Miss Honour Fitzroy is fleeing from Sir Robert Fitzroy as her cousin is trying to force her into marrying his son.
Major, Lord Ralph Duval, is recuperating from a saber wound that almost killed him. When her carriage breaks an axle in the snow she is obliged to take refuge at the house she believes is called Devil’s Gate.
Will Ralph be able to keep her safe or is he the biggest danger to her?
Gabriella Torres loves returning to her hometown of San Antonio for the holidays–the decorations, the magic and her large family. As icing on the cake, she will serve as midwife for one of her cousins. Her Christmas visit also provides a temporary distraction from a looming obligation.
Luke Davenport has traveled half-way around the world to accept the role as town doctor in San Antonio. But when he arrives to complete domestic chaos, the sheriff offers his hospitality, Luke, who’s grown up alone on the rough streets of London, can’t turn down the offer and enjoys the glimpse of a large and friendly family. While he’s embraced by all, Luke tries to keep his distance. His past remains a threat and the alluring Gabby Torres makes him dream of a brighter but impossible future.
When Gabby learns that Luke has never truly experienced Christmas, she sets out on a mission…to make this Christmas the best that Luke could ever have. As they spend intimate moments together, Luke begins to lose his heart to the woman who is showing him what life as part of a family could be like and Gabby finds it challenging to deny her attraction to the handsome, skilled, and kind doctor.
When the ghosts of their pasts rise up to haunt them, will Christmas magic and love be strong enough to guarantee the happiness they’ve always dreamed of?
Titles in the Texas Legacy series include: Texas Conquest – Texas Desire – Texas Heat – Texas Christmas –
Lady Pippa Godfrey has suffered the most ruinous London Season. She escapes to her Somerset estate for a quiet Christmastide holiday with her family, away from society’s prying eyes. But before her parents can join her, a storm crashes down on Somerset to destroy any hope of Pippa’s white Christmas dream. The roads have flooded and travel is impossible, leaving her stranded and alone. But a muddied, angry and devilishly handsome lord appears at her door demanding shelter.
Lucas Hartfeld, the Earl of Maddox, has been summoned by his parents, the Marquis and Marchioness of Bowmont, to attend a holiday party in the wilds of the country, far from his London townhouse. He suspects they command his attendance for far different reasons than a simple country party. When a storm strands his carriage, he’s forced to seek shelter at the only home for miles around, a local manor called Helton House.
When Lady Pippa is reluctant to admit him, he does what he’s been raised to do—demand she provide him and his servants with shelter until the storm passes. But the beautiful woman draws his interest far more than he’s willing to admit. Can Lucas find a way out of the predicament his parents are planning?
As Lady Pippa scrutinizes another arrogant, demanding lord, she is bombarded with memories of betrayals in her past. Can she forget those difficult life lessons to claim a Christmastide kiss from a perfect stranger?
Titles in the Connected by a Kiss series include: A Kiss At Christmastide – How To Kiss A Rogue – A Wallflower’s Christmas Kiss
Title: A Christmas Kiss
Author: Jess Michaels
Genre: Historical Christmas Romance
Published: September 14, 2015
Publisher: The Passionate Pen
My Rating: 4 stars
Source: Purchased, Kindle Edition
Tricked into spending time alone with the husband who made it clear he doesn’t care about her, the Countess of Blackgrove, Amelia, has no idea how to react.
But Stephen only wants seduction… and love.