His Christmas Pleasure

E Book His Christmas Pleasure Naive children yet somehow this was like a trainwreck and I couldn t stop looking Read for the Historical Romance Club Christmas Holiday Challenge Book of Series

E-Book His Christmas Pleasure Naive "children" yet somehow this was like a trainwreck and I couldn't stop looking. Read for the Historical Romance Club Christmas/Holiday Challenge. Book 3 of 6.Series: YepSexy times: A few times. Nothing steamy. Plan on reading more by the author: Quite possibly.Synopsis Ok so there's this guy who simply cannot win for losing and all he has to recommend him, on the surface, is his amazing good looks. Spaniard on steroids kinda thing. (Ok, I fully realize Mr Pachal is from Chile. And I also realize I think he's hot. So there. I'm using him. Creative license.)Anyhoo, the ladies of the Ton are falling all over themselves to get some "ahem" time with Pedro, er, Andres. Andres has a dream of redeeming his family name and he will lie, cheat or steal (or at least he has in the past) to make that dream reality. When he is handed property in a bid to get him the hell out of London and it's Ladies, he gloms right on to it. Realizing he needs money to make this happen, he proposes to Abigail who for reasons of her own, wants off of the Ton carousel. She and her dowry take him up on this and the mad dash to Scotland begins. There's a whole bunch of running and riding in coaches. And all the time, I'm thinking how naive are these two? Like little idiots they are. -elope with a man known for two days-blindly take property expecting it to be something awesome-depend on a dowry without seeing the money-imagine everything will work out without much forethought. The idiot children did make it rather interesting. Heroine: Amelia. Ok let me say I do not blame her for jumping on this opportunity to get out. Her dad is trying to get her to marry a fart machine. The man she thinks she loves is going after some other debutante. And no one takes her seriously. What I like about her is her willingness to go all in. Her ability to be supportive at all times. And even when she opens her mouth and inserts her foot, she makes it work. Hero: Well.....hmmmmm. I've never quite run across a character like this in an HR. He spins tails and manipulates and is a dreamer and yet he questions his ability to make dreams a reality. At the same time, he's caring, and he's so good to Abby and he brings her out of her shell. AND THEN, he's a complete idiot to her. He's selfish beyond selfish. BUT THEN he's not. I'm conflicted. Why it did or didn't work for me: It worked enough to get me to read a full length novel in a day. I'm not sure what the secret sauce was and I can't tell you why I kept reading other than I had to know what happened next. This was a decent to very good read and I'm internally fighting with myself over a 3 star or a 4 star review. Signed, I still think the hero needed a swift punch to the throat . His Christmas Pleasure go inside Kindle Anything can happen at Christmas When her father threatens to marry Abigail Montross off to a man twice her age and with thirteen children , she decides to elope instead with the irresistibly handsome Bar n de Vasconia She knows all about his notorious reputation He is the most seductive man in all of London, but he s vowed to protect her, so she allows herself to be tAnything can happen at Christmas When her father threatens to marry Abigail Montross off to a man twice her age and with thirteen children , she decides to elope instead with the irresistibly handsome Bar n de Vasconia She knows all about his notorious reputation He is the most seductive man in all of London, but he s vowed to protect her, so she allows herself to be tempted into his bed, promising to guard her heart at all costs.Andres believes he s entered into nothing than a marriage of convenience with a charming and very wealthy young woman But the days and nights Abigail spends in his arms soon reform this rogue He ll do anything to gain her love until they each discover the truth about the other and old wounds are revealed.It s the season of miracles and passion when love not only awakens the senses but delivers the greatest gift of all .. CATHY MAXWELL spends hours in front of her computer pondering the question, Why do people fall in love It remains for her the mystery of life and the secret to happiness.She lives in beautiful Virginia with her children, horses, dogs, and cats.. Popular Books His Christmas Pleasure Naive "children" yet somehow this was like a trainwreck and I couldn't stop looking. Read for the Historical Romance Club Christmas/Holiday Challenge. Book 3 of 6.Series: YepSexy times: A few times. Nothing steamy. Plan on reading more by the author: Quite possibly.Synopsis Ok so there's this guy who simply cannot win for losing and all he has to recommend him, on the surface, is his amazing good looks. Spaniard on steroids kinda thing. (Ok, I fully realize Mr Pachal is from Chile. And I also realize I think he's hot. So there. I'm using him. Creative license.)Anyhoo, the ladies of the Ton are falling all over themselves to get some "ahem" time with Pedro, er, Andres. Andres has a dream of redeeming his family name and he will lie, cheat or steal (or at least he has in the past) to make that dream reality. When he is handed property in a bid to get him the hell out of London and it's Ladies, he gloms right on to it. Realizing he needs money to make this happen, he proposes to Abigail who for reasons of her own, wants off of the Ton carousel. She and her dowry take him up on this and the mad dash to Scotland begins. There's a whole bunch of running and riding in coaches. And all the time, I'm thinking how naive are these two? Like little idiots they are. -elope with a man known for two days-blindly take property expecting it to be something awesome-depend on a dowry without seeing the money-imagine everything will work out without much forethought. The idiot children did make it rather interesting. Heroine: Amelia. Ok let me say I do not blame her for jumping on this opportunity to get out. Her dad is trying to get her to marry a fart machine. The man she thinks she loves is going after some other debutante. And no one takes her seriously. What I like about her is her willingness to go all in. Her ability to be supportive at all times. And even when she opens her mouth and inserts her foot, she makes it work. Hero: Well.....hmmmmm. I've never quite run across a character like this in an HR. He spins tails and manipulates and is a dreamer and yet he questions his ability to make dreams a reality. At the same time, he's caring, and he's so good to Abby and he brings her out of her shell. AND THEN, he's a complete idiot to her. He's selfish beyond selfish. BUT THEN he's not. I'm conflicted. Why it did or didn't work for me: It worked enough to get me to read a full length novel in a day. I'm not sure what the secret sauce was and I can't tell you why I kept reading other than I had to know what happened next. This was a decent to very good read and I'm internally fighting with myself over a 3 star or a 4 star review. Signed, I still think the hero needed a swift punch to the throat
His Christmas Pleasure by Cathy Maxwell His Christmas Pleasure was not your typical romance, but I really enjoyed it Abby was , facing spinsterhood, and stuck in the middle of her family s relationship with the ton Her mother married down, but her father supplies society with funds, so while they re His Christmas Pleasure Scandals and Seductions Book Nov , This review is from His Christmas Pleasure Kindle Edition I m a VERY picky reader I love historical novels but I m picky in how I like stories to go There s a lot that annoys me and it s rare to completely sell me on books because something always nags me and stands out. His Christmas Pleasure Scandals and Seductions Maxwell Nov , This review is from His Christmas Pleasure Kindle Edition I m a VERY picky reader I love historical novels but I m picky in how I like stories to go There s a lot that annoys me and it s rare to completely sell me on books because something always nags me and stands out. His Christmas Pleasure HarperCollins New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell gifts historical romance lovers with a steamy and sensational Christmas present His Christmas Pleasure, the fourth book in her popular Scandals and Seductions series The winter holidays have never been hotter than in this delicious tale of a marriage of convenience that becomes an unexpected gift of passionate love in a season of joy and giving. His Christmas Pleasure Scandals and Seductions Series Nov , Overview New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell gifts historical romance lovers with a steamy and sensational Christmas present His Christmas Pleasure, the fourth book in her popular Scandals and Seductions series.

  1. CATHY MAXWELL spends hours in front of her computer pondering the question, Why do people fall in love It remains for her the mystery of life and the secret to happiness.She lives in beautiful Virginia with her children, horses, dogs, and cats.

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  1. Naive children yet somehow this was like a trainwreck and I couldn t stop looking Read for the Historical Romance Club Christmas Holiday Challenge Book 3 of 6.Series YepSexy times A few times Nothing steamy Plan on reading by the author Quite possibly.Synopsis Ok so there s this guy who simply cannot win for losing and all he has to recommend him, on the surface, is his amazing good looks Spaniard on steroids kinda thing Ok, I fully realize Mr Pachal is from Chile And I also realize I think he [...]


  2. 3 stars This is a pleasant feel good story It s a Hallmark Card type of storyORY BRIEF Abby s grandmother left her a fortune to be hers upon marriage Abby s father is also wealthy He arranges a marriage for her to a repulsive, older man Andres is a handsome younger man who has affairs with married women Dobbins wife had an affair with Andres Dobbins offered Andres land in Northern England in return for Andres leaving London and never returning The land is Andres dream to breed and raise horses B [...]


  3. His Christmas Pleasure was not your typical romance, but I really enjoyed it Abby was 25, facing spinsterhood, and stuck in the middle of her family s relationship with the ton Her mother married down, but her father supplies society with funds, so while they re accepted into society, they re not necessarily welcome Unmarried, with the man she loves about to marry someone else, she meets the Baron He finds her refreshing, and her innocence reminds him clearly of what he lacks, but she sees in hi [...]


  4. My first time reading this author I liked it It felt pretty true to the time period The characters did not just seem like modern people in period dress.Pros The hero and heroing eloped as a convenient arrangement and encountered problems and eventually her father disowns her and they have to make it without money as the hero has only a very run down small estate Instead of giving up she sticks with him and believes in him and they work together to better themselves Another good point is that the [...]


  5. As much as Abigail loves her parents, she is not willing to marry the man they chose for her Twice her age and thirteen children No thank you Luckily, she has a tidy little inheritance and has caught the eye of a man who truly needs it Andres, the Bar n de Vasconia Andres and Abigail elope, neither one pretending emotions are involved, but both promising to try to make this a real marriage.That is what I loved about this book There were no real, important lies, neither pretended it was a love ma [...]


  6. Abigail Montros s life is complicated, she has been in love with a man forever, but he has not offered for her, even when her father arranged a marriage Thankfully the man backed out, but her reputation has suffered and yet still she pines for this fop Things are about to get turned upside down when at a Christmas party the fop announces he is marry her cousin and her father tells her he is about to arrange a marriage for her with an old man who has thirteen children As if that is not enough she [...]


  7. A 25 year old woman who s wasted years mooning over a man, only to have him announce an engagment to her cousin, recklessly accepts a proposal from a Spanish baron with a notorious reputation, rather than enter into the marriage her father has arranged for her Andres takes her up to Scotland to elope, and then to his estate in Northumberland which, of course, turns out to be nothing like he promised or, for that matter, like he expected Seemingly pushed to the brink of disaster, the couple decid [...]


  8. My favorite in the series I knew I would like Andres from the moment I met him You couldn t help but want him to find someone great and he did I thought it was a perfectly executed story It didn t dwell on their past loves and he didn t show a lot of resentment toward Gillian much less mention her in passing Abby was wonderful I loved reading about her becoming her own person and watching her stand true to Andres There wasn t an overabundance of conflict but there was enough to keep the pages fl [...]


  9. 2.5 The story idea was decent until almost to the end of the book, and then the author used a worn out plot device to separate our lead characters The writing was utilitarian at best The vocabulary was limited, the sentences were choppy, the dialog stilted, and almost the entire book was telling and not showing The convenient way every detail was wrapped up in the last few pages of the book was contrived The characters, although very likable, had no real depth.


  10. I listen to audiobooks while I workout so note taking is impossible, thereby Down Dirty Quickie Reviews are impossible Instead, here are some words The romance was a no The OTP fall in love off page via time jumps The peeps were cardboard their internal POV musings got in the way of engaging dialogue.Book don t suck, but book don t rock, either.


  11. I thoroughly enjoyed this excellent Regency romance The characters are engaging and the plot is intriguing I listened to the audio version and the narrator brings a delightful and lovely English accent to the character, bringing them to life If you re looking for a heart warming tale of love, then you will love this book as much as I did Happy reading listening


  12. Review from Backchatting BooksAbigail Montross met Andres, Bar n de Vasconia under unfortunate circumstances He heard her begging the man she loved to marry her and he heard her being rejected When her father arranges to for her to marry a two times widower with thirteen children, Abigail decides to take fate into her own hands Andres is in dire need of cash and a wealthy wife to go with the property he just scored up north is an attractive prospect.Andres isn t really a Baron but rather the ill [...]


  13. Listened for Fun Audible Overall Rating 4.00Story Rating 3.75Character Rating 4.25Audio Rating 3.75 Not part of the overall rating Part of my 25 Holiday Reads for 2012How His Christmas Pleasure put me in the Holiday Spirit This season I am really loving the historical reads and this is not an exception How they met, how they connected, and the spirit of the relationship put me in the Holiday spirit.What I thought of the Characters Story His Christmas Pleasure is a marriage of convenience story w [...]


  14. We first met Andres Ramigio in The Earl Claims His Bride as the silver eyed spaniard who wanted Gillian to run away with him Now he s back and set on winning the hand of the red headed beauty who forever changed his life.with her fortune and her amazing heart Andres was thinking about pulling the trigger when someone slams him down to the ground in order to stop him little does he know that his savior will also be the peron he wants for his wife, with her fortune he can set his dreams into actio [...]


  15. I put this ebook down awhile ago I didn t like the hero at all, because he lied all the way through the first two chapters The heroine seemed desperate and uninteresting I didn t even finish this book I have read some pretty bad stuff the last few months due to sleep deprivation, but this book I couldn t even finish Do not read there are plenty of romances out there that makes you actually care about the characters.


  16. Not too bad at all as these romances go The sex was okay, but the gut wrenching romance was exceptionally good I actually recommend this one for romance lovers It was well crafted.



  17. Such a romantic story and I loved every bit of it Cathy Maxwell has the knack of pulling one into her stories and making you feel and bringing your emotions into full play I laughed and cried, felt like hitting the hero over his head to try and knock some sense into him, sympathized with the heroine and at times hated her father.Every character had their part to play and they all did this well making this one of the better stories in the historical genre that I have read and making me crave for [...]


  18. As much as I want to finish this book because of a book challenge, I can t Both hero and heroine aren t connecting with me at all Plus, the audiobook is not that great sigh




  19. My pet peeves with this book 1 the conversation with freddie in the beginning was annoying2 the conversation at the dance with lady dobbins with irritating.3 lady dobbins temper tantrum was childish.4 the trip to gretna green too way too longonce they arrived at the house things were good until the jealousy thing came up and the rest of the book was good her father s random act of kindness was good too HOWEVER the ending was wrong,,,, it was the birth of the wrong species.i would have preferred [...]


  20. What a delightful read this is From the first meeting of the hero and heroine through their marriage of convenience and watching their love blossom, we re carried through fun, heartache, hardship, revelations, forgiveness, hope and, of course, love and romance.The first chapter of this book starts a tad introspective and disheartening for the hero, Andres He s come to England under false pretenses, but who could it really hurt, and he s failed at nearly everything he s tried to restore his famil [...]


  21. His Christmas Pleasureby Cathy MaxwellGenre Historical Romance SeasonalAnything Can Happen at Christmas When her father threatens to marry Abigail Montross off to a man twice her age and with thirteen children , she decides to elope instead with the irresistibly handsome Baron de Vasconia She know all abut his notorious reputation He is the most seductive man in all of London, but he s vowed to protect her, so she allow herself to be tempted into his bed, promising to guard her heart at all cost [...]


  22. Maxwell pens an intriguing historical romance with His Christmas Pleasure Andres Ramiego is a Spaniard now living in England Using his father s title of baron, he hopes to open up doors for himself in English society However, when he meets the enchanting Abby Montross, all that he values comes into question Will honesty win Abby s heart Set in London, 1812, Andres is a handsome man and the English ton value his appearance above all He s followed by married women and courted for his style In an e [...]


  23. Um, I m not real sure how to review this book The plot is good, the characters unique, but the writing was not enjoyable I tried to read another of Ms Maxwell s books and couldn t finish it When I read the back of this one, I was hoping that it would be better I m sure now that I m going to have to eliminate her from my list of authors I buy First the pros 1 the characters were actually honest with each other for the most part2 the heroine wasn t a complete drama queen she was actually pretty av [...]


  24. So, the story is Abby is a 25 year old, almost spinster whose father is trying to get her to marry a morbidly obese widower with 13 children in an arranged marriage that would benefit everyone but Abby herself Obviously, as you do, she elopes with a sexy, Spanish guy named Andres at the first opportunity, to thwart her father This handsome Lothario, however, is flat broke and marrying Abby primarily for her money to fix up a house given to him by his ex paramour s husband It sweirdly complicated [...]


  25. ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN AT CHRISTMAS When her father threatens to marry Abigail Montross off to a man twice her age and with thirteen children , she decides to elope instead with the irresistibly handsome Baron de Vasconia She knows all abut his notorious reputation He is the most seductive man in all of London, but he s vowed to protect her, so she allows herself to be tempted into his bed, promising to guard her heart at all costs.Andres believes he s entered into nothing than a marriage of conve [...]


  26. HIS CHRISTMAS PLEASURE BY CATHY MAXWELL is an exciting Christmas historical romance set in 1810 London It is well written with depth, details, turns and twists It has passion, sensuality, romance, love, secrets, wit, family, miracles, horses, longing to belong and making dreams a reality The hero, Andres, is a Spaniard, lonely, a rogue, handsome, illegitimate, determined to prove his worth to his peers The heroine, Abigail, is rich, lonely, beautiful, set aside by others as plain, the only daugh [...]


  27. Full Review Appears on my blog authorjanebnight.wordpressI absolutely loved the characters Andres is a dreamer who I could totally respect and root for He wants to breed horses and he will do whatever it takes to make that dream a reality That made him extremely sexy Abigail wants things her way and isn t willing to let others choose her path Plus, she is a little insecure which I liked From the very beginning I wanted her and Andres to make it.The beginning and middle of the book were amazing I [...]


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