development and came off like a recycled plotline.
His Mistress by Christmas was a funny romance that keeped me laughing and will listen to again and again.
I have only heard the audio version
The end - what the legacy truly was.
She is fantastic. Brings such life to this story. Funny as only Victoria Alexander can do.
You Went Through All This for That?
I love Victoria Alexander's books and this one does not fail. Funny, witty and just plain good entertainment. I wish all her books were audiobooks. I have all her books but audiobooks just gives it another dimension.
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