Friday, November 25, 2011

"Her Christmas Pleasure" By: Karen Erickson Review

Today's review is of 

"Her Christmas Pleasure" By: Karen Erickson

Her Christmas Pleasure by Karen EricksonSynopsis from Netgalley:

     Damien Morton is madly in love. Unfortunately, it's with his best friend's widow, Lady Danver. Damien is not worthy of Celia. Or so he thinks. Desperate to escape his feelings for her, he plans to leave the country at the first of the year. Celia treats him as a family friend and nothing more-until they share a heated kiss beneath the mistletoe...
     Celia is shocked by the passions that surge within her at her dear friend's kiss. One touch and one taste aren't enough to satisfy her cravings, and she is startled into action. Damien has stirred something inside her that she never expected to experience again, and she must have more. Full of shameless desire and emotions newly discovered, she decides to pursue Damien and won't be deterred. Will she be able to convince him to stay-both in her heart and life-forever?

My Thoughts:
     This is my first Netgalley review! I was able to read this book on my brand new Nook (Courtesy of Paranormal Romantics). I was in the mood for a Christmas story so I tried "Her Christmas Pleasure." 
    The story starts out at a Christmas party. Damien and Celia have a history together - Celia used to be married to Damien's best friend. While nothing has happened, they both have less than "friendly" feelings, if you know what I mean. Lots of sexual tension.
    She doesn't think he likes her...he doesn't think she'll ever accept him. It's not a unique story that we haven't read before...but its sweet. You can feel the characters underlying feelings for one another clearly. The author also spends some time on dealing with Celia's feelings for her late husband's family. It was nice to acknowledge that the family may have some uncomfortable feelings in dealing with a new man in Celia's life.
     The story is an extremely short story, a little under 70 pages. It would have been nice for it to be a little longer, but all in all its a very sweet story. The characters are pretty well fleshed out for such a short story...and I really enjoyed Damien. All in all, a solid 3 star. I wish it was longer and am definitely am going to be checking out other things by this author.

I received this book from Netgalley with no other compensation. "Her Christmas Pleasure" will be available for purchase on November 28, 2011. Check it out! :)

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on your new Nook! I love mine. The cover of this book really caught my eye. It sounds like a sweet story.
    Diana @ Book of Secrets