Saturday, November 03, 2018

BLOG TOUR: Kiss Me at Christmas by Valerie Bowman ~ Review

Book Blurb: Bow Street Runner Daffin Oakleaf abhors Christmas. Caroling and holiday cheer only remind him of a dark time. When a close friend calls on him for help, Daffin is happy to capitalize on the distraction. But when he learns the lovely Lady Regina is the one in danger, he’s to become bodyguard to the captivating woman...

Regina has one mission: to find a night of passion in the arms of a gentleman. Considered firmly on the shelf, Regina has given up on marriage—but that doesn’t mean she wants to be denied the pleasure married ladies experience. Daffin has long captured her attention…and when a threat calls him to her side, the sparks between them ignite. But how can a hired bodyguard find his way into Regina’s reserved heart?

My Review: I really enjoyed the writing style of this book and I did fly through it fairly quickly but I really need to read the other Playful Brides books to know what's going on in this series. I did enjoy the relationship between Regina and Daffin but I wasn't really invested in the story at all. I probably would have enjoyed it more if I hadn't felt like I've read this story numerous times before by different authors. I know it's not the first time I've read a story where the heroine tries to get rid of her virginity before getting married. I've also read stories where the hero is a Bow Street Runner. I did like this story and I will read the next book in the series after I read all the other Playful Brides books.

Rating: 3½ stars out of 5

 About the Author: VALERIE BOWMAN grew up in Illinois with six sisters (she’s number seven) and a huge supply of historical romance novels. After a cold and snowy stint earning a degree in English with a minor in history at Smith College, she moved to Florida the first chance she got. Valerie now lives in Jacksonville with her family including her mini-schnauzer, Huckleberry. When she’s not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV and PBS. She is the author of the Secret Brides series and the Playful Brides series.

Price: $7.99
Publication Date: October 30, 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1-250-14752-3
St. Martin’s Paperbacks

* I received an advanced copy from the publisher and NetGalley. All opinions are my own. 


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