(E–pub Download) [Once Upon a Christmas Eve] AUTHOR Elizabeth Hoyt
35 stars for Viscount d Arue Rant give us the option to rate with half stars please Goodreads I don t know why other readers rated this one lower than the other novella I ust finished This is exactly what I would like to read in a Shorter Book All Of book all of focused on the two main characters with little distractionAnd EH delivers I have always liked heroes that are a little bad but really good deep down inside This is what we get in D Arue Adam I also happen to love the name Adam my crush in 4th grade don t you know P A very solid manly name at odds with his rakish reputation PerfectI like a heroine who distrusts beauty and flirtatiousness Dare I say it reminds me of myself And Sarah is Cannibal Encounters just that But there s chemistry that s undeniable and sometimes a spark is all it takes then the courage to blow it into a full blown fireWell done Ms Hoyt This was a nice uickie but I ve waited so long for Viscount d Arue s story Iust wish he d had his own full length novel Ugh This was lovelyReview posted on The Eater of Books blogOnce Upon a Christmas Eve by Elizabeth HoytBook 135 of the Maiden Lane seriesPublisher Forever YoursPublication Date December 5 2017Rating 4 35 starsA sweet holiday novella perfect for those who like historical romance shorts and appropriate for those new to the Maiden Lane series Though I own uite a few books in Elizabeth Hoyt s Maiden Lane series I haven t actually read any I know I know However I m a sucker for a cute Christmas story so I decided to give this one a whirl My struggle with novellas especially ones where I don t have a ton of backstory is that they don Very disappointed in this The leads here deserved something much They were compelling characters and were a fitting pairing that had been anticipated since book 5 of the series This was a short novella and it was way too rushed and wholly unsatisfying Also the accompanying fairy tale was annoying definitely my least favorite fairy tale of all her books It wasok That s all I got Sarah St John and Viscount Adam d Arue have crossed paths but it wasn t a friendly exchange because Sarah so clearly hated Adam on sight Sarah isn t fond of rakes gentleman who seduce and carouse without thought for the women they hurt But Sarah is about to get another lovelier version of Adam as their lives are thrown together this holiday season Adam is accompanying his Grandmother to their yearly Christmas destination in the country when their carriage breaks down in a storm
They have no choice but to take shelter at the St John s imposing on them during their holiday festivities have no choice but to take shelter at the St John s imposing on them during their holiday festivities Adam would love to avoid but he s worried about his beloved ailing Grandmother Seeing Sarah St John again is an irritation since she clearly despised him on their first meeting but he ll ust have to make the best by teasing and tormenting her As he gets to know Sarah Adam is feels. A heartwarming stand alone novella from New York Times best selling author Elizabeth HoytAdam Rutledge Viscount d'Arue really rather loathes Christmas The banal cheerfulness The asinine party games And worst of all the obligatory trip to the countryside His grandmother however loves the holiday and Adam loves his grandmother so he'll br. .
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Ve for the cracks He s sexy smooth sparking and a bit unraveling when he s with her and I loved every second of it Sarah St John loathed rakes Sarah was the perfect combination of stiff and melting when she was around d Arue Her past hurt helps us understand why she tries to keep d Arue at a distance but it also ends up feeling rushed and forced as the emotional pain isn t given enough room to develop with the small page count I loved how she stepped up to d Arue s challenging but also how she softened to his touch Her family round out the secondary characters and I missed seeing interactions with her sisters as I think this would have filled out her character even Careful sweetheart he rasped in her ear his breath brushing her neck and it was strange because she could ve sworn there was real concern in his voice you nearly fell at my feet ust then There s some mini trials and tribulations going on in this novella but the core of the story and why you re going to want to read it is the interaction between Sarah and d Arue They are the couple who give you shivers up and down your spine They snap spark crash and melt together in a way that make you want to reread their story as soon as you finish I will spend time of my life than is healthy wishing the author had chosen to write a full length novel for them There s a point where d Arue says I want you He fought to keep his voice level Civilized In every wayThe way this is dragged out of him had me thinking of Sebastian St Vincent In a full novel I think d Arue would have seriously challenged St Vincent in the eyes of many romance readers for favorite rake Hoyt is very good at small impactful emotions and outside the main couple s relationship there is a scene where Sarah s sister starts to blame herself for a man s actions is a scene where Sarah s sister starts to blame herself for a man s actions after her family support their mother says the line I shall have to warn my friends about him This may be a case of what s in the news timing but this little scene hit me in the feels The women s network created out of necessity caring and bravery In the past and present sometimes we women have been the only recourse and this added scene is again one of the numerous reasons I read romance it understands tells and celebrates us women Look issues get brought up and moved on from uickly d Arue s parents death and the ending is so outrageously abrupt Seriously Hoyt gives us one of my favorite proposal lines ever and then slammed me into a the end wall I loved what Hoyt gave me of d Arue almost as much as I hated how little she gave me of d Arue At the
end of the day though if you re looking for a uick escape d Arue won t disappoint He brokeof the day though if you re looking for a uick escape d Arue won t disappoint He broke kiss and laid his forehead against hers Make me stopI can t she whisperedThen we re doomed he said his voice husky and low For I m unable to stop myself I want you Day and night and all the time in between I want you. Eaning But in the spirit of the season she'll welcome this admittedly handsome viscount into her home But as the snowstorm rages the Yule log crackles and the tension rises Sarah and Adam find themselves locked in a fiery passionate kiss If love is the true meaning of Christmas it's the one gift this mismatched pair can't wait to unwrap. An irresistible pull towards this sweet infuriating woman I ust love a good antagonistic romance and Elizabeth Hoyt makes them so much fun There s snips and snipes sexual tension brewing under the surface fun banter back in forth until Sarah and Adam realize they actually like each other But can Sarah trust Adam with
HER HEART AND IS ADAM INTERESTED IN FOREVER ELIZABETHheart And is Adam interested in forever Elizabeth s talent as a writer shines even in a short number of pages Once Upon a Christmas Eve is a steamy chemistry filled romance in a Winter wonderland setting perfect for the season A copy was kindly provided by Forever via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Much as I m a fan of Elizabeth Hoyt s Maiden Lane series I m not a great fan of novellas and after having read and been somewhat meh about Once Upon a Maiden Lane I was going to give this a miss But the fan in me said you might as well you ve read all the others books
the series that is so I did read it and I should have stuck to guns because Once Upon a Christmas Eve is rather a disappointmentVery few authors IMO really know how to get it right when it comes to novellas Courtney Milan is always the one that comes to mind who DOES get it right and most of those I read tend to be rushed and lacking in depth plus the current vogue for getting in at least one sex scene regardless of page count means the 35 starsI received this book for free in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my reviewDisillusioned early on about rakes Sarah St John has always given Adam Rutledge Viscount d Arue the cold shoulder When he shows up unexpectedly at her home and is forced to spend Christmas the complicated feelings she s always had start to get even complicatedAdam would do anything for his grandmother even spend a week celebrating Christmas at the St John residency Thinking to entertain himself challenging Sarah he soon finds it backfiring on him as he s the one left feeling outgunned The last installment in the Maiden Lane series you could easily pick this up as a standalone you would miss an early glimpse of d Arue in a previous book but there is really no connection to the series overall Sarah St John should have been utterly forgettable This is a novella slightly under 100pgs and I m here to tell you that you re going to end up feeling cheated The weather is cold there is a search for some holly and an ending Christmas Eve ball but I did think this lacked a solid holiday read feel However this doesn t matter because the reason for the season is d Arue Nothing else The absolute caring way he treats his grandmother was shown brilliantly and provided some depth of character His sheer sexiness though steals the show He s able to keep himself rather emotionally contained except when he gets around Sarah and then we get to see cracks form in the fa ade I li. Ave the fiercest snowstorm to please her But when their carriage wheel snaps they're forced to seek shelter at the home of the most maddening infuriating and utterly beguiling woman he's ever metSarah St John really rather loathes rakes The self satisfied smirks The sly predatory gazes Oh and the constant witty banter rife with double ,in the series that is so I did read it and I should have stuck to