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  • Once Upon a Christmas Eve
  • Elizabeth Hoyt
  • English
  • 06 April 2018
  • 9781478968207

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Free download Once Upon a Christmas Eve Free read Once Upon a Christmas Eve ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Elizabeth Hoyt ¸ 9 review Ave the fiercest snowstorm to please her But when their carriage wheel snaps they're forced to seek shelter at the home of the most maddening infuriating and utterly beguiling woman he's ever metSarah St John really rather loathes rakes The self satisfied smirks The sly predatory gazes Oh and the constant witty banter rife with double m. This was a nice uickie but I ve waited so long for Viscount d Arue s story I just wish he d had his own full length novel Ugh

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Once Upon a Christmas Eve

Free download Once Upon a Christmas Eve Free read Once Upon a Christmas Eve ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Elizabeth Hoyt ¸ 9 review Eaning But in the spirit of the season she'll welcome this admittedly handsome viscount into her home But as the snowstorm rages the Yule log crackles and the tension rises Sarah and Adam find themselves locked in a fiery passionate kiss If love is the true meaning of Christmas it's the one gift this mismatched pair can't wait to unwrap. Very disappointed in this The leads here deserved something much They were compelling characters and were a fitting pairing that had been anticipated since book 5 of the series This was a short novella and it was way too rushed and wholly unsatisfying Also the accompanying fairy tale was annoying definitely my least favorite fairy tale of all her books

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Free download Once Upon a Christmas Eve Free read Once Upon a Christmas Eve ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Elizabeth Hoyt ¸ 9 review A heartwarming stand alone novella from New York Times best selling author Elizabeth HoytAdam Rutledge Viscount d'Arue really rather loathes Christmas The banal cheerfulness The asinine party games And worst of all the obligatory trip to the countryside His grandmother however loves the holiday and Adam loves his grandmother so he'll br. Much as I m a fan of Elizabeth Hoyt s Maiden Lane series I m not a great fan of novellas and after having read and been somewhat meh about Once Upon a Maiden Lane I was going to give this a miss But the fan in me said you might as well you ve read all the others books in the series that is so I did read it and I should have stuck to my guns because Once Upon a Christmas Eve is rather a disappointmentVery few authors IMO really know how to get it right when it comes to novellas Courtney Milan is always the one that comes to mind who DOES get it right and most of those I read tend to be rushed and lacking in depth plus the current vogue for getting in at least one sex scene regardless of page count means there is even less time spent developing a relationship And that s the case hereWhat makes it worse however is that the hero Adam Rutledge Viscount d Arue popped up as one of those secondary characters who took on a life of his own in an earlier book in the series and many fans including me had hoped Ms Hoyt was planning to make him a hero in one of the later books in the series Sadly that didn t pan out and instead we ve got this woefully underdeveloped tale of a hardened rake who falls in love in the blink of an eye with a young woman who intrigues him because she hates rakes and doesn t want anything to do with himSarah St John had a bad experience some years earlier when she was almost ravished by a handsome charmer who when they were caught in a compromising position blamed her and said she led him on Mortified Sarah has shunned society ever since and absolutely detests rakes When Viscount d Arue shows up on the doorstep of the St John s country home asking for help because his carriage has been damaged the family extends their hospitality to both d Arue and his grandmother with whom he had been travelling Sarah is not at all pleased at the prospect of having a handsome charming flirtatious rake in the house and determines to keep her distance D Arue is of course intrigued by pretty much the only woman he s ever met who has resisted him and decides he might as well spend the next few days trading barbs with Sarah except it s he who ends up feeling discombobulated as he realises that the lovely spitfire has somehow got under his skinThere s no uestion that Ms Hoyt knows how to write a sexy hero and d Arue certainly delivers on the sexy he s suave and smooth and completely contained until he s around Sarah and the cracks in his fa ade begin to show He obviously cares for his grandmother a great deal and his relationship with her is very well written and gives added depth and insight to his character But Sarah s disgrace is too obviously just a convenient plot device and a reason for her to dislike d Arue on sight A well bred young woman s reputation was incredibly important it s true but there s not enough here about what Sarah went through to make her attitude believableI suppose my biggest beef is to do with wasted potential Ms Hoyt is of course entitled to write her books the way she wants to and obviously the Maiden Lane series took a direction which ended up precluding her from writing d Arue a full length novel But my first thought after I finished reading was what a waste of a great character On a positive note I enjoyed the snippets from The Frog Prince that prefaced each chapter those were a nice little tongue in cheek nod to the complex legends that feature in the earlier booksOnce Upon a Christmas Eve can be read as a standalone as it doesn t reuire any knowledge of what has gone before Prepare to enjoy the banter as d Arue and Sarah cross swords and the sparks fly but overall this story suffers badly from what I call novella itis it s rushed and underdeveloped and if you re a fan of the series and have been waiting for a story about d Arue you might be just a tad disappointedNote The Kindle edition ends at around the 75% mark the remaining space is taken up by previews of other Maiden Lane titles