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His Christmas Pleasure (Scandals and Seductions Series #4)

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5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

readers will enjoy this strong Regency romance

In 1810 London at the Duke of Banfield's gala in which his daughter Corrine will announce her engagement, Andres Ramigio hides in the library to avoid Lady Carla Dobbins who will not leave him alone. As he reflects on his lonely life as an illegitimate son and on his f...
In 1810 London at the Duke of Banfield's gala in which his daughter Corrine will announce her engagement, Andres Ramigio hides in the library to avoid Lady Carla Dobbins who will not leave him alone. As he reflects on his lonely life as an illegitimate son and on his father's suicide, he studies a dueling pistol that he knows is empty and points it at his head. Abby Montrose enters the room, sees the pistol, and tackles Andres. She thinks he was going to kill himself, but he insists otherwise. Lord Freddie enters to explain to Abby he will wed her cousin Corrine though he swears he loves her. Freddie explains his dad prefers the bride's father be a duke not a banker. Andres dances with Abby. Carla shouts at Andres calling Abby an ugly slut. She slaps him and leaves hysterically. Abby also slaps him and runs to her parents.

Her dad Banker tells Abby she will wed twice widower Lord Villier, who has thirteen kids. Carla's husband cuts a deal with Andres. If he leaves London forever he will own Stonemoor Manor in Northumberland. Andres accepts the terms. He tells Abby he has property but needs a wealthy wife. She agrees to wed him to avoid Villier and make Freddie jealous. They elope, but their troubles begin when they arrive at his new estate.

The lead couple is a wonderful pairing of two people wanting to be loved. The support cast enhances, but not all positively, the relationship between the protagonists. Although Abby has a phobia re horse-riding and has not been on one in over a decade, she rides one as if she is a professional during a key scene. Still readers will enjoy this strong Regency romance as two people seeking love find love with each other

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on November 1, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

little boring

I can't understand why this book got 5 stars. I just liked this book, when it was almost in the end, until, was really boring.

posted by 5044543 on December 19, 2010

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  • Posted November 1, 2010

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    readers will enjoy this strong Regency romance

    In 1810 London at the Duke of Banfield's gala in which his daughter Corrine will announce her engagement, Andres Ramigio hides in the library to avoid Lady Carla Dobbins who will not leave him alone. As he reflects on his lonely life as an illegitimate son and on his father's suicide, he studies a dueling pistol that he knows is empty and points it at his head. Abby Montrose enters the room, sees the pistol, and tackles Andres. She thinks he was going to kill himself, but he insists otherwise. Lord Freddie enters to explain to Abby he will wed her cousin Corrine though he swears he loves her. Freddie explains his dad prefers the bride's father be a duke not a banker. Andres dances with Abby. Carla shouts at Andres calling Abby an ugly slut. She slaps him and leaves hysterically. Abby also slaps him and runs to her parents.

    Her dad Banker tells Abby she will wed twice widower Lord Villier, who has thirteen kids. Carla's husband cuts a deal with Andres. If he leaves London forever he will own Stonemoor Manor in Northumberland. Andres accepts the terms. He tells Abby he has property but needs a wealthy wife. She agrees to wed him to avoid Villier and make Freddie jealous. They elope, but their troubles begin when they arrive at his new estate.

    The lead couple is a wonderful pairing of two people wanting to be loved. The support cast enhances, but not all positively, the relationship between the protagonists. Although Abby has a phobia re horse-riding and has not been on one in over a decade, she rides one as if she is a professional during a key scene. Still readers will enjoy this strong Regency romance as two people seeking love find love with each other

    Harriet Klausner

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2010

    AN EXCITING CHRISTMAS HISTORICAL ROMANCE!

    HIS CHRISTMAS PLEASURE BY CATHY MAXWELL is an exciting Christmas historical romance set in 1810 London. It is well written with depth, details, turns and twists. It has passion, sensuality, romance, love, secrets, wit, family, miracles, horses, longing to belong and making dreams a reality. The hero, Andres, is a Spaniard, lonely, a rogue, handsome, illegitimate, determined to prove his worth to his peers. The heroine, Abigail, is rich, lonely, beautiful, set aside by others as plain, the only daughter of a wealthy banker and looking for love. Enter Andres....Abigail encounters Andres in the library of Abigail's uncle looking at a dueling pistols, knowing the chamber is empty he places it at his head. Abigail races to him to stop him from committing suicide, she thinks. Andre informs her he would never commit suicide. His father had done just that when everything had been taken away from him in Spain. They are intrigued with each other.When Abigail learns her parents are about to marry her off to an older man with thirteen children she is appalled. Andres learns from Abigail she has a fortune waiting for her when she marries. He is broke and needs her money, she needs him. When Andres proposes to her, she accepts and they elope to Scotland. Together, they learn true love, passion,and receive the greatest miracle of all. This is a fast paced story about love, forgiveness, moving on with life, learning to trust and the miracle of family and belonging. This book was received for review from Net Galley and details can be found at Harper-Collins Publishing and My Book Addiction and More.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2010

    Great book- highley recommend it.

    Story line is great, couldn't put it down until I finished reading it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Very good read

    Typical romance, but very well written.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2013

    Highly Recommened

    cute storie read it twice when it first came out and once again for Christmas

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Great read! Wonderful story line and well written

    Great read! Wonderful story line and well written

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  • Posted January 8, 2013

    His Christmas Pleasure

    His Christmas Pleasure

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  • Posted April 2, 2012

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    Anything Can Happen at Christmas!

    When her father threatens to marry Abigail Montross off to a man twice her age (and with thirteen children!), she decides to elope instead with the irresistibly handsome Baron de Vasconia. She know all abut his notorious reputation. He is the most seductive man in all of London, but he’s vowed to protect her, so she allow herself to be tempted into his bed, promising to guard her heart at all costs.

    Andres believes he’s entered into nothing more than a marriage of convenience with a charming and very wealthy young woman. But the days–and nights–Abigail spends in his arms soon reform this rogue. He’ll do anything to gain her love–until they each discover the truth about the other and old wounds are revealed.

    It’s the season of miracles and passion–when love not only awakens the senses but delivers the greatest gift of all . . .

    Abby is cherished by her parents and foolishly in love with the wrong man, but she doesn't know that. She's been jilted, past the "marriageable age" and isn't the most popular lady at the ball, but things quickly change when one of the hottest bachelors in town, Andres, defends her beauty and causes a big hoop-la throughout the gossip scene. Yet, when both Abby & Andres find themselves in a sticky situation, they turn to each other for aid in a daring plan that could be a blessing in disguise - but only if they have enough courage and love to pull it off!

    I was kind of taken back by how much I found myself enjoying this book. I started reading one night before bed and next thing I know, I'm staying up till 1am engrossed in the tale and having a grand time with Abby & Andres's adventures. I found myself relating very closely to Abigale (shockingly so!!!) and that really bonded me to the main characters. The way the story was written felt like there were almost three different sections: Part One in plotting to run away and following their fated dreams, Part Two in the actual escape & capture, and Part Three in dealing with the consequences and making the best of it. Each section had very different feelings for me, thus adding to the realization of how the characters were changing emotionally and really developing throughout. I loved it!

    Likes: It was entertaining to watch how comfortable the two main leads were around it other, especially from the very beginning. They made scenes very comical and memorable without a lot of effort.

    Dislikes: Got a little lovey-dovey cheesy near the end, but that didn't change my feelings toward an overall enjoyable book! BUT, I felt there was very little seasonal aspects in this story to really make it a Christmas themed book.

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