Title: Miss Featherton’s Christmas Prince
Series: The Marriage Game #8
Author: Ella Quinn
Genre: Regency Romance, Christmas Romance
Published: November 10, 2015
Publisher: Lyrical Press
My Rating: 4 stars
In the two seasons since her triumphant debut, Meg Featherton’s heart has been tested to its limits. Her first suitor: a criminal. The second, a cad. For her third act, Meg vows to leave love completely out of the marriage equation. She has set her sights on a newly made viscount whom she could take or leave. However, now she must avoid his handsome, roguish, irresistible best friend like the plague. It’s no easy feat, as they are all attending the same house party…
Damon, Marquis of Hawksworth, cannot imagine why Miss Featherton seems so damn disinterested—or why he cares so terribly much. Certainly Meg is a fine wifely prospect for a man in his position, but more than that, he finds he longs for her as he has never done for another woman. She may be determined to protect her heart, but Damon is equally set on winning her over, one delicious kiss at a time.
Read on for my thoughts on Miss Featherton’s Christmas Prince. No true spoilers, promise.
Meg has had the most horrid luck romantically that she’s given up on love. Her choice of husband will be chosen based upon her head and logic and not her heart nor that elusive emotion called love. She has the gentleman picked out, unaware that a friend has romantic feelings for this particular man. Meg is using her head and ignoring anything that might be less than logical.
Damon is attracted to Meg, but is totally clueless as to why she won’t give him the slightest encouragement. In fact, she goes out of her way to ignore and avoid him. And for Damon, the chase is on. With a stolen kiss here and there, Damon is determined to win the lovely lady’s heart and hand. Because he’s fallen for that silly emotion and intends that Meg fall just as hard as he.
Miss Featherton’s Christmas Prince is such a charming Christmas love story. Seeing just how bad her first two seasons were and the cads that she almost got saddled with makes Meg’s decision to forego love and build her marriage prospects on logic only. If there is still a romantic yearning left she will quickly squash it with memories. Damon is charming and determined. He will do just about anything to convince Meg that love can happen and that he is the man to love and honor her for the rest of his life.
I loved this couple and the antics that Damon goes through to win his lady are pure genius. I understand why Meg is so leery of falling in love and trusting Damon but she did indeed get a prince when she did. If you love Regency Romance, Christmas stories and a couple who have sparks going for them then I suggest you put Miss Featherton’s Christmas Prince on your Christmas reading list.
*I received an e-ARC of Miss Featherton’s Christmas Prince from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*
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