A winter storm stirs passions long denied in this sensual Yuletide romance, a short novel featuring the characters who once led Library Journal to declare, “Ruby and Derek's chemistry is just as explosive during their unbridled trysts as with their slow, ardent lovemaking.”
Madame Rouge—Ruby to her intimates—always makes the secret desires of her clients a priority. Now the time has come to fulfill her own fantasy, one so private it brings a rare blush to her cheeks. When Captain Derek Price returns from his service to the sea, Ruby will sell London's elite house of pleasure, leaving behind her very home to marry the sailor who has mastered every surging crest of her body.
Pity, then, the ill-timed arrival of Ruby's estranged half-sister, Jasmine, desperate for a warm bed and a sympathetic ear. Ruby is loath to marry the poor girl off to a stranger or, even worse, entrust her to the ignoble lord who has bid on the brothel. She has no other choice than to shelter Jasmine herself. As much as Ruby's heart races at the thought of a future with Derek, she now faces the possibility that, once again, her happy ending has been delayed—unless a Christmas miracle makes all their dreams come true.
A Very Ruby Christmas is intended for mature audiences. This ebook includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 15, 2016
"A Very Ruby Christmas" by Lavinia Kent. This story follows Ruby's decision to sell her business. She is anxious to begin her life with Derek. I liked Ruby - she's is amazingly understanding and compassionate. Derek is sweet and patient with her - more so than I would have been I think! I found myself getting a bit frustrated with her delaying the sale. However, it was also completely understandable if you got what Ruby is all about. This is a really sexy story which encompasses some steamy "scenes" throughout. Not having read the previous books in the series (which I would recommend as I did feel a bit lost at times), I was pleasantly surprised at the level of eroticism throughout. Ruby and Derek are a special couple and I was cheering and rooting for them to start their HEA sooner rather than later. Despite feeling a bit clueless at times, for not having read the previous tales, I still was able to follow along and grew to like and adore the characters - both main and secondary. I have already downloaded the previous books and cannot wait to start them. (received copy from NetGalley for honest review)
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