Like her four sisters, Lady Audrina Bradleigh is expected to marry a duke, lead fashion, and behave with propriety. Consequently, Audrina pursues mischief with gusto, attending scandalous parties and indulging in illicit affairs. But when an erstwhile lover threatens to ruin her reputation, Audrina has no choice but to find a respectable husband at once.
Who would guess that her search would lead her to Giles Rutherford, a blunt-spoken American on a treasure hunt of his own? When a Christmas snowstorm strands the pair at a country inn, more secrets are traded than gifts--along with kisses that require no mistletoe--and Audrina discovers even proper gentlemen have their wicked side. . .
Teresa Romain jumps right in to the adventure and then follows up with even more action and intrigue. I loved the connection between Lady Audrina and Giles. And seriously Giles father just about won me over himself. I had a little trouble warming up to Audrina, that was until her father opened his mouth and then I would have helped her with any impropriety she wanted to partake in. I thoroughly enjoyed the treasure hunt as it has been far too long since I've partaken in one, sometimes being and adult really does spoil ones fun! This was a wonderful little Christmas gift and there is nothing more than I like better than a beautiful historical holiday romance especially when the leading couple are so well suited and the descriptions are so vivid. Pick this one up if you are longing to curl up in front of the fireplace and let the holiday magic embrace you.