Season for Surrender
Alexander Edgware, Lord Xavier, has quite a reputation - for daring, wagering, and wickedness in all its delightful forms. But the wager before him is hardly his preferred sport: Xavier must persuade a proper young lady to attend his famously naughty Christmas house party - and stay the full,... show more
Alexander Edgware, Lord Xavier, has quite a reputation - for daring, wagering, and wickedness in all its delightful forms. But the wager before him is hardly his preferred sport: Xavier must persuade a proper young lady to attend his famously naughty Christmas house party - and stay the full, ruinous two weeks. Worse, the lady is Louisa Oliver, a doe-eyed bookworm Xavier finds quite charming. Yet to refuse the challenge is impossible - he will simply have to appoint himself Miss Oliver's protector. Louisa knows her chance for a husband has passed. But she has no desire to retire into spinsterhood without enjoying a few grand adventures first. When Lord Xavier's invitation arrives, Louisa is more intrigued than insulted. And once inside the rogues' gallery, she just may have a thing or two to teach her gentlemen friends about daring.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: October 2nd 2012
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Series: Holiday Pleasures (#2)
Lord Xavier, Alex, is a rogue and known for not being able to turn down a bet. So, when his cousin, Lord Lockwood, makes a bet with him, he takes it. The bet is to have a "proper young lady" attend his Christmas house party and stay for the full 2 weeks. The cousin's choice is Louisa.While, this boo...
After Miss Louisa Oliver broke her betrothal to Viscount Matheson, her step-sister and former intended was subjected to quite a scandal, due to the gossipping ways of Matheson's friend, the dissolute Alexander Edgware, Lord Xavier. Matheson and Louisa's step-sister got married, and the scandal passe...
Well this was a pleasant surprise! I found this book because Smart Bitches were doing it as their book of the month thing for November, but I didn't get it in from the library until this month so darn.What that means is though, I had a nice slightly Christmas-y romance to read in the lead up to the ...
The author improved by leaps and bounds with this second in the series. Story dragged at times but the characters kept me coming back for more.
Review from Queen of Swords Book Reviews. WHY I DNF: * I felt that this novel could have taken place at any time of year. The Christmas element was very tangential to the story and could have been replaced with any other kind of event.* I didn't feel the chemistry between the hero and heroine. * T...