Monday, November 28, 2016

Twelve Kisses to Midnight (The Oxenburg Princes #3.5)
by Karen Hawkins

Travel through the rolling hills of Scotland in this winter-themed love story from the bestselling author of the Oxenburg Princes series.

In the snowy Scottish countryside, New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins’s rakish duke has an unforgettable holiday encounter in this delightful Regency novella. When the alluring lady he surprises under the mistletoe is not who he expected—but a long-lost love with a score to settle—it’s clear that this will be a Christmas he won’t soon forget!

Twelve Kisses to Midnight was such a romance and satisfying novella. I really enjoyed the previous books in this series, so I was super excited to jump into this novella! One thing I will say is that I was confused on the timing of this novella because it says it is number 3.5 but it felt more like 2.5? That didn't effect my enjoyment of this story, but it was something that confused me in the beginning!

The plot of this novella was entertaining and addictive. I really enjoyed the entire novella! Karen is an expert at weaving drama, humor, and steamy romance into every story. There is something just so addictive about Karen's writing! I could get lost in her words. I always know I am going to enjoy myself when I start any of her stories.

Marcus was the main male character, and he was very swoon-worthy. He was a sexy alpha male, and it actually worked really well in this story. I enjoyed watching him open up throughout the novella. Kenna was the main female character, and she was my favorite thing about this story! In the beginning of the novella, Kenna arrives at a formal event with a book and I knew she was a girl after my own heart. 

Kenna was a strong and funny woman. She stood up for herself and that put a smile on my face! She was a great perspective to read from. 

The romance in this novella was HOT! The chemistry and pent up tension between Kenna and Marcus was delicious. I thought the author did a great job at handling a new romantic couple in a short novella. The connection between Kenna and Marcus felt believable because of the history Karen created for the characters. That history helped the romance feel less like insta-love. It was a fun romance to read about! My main issue with the romance was that I got a bit frustrated with the couple's miscommunication, however, it kept the tension alive throughout the novella. 

This was a charming and steamy novella. I would recommend this to any Karen Hawkins fan! If you love historical romances, you NEED to check this series out!

4 / 5 Fangs

*This ebook was given to me in exchange for an honest review. * 

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