The Viscount's Christmas Temptation

The Viscount's Christmas Temptation

by Erica Ridley

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The Viscount's Christmas Temptation by Erica Ridley

First book FREE in the bestselling Dukes of War regency romance series!

Certain individuals might consider Lady Amelia Pembroke a managing sort of female, but truly, most people would be lost without her help. Why, the latest on-dit is that rakish Viscount Sheffield is canceling the fête of the year because he hasn't time for silly soirees. He doesn't need time--he needs her!

When a flash of lightning destroys the venue for his family's annual Christmas ball, Lord Benedict Sheffield intends to enjoy a relaxing holiday for once. But after twelve days of beguiling Lady Amelia's guerrilla tactics, he's up to his cravat with tinsel...and tumbling head over heels in love.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157462840
Publisher: Intrepid Reads
Publication date: 10/22/2014
Series: Dukes of War , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 155
Sales rank: 3,979
File size: 710 KB

About the Author

Erica Ridley is a USA Today and New York Times best-selling author of historical romance novels.

In the new Rogues to Riches historical romance series, Cinderella stories aren’t just for princesses… Sigh-worthy Regency rogues sweep strong-willed young ladies into whirlwind rags-to-riches romance with rollicking adventure.

The popular Dukes of War series features roguish peers and dashing war heroes who return from battle only to be thrust into the splendor and madness of Regency England.

When not reading or writing romances, Erica can be found riding camels in Africa, zip-lining through rainforests in Costa Rica, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest.

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The Viscount's Christmas Temptation 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 82 reviews.
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
Fantastic, wonderful, fabulous froth! And this is good, very good! What an absolute and total joy this short story is! Not to be missed! I'm in love and I can't wait until this series start! Positively divine!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
both characters were likable and dialogue was funny!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story. It was fun and I thought that the storyline was full of intrigue. Although the heroine was on the road to spinsterhood, she did not downplay her brilliance in order to marry. I did wonder if she knew who she wanted to marry before I did...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The viscount wins of course, and that is the way we like it. Girl gets guy with only minimum of tears and temptation. It's free. Enjoy it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Characters well done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a good book. Especially for something so very short. The author could do with a bit more experience in historical romance. But i wouldnt say it was bad. Cute short read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a sweet, fast-paced romance novella. If you read this you will love it! I can't wait to read more from this author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Read!
Anonymous 6 months ago
Worth the read
anttm More than 1 year ago
I received this as a free book but was immediately caught up in the storyline. It is witty and the characters quite endearing. I have read all the books in this series and am now caught n the series Rogues to Riches and awaiting the 4th book, Lord of Temptation..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute short story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great start to a new series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Marichus-Real More than 1 year ago
Lady Amelia has been managing every single detail of his brother household for ages. She is really good at it. She is like a chess player thinking ahead of all the possible movements or in her case all the possibilities to get what she wants or to solve a problem. Viscount Sheffield has spent the last ten years of his life taking care of his duties as a lord, focused on taxes, tenants, politics, and land. The book is about getting a place big enough to hold the annual Sheffield Christmas ball as it is no longer able to do it in the regular place due to a fire caused by a lightning. It was very funny to see how Lady Amelia took Sheffield on the hunt for the place when she already knew where the ball was going to take place. I liked how both characters got along and how they changed their minds about each other little by little. The only complaint I have is the abrupt ending. I would have liked to see the ending longer and more elaborated.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BetweenMyBookendz More than 1 year ago
Not ready to deal with the post-Christmas let-down, I just had to give this title a read when it popped up on my Facebook feed. Historical romance is not my usual pick, but I was so happy I gave it a try! This novella is the set-up for Erica Ridley’s “Dukes of War” series, and it was a tasty Regency treat to snack on! I am tempted to describe Lady Amelia Pembroke as the ultimate “personal assistant” for her brother’s household, but that is too mild a description. The good Lady Amelia is so good at planning and organizing, anticipating for any contingency, that it seems supernatural. So when Lady Amelia decides that the Sheffield 75th annual Christmas Ball is the ideal venue for her to find a husband, nothing was getting in her way. The fact that the venue is burnt to a crisp and Lord Benedict Sheffield has canceled the gala is but a small hiccup for our fearless superhero peer! Lord Sheffield is no match for Lady Amelia’s machinations and before he knows it the Sheffield Christmas Ball is taking place exactly how Lady Amelia envisioned it! Well maybe not exactly, for as good as Lady Amelia is at planning for every possible event in her life, she never saw love coming her way. I found the writing well-done, with the banter between the characters witty and fun. It certainly has peeked my interest to read some more of Ms. Ridley’s books!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A cute little regency romp where 2 head strong controlling people match wits to arrive at a mutual resolution
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
+/-65 pages of simple 1950s house wife perspective plot. She's such a "catch" because of how well she can plan a party and manage a household. I can't believe I bothered to read this and was eye rolling through out while also feeling sad for the author. Yikes.
alterlisa More than 1 year ago
A really sweet and funny read! Gotta admit, I didn't expect much after looking at the sad little cover. Glad I was wrong, or I'd have missed out on Amelia and Benedict's romance. An excellent novella that will have you laughing at the two main characters trying to manipulate each other while discovering each other.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short but very sweet romance. Perfect pick me up for an afternoon read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this wonderful story!! What a fun quick read and would love to read more with these characters. Loved Lady Amelia. Her character was written so well. What fun.
KimHeniadis More than 1 year ago
I found so much of myself in Lady Amelia, we both love to organize, and don’t tell my husband, are able to get the men in our lives to do what we want, either without him realizing it, or with him thinking it was his idea. And I’ve always loved the name Amelia (such fond memories of the Amelia Bedelia books), so this was just one more reason why I enjoyed this book. This is a great introduction to Erica Ridley’s new series, Dukes of War. The novella takes place in a short period of time, in a couple of weeks before Christmas. Amelia gets it into her head to find a husband after 15 years of living with her brother, so her brother can finally find a wife. She was going to use the annual Christmas party that the Sheffield’s hold every year as the way to get a husband, but there was damage to his manor, so she must find a new venue. Amelia arrives at Lord Benedict’s manor, only to have to wait outside until he is done with his 12 hours of work. When she is finally let in, he is impressed that she came prepared to wait. While proposing her plan to him, he becomes even more intrigued by her. They spend most of the rest of the book looking at different places, and quickly falling in love. This novella was a fun, light-hearted quick read, and I’m looking forward to reading more books in the Dukes of War series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago