by Mimi Matthews
Released: November 13, 2018
Published by Perfectly Proper Press
“This was a great romance, that managed to merge several different tropes to great affect”
~ Under the Covers
I’ve never really been a fan of Christmas books, but I did want to pick up some in December and this historical romance novella was recommended to me, so I decided to give it a try. Now, I am left wondering where Mimi Matthews has been all my life! I absolutely loved this book, it was the perfect holiday read.
If that’s not enough to convince you to give it a try, let me continue. I have always been a fan of books where the hero is either grumpy, taciturn or a little staid. That is, until you get to know them. Which, perfectly describes our hero. As a self made man from humble beginnings who is now courting a lady from the upper classes, he is very aware of the rules which thus makes him seem very standoffish and indifferent. Nothing could be further from t he truth. However, our heroine breaks off their courtship thinking he has little interest in her. Until of course Christmas brings them together again.
This was a great romance, that managed to merge several different tropes to great affect: second chances, class differences, opposites attract, with a hint of pining from the hero. Have I sold you on this yet? It was a really great read, and a great introduction to Mimi Matthews, I definitely plan on reading more of her books in the future.
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Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?