A hidden identities, enemies-to-lovers, feel good romp from a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author:
Unpaid and under-appreciated journalist Miss Eve Shelling never goes anywhere without a trusty notebook and her overprotective Duenna—who happens to be a bullmastiff. Eve learned the hard way that men are not to be trusted. She’s definitely not falling head-over-heels for the deceptively charming subject of her front-page column.
Local blacksmith Monsieur Sébastien le Duc is the pillar of his community—when he’s not pillaging elsewhere. He’s a rakish dandy with a heart of stolen gold and two teeny tiny secrets. One happens to be a wee international smuggling operation. The other involves losing his heart to an ambitious journalist determined to expose the truth at any cost…
The 12 Dukes of Christmas is a series of heartwarming Regency romps nestled in a picturesque snow-covered village. Twelve delightful romances… and plenty of delicious dukes!
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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The dukes embrace
Eve and Bastien have dreams. Eve’s wish is to be a journalist and Bastien wants to return to France. When they help each other towards their goals, they realize that there is a whole lot more to each other then they thought. The banter between them is very cute. Sweet story
Fresh and odd
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
It was unexpected and fresh, yep, even though it’s a historical.
Bastien is French in England. He sews his own clothing! Gasp. He’s very much into fashion and odd.
Odd as in Eve Shelling, a journalist in Christmas.
They are opposites but so very interesting.
Eve and Bastien know what they want. Eve wants to be a journalist and write “real” news. Bastien wants to return to France and help his bother restore the family name and reclaim their birthright. As these two help each other towards their goals, they begin to see each other in a different light. It doesn’t matter how they feel about each other; they can’t stay together, can they?
Bastien and Eve’s story takes place in Cressmouth, a beautiful little village in the far northern part of England where Christmas is celebrated year-round. Lovable quirky characters, snarky banter, and a happy story with a few twists and turns make this one to enjoy. The story includes a spoiled hog, a large Mastiff named Duenna, and a story featuring the last seven swans a-swimming on the town pond before they migrate. The Duke’s Embrace is another lovely addition to the 12 Dukes of Christmas.
I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. My review is voluntary.