By: Valerie Bowman
Publication Date: October 30, 2018
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Author Website: http://www.valeriegbowman.com/
Valerie Bowman’s Playful Bride world is one filled with charming characters that make for great romances. Kiss Me at Christmas book ten in this series delivers yet another well deserved happily ever after for Bow Street Runner Daffin Oakleaf and decidedly on the shelf Lady Regina Haversham.
Ms. Bowman’s works are full of fun and quirks mixed with just enough sentiment to mist your eye and crack a smile with equal ease. Kiss Me at Christmas bring two of her beloved secondary characters to the forefront and at long last confronts their simmering attraction. This author expertly handled the warring of rational versus emotions, culminating when it became apparent to this couple that all the reasons why they should be together by far outnumbered all the reasons why they should not be together. Daffin and Regina held a special bond in their individual tragic pasts that added even more to their dynamic. Great chemistry and sparkling exchanges as well as an intriguing suspense component keep the pages of this work full of action and added a nice depth to an already captivating story.
Kiss me at Christmas brings a sweetness to the holidays that is exclusively Valerie Bowman and will leave readers with all the good cheer they have come to expect from her Playful Brides!
*I was given an advanced copy. All opinions expressed are my own.*
*While this book can be read as a stand alone, for your overall reading experience this book would be enhanced by reading the previous books in this series.*