Friday, December 20, 2013

Book Review: It Happened Under the Mistletoe

I don't really have a filter when it comes to free ebooks. If there's a chance to win one, I'm in. The author of this novella was giving away 5 copies, and I put my bid right in. I don't usually have holiday-specific reads, so when I heard the title, I was in. 

After I received my copy, I opened it up on my ereader. And then closed the app again. Here's why:

Ay, oh boy. That's a rather steamy-looking cover. I just couldn't even try. The picture of the couple on the cover made me seriously eye-roll. So I put it on the back burner for about the past month. 

Since Christmas is now less than a week away, I figured I should probably give this book an honest shot. Don't judge a book by its cover, right?  So while Daven and I were snuggled in bed together last night, he watched Sponge Bob and I dove into It Happened Under the Mistletoe. 

Set in the time of dukes and dutchesses, Christmastide and dowries, this romance is truly old-school. A holiday house party aims to create matches for single socialites. But the most eligible man of all wishes that he could have found his true love before he gained his title as Duke, as he has no interest in the hoards of greedy girls. 

I ended up really enjoying this book, despite my snuff at it in the beginning. Sure, it's a rather predictable romance plot, but we need those in our lives every once in a while. I read this in less than two hours, so it's a quick, fun read if you're wanting a bit of an escape into a different time period where, unlike Game of Thrones, everything ends happy and no one dies!  

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