The Twelve Days of Seduction
Alexander Hunt, Eighth Duke of Berresford, is aware his ward's governess misrepresented herself to gain employment, and he’s quite displeased, even if she is one of the most intelligent women’s he’s ever met. His ward deserves a reputable governess, so he threatens to give Adriana the sack mere days before Christmas.
Desperate to convince the sexy duke not to tear her from the little girl she's grown to adore, Adriana challenges him to prove she’s not the reputable governess he believed he hired. If he can seduce her before the Twelve Days of Christmas have come to an end, she will leave without protest.
But when they find the challenge more difficult than either imagined, can they face the consequences of their decisions?
Previously published in an anthology
My Review: 4 stars
This was a good tale for Christmas. A bit short for my taste, but very well written. I don't typically read historical fiction, but this was a break from the normal. Very refreshing and uplifting story with just enough naughtiness to keep my attention. I enjoyed Adriana's spirit, her willingness to speak where others would be silent. I very much enjoyed that Alexander chose to back her up instead of not speaking up or standing behind her. The ending was great, a lovely story indeed. Great job Máire!
About the Author:
2011 Golden Heart winner Máire Claremont first fell in love with Mr. Rochester, not Mr. Darcy. Drawn to his dark snark, she longed to find a tortured hero of her own… until she realized the ramifications of Mr. Rochester locking his frst wife up in his attic. Discovering the errors of her ways, Máire now looks for a real-life Darcy and creates deliciously dark heroes on the page. Oh, and she wants everyone to know her name is pronounced Moira. Her parents just had to give her an Irish Gaelic name