PDF/EBOOK Christmas with the Duchess ↠ Tamara Lejeune
Nection or attachment to any of the characters I found Emma to be manipulative conniving self centered and sometimes cruel Nicholas one of the few characters with any redeeming ualities was kind hearted and sweet but far too innocent and awkward The rest of the family was just as catty manipulative and self serving as the so Nicholas inability to fit in with the rest of the characters made sense although I felt the made him seem like a simpleton most of the time The premise of the story seemed to have a lot of promise and the plot although not ntirely original could Have Been Far Interesting If The Story been far interesting if the story t been so convoluted with a cast of horrid and mostly useless characters On a positive note the writing was well done and there were a few humorous moments that lightened the tension a bit Sadly this is not a story for those seeking some holiday cheer but rather those who are not looking for a warm and fuzzies and who don t mind being Indecent... Exposure (Indecent, entertained yet annoyed at the same time A RomanceOMG That is what I first thought about this book This may be the worst romancever For starters it is not terribly romantic But that is only the beginningThe particulars The book is about Emma Grey Fitzroy Duchess of Warwick her gay twin brother his lover their unspeakably mean Aunts and Uncle and their other relatives all of whom are highly unlikable Even the Hero of the book Nicholas St Austell the Earl of Camford is unlikeable He is young 20 at the time of the book 10 years the junior of the heroine Emma a virgin and unskilled at the art of romanceThis Not Without a Fight entire book reminded me of Marriedwith Children mixed with a bad reality show I couldasily see this as The Real Royals of England Not to give Bravo any ideas for salacious reality tv shows but I could asily see Tamara Lejuene the book s author watching stuff like that while writing this The book is at times very funny However it is classified as a romance and there is nothing whatsoever in this book that is ven remotely romantic Some reviews have classified this book as a farce It certainly is that whether that is intentional or unintentional only Ms Lejuene knows for certainWhat I do know however is that this is hardly romantic There is no romance at all none of the characters are in any way likable and I feel like I wasted my time reading this Marked as finished because I didn t make it to reading the 3rd chapter 25 stars If you re looking for a heartwarming Christmas themed romance this isn t it No Christmas cheer here No this book by Ms Lejeune is of a Regency house party romantic farce which takes place over three Christmases in 1814 1815 and 1816 As for the romantic leads we have role revers. D pocket watch An introduction to Emma the Duchess of Warwick Roasted chestnuts A dance with. I have no idea why I finished this It was like a train wreck I suppose I couldn t look away It was not romantic and not Christmassy The characters #ALL DROVE ME NUTS TWO STARS #drove me nuts Two stars because I did manage to finish it Glad I got it for only 50 cents What is it they say The path to true love is a rocky one That is definitely the case here I do have to say that this is one of the best romances that I have read this yearNicholas a career navy man has recently become the 4th Earl of Camford He is green grass Usually it is the female protagonist who He is green grass Usually it is the female protagonist who unsure in the world of nobility Not here It is interesting to watch the interactions between Nicholas and Emma the Duchess of Warwick And the supporting cast of characters are a riot I The Unseen Wonder especially love the antics of Emma s twin Lord Colin and Lady Harriet an old spinster aunt by marriage to Emma who by the way is a widow Appallingly bad terrible unlikable characters confusing storyline supposedly a Christmas story definitely not It may have been set at Christmas but Scrooge had Christmas spirit BEFORE the ghosts arrived Received read and reviewed for The Season for RomanceEmma Fitroy Duchess of Warwick is staying at Warwick Palace for the Christmas holiday where she hopes to be reunited with her two young sons who were taken away after her husband s death As family begins to arrive she meets Nicholas St Austell the newly appointed Lord Camford Ten years her junior Emma certainly has no intentions of getting romantically involved with Nicholas Nicholas just recently came into thearldom after having spent most of his life at sea as a naval officer Orphaned at a young age the Royal Navy is the only home he has known so he is very apprehensive about his newly acuired title property and family members He is taken under the protection of Uncle Hugh whom he uickly learns is not so benevolent and actually has ulterior motives Uncle Hugh wants Nicholas to marry one of his five marriage hungry daughters and make one of them the next Lady Camford Nicholas is completely blind to his uncle s schemes specially when he meets the beautiful Emma He uickly falls under her spell although no one not ven the reader understands why I really wanted to like Christmas with the Duchess but sadly that did not happen for me Other than the novel taking place over the course of three Christmases there isn t any Christmas spirit or cheer in this story It plays out as of a Regency farce than a romanceAs for our main characters we have role reversal with the heroine being the older slightly jaded seemingly rakish woman and the hero being boy than man with his naivet and lack of xperience both sexually and socially Unfortunately I felt no con. Nicholas St Austell's Christmas Wish List An invitation to a holiday house party A shiny gol. ,
Al for the H and h She s the xperienced slightly jaded and seemingly rakish older woman He s about 10 years younger somewhat naive and innocent not only sexually he s a virgin but also in the ways of the ton that superficial self centered vapid upper class of which our heroine Emma is a member as the Duchess of Warwick widow of the late duke and mother of "the adolescent present dukeOur hero Nicholas has just recently come into an arldom "adolescent present dukeOur hero Nicholas has just recently come into an arldom a life at sea as a naval officer He s brought to the first Christmas gathering by his newly met aunt Anne and uncle Hugh and their four marriage hungry daughters Poor young innocent Nicholas doesn t fit in at all well with the manipulative greedy self centered relatives and friends gathered there Struck by Emma s beauty he falls in love with her in spite of the fact that she is manipulative herself but not necessarily greedy nor self centered More to the point she s focused on her children and trying to regain guardianship of them from uncle HughIt s pointless to summarize the plot Suffice it to say that we have lots of bedhopping conniving deception manipulation scheming tc by most all those gathered together I didn t find myself liking anyone but Nicholas Not ven the duchess young sons had admirable ualities They came across as spoiled and arrogant #Perhaps heroine Emma shows a bit of a softer side at the nd but you have to #heroine Emma shows a bit of a softer side at the nd but you have to hard at her to find something very admirable in her Invisible (The Curse of Avalon eitherAll that said however it was anntertaining plot what with all the above mentioned conniving deception scheming and bedhopping and the book is well written The problem is that you may find yourself Yummy Supper entertained yet very annoyed at the same time by how horrid and useless all these people are I wanted to like this one than I did Unfortunately the main characters didn t really appeal The saving grace though was found in the uirky secondary characters they kept me reading I liked the interplay between the heroine s twin brother and their spunky spinster aunt Looks like we have a winner in the replacing The Snow ueen as the worst book Eileen hasver read contest Wish I could give it zero stars because it is the dumbest historical romance I ver read Liked the cover art though The characters were unlikable or ignorant and despicable to family friend and foe Only finished it because I couldn t believe how it got ridiculous with ach chapter Couldn t root for the main couple Deep Listening either and the love scenes were horrible Characters constantly discuss sex but no one has a romantic love scene Will never read anything by this author again I will stick to Tessa Dare Karen Ranney Karen Hawkins Mary Balogh Nora Robertstc for great romance novel. Emma A new pair of Hessians A kiss from Emma under the mistletoe Christmas with the Duchess. .