"His Mistress By Christmas"
By: Victoria Alexander
Synopsis from Amazon.com:
“His Mistress By Christmas” is by Victoria Alexander, a veteran romance author I had never tried before. I meant to read this book before Christmas, but time got away from me, so I read it shortly after! I was still in the Christmas spirit somewhat.
Lady Veronica is a widow who is ready for a little naughtiness in her life. She feels that she has lived by herself for too long and looks to find a man to fulfill her life. She doesn’t want to marry, she has to keep her independence, but she is looking for a little male companionship. Enter Sebastian Hadley-Attwater, an explorer who has just returned to England. He isn’t attached to anyone, seems intelligent, and he is looking for a little female companionship as well. So Veronica chooses Sebastian, not knowing Sebastian is really looking for a wife.
The romance in this book seemed stilted. The entire situation between Veronica and Sebastian seems improbable and forced. You don’t really see the characters warming to one another or developing a relationship…they pretty much meet and then suddenly they’re together. While the secondary characters make the story charming at times, I doubt I will be picking up any more books in this series or by this author.
Date of Publication: October 1, 2011
# of Pages: 352