The Viscounts Christmas Temptation
Dukes of War #1
Erica Ridley
Historical (Regency Period) Romance
Intrepid Reads
November 1 2014
September, 2015
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Lady Amelia Pembroke, Viscount Sheffield
Regency London

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.

I would like to start this review by thanking NetGalley for allowing me to read this fantastic book.

This book is worth the 5 five star rating I gave it because the writing style was great and I will read the book again as well as recommend it to others or buy it as a gift. It was also a good book for the continuation of this companion series (The Dukes of War).

Plot/Story line: This was a lovely easy to read romance book. The book follows the stories of Lady Amelia Pembrook, a privillaged woman who’s known for her organizational skills, and rakish Viscount sheffield who’s cancelled his annual Christmas tide ball because the ball room has been burned down. She decides she’s going to organize the whole event at another venue for the Viscount while trying to find a husband. She has decided that it’s time to find a husband to encourage her brother to find a wife. The Viscount was hoping to have a quite Christmas period after cancelling the Christmastide Ball that is until me meets Amelia and falls head over heels in love with her.

Character (s): There was a lot to the two main characters Lady Amelia and Viscount Sheffield but equally as much to the other characters. Both characters were strong, kind,gentle natured loving and determined people whos love story was captivating.

Summary: I really enjoyed this book and am sure I will the rest of the series. Erica’s writing was fabulous as was her world building. The way she described the expectations in the regency period as well as the places and clothing was really evocative and made me as the reader feel like I was experiencing. Especially her descriptions of the clothes as it made me feel like I was actually touching the materials.