A heartwarming, second chances, reunion romance from a New York Times bestselling author:
Due to the terms of an estranged relative's will, the Duke of Silkridge must revisit the cold, unforgiving mountains where he lost everything he once loved. As soon as he restores his family legacy, he'll return to London where he belongs. He definitely won't rekindle the forbidden spark crackling between him and the irresistible spitfire he'd left behind...
Noelle Pratchett is immune to charming scoundrels like the arrogant duke. He stole her heart, stole a kiss, and then stole away one night never to return. Now he's back—and they both know he won't stay. But how can she maintain her icy shields when every heated glance melts her to her core?
The 12 Dukes of Christmas is a laugh-out-loud historical romance series of heartwarming Regency romps nestled in a picturesque snow-covered village. After all, nothing heats up a winter night quite like finding oneself in the arms of a duke!
THE 12 DUKES OF CHRISTMAS:
1. Once Upon a Duke
2. Kiss of a Duke
3. Wish Upon a Duke
4. Never Say Duke
5. Dukes, Actually
6. The Duke's Bride
7. The Duke's Embrace
8. The Duke's Desire
9. Dawn with a Duke
10. One Night with a Duke
11. Ten Days with a Duke
12. Forever Your Duke
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Once upon a joke
Happy fun read. Friendly family loving without too much trauma and a happy ending.
Fast paced, believable and fun!
The story is cute, but it really drags on and on and on and on...
Basic storyline: Benjamin’s mother died shortly after his birth. His father died around the time Benjamin became an adult. While visiting his maternal grandfather, his wealthy grandfather stole Benjamin’s necklace with the only portrait of his mother. (If he was that wealthy, he would have had at least one portrait of his daughter. This makes no sense.) He met Noelle during this time and kissed her. His grandfather threw him out of the castle after stealing the necklace. His grandfather was verbally abusive to him. Benjamin comes back after his grandfather’s death to get his necklace and falls in love.
Also, what doesn’t make sense is why Benjamin didn’t report the theft to the authorities. He is a powerful Duke and a friend of the royal family. He acted like he couldn’t get the necklace back, but since it was stolen, he could have gotten it back at any time.
There really needed to be more to the story. I kept hoping the story would get more interesting, but it didn’t. I wouldn’t want to read it again.