He’s betting on love…
Margaret Stockwick is still mourning the loss of her beloved parents when her brother whisks her away from the family estate. Unbeknownst to Meg, Hector has no plans to allow her to return. Instead, he’ll see her ensconced in London after the Christmas season to be married off as quickly as possible, thereby relieving himself of any further responsibility for her welfare. Meg is devastated; not only by her brother’s betrayal, but at the prospect of spending the holidays with his best friend, the roguish Lord Clement.
Otis spends nearly all his days at his family’s estate, the better to protect his mother and siblings. But his greatest wish is to remove them from beneath the thumb of his scheming father. Then Lord Vyne presents a wager—marry in three months, and Otis can win a bit of freedom for his family. It’s a gamble Otis intends to win. But not with the chit his father’s chosen, an arrangement based on financial gain. No. Otis is determined to marry for love and mutual respect…and it isn’t long before he finds the lovely Meg inspiring both.
A regency romance novella.
Note: This title was originally published in the USA Today Bestselling Winter Wishes Anthology.
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Book 1: Chills (Jack and Constance)
Book 2: Broken (Giles and Lillian)
Book 3: Charity (Oscar and Agatha)
Book 4: An Accidental Affair (Merrick and Arabella)
Book 5: Keepsake (Kit and Miranda)
Book 6: An Improper Proposal (Martin and Iris)
Book 7: Reason to Wed (Richard and Esme)
Book 8: The Trouble with Love (Everett and Whitney)
Book 9: Married by Moonlight (Gilbert and Anna)
Book 10: Lord of Sin (Julian and Portia)
Book 11: The Duke’s Heart (Sinclair and Kitty)
Book 12: Romancing the Earl (Price and Lenore)
Book 13: One Enchanted Christmas
Book 14: Desire by Design
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Regency Romance Christmas Novella
Meg just wanted to be left alone to mourn her parents, but her wastrel brother insisted they go to his friend Otis’ family estate for the holidays, a friend whom she thought was the reason her brother had been led astray. Otis loves his mother and siblings and will do anything to make them happy and take them away from his cruel manipulative father. I thought it was sweet that he wanted to continue reading together the book Meg started with her father before his death and he was great with his rambunctious siblings. There are sex scenes, so it’s not a clean romance. But there were plenty of funny and sweet moments.
quick engaging story
Delightful story! Otis’s father demands he marry in the next three months. His father has also invited the woman he wants Otis to marry and her father to celebrate Christmas with them. Otis’s mother has invited Margaret and her brother, Hector, who is Otis’s best friend, for the holidays as well. Things get complicated. This is a quick engaging. story with easily imaginable characters who will capture your attention and heart.
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