A Princess by Christmas by Julia London is the perfect book to read on a night in curled up on the sofa or in a nice warm bath. It’s out now via Mills and Boon.
After three years of mourning–and turning her dear deceased husband’s gazette into the ton’s sauciest source of fashion and gossip–Hollis Honeycutt feels her life has been strangely bereft of late… Her sister is living abroad, and her best friend moved to the country. What must a young widow of rank and reputation do? Why, transform her society gossip sheets into serious investigative news, starting with a rumoured coup…and the rather dashing, mysterious gentleman whom Hollis suspects might be the villain of her first real story, and she is the only one who can write it.
Marek Brendan is investigating terrible rumours of treachery and treason that threaten his home country of Wesloria, but he must proceed with caution. No one can discover the truth. After all, who would ever believe he is Wesloria’s lost crown prince? Only Hollis Honeycutt’s cerulean-blue eyes seem to know more than she’s letting on–and worse, Marek can’t seem to resist her curious charms. But even as betrayal threatens a nation and a throne, nothing is quite so dangerous as the lovely young widow who’s determined to find the truth…and a prince of her own.
A Princess by Christmas is the third book in Julia London‘s Royal Wedding series. But it’s an excellent standard alone novel. It’s full of mystery and real slow burn romance that unfolds nicely and doesn’t feel at all rushed like happens in other similar stories. The characters all have strong and distinct personalities that make it extremely easy to invest in them and their own personal journies.
The chemistry between Marek and Hollis was a joy to read and feel the crackle of the sexual tension between them as you read. They were an unlikely pairing that just really worked and that’s down to Julia London’s skill as a writer.
A Princess by Christmas is a novel that will appeal not only to romance fans but those who like mystery and intrigue. It’s the perfect read for being curled up on the sofa with a blanket and nice warm drink.
You can get a copy of the book which is out now via Mills and Boon, here.