Sweetest Regret

Sweetest Regret

by Meredith Duran

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ISBN-13: 9781501147555
Publisher: Pocket Star
Publication date: 11/28/2016
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 105
Sales rank: 42,453
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Meredith Duran is the USA TODAY bestselling author of thirteen novels. She blames Anne Boleyn for sparking her lifelong obsession with British history (and for convincing her that princely love is no prize if it doesn’t come with a happily-ever-after). She enjoys collecting old etiquette manuals, guidebooks to nineteenth-century London, and travelogues by intrepid Victorian women.

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Sweetest Regret 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it.
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
Second chance romances are some of my favorites and this one is delightful! Lucas and Georgie met in Munich where Georgie’s father, a diplomat, was stationed and Lucas was climbing the ranks in the foreign service. For a brief time they were friends hoping for more, until a misunderstanding and deceit perpetrated by Georgie’s father resulted in a two year separation and broken hearts. Now they are back under the same roof and trying to be civil as Lucas is tasked with retrieving a letter thought stolen by one of the houseguests Georgie must entertain while her father is away. But of course, those feelings of animosity tinged with sadness and regret are at the forefront of their relationship – until they realize that their separation didn’t have to happen. Some sexy scenes, a few tears (on my part!), and as always stellar writing made this a truly enjoyable and riveting story. I loved hearing about the Christmas traditions of the time, and the sexual tension just builds and builds as we wait for Lucas and Georgie to reconnect. Definitely worth the read!
reececo331 More than 1 year ago
Sweetest Regret (ebook) by Meredith Duran Life is full of regrets, but when that regret is your greatest love its hard to move on. Sweet Regret follows the story of two love birds that were nipped in the bud because of political and social class. This 18th century set novel shows the elegance of English culture, and the corruption of human nature. A young heiress has lost her love, he left unannounced with no reason. She spent the last two years building a life with her broken heart. Then this Christmas everything had changed. Her father hosted a party at their estate and invited the one person she never thought to see again. Finding out the complications of their love affair, and the machinations of her widowed father the two find a bond that will last and overcome all their problems.
Booktalk_with-Eileen More than 1 year ago
As with all of Meredith Duran’s writing, I enjoyed this one, too.  Albeit, short, since it is a novella, it was packed with humor, silly moments, outrageous dialog and above all, a sound happily ever after.  The story begins a few days before Christmas.  Georgie has always, or so it seems, been alone at Christmas.  Her mother passed away years ago and she was virtually stranded to enjoy the season with the servants!  Some years previous, she thought she’d fallen in love.  Lucas Godwin seemed to like her with her unusual intelligence and interests for a woman of the Regency period.  But Sir Philip was nothing more than a rogue and she, the duped one.  After 30 days of acquaintance and continued attraction, their time in Munich was a distant memory, nothing more. Needless to say, Georgie was a bit sarcastic, embittered and thoroughly put out when her father who was to finally spend time with her at Christmas was called to duty, running off to some diplomatic tangle he was supposed to fix.  Georgie was left to entertain a bunch of foreign diplomats.  Her father also expressed concern about an important and vital letter which had gone missing.  He thinks one of the diplomats has snagged it.  It is up to Georgie to find it. The theme of the entertainment is for diplomats to enjoy the tradition of an English Christmas.  Just as she was prepared to take the bull by its horns, her father cabled additional instructions. Excerpt: I have ordered Lucas Godwin to join the party. He will find the letter. *** The name Lucas Godwin set her heart pounding and not in a good way!  As far as she’s concerned, he was nothing more than a silver-tongued snake. She couldn’t face him. No, she wouldn’t face him.  But then...she couldn’t deny him entrance to her father’s home.  Her father was his boss.  She’d been schooled to not lose her temper, to restrain her reactions.  She was the daughter of England’s best diplomat. She was scholarly, deeply interested in the political scene, and not one to enjoy balls.  But under this façade, she is dynamite! With this setting, all is chaos.  Georgie cannot hold her tongue.  She says all the outrageous things she can to rid herself of Lucas.  Lucas shoves it right back!  But they have a job to do – find the letter.  Once the letter is found, Lucas can be on his way. This is a funny, uplifting story which kept me chuckling throughout.  In my opinion, Georgie and Lucas deserve each other and are perfectly matched, that is, if the truth can be discovered under all the rhetoric.
KatsNook More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars for Sweetest Regret Sweetest Regret is a heartwarming second chance romance. Set in the Victorian era Georgiana “Georgie” Trent is given the responsibility of entertaining her diplomat father’s guests to a traditional English Christmas. The stress of being a hostess increases when her father leaves for business and asks her to search for a stolen letter. To help in the search her father recruits Lucas Godwin, the man who broke Georgie’s heart two years ago. Georgie and Lucas have both built up anger towards each other but decide to cooperate for the search of the letter. But as the try to solve the mystery they can’t help but ignore the attraction they still have. But the past stands in the way of their happiness. I enjoyed reading Sweetest Regret. Georgie and Lucas are stubborn characters and I loved their banter. Along with the romance is the charming English holiday traditions Georgie introduces to her guest which led to some funny scenes. This was a quick read but I wish it was a little longer. Overall this was a good story and a delightful holiday read. This was my first book from Meredith Duran and I look forward to reading more from this author. (This story also appears in the holiday anthology What Happens Under the Mistletoe which was released in 2015)
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
This is a fast paced entertaining historical read. Georgie is left in charge of her father’s house party and also sends Lucas their as well. Lucas broke her a couple of years ago will he let her go a second time? Great chemistry between these two characters, so much fun. The story is entertaining a great way to relax with all the Christmas hustle. I really liked it.
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
Left in charge of her father's house party, Georgie Trent is left to entertain her father's guests. If that weren't bad enough, her father has sent for Lucas Godwin to find some letters that were stolen. Georgie has no desire to see Lucas again after he broke her heart two years ago, but what is she to do? Seeing Lucas again makes her realize that she never got over him. Can they get passed their previous hurt to work together and find the love that they lost? Another wonderful reunion story that had me wishing it was a full length novel!
sportochick More than 1 year ago
A quick romantic read during the bustle of the holidays this Christmas Novella centered around the mistletoe, a country party, stolen documents and an old lost love is just want the romantic needs to take away the stress. There are a lot of examples of Christmas traditions woven into this book that makes the story an enjoyable and instructive read. Speaking of Christmas traditions one has to chuckle at how Lucas uses the mistletoe to get his way with Georgina. It was also entertaining to see how Georgina outsmarts Lucas regarding his taking advantage of this mistletoe custom. Having no idea about the true mistletoe custom I looked it up. According to Slate "It wasn't until the 18th or 19th centuries, though, that the British started hanging mistletoe as part of Christmas celebrations. Charles Dickens paints a scene of mass sub-mistletoe kissing: Young women "screamed and struggled, and ran into corners, and did everything but leave the room, until … they all at once found it useless to resist any longer and submitted to be kissed with a good grace." In this context, mistletoe was supposed to bring luck to two people who kissed underneath it and bad luck to those who didn't. Some say proper etiquette is to pick a berry off for every kiss and stop when all the berries are gone." Lucas's character is romantic and though he is hurt by their past he moves forward with his life to become higher up in the government. I truly enjoyed his relentless pursuit of Georgina and the truth that they finally uncovered but if you want to know if they have an HEA you will have to read the book. The reader will enjoy this read because it deals with tradition, lost love, lies, redemption and forgiveness. I give it 4 STARS for being delightful to read. Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
December 1885 Georgina (Georgie) Trent has been tasked by her father to host a rowdy group of drunken foreign diplomats for Christmas. One of these people has supposedly stolen a sensitive letter from her father’s study and now Lucas Godwin has been sent to find the thief. This is the man who broke Georgie’s heart two years ago. When they meet again, she is cool and aloof to him. But, he has never forgotten her. As Georgie is the hostess for the foreign visitors, she has planned some expeditions and programs for them to experience true English holidays. The plan is while Georgie keeps the visitors busy, Lucas will search their rooms for the missing letter. When they are together, their conversations consist of trading insults while privately fighting their attraction to one another. As they talk, the truth behind what happened in the past is revealed which is quite a surprise. This is a short novella with an interesting plot and some amusing characters. I’m sure readers will enjoy it as much as I did. Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.