When present day American social worker Jessica Thomas is assigned her first case as a spirit guide, she’s excited to serve as the Spirit of Christmas Past for her client and prove she knows her profession well. Unfortunately, her mentor, the very hot, very single, and very Scottish Duncan Montgomerie has little faith in her ability and plans to catch her when she falls. As far as she’s concerned, he’s going to be waiting a very long time.
Bachelor Duncan Montgomerie hails from late 18th century Scotland where he enjoyed life to its fullest, something he continues in death. Having been dead a while, he is well equipped to handle the afterlife where time doesn’t exist and phasing is the norm. What has him stymied is his connection to the uptight Jessica and the strange feelings he’s experiencing being around her, even though she refuses to listen to his advice. Duncan needs to figure out what it all means and fast because the rules change after death and the path Jessica is headed down could cost her her soul.
About the Author
Lexi Post is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of romance inspired by the classics. She spent years in higher education taking and teaching courses about the classical literature she loved. From Edgar Allan Poe's short story “The Masque of the Red Death” to Tolstoy’s War and Peace, she's read, studied, and taught wonderful classics.
But Lexi's first love is romance novels so she married her two first loves, romance and the classics. From hot paranormals to sizzling cowboys to hunks from out of this world, Lexi provides a sensuous experience with a “whole lotta story.”
Lexi is living her own happily ever after with her husband and her cat in Florida. She makes her own ice cream every weekend, loves bright colors, and you will never see her without a hat.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a good read. An exciting book, if you are into the" afterlife".
When tragedy strikes and love is lost, we all think of sorrow and heartache; but Pleasures of Christmas Past is an opportunity to revisit wonderful memories filled with happiness and joy, and a love that surpasses even death. While the story definitely has moments where your heart will break and tears will fall, the overall message is a touching and original feel good story that shows the strength of a connection between true soul mates and that even the shortest time spent with someone you love more than life, is better than never finding that depth of love at all. I can’t wait for more of this exceptional series.
Pleasures of Christmas Past" by Lexi Post is book number one in the "A Christmas Carol" series. This is Jessica Thomas and Duncan Montgomerie's story. Jessica is a spirit guide in training. Duncan has been assigned as her mentor on an assignment. Duncan has been a spirit guide for a very long time. He is attracted to Jessica. In her life she worked as a social worker. Jessica was overworked but has a giving nature and in the back of her mind that she may have failed some of her clients. This caring spirit that Jessica if not handled in the correct way can effect Jessica's course in her afterlife that could be devastating. Duncan loves women and is attracted to Jessica. He doesn't do love but something about Jessica makes him want to protect her from making a devastating mistake. As Jessica and Duncan work on their assignment they both learn that there is more to their work situation than the assignment. Will Duncan be able to save Jessica? Will Duncan be able to feel love? This is a fun and steamy romance with a little mystery on what exactly is the purpose of their assignment. FYI, includes mature content.