Kisses, She Wrote: A Christmas Romance

Kisses, She Wrote: A Christmas Romance

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by Katharine Ashe
     
 

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Christmas in town has never been so steamy . . .

Handsome as sin and scandalously rakish, Cam Westfall, the Earl of Bedwyr, is every young lady's wickedest dream. Shy wallflower Princess Jacqueline of Sensaire knows this better than anyone, because her dreams are full of the breathtaking earl's kisses. And not only her dreams—her diary, too.

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Christmas in town has never been so steamy . . .

Handsome as sin and scandalously rakish, Cam Westfall, the Earl of Bedwyr, is every young lady's wickedest dream. Shy wallflower Princess Jacqueline of Sensaire knows this better than anyone, because her dreams are full of the breathtaking earl's kisses. And not only her dreams—her diary, too.

But when Cam discovers the maiden's not-so-maidenly diary, will her wildest Christmas wishes be fulfilled in its pages . . . or in his arms?

Editorial Reviews

Elizabeth Boyle
“Kisses, She Wrote is like finding extra chocolate in your Christmas stocking: delightful and perfect. I finished it with tears in my eyes. Yes, it was that good.”
Catherine Bybee
“A perfect holiday delight, Kisses, She Wrote delivers a heartfelt and surprisingly sexy happily ever after for two seemingly mismatched characters. Katharine Ashe has eloquently penned yet another must-read romance. If you’re looking for a short holiday diversion, pick this one up. You won’t be sorry.”
The Romance Reviews
“One of the most romantic stories I’ve read this year … a story that proves why we read romance. A must read! Highly recommended.”
Heroes & Heartbreakers' Top 5 Christmas Romances of 2013
“Different, delightful, and deeply romantic. Few novellas strike me as complete and polished as this one is.”
Library Journal
★ 02/15/2014
The Princess of Sensaire is shy and unremarkable, so when Charles Camlann Westfall, the Earl of Bedwyr, reads her diary and finds her sultry and saucy desires—about him—he is suddenly enraptured. With Jacqueline to be married by Christmas, and Cam's great-aunt trying to announce his betrothal by the holidays, what is one confused earl to do? Will this shy princess catch her handsome prince? VERDICT Typical of Ashe, these characters are smoldering, drawn to each other as love and lust lead them on a precarious path to passion. [Xpress Reviews, 12/27/13.]—Judy Taylor Garner, Strayer Univ. Lib., Glen Allen, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062229908
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/10/2013
Series:
Prince Catchers Series
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
478,469
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Katharine Ashe is the award-winning author of historical romances that reviewers call “intensely lush” and “sensationally intelligent,” including How to Be a Proper Lady, an Amazon Editors’ Choice for the 10 Best Books of the Year in Romance, and My Lady, My Lord and How to Marry a Highlander, 2015 and 2014 finalists for the prestigious RITA® Award of the Romance Writers of America. Her books are recommended by Publishers WeeklyWomen’s World Magazine, Booklist, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Barnes & Noble, and many others, and translated into languages across the world.

Katharine lives in the wonderfully warm Southeast with her beloved husband, son, dog, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of European History, she writes fiction because she thinks modern readers deserve grand adventures and breathtaking sensuality too. For more about Katharine’s books, please visit her website or write to her at PO Box 51702, Durham, NC 27717.

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Kisses, She Wrote: A Christmas Romance 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
TurningThePagesBlog More than 1 year ago
I'd been seeing rave reviews for Katharine Ashe for a few years now and I've been meaning to try her ever since and the other day I finally got around to doing so, and now I'm kicking myself because I didn't give her books a go sooner. This was a sweet little historical romance that had just enough steam to really round out the story. I enjoyed that this was a love story with a Plain Jane princess (Jacqueline) and a dashingly handsome rogue Cam. I liked that Jacqueline was a princess of a made up country but I also liked that she was aware of being plain, but she didn't let it stop her from writing her deepest desires about Cam into her diary. I also think it gave her a bit of an edge because she wasn't like other heroines that use their looks to get what they want, instead she used her brain. I liked seeing her go from being shy around Cam to being really witty in the end and she had me laughing a couple of times. Cam was the rogue, but instead of being a real pain in the rear, I found that he was softer, more mellow than the usual historical romance heroes. He wasn't really broody and I thought that he could be very charming, plus I love how he was with Jacqueline. As a couple, these two fit together very well and I love how their romance came about with Cam reading about her fantasies in her diary. I thought it was funny how our rogue found himself tongue tied over what her majesty thought and I loved their chemistry. I thought that the author using the diary in the story was genius and a unique way in bringing the couple together in time for the holidays even though they had obstacles to over come but I enjoyed that the book let the characters romance evolve over a couple of months and wasn't an insta-love type read. Since this was my first time reading the author I wasn't sure what to expect, especially since this is book 1.5 in the series, but I really think I did the right thing with trying this one out because I feel like I was able to get a good feel for the author's writing style (which I thoroughly enjoyed) and I can't wait to read the rest of the books in the Prince Catchers series in the near future. I would recommend Kisses, She Wrote to all fans of Katharine Ashe, historical romance and those who are looking for a light, quit entertaining read about an unlikely couple and their holiday romance. Cam and Jacqueline are sure to make you smile.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
KISSES, SHE WROTE by Katharine Ashe is a delightful Christmas Regency Romance set in Brittany, France and England. #1.5 of "The Prince Catchers", but can be read as a stand alone. A novella. A story of one of the greatest gifts of all.....love. With secrets,desire, and a gallant hero and a imaginative heroine you can't go wrong with "Kisses, She Wrote". A quick fast paced read! A story of love and the Christmas season. Follow Cam Westfall, the Earl of Bedwyr and Princess Jacqueline of Sensaire on a steamy Christmas romance as their wildest Christmas wishes just may come true. Another delightful story by this amazing author. Well done! HEA's are not just for Fairytales! Loved it! Received for an honest review from the publisher and Above the Treeline. RATING: 4 HEAT RATING: MILD REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
RomanceReaderRI More than 1 year ago
A Perfectly Romantic Christmas Novella! I adore this author's work and was not disappointed by this tie-in to the Prince Catchers series.  Characters were remarkably well-developed considering the shorter format.  Emotional and witty.  Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It will warm your heart...
Midniteiz99 More than 1 year ago
This was a lovely ready, completely unexpected plot, with enticing real characters! This was a delightful read for me. It isn't overly long, but is compelling enough to hold your attention all the way through!  
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good story good writer
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Loved this story!!
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WorldsCollide More than 1 year ago
A sweet holiday novella, Kisses, She Wrote was a wonderful historical romance. I really enjoyed reading this lovely book. Both of the main characters were great. Jacqueline was a likable character. She was a quiet type of woman and she wasn't much for fighting. She knew that she had a responsibility as a princess and she accepted that. But, over the course of the book, she still found ways to assert herself and, in the end, nothing was going to keep her from what she truly wanted. I thought she was a lovely character. Cam was also great. He was a rake in the beginning, no getting around it. Who else would read the diary of a maiden princess? But, once his attention was caught, he wasn't going to look anywhere else. He was determined to win his princess over and he was so sweet about it. I thought he was absolutely adorable. The romance was sweet. Jacqueline and Cam were lovely together. And, though the spice was minimal, there was definitely chemistry between them. I did get a little frustrated that both of them got so close to losing each other because they were doing someone else's bidding. But, it wasn't a big deal. I still thought they were lovely together. And, if anything, that allowed for a super sweet reunion that I totally loved. The plot was fast paced. I was kept interested the entire way through. I really enjoyed the story and I thought the ending was lovely. Kisses, She Wrote was a wonderful historical romance novella. It was sweet and lovely and a truly great read. Lovers of romance, if you want a good holiday read, then you have to read this book. *I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the novel, a little short, but it is a holiday special. The feature is superbly well written, the protagonists relatable and endearing. Definitely worth reading.