A Bluestocking Christmas

A Bluestocking Christmas

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by Monica Burns
     
 
WARNING: An intelligent, well-read hero who uses illicit wordplay to get what he wants meets a librarian resistant to his words of seduction until the ghost of Christmas past comes calling.

Simon, Viscount Wycombe isn't accustomed to women rejecting him outright, and when Ivy Beecham does just that right before the Christmas holiday, he realizes a new method

Overview

WARNING: An intelligent, well-read hero who uses illicit wordplay to get what he wants meets a librarian resistant to his words of seduction until the ghost of Christmas past comes calling.

Simon, Viscount Wycombe isn't accustomed to women rejecting him outright, and when Ivy Beecham does just that right before the Christmas holiday, he realizes a new method of seduction is in order. His best hope is to appeal to Ivy's intellect. Using words from the best literary minds, Simon carries out his strategy to seduce Ivy in the most sensual,evocative way possible.

Ivy Beecham knows first-hand that handsome aristocrats like Simon can't be trusted. But the intellectual scoundrel is hellbent on making her his mistress, using every means at his seductive disposal. Unable to resist, Ivy succumbs to his playful words and sinfully wicked touch until her past returns to haunt her. When she refuses to give Simon her heart on Christmas Eve, a ghostly specter shows her in one night why her surrender can be the greatest gift of all.

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Although I normally do not gravitate to the historical novels, A Bluestocking Christmas has definitely changed my mind and is most deserving of a Silver Star Award. " -- Just Erotic Romance Reviews

"Monica Burns has a writing style that is fluid and graceful. Team that up with a pen drenched with illicit wordplay, and it brings the readers to a fever pitch within the first few chapters!" -- ParaNormalRomance – 4 Stars

Editorial Reviews

Just Erotic Romance Reviews - Editor Reviewer
"Carnally, Ivy and Simon have a connection that left me whimpering with tension. Ms. Burns has written such an appealing story that I found myself eagerly looking for the end just so I could see what would happen between these astounding characters. Although I normally do not gravitate to the historical novels, A Bluestocking Christmas has definitely changed my mind and is most deserving of a Silver Star Award. "
? Just Erotic Romance Reviews
ParaNormal Romance - Editorial Reviewer
"Monica Burns has a writing style that is fluid and graceful. Team that up with a pen drenched with illicit wordplay, and it brings the readers to a fever pitch within the first few chapters! The premise is fully flavored with originality and creativity. This reader has never read anything Ms. Burns has written and not fallen totally under the spell of her writing!"
-- ParaNormalRomance – 4 Stars
eCataromance - Site Reviewer
"No one sets fire to the page like Monica Burns." ? eCataromance
The Romance Studio - Holly Reviewer
"Definitely recommended reading." ? The Romance Studio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015836776
Publisher:
Maroli SP Imprints
Publication date:
11/14/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
293,239
File size:
655 KB

Meet the Author

Monica Burns is a bestselling author and winner of the 2015 Gold Medal International Book Award for FOREVER MINE a 5-star rated book. At the age of nine, Monica displayed an aptitude for psychic abilities. It was then she wrote her first romance and signed it "by Monica Burns." She's bought four houses based on her dreams and been within $500 of all sale/purchases pricing. No she hasn't been able to predict lottery numbers, although she sure wishes she could.

Her historical book awards include the 2011 RT BookReviews Reviewers Choice Award and the 2012 Gayle Wilson Heart of Excellence Award for Pleasure Me. She is also the recipient of the prestigious paranormal romance award, the 2011 PRISM Best of the Best award for Assassin’s Heart.

A woman with eclectic tastes, Monica is a terrific cook. Her chocolate chips at Christmas are in high demand, her cream puffs are mouth-watering, and her chili tends to make sweat break out on foreheads. Her bucket list includes visiting Chiddingstone, England; Rome, Italy; and Sicily to see the house where her great-grandmother was born. She's proud of her Italian/German ancestry. Another bucket list item is her desire to drive a black Lamborghini on the flats of the west at 120 mph or faster. She also wants to ride more roller coasters. When she's 83, she plans on jumping out of an airplane with a parachute of course. She figures at that age she'll have lived a good life and going out with a splat is the same as going out with a bang.

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A Bluestocking Christmas 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Ivy Beecham is and heiress and a librarian. A very unusual combination. Simon Carlton, Viscount Wycombe, knows she works at the London Library and believes she is a fortune-hunter trying to ensnare his nephew. When he approaches her, he finds a beautiful educated spitfire who is not impressed with his title or position. Their war of words fuels an intense physical attraction. They become lovers. Distrust leads Ivy to break off her liaison with Simon. As Ivy seeks solace in the library, a ghostly apparition appears. Will he help these two soul mates find their HEA? Monica Burns writes a wonderful story that is filled with emotion and white hot romance. Ivy and Simon are so perfectly matched. They are intelligent, strong willed and passionate. I loved the ghostly apparition that helped guide Ivy. This is a wonderful way to put you in the holiday mood.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
A BLUESTOCKING CHRISTMAS by Monica Burns is an exciting Regency erotic historical romance set in 1892 England. A Charles Dickens Christmas with a twist. The ghost of Simon, Viscount Wycombe who is not dead visits Ivy Beecham to show her want could happen if she does not surrender to her passion and the greatest gift of all. Filled with passion,childhood memories,lust,romance,a misunderstanding or two,secrets and love. Ivy has concluded her affair with Simon,but is she willing to lose the love of her life over a misunderstanding? The ghost of Simon must show her the error of her way or lose Simon forever. If you want a fast paced,quick Christmas read than "A Bluestocking Christmas" is the read for you. I loved "A Bluestocking Christmas". Ms. Burns captures the Christmas spirit,the Dickens story with a new twist,pulls the reader into her story and leaves you spellbound. A must! Personal buy. For more details visit the author's website,or My Book Addiction and More. RATING: 4.5 HEAT RATING: HOT/SIZZLING REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Disappointed!!!! I was hoping this book would be as excellent as Love's Revenge!!!!! Not even close!!!!
Vivi_Dumas More than 1 year ago
Reviewer: Vivi Review Source: Author Blurb: As a young man, Simon, Viscount Wycombe learned the painful truth that a tradesman's daughter is suitable only for liaisons and nothing more. But Ivy Beecham is a far cry from his preconceived notions, and he's determined to have her. But when she rejects him, it only increases his determination to seduce her into a world of sin and pleasure. Ivy Beecham knows first-hand that handsome aristocrats like Simon can't be trusted. But the intellectual scoundrel is hellbent on making her his mistress, using every means at his seductive disposal. When she refuses to give away her heart on Christmas Eve, a ghostly specter shows her in one night why her surrender can be the greatest gift of all. Vivi’s Review Blue Stocking Christmas is a delectable holiday treat. Ivy Beecham is an interesting and formidable heroine. She is the daughter of a tradesman, which make her a commoner, even though her mother was from noble blood. Ivy’s perceptions of how she was treated by many in the peerage taints her feelings for all who come from this social class. I loved Ivy’s intelligence and spunk, but her prejudices for the nobles and resentment of her station came to a point where I almost wanted to smack her. But luckily, someone shows her the error of her ways. Simon is a rake and rogue of the best sort. He’s intelligent, funny, and stubborn. He is determined to have what he want whether it’s good for him of not. Ivy is the one person who throws a wrench into Simon’s world. I love the smart and sexy ways he wooed her. Then, when he realized his true feeling for her, he refuses to let her fears stand in the way of their happiness. Like most men, he had a few stumbles along the way, but he more than makes up for those blunders. A Blue Stocking Christmas is a steamy romance stamped with holiday cheer. The chemistry between Ivy and Simon is a sultry dance wrapped in a battle of wits. I loved the back and forth and their seduction of words. And when they are in bed, the temperature increases exponentially. Definitely a hot holiday read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago